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The Basics of Preventative Skin Care

3rd Feb 2020

woman getting a mud mask at a spa

Your skin is one of the first things people notice about you, and it goes through a lot during your lifetime. Take care of your skin and start protecting it with preventative skin care today. Learn how to keep your skin young and healthy when you follow these tips from the experts at  Salameh Skin Care.

1. Start Early

The key to  preventative skin care is starting as early as possible. The younger you are when you start doing damage control, the less time environmental stressors have to cause permanent damage. It’s also easier to develop healthy habits at a young age that carry through as you get older. Creating a routine now will simplify your skin care in the future and ensure you keep your skin as youthful as possible for as long as possible.

2. Avoid the Sun

the sun shining in a bright blue sky

Avoiding exposure to the sun is the most important thing you can do for your skin. Even more harmful than cold dry weather or windburn, the sun is the number one cause of skin cancer in America. When you put on sunscreen regularly, wear a hat, and carry a sunshade, you’re doing more than keeping your skin looking young — you’re lowering your risk of cancer.

If you do spend a lot of time out of doors, make sure to carry an  SPF moisturizer and reapply frequently. You also want to make sure you’re paying attention to your lips and hands, as these are areas many forget when applying protective products. Sunscreen is how you keep your skin young and healthy.

3. Create a Routine

You don’t have to develop some complicated, 15-step skin care routine to ensure you’re taking appropriate measures for preventative skin care. Start with the absolute basics and check that you’re using a cleanser, toner, and moisturizer with SPF. A simple, 3-step routine is really all you need to protect the health of your skin, but if you notice any skin concerns starting to crop up — like  acnedark circles, or dryness — you can modify and enhance your routine with more customized products.

4. Medical-Grade Products

A smiling woman puts cream on her face

Many people still don’t know that not all skin care products are created equal. While it can be difficult to sort through the plethora of products available, there are a few key indicators of quality and effectiveness. Products rated  medical grade are those that have higher concentrations of the most powerful preventative skin care ingredients. You also want to search for products that are labeled paraben-free, as well as those that use large amounts of plant extracts to enhance the effects of their formulas. Some of the most popular natural ingredients to look for include lavender, green tea, chamomile, and jojoba seed oil.

If you’re struggling to read through the ingredients on the back of that moisturizer bottle, you might want to put it back on the shelf.

5. Personalized Care

To take the best possible care of your skin, you should consider  personalized products for a healthy future. Targeting and precision ensure you’re using products designed for your specific concerns. Taking this step towards preventative skin care means you have to understand what your skin problems actually are.

At Salameh Skin Care, we’ve developed a virtual  skin care advisor that can help you identify problems and develop an action plan based on your personal needs. How you keep your skin young and healthy depends on using the right products for you.

6. Inside & Out

woman eating fruit from a bowl

Preventative skin care isn’t just about what’s happening on the surface of your skin, it’s also about what you’re putting into your body. Staying hydrated and eating a healthy diet is a critical part of skin care. Whether you need to add a few  supplements to your daily regimen or drink a few more ounces of water throughout the day, think about what’s going into your body as well as what you’re putting on it.

Skin Care with Dr. Salameh

Dr. Salameh is the leader of the Salameh Skin Care team and he has decades of experience helping men and women make the best choices for their skin and their body. He has collaborated extensively with other preventative skin care experts to develop products that actually work.  Browse our newest products today and explore some of our client case studies for even more proof of our success.

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