Keeping your skin healthy while traveling can be a hassle; however, it does not have to be. Simple steps can be taken to help maintain the health and beauty of your skin while abroad. These three tips will have your skin looking and feeling its best while you travel!

1) Keep a travel sized hand lotion in a purse or other piece of conveniently accessible luggage. By keeping a cream handy, it will be easier to apply when needed. If used frequently, it may be worthwhile to pack a couple small bottles.

2) Remove any makeup before going to sleep. This allows the pores of the face to breathe naturally. Be sure to pack any moisturizers or other facial creams that are generally utilized at home.

3) Pack a hat or visor and be sure to wear ample sunscreen; especially if traveling or visiting an area where there will be long periods of exposure to the sun. Although sun does provide Vitamin D, too much of a good thing can wreak havoc on healthy skin. Using sunscreen allows the Vitamin D to be soaked up without the harmful UV rays.

Keeping skin healthy while you travel does not have to be a difficult task. Simple tricks make it a breeze. Most of all enjoy the trip while keeping your skin looking and feeling its best.

Clear, vibrant skin is a sign of optimum health and vitality. As skin matures, it tends to lose that youthful elasticity and suppleness, needing much more care and diligence to stave off the signs of aging, including wrinkles and fine lines. A balanced regiment of cleansing, exfoliating and moisturizing, as well as periodic visits to a dermatologist, will aid with anti-aging for older skin.

The first step in anti-aging care is proper cleansing. Dirt, dust and everyday makeup wear can clogs pores and wreak havoc on aging skin if not effectively cleansed. Consult your dermatologist to find a cleanser that is made expressly for your skin type. A creamy cleanser generally works for dry skin and a clear cleanser for oily skin. It is essential to wash skin in water that is of moderate temperature due to the fact that extremely hot or cold water can cause broken capillaries, which exasperates the signs of aging.

A good moisturizer should be a top priority in an anti-aging skin care routine. Aging skin needs help in producing collagen in the skin. Products that contain alpha hydroxy acids and retinoids help to reduce wrinkles, fine lines and give skin a more youthful, resplendent appearance. The most essential need for all anti-aging skin care is to be consistent and stay committed to a routine.

Older skin should be exfoliated on a daily basis. Most individuals find that their skin looks more youthful and smoother after exfoliation. This can be done at home with a simple scrub or during a visit to the dermatologist. The board-certified dermatologists at our practice incorporate chemical peels, microdermabrasions and laser treatments as part of a patient’s skin care regimen.

Menopause is a major transition that women have to go through; often bringing about unwanted changes that including changes in the skin.

When a woman’s menstrual cycle stops; the amount of estrogen in her body decreases. That is why women who go through menopause often suffer from acne, unwanted facial hair, wrinkling and dry skin. Fortunately, a proper skin care regime, prescribed by a board-certified dermatologist, can help treat some of those problems.

It is very important for women to use a good moisturizer. Moisturizers help keep the skin elastic, which can help prevent wrinkles. Women should also make sure that they limit the amount of time that they spend in the sun. The sun can cause the skin to age much quicker. If a woman knows that she will be spending a lot of time in the sun, she should make sure that she applies sunscreen.

The importance of eating a healthy diet and exercising cannot be emphasized enough when it comes to fighting the aging process. Fruits and vegetables contain the antioxidants that are needed to prevent wrinkles and fine lines. Exercising helps increase blood circulation, which increases the amount of oxygen and nutrients that flows to the skin. Additionally, women who are concerned about abnormal hair growth should set up an appointment with our practice.

Menopause is a natural part of life, but women do not have to deal with the skin changes it brings. Developing a skin care regime and seeking the help of a professional at our practice are the keys to keeping the skin beautiful and healthy.

Acne is not solely problematic for teens. Half of all women in their twenties face sporadic bouts of acne, and a quarter of forty-somethings still fight acne while keeping up with their Botox treatments, according to a report published in the Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology.

Topical drugstore preparations may help shorten the lifespan of an isolated blemish, but such tools are limited. Benzoyl peroxide and alcohol are the chief active ingredients in most over-the-counter creams. For some troubled skin, these two ingredients cause as many skin problems as they solve. An oil-reducing skin treatment may work for a teen with overactive sebum glands, but drying agents are a poor fit for more mature skin. It’s counterproductive to seek age-defying skin treatments while parching the skin to reduce the severity of breakouts. Desiccated skin reveals all its fine lines, aging even younger skin beyond its time.

Just as a mechanic with only two tools cannot hope to restore a car to perfect condition, over-the-counter acne products cannot restore healthy skin. Dermatologists have a wealth of tools at their disposal. They combat acne with topical preparations, prescription medications and even injections of anti-inflammatory cortisone to end a painful pimple’s life quickly. Taking a multi-faceted approach to fighting acne pays off in the form of shorter, less severe breakouts.

A doctor can prescribe topical acne products containing antibiotics to kill the bacteria that cause acne. Prescription creams such as tretinoin and adapalene are more effective against acne than their drugstore counterparts. Oral medications help clear acne systemically instead of topically. Painful cystic acne succumbs quickly to cortisone injections or draining to relieve the pressure. Laser treatments and dermabrasion may help some cases of acne as well as restoring a smoother surface to previously troubled skin once the acne disappears. Dermatologists can also work with other doctors to adjust medications that might worsen acne such as birth control pills or steroids.

Other conditions such as rosacea or folliculitis mimic acne’s appearance, but require different treatment. Only a qualified dermatologist can diagnose a skin condition correctly and provide appropriate treatment, so it is vital to seek dermatological advice for any sudden rash or breakout. Trying an over-the-counter acne regimen to heal a skin problem other than acne could exacerbate the irritation and discomfort of the condtion.

Healthy skin means more than simply being acne-free; a doctor’s care ensures that once the blemishes disappear, the skin beneath is vibrantly healthy. Injections of Botox or cosmetic fillers reduce the appearance of deep acne scars, while laser resurfacing smooths away shallower imperfections left by previous bouts of acne.

Acne may not be dangerous, but it merits a doctor’s attention. Seek a specialist in healthy skin and end the cycle of dry skin and breakouts that over-the-counter creams perpetuate.