Proper skin care keeps the skin looking young but it cannot always reverse the signs of aging and sun damage. That is why it is essential to protect your skin by incorporating sunscreen into your skin care routine. Make the most of your sunscreen application by following these tips to select the right type of sunscreen for your skin:
Determine Your Skin Type
Do you buy cleansers, moisturizers, and other skin care products made for a specific skin type? Many women and men look for skin care products that offer specifically what their skin needs, whether they have oily skin, dry skin, or some type of combination. Just like with any other skin care product, keep your skin type in mind when shopping for a new sunscreen. If you have oily or acne-prone skin, choose a noncomedogenic or oil-free sunscreen that will not clog your pores. If you have dry skin, choose a sunscreen with an added moisturizing element such as aloe.
Consider How Much Time You Spend Outdoors
Thinking about your skin type is an easy way to narrow down your sunscreen options. Now consider how much time you spend outdoors on a regular basis. People who spend more time outdoors require a more heavy-duty sunscreen than those who spend most of their time indoors. Invest in a stronger or water-resistant sunscreen to keep your skin protected during all outdoor time!
Meet with a Dermatologist
Once you have an idea of what type of sunscreen you need for your skin, you should schedule an appointment with a dermatologist. Talk to your dermatologist about your skin type, needs, preferences, and concerns you may have regarding sunscreen or other skin care products. Ask your dermatologist for any recommendations regarding specific product lines.
Get the knowledge you need to choose the perfect sunscreen by contacting Dermatology Associates of Northern Virginia! Learn more about our dermatology services by calling our Sterling location at (703) 596-0203, or our Centreville location at (571) 748-5436.
Fine lines and wrinkles are some of the most common signs of aging. The more you use the muscles in your face, the deeper these creases and fine lines become! Facial injections like Botox are commonly used to reduce the appearance of these facial lines by weakening the muscles that cause them to form.
Get a closer look at how Botox works by watching this video. Botox injections will continue to work as long as the patient wants them. However, the muscles that are weakened with Botox actually help maintain some level of tightness in the skin as we get older. That is why some patients choose to stop their Botox injections after a few years.
Dermatology Associates of Northern Virginia offers Botox injections as well as other dermatological services. Take a closer look at our services by visiting our website or calling our Sterling location at (703) 596-0203 or our Centreville location at (571) 748-5436!
May is officially Melanoma month, and a good time to reflect on our
successes in approaching this disease. Recent studies have shown that regular sunscreen use can reduce the incidence of melanoma by half. And regular total body skin exams can reduce melanoma deaths by half. But there is still much work to be done. Skin cancer incidence continues to skyrocket.
Remember as you plan vacations and outings for this season, that the sun's intensity varies based on latitude. The sun is strongest at the equator, and weaker as you move north. The time of day is also an important factor. The sun is most severe at midday when it is highest above the horizon. Also remember tanning beds emit four times the UVA radiation and two times the UVB radiation of the midday sun in Washington, D.C.
25% of all fillers during the month of May! Drs. Abramova, Chandela, Chaudhry and Shabazz have openings in their schedule immediately to accommodate you. With every filler, get a free sunscreen of your choice while supplies last.
DID YOU KNOW
One in 10 melanoma patients has a relative with a history of the disease. Children with a parent who has been diagnosed with a squamous cell carcinoma are 220% more likely to develop the disease than those who do not have a parent with a history of SCC.
SATURDAY Appointments Now Available in Sterling!
To better accommodate the needs of our patients, we're now the ONLY ones in the area offering Saturday appointments!
Reach our Sterling office at (703) 596-0203 today to schedule your appointment with Dr. Chaudhry.