Taking Care of Your Skin

By: Dr. John J. Martin

One of the most important decisions should be about how to take care of your skin to keep it looking young and fresh throughout the year.

Living in Florida we are constantly exposed to the sun, which can cause damage to our skin resulting in wrinkles and pigment spots.  Because of this, everyone should use a daily sunscreen, especially on the face. The newer sunblocks can effectively screen out both the UVA and UVB rays without looking like you are wearing a heavy mask and can be worn under makeup.

Good skin care should also be used regularly to help slow down and even reverse skin aging.  There are many products to choose from, and what may work best for you will depend on your skin tones, texture, and sensitivity.  For this reason, you should check with your skin care physician to make sure you are using products that are right for you.

In addition to skin care and sunscreen, there are many non-surgical options that can help to keep you looking fresh.  These include the newer energy devices such as lasers, microneedles with radiofrequency, and deep ultrasound.  The neurotoxins such as Botox and Dysport can help to reduce fine lines and wrinkles, and fillers can be used to restore volume to the face.

The key to looking good is a healthy life style, and consistency with your skin care and sunscreen.  Make this your new year’s resolution and you will look fresh and young for years to come!

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