Advanced Dermatology and Cosmetic Surgery

The largest dermatology practice in America, Advanced Dermatology provides complete clinical and cosmetic skin care. Immediate appointments available at one of our 180+ locations.

Basic Skin Care 101

Between trips to the dermatologist, your day-to-day skin care routine has a profound effect on the health and appearance of your skin. A few basic strategies can help to protect your overall skin health and ensure you identify potential issues that need to be addressed with your dermatologist in early stages. Keep your skin in top condition with these basic skin care tips.

Keep Your Skin Clean Without Overdoing It

Keeping your skin clean will remove dirt and other impurities that can clog your pores and make it look dull. However, it is also possible to clean your skin too aggressively, which will make it dry and irritated. If you have normal to dry skin, washing once per day is usually sufficient. For oily or acne-prone skin, consider washing your face twice daily. Use a cleanser that is appropriate for your skin type, and avoid scrubbing your skin, which will inflame it. Gentle strokes with your hands or a soft cloth are sufficient.

Moisturizer Matters for Long-Term Health

All skin types can benefit from a moisturizer. Even if you have oily skin, using a moisturizer will provide your skin with nutrients and hydration it needs. Your dermatologist can help you select the right moisturizer for your needs. Choose a moisturizer that includes a sunscreen with an SPF of at least 15 to protect your skin from sun damage every day.

Pay Attention to Skin Changes

Changes to your skin are inevitable over time, as aging diminishes the amount of collagen you produce, causing wrinkles to appear. Your dermatologist can recommend cosmetic treatments to manage the signs of skin aging. It is especially important to pay attention to any changes to moles and freckles, and to note the appearance of new lesions or patches of irritated skin. Report these changes to your dermatologist right away, as they may be signs of cancer, and early skin cancer treatment can prevent further complications.

Make routine visits with a clinical dermatologist from Advanced Dermatology & Cosmetic Surgery part of your usual skin care regimen. You can schedule an appointment with one of our providers by calling (866) 400-3376.


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