Skincare for maintaining healthy skin
Proper skin care is not just about beauty and appearance. It includes a whole gamut of essentials including nourishment, moisturizing, protection from the elements and the maintenance of long-term health related to the skin and overall body.
A proper skincare regime is vital to ensure that your skin stays healthy, radiant and youthful over the years without letting the ravages of time take their toll. And as your skin ages, it’s important that this skincare regime adapts to suit those changes, your environment and lifestyle.
Moisturizer would take priority in any skincare regime and the importance of proper hydration for the skin cannot be overemphasized. Dehydrated skin would result in itching, inflammation, eczema flare-ups and infections with the skin starting to crack, allowing harmful bacteria to enter.
Just as important is the use of a broad-spectrum sunscreen with an SPF above 30 that protects against UVA and UVB rays. Daily use is essential to protect from skin cancers. Antioxidants are another must for protection against free radicals which damage the collagen, elastin and DNA of the skin, accelerating its breakdown, increasing its laxity and even leading to skin cancer.
Dr. Amanda Lloyd is a Board-Certified Dermatologist who, with her team at the Skin and Vein Institute, provides products and services which would take good care of your skin over the long-term. Treating issues such as acne, dermatitis, psoriasis and rosacea, while advising patients about proper skin care regimes are equally important to her to help patients look their best.