National Healthy Skin Month is an annual campaign to promote healthy skin and raise awareness of skin diseases. Throughout November, the campaign supports healthy skin habits.
During National Healthy Skin Month, dermatologists and skincare professionals offer tips on achieving and maintaining healthy skin.
Here are some tips to help you get started:
How to Prevent Dry Skin
Moisturizing regularly is one of the best ways to keep your skin from drying. As a result, you will be able to lock in moisture and protect your skin from the elements.
Using a humidifier in your home is also essential, especially during the winter. You will be able to keep your skin moist by doing this, which will help prevent it from drying out.
Cold Weather Skin Protection
Dressing in layers is one of the best ways to protect your skin from cold weather. This will help to trap heat close to your skin, preventing the cold air from coming into contact with your skin.
Protecting your skin from wind is also crucial. A scarf or hat covering your face can help you do this.
Regular Exfoliation is Fundamental
Keeping your skin healthy requires exfoliation, but it’s vital in winter. That’s because exfoliation helps to remove dead skin cells that can build up on the surface of your skin, leading to a dull, lifeless complexion. You should use a gentle exfoliating scrub or a sonic cleansing brush two to three times a week.
Your Skin’s Best Moisturizer: How to Choose
When choosing a moisturizer, choosing one that suits your skin type is essential. If you have oily skin, you’ll want to choose a light, oil-free moisturizer. You’ll want to choose a thicker, oil-based moisturizer if you have dry skin.
Your moisturizer should also contain ingredients that protect your skin from the elements. For instance, look for a moisturizer containing SPF if you plan on being outdoors for extended periods.
Winter may seem like a good time not to wear sunscreen, but the sun’s rays can still damage your skin. So, applying a broad-spectrum sunscreen with an SPF of 30 or higher daily is important, even in the winter.
Cold Sores: How to Treat Them
If you get cold sores, don’t pick at them since this can cause scarring. Treat it with a topical cream or ointment, such as docosanol (Abreva) or penciclovir (Denavir).
In Dr. Saltz’s opinion, quality work lasts a lifetime. Contact Dr. Renato Saltz, MD, in Salt Lake or Park City at 801-274-9500.