Dermatologists, patients, and skin care
Dermatologists always encourage their patients to take an active role in helping to make their sun-damaged and aging skin look younger. The first thing you must do is to understand your skin type and how it could respond to different anti-aging products. Everyone seems to classify their as either oily, dry, or normal. However, many of us have complexions that are a combination of two or more types. Then on top of that, sensitive skin requires another layer of attention.
The skin type can vary on different parts of your body. Some people have one or more skin types on different parts of their face. For example, you can have oily skin in your T-zone; and dry, sensitive, skin on your cheeks. It’s not uncommon for a person to have oily skin on the face and torso, and very dry skin on their hands and legs.
Treat each skin type individually
The only skin care that will give you rejuvenated and healthy skin is one in which you treat each area individually. A person fighting dry, cracking, aging skin on the arms and legs may do well with a glycolic acid for that part of the body. However, if they have facial rosacea, they may need to treat their face with a product such as ZO Rozatrol®. Of course, all exposed skin will need to be protected by sunscreen.
The most common cause of most skin aging issues are free radicals, and you want to protect your skin from them. Free radicals develop when UV rays are absorbed by your skin, causing complex reactions inside your skin. These reactions lead to structural and physiological breakdown. To counteract their effect, we need to load our skin with antioxidants. We can absorb antioxidants by eating the right fruits and vegetables, and through the use of anti-aging skin care products that are enhanced with antioxidants.
See your dermatologist
A board-certified dermatologist will give you extensive and specific information. She or he will help you to understand the products and the formulations that are ideal for your skin condition, ensuring that you make the right choices. You will learn how to properly layer skin care products, so that you can have a customized skin care routine for your unique complexion and needs.
One of Charlotte’s best dermatologists
If you seek to avoid problems with your skin, hair, or nails, Dermatology Specialists of Charlotte can provide high quality and innovative treatment in a caring and professional environment. Dr. Nixon is a board-certified dermatologist whose dedication, experience, and knowledge will provide the best possible treatment for your cosmetic concerns.
Their range of services includes medical, cosmetic, and surgical dermatology; including removal of skin cancer. In addition to Halo by Sciton, they provide a full range of cosmetic offerings such as skin tightening, fat reduction, chemical peels, Botox treatments, microdermabrasion, and more. Treatment is available for both adult and pediatric patients. Call their office today for a professional dermatologist skin care evaluation.