3 Dermatology Tips For Your Next DateFeb 21, 2020
Valentine’s Day is over, but romance isn’t! If you have a date coming up, you want it to go perfectly. There are a lot of ways to prepare, but here are a few dermatology tips to keep in mind.
1) Cold Sores & Herpes
Got herpes? Don’t be ashamed, many people do. In fact, anyone who’s had a cold sore has herpes simplex. If you’re starting to get a cold sore, you can apply some over the counter medications to it such as benzocaine and L-lysine.
Rarely get cold sores? An over-the-counter treatment will probably work just fine. But if you get cold sores frequently, see a dermatologist for assessment and discussion regarding prescription medication.
2) Sweating Too Much?
Sweating through an outfit is awkward, especially on a date. If you suffer from excessive sweating (hyperhidrosis), there are some things you can do to fight it, like using prescription-strength deodorants.
If you need a more permanent solution, miraDry® treatments are a great option. See your dermatologist for treatment options.
3) Hair & Nails
A lot of time can go into perfecting your hair and nails before a date. For the days leading up to the date, make sure you’re using conditioner every time you use shampoo and use a specialty shampoo if you suffer from dandruff. Using a lot of chemicals and heat can damage your hair.
Healthy nails are important for daily life, not just a date. There are plenty of tips for healthy nails, but the main things include:
- Trimming your nails with clippers or scissors.
- Avoiding biting your nails.
- Filing your nails to keep them strong and shaped the way you want.
- Refraining from cutting or pushing back your cuticles.
- Taking Biotin (a vitamin supplement).
About Center for Dermatology in Lakeville, Minnesota
The dermatology professionals at the Center for Dermatology are pleased to welcome you to our practice. We provide medical, surgical and cosmetic dermatology services in Lakeville, MN. We know how hectic life can be and are committed to making our practice convenient and accessible.
Our health care professionals are qualified, experienced and caring, and we invite you to schedule an appointment for your next skin checkup. We look forward to meeting you!