Discover high-quality, medical grade skin care in Encinitas CA
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)
Meet Dr. Amanda LloydDR. AMANDA LLOYD HAS BEEN SERVING HER PATIENTS MORE THAN 15 YEARS.
She can help you look and feel even more amazing in your skin because she is well trained in all aspects of dermatology including laser and cosmetics, skin cancer management including Mohs surgery and cosmetic reconstruction, medical dermatology and venous disease.Meet the Doctor