Chronic skin problems
Do you sometimes ask yourself, “Why do I have so many problems with my skin?” Every year, the average consumer will spend hundreds or even thousands of dollars on skin care products, hoping to improve the look of their skin. The list of products is long, consisting of everything from acne medications to anti-aging serums. Some products may work, and some may be totally ineffective. In many cases, the problem may not be about products, it could be that some of our skin care habits are the source of our problems. We want to share some insight with you that will help make your efforts to improve your skin much more effective. Consider the following list of bad habits that may be affecting your skin condition:
Sometimes our bad habits start first thing in the morning. Many patients seem to think that proper cleansing is simply rinsing their face in the morning. The other side of this coin is about those who over-cleanse their skin. They believe that their skin should be “squeaky clean.” This include over-doing it with a cleansing brush. Ask your Charlotte dermatologist if he or she recommends your use of a cleansing brush, because they can be damaging to sensitive skin. Over cleansing washes all the natural and protective oils off the skin. Your face, and problem skin should be thoroughly but gently cleaned at least twice a day, with a mild soap that has no fragrance or perfumes.
Popping your pimples
Popping or picking at pimples is only going to make a bad situation worse. Most pimples should be left alone. Continue with daily and gentle cleansing, and most pimples will heal without scarring. However, picking or squeezing pimples can introduce bacteria, leaving your skin open to infection and scarring.
Using too many skin care products
Watch all the skin care commercials on TV, and you will soon be armed with a bevy of products that claim to clear up every skin condition. It really only takes one or two products to help attain healthy skin. The use of too many products can often lead to skin irritation. Your Charlotte dermatologist will be able to recommend the most effective sunscreen and moisturizer. If necessary, he or she will recommend a retinoid, or if necessary a prescription medication.
Dermatologist in the Ballantyne area of Charlotte
If you are finding it difficult to live with your skin condition, the doctors at Dermatology Specialists of Charlotte can provide high quality, innovative skin care, and cosmetic dermatology in a caring and professional environment. Dr. Nixon and Dr. Haught are board certified dermatologists whose dedication, experience, and knowledge will provide the best possible treatment for your skin, hair, and cosmetic concerns.
Dermatology Specialists of Charlotte also offers medical, cosmetic, and surgical dermatology; including removal of skin cancer. They provide a full range of cosmetic offerings such as skin tightening, fat reduction, chemical peels, Botox® treatments, and microdermabrasion. They provide treatment for both adult and pediatric patients. Call their office today for a skin care evaluation and analysis of your skin condition.