Basic Rules for Skin Care. Check Out These Tips!

Dermatology Services  Sarasota, FL One of the primary reasons people schedule cosmetic treatments is that they want their skin to be a display of how youthful and healthy they feel. Covering approximately 18 square feet of body space, the skin is exposed to countless potential threats. It is for this reason that this large organ may become spotted, splotchy, itchy, broken-out, and wrinkled. Here, we discuss a few tips for bringing great skin into your new year and every year here on out.

The Golden Rule of Great Skin

One of the simplest and most effective tips for managing great skin is to remove makeup before bed. The problem with sleeping in makeup is that the skin is unable to breathe during the restful time of day when cells are regenerating. Sleeping with makeup on, or even without washing your face, is a surefire way to wake up with clogged pores that lead to blackheads and breakouts. Gentle soap can sufficiently clean skin at the end of the day and also provide a boost of moisture.

In addition to washing your face every night (at least), experts also recommend weekly exfoliating. Depending on the condition of your skin and your method of exfoliating, you may want to increase your frequency to twice a week. A consultation with your Sarasota dermatologist can help you determine the routine that is best for your skin.

Be Sun Savvy all Year Long

Sun protection is the most important aspect of skin care, especially in our neck of the woods where we see far more sunshine. The UVA and UVB light in sunshine breaks down collagen, which is why sun damage looks like dark spots, crepey skin, and wrinkles. Broad-spectrum sunscreen worn every day of the year, rain or shine, gives you the boost you need to prevent unnecessary premature aging.

Feeding Your Skin

Skincare doesn’t begin and end at the sink with endless tubes of product; it also includes mindfulness about what goes into the body on a daily basis. According to Feed your Face author Dr. Jessica Wu, diet can play just as important a role as expensive creams and serums when it comes to healthy skin.

The foods we eat help our skin regenerate – or not. A diet that contains ample amounts of vitamins and antioxidants encourages collagen production and also fights the damage caused by free-radicals. Therefore, a plate filled with fresh vegetables, healthy fats (hello, avocado!), and lean meat is a great way to fight the signs of aging from the inside out.

Every person’s skin is unique based on their lifestyle and genetics. Call our Sarasota office at (941) 379-6647 to schedule a visit during which we can help you discover your best skincare routine.

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