What Your New Year’s Resolutions SHOULD Be to Maintain Healthy Skin

Every New Year people make resolutions to lose weight, quit smoking, and save money. But almost everyone neglects their skin health when making promises to themselves for the New Year. For 2010, considering making better skin care part of your improved lifestyle. Here are some “Skin Resolutions” you should considering adopting as we ring in the New Year:

Wear Sunscreen! Many of us remember to slab on the SPF while laying out on the beach, or relaxing at the pool, but neglect to think about dangerous sun exposure on an everyday basis. When you are exposed to the sun, you should be wearing sunscreen – even if it is cloudy, even when it is cold. An easy way to start wearing sunscreen regularly is to buy a skin moisturizer with an SPF of 15 or higher. Apply lotion to your face and body after you get out of the shower in the morning like you normally would, except with a new SPF lotion, you will now also be protecting your skin from sun damage.

Get your moles checked! We know you have been putting it off, but the New Year is as good a time as ever to schedule an appointment with one of our dermatologists and get a full body check. Being proactive about your skin health will help dermatologists to catch any problem areas early. In the event of a cancerous lesion detection, your skin cancer diagnosis and treatment will be so much better if it is dealt with in the early stages.

Develop a skin care plan specific to you! In the midst of our busy lives, oftentimes our everyday skin care gets put on the backburner. But everyone’s skin is different and needs different products and treatments to make it as beautiful and as healthy as possible. Make an appointment with a dermatologist or one of Dermatology Associates of Atlanta’s experienced staff members. Whether you have blotchy skin, oily skin, dry skin, or acne – there is a solution to finally give you skin confidence!

Pamper yourself! Dermatology Associates of Atlanta has an in-house Medical Spa called Skin Medics™ to take care of all your skin care needs. Everyone feels more confident with smoother, healthy looking skin, so treat yourself to a chemical peel, facial, or microdermabraison treatment to maintain healthy, youthful looking skin.