When formulating your spring skin care routine, there are a lot of factors to consider. Which products should I be using? When’s the best time to apply? And most importantly, how can I protect my skin’s health? In the best interest of your skin, we’ve put together the top three ways you can best care for your skin and get your healthy glow on this spring:
Invest in medical-grade skin care.
We love it when you treat your skin to advanced aesthetic treatments at Belle Marin Aesthetic Medicine, but without the right products at home, your skin isn’t reaching its full potential. We believe your skin deserves the best, which is why we proudly offer a wide range of medical-grade skin care formulations, including Alastin®, Belle Marin Rx, DefenAge® Skin Care, Latisse®, PCA SKIN®, EltaMD® sunscreen and TNS® Advance+ Serum. What’s so great about these clinically proven products is they’re designed to enhance the results of professional skin care treatments by working synergistically with your skin’s natural healing response, helping to boost new collagen and elastin growth. They’re also packed with potent ingredients like vitamins A and C, peptides and antioxidants to help reveal long-lasting, age-defying benefits to your complexion. During your next visit to Belle Marin, we can help you find the skin replenishing products best suited for your skin.
Apply SPF every day.
Sunscreen, sunscreen, sunscreen! We know it’s probably ingrained in your mind already, given the hot California sun, but applying a strong SPF is the best way to protect your skin from harmful UV rays. No matter where you are or what the weather’s like, applying a good quality broad-spectrum sunscreen as part of your daily skin care routine should never be skipped. Not only does sunscreen lower your risk of skin cancer, but it also helps slow the aging process. We often think time is our biggest enemy when it comes to aging, but it’s actually sun exposure. Reducing your time in the sun and applying (and reapplying) your SPF can keep your skin looking young and beautiful for years to come.
Be aware of any changes to your skin.
It’s not just about what you put on your skin; it’s also how you look after it that’s important. In honor of Skin Cancer Awareness Month, we want to remind you to schedule annual skin cancer screenings with your healthcare provider. The earlier skin cancer is detected, the better the prognosis. In addition to a yearly exam, you can also give yourself full body checks every few months using the ABCDE assessment for any changes or unusual moles you discover:
A: Asymmetry – Different shapes on each side of the mole
B: Border irregularity – Uneven or ragged edges
C: Color – Different shades of brown or black
D: Diameter – Larger than 1/4 inch
E: Evolving – Has changed over time
The health and beauty of your skin are so precious. We hope you will treat them with the best care all year round! To learn more about clinical skin care at Belle Marin, call 415.887.8718 or request a consultation online today.