When it comes to skin care, men have typically kept it pretty simple. But why? Sure, the “bar of soap and call it a day” technique might have worked at some point in your life, but there is a great opportunity now to take the best care of your skin so that you can look as good (and as young!) as you feel.
The men’s skin care scene has improved tremendously over the past several years, offering men with varying skin types the best solutions for their skin. Gone are the days of the “one size fits all” skin care regimen, which is something we can all get excited about! Here are our five tips for getting – and keeping! – your skin in tip-top shape.
Sun damage can lead to wrinkles, age spots and skin cancer, so there is no excuse for foregoing sunscreen on a daily basis. Regardless if you work “mostly” indoors, or exercise “mostly” in the gym, or “barely” sit outside at restaurants, you are still battling UV rays throughout the day, including when you’re driving, walking around outside and doing yard work.
Good news is that you don’t have to suffer with greasy, white-tinted and streaky sunscreen anymore. Our Elta MD UV Sheer Broad-Spectrum SPF 50+ has a lightweight, hydrating formula that feels silky to the touch and light and airy on the skin. It goes on smooth, absorbing quickly into skin, and doesn’t leave beards or hairy areas white. This facial sunscreen offers up to 80 minutes of sweat and water resistance coverage, making it the ideal choice for every Florida lifestyle!
If you’re not a fan of sunscreen or can’t seem to remember to wear it, make sure you’re wearing long sleeves, hats and/or sun protective clothing when outdoors.
Schedule Annual Skin Checks
By the age of 50, men are more likely than women to develop melanoma. Furthermore, men are more likely to have melanoma on their back where they can’t see. Since you’re now planning to add sunscreen to your daily routine (right?), the next step is to see your dermatologist for an annual skin check.
Siperstein Dermatology Group is the only office in the Southeast United States to offer patients the DermaGraphix Mole Mapping with AI Technology. DermaGraphix is the most innovative mole mapping system available and helps the Siperstein team of dermatologists to more easily spot new moles and track changes to patients’ moles – one of the possible signs of melanoma.
The benefit of mole mapping photos is that it helps to create a photographic baseline. Artificial intelligence is then utilized as a way to accurately identify any change in the size, color and shape of lesions, as well as document any new lesions. So if you have a questionable mole, or are recognizing any new spots, schedule an appointment today to have it checked out.
Use a Retinol
Are you washing, moisturizing and exfoliating but not seeing the results you’re hoping for? Consider using a retinol.
Retinol is a type of retinoid, which is made from Vitamin A, and helps to boost the production of elastin and collagen. This helps to create a “plumping” effect that not only reduces the appearance of wrinkles, fine lines and enlarged pores, but also helps to improve texture and tone. There are many options for over-the-counter products, but your dermatologist will be able to recommend a product specifically for you and what will work best for your skin tone and your skin care goals.
Tackle Dark Spots
The older we get, the more prevalent dark spots become. But, there’s an easy, comfortable and quick solution: the Moxi Laser combined with BBL. Moxi is the perfect addition for those looking for an easy way to “prejuvenate” their skin. Moxi, when combined with Broad Band Light (BBL), is the latest way to revitalize and refresh your skin’s appearance by correcting uneven pigmentation and improving tone and texture on all skin types. Improvement can be seen in just one treatment, so you’re able to instantly win the battle against visible signs of aging and enjoy more evenly toned, radiant skin from head to toe.
In addition to the Moxi and BBL treatment, there are also several other laser treatment options that can benefit you, depending on your overall skin goals. We also offer prescription strength lightening creams if you prefer something less invasive with proven results.
So regardless of your age, it’s never too late (or too soon!) to start taking the very best care of your skin. Show it some love and it will show you love back, we promise!
If you’d like to explore all available options for looking as good as you feel, please schedule an appointment with a board-certified dermatologist today.