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Best Skin Care Tips
The best skincare routine is something that you will do every day and night. Day to day skin care really matters, maintains your skin's health and keeps you looking youthful.
How important is it to wear sunscreen every day?
We get skin cancer from the accumulation of UV over our lifetime. So, the less UV your skin accumulates the lower the skin cancer risk.
Nobody desires to have skin cancer in their life, so wearing sunscreen every single day is really important and probably the most important thing you can do to prevent skin cancer from happening to you.
What is the benefit of using antioxidants in your daily skin care routine?
Using sunscreen every day to decrease your daily dose of UV is number 1. If you are already doing that, then you can also use an antioxidant, these work by absorbing free radicals that are generated in the skin by the UV radiation. The free radicals damage your DNA, collagen, and elastin. Making you look older.
Antioxidants that have the most medical data behind them are vitamin C, E, and iron, so using a product that has those components in it is important.
Is it important to use a night cream?
At night it is important to use a retinoid which contains a vitamin A derivative which helps normalize how your skin grows making you are less likely to get clogged pores. It also helps to increase collagen and elastin which helps to keep away the wrinkles.
It is a great cream to use every night which requires a prescription to purchase.
Why is it important to see a dermatologist?
It behooves you to see a dermatologist who will tailor your skin care routine to your specific skin type. We all do not have the same skin type and have different skin conditions. So, you really want a personalized skincare routine that is going to make your skin look the best as possible.
Seeing a board-certified dermatologist helps to take care of your skin. The Dermatologist is there to help you keep your skin healthy and keep you looking great. So, it is important to take care of your largest organ by seeing a dermatologist like Dr. Amanda Lloyd.
If you are looking to revamp or start an easy specialized skin care routine to keep your skin healthy, reach out to Dr. Amanda Lloyd, a Board-Certified Dermatologist. Call (760) 642-6674 or email [email protected]
Skin care isn't static.Routines evolve over time, as your skin changes with time. Your skin care needs also change based on your lifestyle and environment. You can trust that the regimen Dr. Amanda Lloyd recommends is tailored to both your needs and is made up of high-quality skin care products.
All healthy skin care routines start with a broad-spectrum sunscreen that protects against both ultraviolet (UV) A and ultraviolet B rays. California has the highest rate of melanoma cases nationwide. The Golden State outpaces all other states in the incidence of this deadliest form of skin cancer. Don't go a single day without wearing appropriate sunscreen as recommended by Dr. Lloyd and the American Academy of Dermatology. The SPF should be at least 30, it should be broad-spectrum and if your sweating or going in water it should be water resistant 40-80 minutes. It must be worn every day, no matter what, even if you never leave the house. This is because the harmful UV rays go through window glass and through the clouds, so you are not protected inside or on cloudy days. Additionally, it is important to re-apply every 2 hours, especially after swimming or excessive sweating. Skin cancer comes from the cumulative amount of UV that the skin absorbs, so decreasing your cumulative amount with the daily use of sunscreen is essential.
Moisturizer is also your skin's best friend. Your skin has many essential functions, from regulating temperature to protecting the underlying bones and muscles. Any good skin care includes a quality, moisturizing product that retains moisture in the outermost protective layer, the epidermis. Hydration can help to prevent itching, inflammation, eczema flare-ups and infections. Excessive dryness allows the skin to crack, become irritated and can create a potential pathway for bacteria to enter the skin.
Antioxidants are another easy step to add to your routine. Antioxidants such as vitamin C, vitamin E and iron absorb the free radicals generated by the UV rays hitting your skin. These free radicals bounce around in the skin damaging the collagen, elastin, and the DNA. This results in accelerated breakdown of the skin, increased laxity of the skin, and possibly skin cancer.
Dr. Amanda Lloyd's wide array of medical-grade products also treat a myriad of skin conditions. A few that she commonly sees include:
- Dermatitis (atopic; contact)
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Meet Dr. Amanda LloydDR. AMANDA LLOYD HAS BEEN SERVING HER PATIENTS MORE THAN 15 YEARS.
Board-Certified Dermatologist Dr. Amanda Lloyd has expertise ranging from cosmetic to cancerous. After completing her Bachelor’s degree, Medical Degree and Dermatology residency, she established the Skin & Vein Institute in Encinitas, CA. She is an authority on cosmetic dermatology and injectables, laser therapies, venous disease treatments and skin cancer surgery with cosmetic reconstruction. Additional training with Mohs Surgery and cosmetic dermatology fellowship, many published articles and textbook chapters have enhanced her profile.
Dr. Lloyd’s well-rounded approach to skin care, health, and appearance and membership in many dermatology associations have gained her respect among peers. She regularly lectures her peers at the dermatologic national meetings.
She has earned her patients trust as a dermatology authority who wants to make them look their best so they Look Stunning, Always.Meet the Doctor