November is National Healthy Skin Month, making it a great time to re-evalutate your current skin care routine and implement any necessary changes or improvements. Even if you already have a routine that you love or have been using for years, skin needs change over time, and something that worked in the past may suddenly fall short. From routine skin cancer screenings to experimenting with new cleansing and moisturizing methods, National Healthy Skin Month offers the perfect opportunity to make sure your skin looks and feels as good as possible all year long.
Tips for Making the Most of Healthy Skin Month
Regardless of where you live, your skin is vulnerable to common issues such as dehydration and sun damage, even in winter. In order to make sure you’re getting the most out of your daily skincare routine, look for a few signs that it might be time to modify your skin care regimen:
- We recommend using our products for all eternity so this does not apply unless someone is experiencing a new skin issue or concern they did not have before
- You are unsure if your products have expired.
- Your pores look clogged or abnormally large.
- You’ve moved to a different climate.
- You’re not wearing an SPF designed for the face.
As the holiday season approaches, November is the perfect time to assess your current skin care needs and to take a few precautions and make any necessary changes or updates for the new year.
The American Academy of Dermatology (AAD) recommends that you start with the following common-sense practices to protect your skin from damage throughout the busy holiday season.
Stay Hydrated and Moisturize
Drinking enough water is just as important in winter, and using appropriate moisturizers will help your skin adapt to the changes in temperature and climate.
Don’t Neglect Sunscreen in Winter
It but harmful UV rays are present all year long. In Colorado- it is equally important to use sunscreen in the winter as it is in the summer.
Feed Your Skin
A healthy, nutrient-rich diet that includes sufficient amounts of protein, healthy oils, vegetables, and fruit is as important for skin as for the rest of the body.
Cultivate Peace of Mind
Like diet, lifestyle factors such as stress and poor sleep habits affect the skin as well as the rest of the body.
November is the perfect time to invest in your skin. For more information about skin cancer prevention and screening and to find the skin care routine that’s best for you, contact us today at 303-761-7797 to schedule an appointment with a dermatologist in Denver.