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By Feinstein Dermatology
September 13, 2018
Category: Skin Care
Tags: Skin Care   Swim  

Woman at the pool in summerGive your skin the TLC it needs while still enjoying your pool days.

If the swimming pool is a second home to you, then you may definitely label yourself a swimmer. Swimming is a wonderful and refreshing workout that can help us lose weight, maximize muscle and strengthen our core; however, whether you choose to swim in a chlorinated pool or natural water, all that time in the water can certainly take its toll on your skin. It’s important to know just how to care for your skin the next time you jump into the pool for your refreshing workout.

Shower Right Away

This is the most important rule you can follow after you take a dip in the pool. You need to wash the irritants of the pool or water from your body using warm water and soap. Chlorine found in the majority of pools sticks to your skin and can cause rashes and other skin problems. To minimize irritation, you will want to jump into a shower right away.

The same goes for those who swim in the ocean or lake. Saltwater, algae and bacteria from natural bodies of water can cause redness, rashes, and other irritation.

Wash Your Bathing Suit

Besides just washing your body, you’ll also want to wash your bathing suit with soap to remove any possible contaminants from the pool or seawater. Don’t wear the same bathing suit twice unless the suit has been thoroughly washed and is completely dry.

Apply a Moisturizer

The chlorine in pools is meant to kill bacteria to prevent infection; however, these pool chemicals can also dry out your skin. To combat this, we highly recommend using a thick, cream­based moisturizer after your shower to keep dryness away. Most swimmers can get away with using an over­the­counter moisturizer from their local drugstore; however, talk to your dermatologist if you need a stronger moisturizer to take on your pool dryness.

Hydrate Yourself

Sure you just spend a lot of time in the water, but how much water are you actually consuming each day? Working out alone takes water out of our bodies, so it’s important to replenish as much as possible. Furthermore, drinking water is a great purifier for our skin and it keeps our skin moist. Drinking more water will also help flush out pool toxins and keep you hydrated.

To learn more about how to take care of your skin, call your dermatologist today!

By Feinstein Dermatology
July 06, 2018
Category: Skin Care
Tags: Skin Care  

Caring for your skin properly is the best way to stay on top of the fight against aging and unwanted fine lines and wrinkles. However, skin careknowing the best skincare routine for you can seem overwhelming with the countless options available. However, your dermatologist can help you with your skincare routine and give you the tips you need to ensure you are taking the best possible care of your skin. Find out more about proper skin care with dermatologists, Dr. Brian Feinstein, Dr. Bridgit Nolan, and vascular surgeon Dr. Albert Malvehy at Feinstein Dermatology and Cosmetic Surgery in Delray Beach, FL.

What is a good daily skincare routine?
First, you should determine if you have dry, oily, or combination skin and choose your products accordingly. Regardless of your skin type, use a cleanser or soap gently applied to the face to clean the dirt and oil from the skin. Moisturize every day using a moisturizer while your skin is still damp. Use sunscreen every day, even if your moisturizer has an SPF in it already. Use a sunscreen with an SPF of at least 30. If you wear makeup, always remove it before bed.

How can I care for my skin long-term?
The sun can damage your skin in just 15 minutes of exposure. Since the sun does so much damage so quickly, it is best to protect your skin as much as possible against it. In addition to wearing sunscreen every day, try to stay out of the sun as much as you can and always wear a wide-brimmed hat if you know you will be in the sun for a significant amount of time. Use water-based makeup and try to avoid oil-based makeups. Try to eat a healthy, well-rounded diet and avoid too much sugar.

Proper Skin Care in Delray Beach, FL
Caring for your skin now is a crucial part of avoiding issues like sun damage, wrinkles, and fine lines later. Your dermatologist can help you choose the best skin care routine for you. For more information on proper skin care, please contact dermatologists, Dr. Brian Feinstein, Dr. Bridgit Nolan, and vascular surgeon Dr. Albert Malvehy at Feinstein Dermatology and Cosmetic Surgery in Delray Beach, FL. Call (561) 498-4407 to schedule your appointment today!