Skincare 101

May 23, 2016

Washing your face at morning and night is more than just a routine; it is a healthy habit that can reduce the signs of aging on skin. Even when all you want to do is head to bed at the end of the day, it’s important to take five minutes to cleanse and hydrate your face. There are also a few things you can do between washings to protect and promote the health of your skin. Read on to learn the basics of skin care so you can always put your best face forward.

A Routine for Success

Healthy skin starts with morning and nightly washing. Use a gentle cleanser and lukewarm water to rinse away dirt, oil, and makeup. Pat skin dry with a clean towel. Be sure not to rub when drying, as this can cause irritation. Follow up with a moisturizer to hydrate and protect skin. We also recommend using a gentle exfoliator twice a week to slough off dead cells. With these simple practices, you can create a healthy foundation for your skincare routine.

Tips to Remember

There are also a few steps you should take outside of your regular cleansing routine to protect your skin. Some of the most important actions are:

  • Wearing sunscreen with at least SPF 15
  • Avoiding tanning beds
  • Drinking ample water
  • Maintaining a healthy diet
  • Getting enough sleep every night
  • Relaxing and limiting stress
  • Screening for skin cancer with monthly self-exams
  • Scheduling an annual appointment with your local Venice dermatologists

If you wear makeup, we also recommend leaving time each day when the skin is clean and free of cosmetics. These are some of the best things you can do to slow the signs of aging and promote overall skin health.

The Importance of Skin Cancer Screenings

May is Melanoma awareness month and it’s more important than ever to be aware on the ways you can take preventative action against skin cancer. Be sure to perform monthly skin screenings to check for abnormal moles and blemishes. Skin cancer is most often caused from UV radiation so protect your skin if you plan to be outside and avoid tanning beds and sunlamps.

Get to Know Your Local Venice, FL Dermatologist

For more information and tips on protecting your skin, you can always schedule a consultation with your local dermatologist in Venice, FL. Feel free to contact us by dialing (941) 484 – 8222. We look forward to helping you on the path to beautiful and radiant skin.

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