Self-Care Tips for the New Year

Are you unsatisfied with your skin tone or texture, and are not sure what sort of skincare routine is right for you? The new year is the perfect time to start taking the time to care for your skin to achieve that healthy glow. Read on for some basic skincare tips to help you get on the right track this year.

Use Products for Your Skin Type

Knowing your skin type is important when purchasing products. For example, if you have dry skin and are using products intended for oily skin, you may be contributing to redness and dryness on your face. If you’re wondering why you have such bad acne, the reason could be that you’re choosing products intended for dry skin. Selecting the right products helps you to look and feel good. At our office, Dr. Damstetter can help determine your skin type and recommend a skincare routine that is best for you skin.

Get into a Simple Routine

While complicated, multi-step skincare routine may seem alluring, putting too many harsh products on your face could lead to premature aging or irritation. Speak with your dermatologist about the products that are best for you. Then, get into both a morning and night routine for skincare. Instead of haphazardly putting on products only when you remember to do so, start and end your day by taking care of your skin.

Stop Touching Your Face

Whether you like to rest your chin on your hand during class lectures or you have a habit of picking dry spots, constantly touching your face isn’t a healthy practice. By constantly touching your face throughout the day, you are unknowingly spreading dirt and germs to your skin, which can lead to unwanted breakouts and acne.

Know the Risks of UV Rays

Make sure to wear sunscreen every day, even if it is cloudy outside. Some people remember to lather up in the summer only, but the sun’s rays are active throughout the year. Select products that have an SPF of at least 30 and reapply sunscreen as necessary. When you’re going to be out all day, bringing a travel-sized bottle of sunscreen along with you can be helpful in keeping your skin protected.

Don’t Forget Your Lips

Dry and chapped lips plague many people, especially in the winter. Selecting a product with an SPF of at least 30 can help here too. While trendy products might be tempting, these glosses and lipsticks don’t necessarily offer the lips the protection that you need. You may be able to layer lip protectant with your favorite hues so that you can still have a look that is both healthy and stylish.

Schedule Healthcare Appointments

You should regularly go to the dermatologist to check your skin for any serious issues. Also, if you notice anything unusual on your skin, book an appointment right away. Getting problems treated as soon as possible is important for optimal outcomes.

Treat Yourself to a Laser Treatment

Laser treatments are fantastic, nonsurgical options for treating a number of skin concerns. At our office, we carry AviClear, a cutting-edge laser treatment that is specifically designed to clear up acne on all skin types. We also carry the Alma Hybrid Laser, which is an ablative laser that was created to rejuvenate the skin and treat scarring for an even complexion. These laser treatments are a great way to achieve the results you desire, without ample downtime.

Contact Us Today

In addition to helping you pick out the right products and get to know your skin better, the professionals at Reserve Dermatology and Aesthetics can also discuss concerns and questions that you may have. Schedule a consultation to speak with Dr. Damstetter today.

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