Healthy, well-hydrated skin will allow patients to keep their face glowing. However, keeping the skin hydrated can be a difficult task for most. With the face being exposed to all the environmental elements and varying drastically from patient to patient, it can become dry quicker and easier than ever before. At Skin MD and Beyond, we educate patients on ways in which they can keep their skin hydrated and moisturized so that it will look its best every day!
- Use skincare products that hydrate and moisturize. Pay close attention to the ingredients in your skincare products. Some ingredients, such as petroleum, can dry out the skin, especially during the winter months. Instead, we recommend water-based moisturizers that hydrate with ingredients such as coconut oil or shea butter. Use aloe vera gels to relieve skin irritation and flaking that may result from dehydration. These products can reduce itching and redness. Ask your doctor about developing a skincare line of products to use that are best for your specific skin type and skin concerns. Building a skincare regimen with a dermatologist is the most effective way to improve at-home skincare habits.
- Consider regular exfoliation. There are a wide range of treatments that are available at Skin MD and Beyond to help in exfoliating the skin and removing dead skin cells from the surface of the face. This ensures that products, including moisturizers, can penetrate deeper into the skin and become more effective. Facemasks, chemical peels, and microdermabrasion are great ways to exfoliate.
- Maintain a hydrated lifestyle. Water intake is also a great way to ensure both the skin AND the body are well-hydrated. Drink plenty of water every day, as it can flush harmful toxins from the body and maintain hydration of the skin. Avoid washing the face with hot water as it can pull moisture from the skin, and always wear sunscreen on the face to block harmful UV rays which can rob your skin of much-needed moisture.
Interested in learning more about skin care?
Contact Dr. Fiona Wright of Skin MD and Beyond today to schedule your consultation visit and initial evaluation with our team. We can be reached by calling (972) 608-0808 and we are conveniently located in Plano, TX at 6517 Preston Road.