As the countdown begins for the launch of 2015, many begin to think about acts of self-improvement for the new year onwards. Why not consider a resolution for the largest and most visible organ of our body – skin? Dr. Carolyn Kim of DermOne Dermatology Centers offers five skincare resolutions that are easy, practical, and lifesaving. Practice these tips, and pass them along to your clients for a rejuvenated new year!
1. Make an appointment for a skin cancer check and make this an annual tradition. Skin cancer is the most common form of cancer in the U.S., with more than 3.5 million skin cancers diagnosed in more than two million people annually. When left unchecked, it is also one of the deadliest. Whether you are 15 years old or 75, add skin cancer check with a dermatologist to your annual doctors’ visits.
2. Establish a long-term daily skin care routine that includes washing and moisturizing your face nightly. It doesn’t need to be expensive, just effective. If you are pursuing anti-aging and replenishing products, don’t hop around to the newest best thing on the market. Give your products time to produce results.
3. Don’t touch your face. Don’t touch your face. Don’t touch your face. Make this your mantra.
4. Drink plenty of water. Water flushes out toxins, carries nutrients to cells, and provides a moist environment for necessary tissue. Although essential water intake varies per individual, the standard rule is eight glasses per day.
5. Wear sunscreen daily. We all know that it helps decrease the risk of skin cancer which should be reason enough, but sunscreen also helps prevent facial brown spots, skin discoloration, and blotchiness and slows down the development of wrinkled, premature aging skin.
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