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Tips to Keep Your Skin Healthy Year-Round

Tips to Keep Your Skin Healthy Year-Round

Do you have sensitive skin? Many women believe they do, while they may actually just be experiencing skin reactions due to the wrong skin routine. While you may think you are treating your skin well by piling on the products and exfoliating daily, you may actually be harming it.

Be Gentler on Your Skin

Common skin care mistakes can be the culprit behind sensitive skin, with over-washing and over-exfoliating being at the top of the list. Other mistakes include using water that is too hot and scrubbing too hard. Here are some tips to help relieve irritated skin:

  • Avoid products with alcohol, which can dry out and irritate the skin
  • Be aware of how common irritants react with your skin, such as salicylic acid, retinoids, and fragrances
  • Cut down on the frequency of exfoliation to about once a week

It is also important that you listen to your skin and understand which skin care techniques are best for you. When beginning to use a new skin care product, conduct a patch test first. This is when you dab a small amount of the product onto a small patch of skin to see how your skin reacts over 24-48 hours.

If you do have a reaction to a product, keep track of what it is and research the ingredients, as this can help you avoid products with the irritating ingredient in the future. Many people can also be allergic to fragrances, and should opt for fragrance-free formulas.

At Associates in Plastic Surgery, we offer an array of facials and chemical peels that can help to hydrate and nourish your skin, as well as educate you how to best care for your skin. If you are located in the Virginia Beach or Hampton Roads area and are interested in scheduling a consultation, contact us today.

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