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Skin Care

The body's external protection starts with the skin, the "largest organ in the body”. The skin is used for insulation, vitamin production, protection, and more.  When the skin is damaged from some external element or internal physical problem, than scars, wrinkles, cuts, or other problems can occur.  The skin's protective scar tissue is a response to some trauma to the skin and scar tissue can be excessively discolored or otherwise worrisome.

How to protect your skin

In all cases of skin care, the most effective course of treatment has always been prevention. By following some simple rules we can all avoid skin damage and several complications. The most common measures to take are the followings:

  1. Avoiding excessive sun exposure.  Sun exposure can cause skin cancer, premature wrinkling, and other deformities and colorations.  Sunscreen with an SPF of at least 15 is recommended when outside for any amount of time. 
  2. The skin surrounding the eyes is typically more dry and thinner than other areas of the body. There are no fat cells or oil production in the skin around the eyes.  Eye creams are a good way to keep up the skin care for eye related skin. In addition to eye creams, sunglasses should be worn as frequently as possible while outdoors and in direct sunlight.
  3. A reputable cream containing retinol can also help in skin care, reducing wrinkles, coloration, and acne. Retinol is a vitamin A derivative that can increase the amount of vitamin A in the skin.  The additional vitamins in the skin also help in temporarily creating collagen and smoothing out wrinkles and acne.  Retinol cream can also help in fading pigmentation areas or other discoloration of the skin. 

Keeping your skin healthy, out of the sun, and moisturized, are easy and fast acting methods of skin care. However caution is recommended when choosing skin care products. Only an experienced skin care doctor will know which products will actually work, and which is the best method of caring for your skin.

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