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3 Quick Tips to Combat Skin Damage in Colorado

Dorothy Carr Friday, May 15, 2015

The climate in Colorado places more demands on keeping up with your skincare. With dry air and over 300 days of sunshine, it’s hard to keep your skin soft and moisturized. It’s important to stay on top of taking care of your skin in Denver. Without proper care, sun damage occurs which causes freckles to even cancer.

1. Moisturizer and Sun Screen are your best friends.

Colorado has cold, thin, dry air and high doses of ultraviolet light, all of which take a significant toll on your skin. This is categorized as a high-altitude environment. Stay well hydrated and use a high-quality moisturizer.

Most of us grew up basically living in the sun and only slathering our skin with baby oil or tanning lotion, then baking in the sun for hours on end. Today, we understand the importance of using sunscreen and how it is necessary to reapply it frequently. Always regularly apply sunblock that contains zinc and titanium dioxide. Sunscreen must be applied every two or three hours. Most specialists recommend a SPF rating of at least 15 and a four-star rating for a UVA product. In addition to selecting the right sunscreen product, it’s important to see a board-certified dermatologist every year to check your skin for skin cancer or pre-cancerous lesions. These are basic, but lifelong, steps for healthy looking skin in the Mile High City.

2. Prevention before rejuvenating!

Yes, rejuvenating products and procedures are available to assist with skin repair after skim damage has already occurred. But experts stress that prevention is extremely critical. Don’t wait until it’s too late to protect your skin from damage, maintain your healthy skin!

3. Create a regular skin care regimen and stick to it!

All our experts advocate a regular skin care program. There are four main steps in a skin care regimen, which include cleansing, moisturizing, exfoliating and protecting from ultraviolet rays. Consider where you purchase your products, and if you are not making progress in your skin care, you need to have a skin care consultation. Sun and climate contribute to skin damage. You can also damage your skin in a cold climate, where many homes are heated with forced air. Having a skin care program that is constantly exfoliating your skin is good. Just like with a house or car, your skin care needs continuous maintenance and up keep. Usually, a quality plan can be tailored to fit almost any budget. The key is to make sure you get advice from a skilled professional who can identify and treat a wide range of skin issues. In the end, it can save you time, money and further skin damage.

There is no one-size-fits-all approach to your treatment path. It is up to YOU, with guidance from a knowledgeable professional, to customize a path that fits your skin care at each stage of your life. It is never too late or too early to start taking good care of your skin, and that first step is getting a quality consultation.

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