November isn’t just about football and family gatherings. It’s also about taking care of your skin. This National Skin Care Awareness Month, take the time to understand how to better care for your skin, mitigate future issues, and make your skin glow!
Here are some top tips to make this National Skin Care Awareness Month the best yet!
Whether you have sun damage, psoriasis, or wrinkles, it can be difficult to live with skin issues. Luckily, there are several options like laser therapies, injectables, and dermatologist-recommended skin care products.
It’s best to start with a great skin care product to enhance your skin’s glow, protect it, and reduce pre-existing issues. Your dermatologist will be able to recommend the right sun damage treatment and protection of SPF 30+. If you spend a lot of time outside tailgating, hiking, and more in November, even if it’s cold and cloudy, you’re still in the sun. In this case, an SPF 50+ is appropriate.
EltaMD and other products are excellent sun damage preventatives that don’t encourage acne breakouts, eczema flare-ups, or dry out the skin.
If you are looking to fix existing problems or undergo sun damage skin repair, you’ll need something more than a moisturizer or sunscreen. The Blu-U Light treatment and other laser therapies are an excellent way to get rid of unwanted spots on the skin. Light therapies are safe to use on areas often affected by the sun, like the face, chest, back of hands, and neck. If sun damage isn’t your concern, light therapies can be effective against other pre-existing skin issues like psoriasis and vitiligo with minimal side effects.
If you are looking for a more aggressive treatment to celebrate National Skin Care Month and are sick of looking at fine lines and wrinkles, Botox treatments may be perfect for you. A dermatologist will recommend the correct dosage and location to get these injectables. Botox is FDA approved and can be administered across the forehead, between the eyebrows, and on crow’s feet. Botox is helpful because it paralyzes the overused muscles in the face so that even when we make facial expressions, those muscles are not used. When the face makes the same motion over and over again, wrinkles and fine lines appear. An experienced provider will be able to recommend exactly what you need and how to make it look natural.
Many patients find dermal fillers to be beneficial, especially for more pronounced lines and wrinkles around the mouth and under eye hollows. This filler subtly lifts areas of the face where injected to provide a natural and more youthful look. However, if you aren’t ready for injections but want a younger looking appearance, your dermatologist may recommend a less invasive approach like microneedling. Microneedling creates miniscule wounds on the face, which forces the body to produce more healing collagen and elastin to the area. The skin will then begin to repair itself from within, and you will see a more youthful glow in a few days.
Are you ready to celebrate National Skin Care Awareness Month? If you’re in the greater CIncinnati area, contact us today!