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What Should You Always Keep In Mind When It Comes To Skin Care?

Taking good care of the skin all over your body should be something that every person makes a priority. For many people, however, skin care is taken for granted due to the fact that they are trying to keep up with popular trends in today’s society or they feel that they simply do not have the time. What many people don’t realize, is that there are small changes that can be made to their daily behavior or routine that could greatly impact the health and well-being of their skin.

The sun. It is beautiful, warm, and a staple of happiness during the spring and summer months. However, it can be your skin’s worst enemy if it is not properly protected. If you know that you are going out for an extended period of time, it is always important to properly protect your skin by using sun block. While it is understandable that everyone wants a dark and beautiful tan, the reality is that unprotected exposure to the sun’s UV rays is extremely damaging to your skin. Many people mistakenly think that they are able to avoid this damage by using a tanning bed. This could not be further from the truth, as tanning beds could potentially be more damaging to the skin.

A simple change that can benefit your skin’s health is as easy as including different types of foods in your diet. For example, almonds are not only a healthy snack food, but also help with the sagging and blotchiness of your skin. Fish is another food that can have great benefits, both health wise and skin wise! Adding fish such as salmon, tuna, and halibut to your diet will give you a multitude of health and skin benefits you are sure to appreciate in the long run.

Finally, keep close attention to what you are putting on your face and the skin on the rest of your body. Do your research with what materials are in the make-up you use and what is in the lotion you are applying to your skin on a daily basis. Make sure you are using a make-up that is as chemically free as possible and that you are using a lotion that will tailor to your skin’s needs. There are many skin types that all react to products differently. Also, be sure to treat your skin at times! Indulge in a facial here and there. Enjoy a relaxing massage with special oils. Your skin will certainly thank you and it will be a great mental break from your daily routine.

The doctors and staff of Windsor Dermatology understand that sometimes life can get in the way of proper skin treatment. Located in East Windsor, New Jersey, we are happy to bring phenomenal skin care treatment and tips to clients throughout the State of New Jersey. Contact us today to schedule a consultation and take the step towards happier, healthier skin.

*Content Updated November 6, 2017

 

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Top Tips For Choosing A Dermatologist

Stop and think for a moment: when you first meet someone what part of that person catches your attention first? For some, it is another person’s eyes, their hair, or the build of their body. However, no matter what attracts your attention first, the reality is that a person’s skin will always be a noticeable feature. What kind of skin do they have? Does it appear to be smooth and even, dry and wrinkled, or caked with entirely too much makeup? A person’s skin and the appearance of it can certainly make an impression on a person. This is an important reason to have a dermatologist that you can trust with this important aspect of your physical appearance. Many people do not know where to start when looking for a dermatologist, however. Here are some top tips to keep in mind when choosing the right dermatologist.

The decision to seek out a dermatologist is certainly a personal one. Do your homework! Call your primary care physician’s office and see if they are able to recommend someone. Ask your friends if they know of a good dermatologist that you would feel comfortable with. Once you have gotten a few referrals, make sure that you look into the credentials of the dermatologist you are thinking about going to. Check and see if they have any specialties and if they have dealt with the particular skin issue that you are dealing with.

Another important aspect of a choosing a dermatologist is to consider your comfort level when it comes to the gender of your dermatologist. Is your particular problem on a part of your body that you would only feel comfortable showing to a person that is your gender? You want to make sure also that you are able to communicate openly with your dermatologist, as well. Many women feel that they can speak better with another woman while men may feel the same way about speaking to another man. Communication, especially with skin problems, is always key.

Finally, (and unfortunately in many ways) you always need to look for a dermatologist with your insurance in mind. You may find a dermatologist that you fall in love with but is not covered by your particular insurance. You then need to make a decision as to whether you are able to afford the dermatologist out-of-pocket or if you are going to be forced to continue your search.

Serving patients throughout New Jersey, Windsor Dermatology is conveniently located in East Windsor and has the ability to take on any type of skin issue or maintenance that a patient may need. With a team of doctors specializing in a variety of dermatological difficulties, and we are able to provide outstanding and professional care regardless of any issue.

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