Men typically take the spartan approach when it comes to skincare – a bare-bones routine that involves splashing their faces with some water and drying it off. For some, there may even be a bar of hand soap involved. (Terrible! Please don’t do this!) The reality is, you can still take good care of your skin and not stray too far from your normal three-minute morning skincare routine.
We exercise, maintain a healthy diet and try to stay active in our day-to-day lives and it still doesn’t seem to be enough to remove stubborn fat deposits in some areas of our bodies. This is a common complaint among men and women. Past treatments for eliminating these fat deposits have often been invasive with social downtime, time off work and exercise and a longer healing process. CoolSculpting is another option for body contouring that is nonsurgical, effective and gentler. If you have stubborn areas you’d like help with CoolSculpting might be an excellent choice for you.
We always want to put our best face forward, but upcoming events like weddings, proms, family portraits or reunions are times when we really want to look our best – and part of feeling your best means being comfortable in your skin. If you’d like to try something new with your skin, or even if you want to make sure that you’re maintaining the current level of your skin, it’s important to come up with a reasonable timeline for the steps you’d like to carry out before your big day.
Our bodies need vitamin D. It’s an important factor in promoting healthy bone formation and in boosting the immune system. While Vitamin D is most commonly generated within the body after exposure to the sun, it’s important to remember that too much sun exposure isn’t safe and could end up making you look older than your real age.
Think about all of the time your skin is exposed to the sun during the day. Walking to or from your car, running errands, taking a walk outside during your lunch break – these can all add up to more sun exposure than you may have realized during the course of an entire day. When you combine your normal daily sun exposure with those weekends at the beach or floating in the pool, the amount of time spent in the sun can be surprising.
As a physician assistant who spends a lot of time talking to patients about their skin, the most common question I’m asked is, “What skin care regimen should I use at home?”
Your skin care regimen should be personalized and based on your lifestyle. What is your skin type? Do you have oily skin? Acneic skin? Dry or combination skin? How much time do you have to invest in your skin care?
Ultimately, when a patient comes in for a consultation, we will help them determine the answers to these questions and can help guide them to an at-home regimen that will work for them. There are, however, a few general basics that are universal pieces of a good skincare regimen: healthy living, hydration, cleansing, toning and problem correction.
Topics: Plastic Surgery and Skincare