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3 Easy Skin Care Tips

Our faces are the part of the body that people see first, so make sure you spend time taking care of it. Good skin care can make you look better, feel better, and prevent and improve wrinkles and sun damage! Treating your skin with a little TLC is important.  Here are some tips that will help you present your best self to the world!

Tip #1: Stick to Your Daily Regimen 

Choosing which products to use is essential. While your skin care regimen should be tailored to your specific concerns, at the core of your regimen needs to be a good cleanser, a broad spectrum sunscreen and a hydrating moisturizer. Physicians have access to a wide variety of treatments, procedures and products to address a vast array of skin concerns to both prevent and correct many areas of concern such as premature skin aging. Your physician also has access to the best products available, and can give advice on all issues, even those you were not aware of before.

Tip #2. Use Sunscreen Everyday

The most important answer is skin cancer and melanoma rates are still on the rise. Recent research shows that melanoma can occur due to accumulation of UVA damage from the sun. A broad spectrum SPF sunscreen can lower your risk of UVA exposure. Sun exposure not only increases your skin cancer risk but not protecting your skin can lead to sunburn, brown spots (sun spots) and faster skin aging. Be proactive and protect your skin!

Tip #3. Take Your Vitamins

In addition to a good cleanser and sunscreen, a common addition to many skin care regimens is Vitamin A. Retinoids such as Retin-A/ tretinoin and retinols are best known for their tremendous skin care benefits. Tretinoin was originally prescribed as an acne treatment but is now used to treat fine facial wrinkles. Now retinoids come in all different strengths and forms. Tretinoin, prescription-based retinoid, comes in a variety of strengths. It is often used to speed up exfoliation and the skin and improve skin laxity. Retinols are topical retinoids that do not require a prescription. Retinols can also be used to optimize the appearance of skin tone and texture. Make sure to consult your doctor to find out which type of Vitamin A is right for your skin. Vitamin C is another popular addition to your skin care regimen. L-ascordic acid, most commonly known as the antioxidant Vitamin C, has long been known for its ability to fight diseases but new studies have shown it is also beneficial for the skin. L-ascorbic acid such as those found in the Obagi Professional C Serum’s aid in new collagen production and in reducing the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles and photoaging of the skin.

Consult your physician to create an optimal skin care regimen specific to your skin. Your skin will continuously change. These changes may come in the form of: fine lines, wrinkles, loss of skin elasticity, or sun damage. Treat your skin properly so that you can put your best self forward.