How to Properly Care for Your Skin
By Z Aesthetic Dermatology
April 19, 2018
Category: Skin Care
Tags: Skin Care  

Caring for your skin doesn’t have to be care

No matter whether you are someone who is dealing with skin problems or you are just curious to know whether you are doing everything you can to keep your skin healthy and happy, you’ve come to the right place. Our Baton Rouge, LA, dermatologist, Dr. Ann Zedlitz, is here to offer up some tips on how to properly care for your skin.

Wear Sunscreen Daily

This is the golden rule when it comes to caring for your skin. You should be wearing sunscreen every day without fail. Opt for a sunscreen that protects against both UVA and UVB rays and offers at least an SPF of 15. Be generous when it comes to how much you apply to your face and body, and remember to reapply every two hours or immediately after swimming or sweating.

The Shade is Your Friend

While it might feel great to bask in the warm rays of the sun, we are here to tell you that this isn’t so good for your skin. The sun’s rays are strongest between the hours of 10AM and 4PM, which means that you should limit the amount of sun exposure during these times. Sure, you can still enjoy the beauty and tranquility of the beach, just remember to wear sunscreen and opt for an umbrella to protect yourself.

Drink Lots of Water

While drinking water and staying hydrated is important for your health it’s also important for the health of your skin. When organs are deprived of water they don’t function as well as they should. If you don’t get enough water this can cause skin to become too dry, which can also leave skin prone to fine lines and premature wrinkles. Drink at least eight glasses of water a day to not just remove toxins from the body and skin but also to keep skin hydrated and radiant.

Get Some Shut Eye

Do you ever notice how dull your skin looks when you haven’t had a good night of sleep? Sleep is important to your skin because while you are catching your ZZZs your body is pumping blood to the skin to keep it radiant and glowing. If you aren’t getting enough sleep then this means that not enough blood is flowing through the skin, which can leave skin lacking the nutrients it needs to stay healthy and look its best.

Z Aesthetic Dermatology provides comprehensive dermatology to the Baton Rouge and Prairieville, LA, areas. No matter whether you have questions about your skincare regimen or you want to find out what our cosmetic treatments can do for you, don’t hesitate to call our office today.