Start the new year with an emphasis on your skin; the body’s largest organ. Weather, environment, body and skin type, and age all impact our skin. Take charge this New Year and make your skin care a priority.
Call for your annual skin cancer screening. Your dermatologist knows what to look for as far as changes in your skin and moles. Self checks are also important; take a look in the mirror once a month with your clothes off. The ABCs of what to look for with changes in moles include: Asymmetry of the mole, uneven Borders around the mole, multiple Colors, larger Diameters, and moles that change or Evolve. If you notice moles with any of those characteristics, please call your dermatologist.
The New Year is also a good time to start an easy, well-planned skin care regimen. Products that are helpful and healthy for your skin will keep it nourished. Please talk to your dermatologist about what works best for you.
As you get older and skin starts to show signs of age, you might want to consider dermabrasion or chemical peels. Peels help the exfoliation process and give your skin a more even look. Or you might want to try something that will help your skin firm up even more. Your dermatologist can offer you a variety of non-invasive cosmetic treatments that can give your skin a new lease on the New Year.
Always protect your skin. Skin cancer is on the rise and it is vital to wear a daily moisturizing sunscreen with at least a 25 SPF.
Taking the time to tend your skin is time well spent; your skin will thank you.