One Skincare Resolution Everyone Should Make
With the New Year coming, we all try to make a New Year’s resolution that will improve our bodies, our minds, and sometimes even our relationships. At Janiga MDs Reno Dermatology, we also encourage our patients to make one skincare resolution.
This New Year’s skincare resolution is simple, but makes a huge impact in your skins appearance, longevity and health…wear sunscreen.
Sunscreen is by far the most important aspect of skincare. Yet is also the one thing that gets overlooked in a sea of skincare products and routines.
Sunscreen assists in anti aging by helping prevent blood vessels from forming, sunspots, and of course cancers and precancers. Wearing sunscreen also keeps the skin tone more even for long-term benefits.
January is a great time to start this New Year’s resolution, or continue it if you already apply sunscreen. Winter vacations are no doubt significant for sun exposure, and a lot of our winter sports such as snowboarding, skiing, and hiking have a significant amount of sun exposure.
Remember to use an SPF of greater than 35 and find something that you like and are willing to apply on a regular basis. My favorite for rosacea or acne prone skin is Eltamd Clear. It has an ingredient called Niacinamide that helps inflammation like rosacea and acne as well as providing great oil free sun protection.
If you have melasma or other pigmentary disorders such as sunspots, my favorites are Skin Ceutical’s Physical Fusion and Fallene’s TIZO3. I really do believe that pigment problems require a sunscreen with Titanium or Zinc Oxide for full protection.
Remember to apply and reapply sunscreen throughout the day, even when it is cloudy outside. If you are concerned about reapplying sunscreen after you have done your makeup, at Janiga MDs Plastic Surgery and Dermatology, we have a sunscreen in powder form that is small and compact and can fit in your purse. It is made by Colorescience and comes in different shades.
No matter how you cut it the first and foremost ingredient in a good skincare regimen is sunscreen.
~ Dr. Jennifer Janiga