|Dr. Tanya Reddick Rogers of Skin Specialists of Addison/Allen recently on Fox’s Good Day Dallas. (Photo from Facebook.com)|
No matter if you’re actually going to be outside or not, all of your exposed skin areas should get a coat at least 2 times a day (and more if you are planning to be outside for an extended amount of time.)
This and sunscreen should be the most important steps to preventing aging and skin cancer. Use a oil-free and noncomedogenic brand so it won’t clog your pores (and cause blemishes.)
Clean your skin with a non-harsh, liquid, fragrance-free cleanser two times a day.
Daily you should use a cream that contains antioxidants like vitamins C, E or ferulic acid to boost the power of your sunscreen in the prevention of oxygen radicals. Prevent wrinkles with an anti-aging cream containing a retinoid (retinol, retinaldehyde, Retin-A) as its active ingredient nightly to reverse the collagen loss that causes the wrinkles and fine-lines of aging skin.
A medical-grade peel can safely improve the texture and tone of any skin color or type. These can also be customized to target a variety of problem areas like acne, wrinkles, dark spots and rosacea.