November is National Healthy Skin MonthNov 23, 2021
November is National Healthy Skin Month. Is it a great time to review your skincare routine and make sure it’s working to keep your skin happy and healthy!
Be sure to cleanse, moisturize, and protect. This simplified approach will help keep your skin healthy.
1) Cleanse your skin with a gentle cleanser before applying any skincare products. This will help remove dirt and oil from your skin while helping prevent clogged pores which can lead to breakouts. Use a gentle touch to prevent irritation. Wash your face after sweating and before bedtime too, but don’t wash too much – it can lead to dryness.
2) Moisturize your skin to keep it looking bright, young, and feeling soft. Apply moisturizer to damp skin whenever possible – moisturizer traps water in your skin, helping keep dry skin at bay. Remember to moisturize your body, lips, and face, even if you have oily skin.
If you notice your skin feels drier over the winter months, consider using petroleum jelly (Vaseline) or Aquaphor. These products really help moisturize dry skin, nails, and lips.
3) Protect your skin by using ample sunscreen every day, all year long. Don’t skip this important step to your daily skincare routine. Using sunscreen helps prevent wrinkles, skin cancer, and other age spots. Consider using products that serve a dual purpose. For example, using a moisturizer that includes a broad-spectrum sunscreen of SPF 30 or higher moisturizes and protects in one step!
Keep in mind, your skincare routine doesn’t need to include many expensive products to be effective. No need to overdo it on products … sometimes using too many can be irritating to your skin. Also, remember to read the labels when shopping for products. Look for the word “non-comedogenic”. This means the product won’t clog your pores.
One final tip — If you have skin issues that have become concerning or unmanageable, contact your dermatologist and make an appointment for expert care. Dermatologists are your #1 skincare expert.
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 we’re committed to making our practice convenient and accessible.
You can feel confident that when you choose the Center for Dermatology, you’re working with health care professionals who are qualified, experienced, and caring. We invite you to schedule an appointment for your next skin check. We look forward to meeting you!
Dr. Robert J. Zabel, D.O., FAAD, FAOCD, Board Certified Dermatologist
Terry Larimer, PA-C, Board Certified Physician Assistant.
Sheila Cavallaro, PA-C, Board Certified Physician Assistant.