Celebrating National Healthy Skin Month
National Healthy Skin Month is an annual November initiative from the American Academy of Dermatology to create awareness about the importance of healthy skin and how to embrace preventative measures for skin health. The skin is the largest organ in the human body, and it’s essential to take care of it just like we would take care of any other part of our bodies.
Our expert practitioners at Paradise Dermatology share their top five tips to take the best care of your skin. If you’re ready to get started on your healthy skin journey, make an appointment today for your annual skin exam and enter our contest to win HydraFacial™!
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- Annual Skin Exams: Catch Cancer Early
Just as you visit your general practitioner for annual physicals, consulting the specialized care of a trained dermatology provider at least once a year is critically important for addressing the specific needs of the skin. At an annual full body skin check, your provider examines your skin and looks for moles, freckles, or suspicious spots that could be symptomatic of skin cancer or could lead to skin cancer in the future. Depending on what is found, biopsies or other treatment might be needed to keep your body healthy.
By seeking a skin exam at least once a year with a trained dermatology provider, you are actively ensuring that your body is staying free of skin cancer. Even if something potentially dangerous is found during your exam, seeking care for it earlier offers a far better outcome than seeking care too late. You can learn even more about skin cancer and skin cancer prevention here.
- Protect Your Skin Against the Sun
To increase your chances of a healthy annual skin exam and avoid skin cancer during your lifetime, sun safety habits are crucial. Regularly wear sunscreen with at least SPF 30 all year-round and ensure that it protects against both UVA and UVB light. Reapply sunscreen every two hours, especially if you’re sweating or swimming. Shield your skin with wide-brimmed hats as well as UV-protective clothing and sunglasses. Avoid prolonged exposure to direct sun during the hours of 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
- Consult Your Trained Dermatology Provider About Skin Conditions
In addition to annual skin exams, it’s also imperative to seek dermatological care if you are faced with any skin conditions, whether acute or chronic. Rashes, bumps, warts, or other skin issues may be surface-level symptoms of something more serious going on in your health. Your skin speaks—so listen! When you bring these skin conditions to a trained dermatology provider, they can assist you in figuring out what the core of the condition is and help you develop a treatment plan.
- Build a Healthy Skin Care Routine
Another important component to healthy skin is being mindful of your skin care routine and the products you use. Your skin is the first protective barrier for your body, and dirt, germs, air pollution, and more all come into contact with your skin every day. As every individual’s body is unique, a trained dermatology provider can help you build a skin care routine that works for you and your needs. You can learn more about some of the beneficial skin care ingredients out there at this blog.
- Enhance Your Skin’s Health with Cosmetic Services
Our cosmetic services serve as excellent treatments to supplement your healthy skin routine, particularly HydraFacials™, chemical peels, and laser genesis. A HydraFacial™ treatment cleanses, detoxifies, exfoliates, extracts, and hydrates your face all in one. It is appropriate for all skin types and offers instant and noticeable results with no downtime. This service leaves you glowing with your skin completely refreshed and clear of impurities. Chemical peels remove damaged outer layers of skin, and they can improve skin that is blotchy, discolored, sun-damaged, or affected by acne. Laser genesis, a combination of laser heat and light therapy, offers its own health benefits including growth of collagen and new skin cells, smoothed skin tone, and acne treatment.
Achieve #YourHealthiestSkin with Paradise Dermatology
At Paradise Dermatology, we believe in taking the time to educate our patients about their care so they can make informed, confident decisions about their health. For our patients, their health, self-confidence, and overall well-being always come first and we provide a holistic approach to your individual needs.
Whether you’ve been a part of our practice for years or are just learning about us now, we encourage you to book an appointment for an annual skin exam as well as seek consultation for any skin conditions or concerns you may have. What better time of year to kick your skin care health journey than November, National Healthy Skin Month?