6 Skin Care Tips

It’s very important to keep your skin healthy, and the best way to do this is applying sunscreen every day.  No matter how much you pay for skin care products, and how much they claim to be the best, they do not go through the FDA, so the claims can’t be scientifically backed up. Consult with your dermatologist to find out which products will be the best in protecting your skin from harmful UV rays.

Keep an eye out for skin cancer.  It’s true that the sun is the number one culprit, but genetics plays a part too. If you have a history of any type of cancer in your family, it is crucial that you apply sunscreen.  Individuals with a predisposition to cancer should take other measures such as limiting the amount of time in the sun than others without a family history of cancer.

Check for misshapen or off color moles on yourself and loved ones, and get tested as soon as you find something that doesn’t look right.  They can appear suddenly, and the faster you get them checked, the better your chances of catching and removing it in time. Detection is on the forefront of battling cancer and self-examination is a step that everyone can take in that battle.

Stress is never a good thing, and it can aggravate skin conditions like rosacea and psoriasis, in addition to making nails brittle.  Your dermatologist will be able to better diagnose you and give you tips to help de-stress your skin.  When necessary, they can prescribe you medications or creams to help your condition. There are also techniques that can be learned to better manage stress in your daily life.  Even just trying a few calming breaths can bring your stress level back down.

When it comes to cosmetic procedures, ultimately, the most affordable will be those performed or suggested by your dermatologist. Cosmetic procedures and skin care regimens that you discuss with your dermatologist will be the safest and more importantly, will be designed specifically for you based on your skin and your medical history.  Discuss a skin care regiment with your dermatologist for a safe and healthy path to the results you want.  Another thing that you can add to your arsenal for the battle against skin cancer are medical apps and health apps.  These free apps can give you visual information to help you in determining different types of moles or lesions.

Pedicures are one way in which women can pamper themselves without spending a fortune, but it is important that you go to a reputable salon that knows the meaning of it and takes time to sanitize all of their equipment properly.  Another way to make sure this happens is to purchase your own set of nail tools to be used by the salon every time.  This option is becoming increasingly popular, and most nail salons will give you the choice to do this and store it for you.