We’re all spending more time at home these days, but your skin doesn’t have to suffer. These at-home skin care tips will keep your skin looking healthy and moisturized whether you’re at home or on the go.
Slather on the Sunscreen
How many days a year do you wear sunscreen? If your answer is less than 365, you’re not wearing enough. No matter the season or the weather, you should wear sunscreen every single day. We recommend using a broad-spectrum formulation with an SPF of 30 or higher.
Daily Habits Yield Bigger Benefits than Occasional Efforts
Skincare doesn’t have to take a lot of time, but it does need to happen often. Spending an hour on your skin once a week is less effective than spending five minutes on your skin every day.
Instead of big, occasional efforts, focus on consistency.
Invest in High-Quality Products
If you’re still using the same drugstore skincare products you were as a teen, it is time for an upgrade. At Waltzman Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, we carry several lines of high-quality products, including ZO Skinhealth and Skinbetter Science. These products were specially chosen by Dr. Waltzman for their skin-boosting benefits and medically-proven formulations.
Use the Right Skincare Products for Your Skin Type
Not all skin is the same. Acne-prone skin needs different products than sensitive skin or dry skin. Choose products formulated for your specific skin concerns.
Our skincare experts are happy to help you find the right products for your skin.
Simplify Your Routine
When skincare is difficult, it is hard to stay in the habit. Cut your skincare down to basics. A good cleanser and a high-quality moisturizer should be the backbone of your skincare.
Don’t Skip the Moisture
Whether your skin is oily or dry, you need a daily moisturizer. Moisturizing the skin helps to hydrate the skin cells, keeping them plump and healthy. Moisturizers also protect the skin from pollution, dirt, and weather.
After your skin is cleansed, moisturized, and made up, we recommend a strong hands-off policy. Touching your skin can lead to breakouts. It can also spread viruses and bacteria from your hands to your face (or mouth), potentially leading to an unwanted illness.
Fill Your Tank with the Right Fuel
Work on your skin from the inside out. Eating an antioxidant-rich diet filled with fruits and veggies and hydrating often with clean, fresh water is a surefire way to keep your body and your skin at their best.
Change Your Pillowcase
Is your pillow causing breakouts? Dirt and oil can collect on a dirty pillowcase, leading to unwanted breakouts on the skin. Change your pillowcase at least once a week. Silk pillowcases are especially skin-friendly, as the material glides easily over the skin to reduce nighttime wrinkling.
Seek Professional Help Regularly
Beautiful skin starts at home, but our in-office professional treatments can drastically augment your efforts. Don’t forget to come see us often for Botox® injections or a skin-brightening facial as well. To get started, reach out to Waltzman Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery in Long Beach, CA, at (562) 448-6100 or contact us online today.