new year's resolutionsYour skin is the biggest organ in the body, and you should take good care of it. The skin takes quite a beating from the weather, the sun and the products we use. As the year comes to an end, here are some New Year’s Resolutions to make for your skin.

5 Skin Care Resolutions for 2015

  1. Wear sunscreen every day. The sun’s rays are known to be strong even when it isn’t sunny. Most dermatologists will recommend that their patients wear a broad-spectrum sunscreen with an spf of 15 or higher every single day. Sunscreens, especially those containing zinc can help keep protect your skin from the damaging effects of the sun. Those who use sunscreen daily have a decreased risk of skin cancer, fewer wrinkles and fewer sun spots or other pigmentation complexion issues.
  2. Use a daily moisturizer containing retinol. Retinol is great for the skin because it helps boost collagen production. Proper moisturizing can keep skin looking silky, smooth and young.
  3. Use a gentile cleanser. Consult a dermatologist to see what type of cleanser is best for your skin. As we age, we often don’t update our skin care regimen to suit our aging skin’s needs. Using a scent-free, mild cleanser can keep skin from drying out or becoming irritated.
  4. Monitor your skin. Each month, take a few minutes to perform a skin self-examination. Annually, skin cancer is affecting more and more people. Early detection can save lives, and the best way to catch something early is to monitor your skin for any changes in moles or birthmarks, or new moles. Moles that grow, itch or bleed must be reported to your dermatologist immediately, as these are often signs of a serious condition.
  5. Give injectables a try. As we age, wrinkles become more prominent and the skin begins to sag. With the use of popular injectables like BOTOX® Cosmetic and Dysport®, you can eleminate the prominence of wrinkles and produce a smoother, more youthful appearance. For those looking to enhance their lips, or smooth smile lines, dermal fillers like JUVÉDERM®, Restylane® and Perlane® are the perfect, affordable and minimally invasive procedure.

Need Help with Your Skin Care Regimen for 2015? Contact Dr. Balle.

Grosse Pointe Dermatology is the perfect practice for your cosmetic and medical dermatology needs. Schedule an appointment with Dr. Balle today, we look forward to meeting you. We can be reached at 313-886-2600.