Posts for tag: dry skin
Don’t let dry skin get you down this winter season. Keep this problem at bay.
Whether you consider yourself a snow bunny or you are someone who spends the cold months pressed up against the fireplace, there are many habits that can lead to dry skin. If you are someone who battles dry skin often our Encino, CA, dermatologist, Dr. Alex Eshaghian, has simple solutions for combating this unpleasant issue.
Avoid Hot Water
We know how enticing a steaming hot shower or bath can be, particularly if you just came in from the frigid outdoors; however, if you are someone who deals with dry skin then you truly want to heed this warning and stay away from lingering hot showers. Instead, opt for warm water and limit the amount of time in the shower to no more than 10 minutes.
Use Gentle Products
Harsh cleansers can strip skin of the natural oils it needs. If you are someone who deals with dry skin pretty consistently then you’ll want to take a look at the products you are using on your skin. Look for sensitive, fragrance-free skincare products for both your face and your body and avoid products that contain alcohol. If you are at a loss for what products are right for dry skin, our Encino skin doctor would be happy to provide some recommendations.
Don’t Be Aggressive
A lot of people think that in order to get skin clean they need to scrub and scrub. While a squeaky clean may be okay when it comes to your kitchen floors it shouldn’t be for your skin. Always take a gentle approach to cleansing your skin. After washing your face never rub your face clean. Instead, blot skin dry with a soft towel.
Don’t Skimp on Moisturizer
Moisturizer is something that everyone should use to keep skin feeling and looking supple. Even those who don’t deal with dry skin should still consider using a light moisturizer, particularly during drier, colder months. Of course, if you are dealing with dry skin then you will want to use a thicker emollient. Apply right after getting out of the shower or immediately after washing your face.
If you are having difficulty tackling your dry skin this winter, then it’s time you turned to AE Skin in Encino, CA, for the answers you need to get your skin under control. Call us today to learn more about what we can do for you!
Isn’t it time that you understand exactly what your skin type needs to look its best?
While everyone knows to wash their skin everyday, it’s amazing how many people don’t truly understand what their skin needs apart from daily cleansing. The products you use, how you use them and other daily habits can play a large role in the health of your skin. Our Encino, CA, dermatologist, Dr. Alex Eshaghian, is here to share how to properly care for your skin based on its type.
You Have Dry Skin
If your skin feels tight and itchy after you wash it then you could have dry skin. Besides skin that feels dry, tight, flaky or itchy, you may also notice lines around the eyes or mouth.
Skin Care Tips for Dry Skin: You will find that being too rough or aggressive with your skin can actually make dryness and agitation worse. Always be gentle with your skin, especially when washing your face. Opt for a gentle cleanser and avoid hot water (only use lukewarm water). Finish up your skincare regime with a cream-based moisturizer. Also, remember to always apply sunscreen daily.
You Have Oily Skin
You notice that your skin often looks greasy, shiny or oily. As a result, pores may look enlarged and visible. You may also find yourself prone to breakouts.
Skin Care Tips for Oily Skin: While you may be tempted to wash your face multiple times a day, this can actually make oily skin worse. You should only wash your face twice a day (in the morning and at night).
And you may think you can just skip moisturizers altogether, but you shouldn’t. Look for a lightweight moisturizer to apply each day to help keep oil glands from working overtime. Also, remember to always apply sunscreen daily.
You Have Combination Skin
With combination skin you may notice that while certain areas of your face are normal or perhaps even a little dry, your forehead, chin and nose are oily (this area is known as the T-zone). If you have an oily T-zone but the rest of your face seems normal then you could have combination skin.
Skin Care Tips for Combination Skin: This can be a bit more frustrating to tackle since the skincare products you’ll find on the market won’t tailor to both oily and dry/normal skin. You’ll need to consider products for both. If you are unsure of which products to use to tackle combination skin then this is the perfect time to talk to our Encino skin doctor. Also, remember to always apply sunscreen daily.
You Have Normal Skin
Lucky you! This means that no areas of your skin are either oily or dry and pores are small and barely visible.
Skin Care Tips for Normal Skin: One of the best things about having normal skin is that you can pick and choose the kinds of products that will work best for you, while paying attention to any issues that may still arise along the way. Continue to follow a daily regime of washing your face twice a day, using a gentle cleanser and then applying a moisturizer right after. Also, remember to always apply sunscreen daily.
If you have questions about skin care or the dermatological services we offer, then call AE Skin in Encino, CA, today to learn more about the best ways to keep your skin healthy and happy.