Whether you live in Montgomery or elsewhere, the importance of skin care cannot be overstated. The skin is the largest organ of your body and provides a protective shield between you and the outer environment, as well as helping you with body temperature regulation. Your skin is constantly growing, with old skin cells dying and being replaced with new ones. Skin is affected by almost everything you do, from your diet to your lifestyle. Skin that is healthy is more resistant to the signs of aging and can prevent disease better than skin that is not healthy.
Montgomery residents have heard it said many times, but moisturizing your skin is one of the best ways to maintain its appearance. Probably the best way to get into a good moisturizing routine is to apply a moisturizer after your bath or shower. This is the time when your skin is at its most hydrated, and you want to lock in that moisture all day so that your skin appears moist and radiant.
Professional Skin Treatments and Products
Having a professional skin care treatment performed is much the same as undergoing a gentle exfoliation of your skin. These procedures reveal fresh and radiant skin that has less blemishes, such as lines, spots, and scars, on it.
Although it is greatly feared, skin cancer is actually a highly treatable, but serious, disease. The fact is that skin cancer, even the most deadly form known as melanoma, has a high response rate to treatment when detected early. If it is found too late, skin cancer can spread to other organs and eventually prove fatal.
Since early detection is so important when it comes to skin cancer, it is crucial that you look for any changes in it. Make a habit of looking over your skin after you exit your bath or shower. Familiarizing yourself with your own skin can better help you notice any sudden changes.
If you should notice a sudden change in the shape, size, color, or sensation of an existing mole, schedule a skin cancer screening with us in Montgomery right away. Most skin changes are benign, but it is much better to be safe than sorry when it comes to a serious disease like skin cancer.
If you don’t care about skin care right now, you should start. Make an appointment at River Region Dermatology & Laser to learn more. Contact us today to schedule a consultation at our office in Montgomery.