Fall is officially upon us, which means the holiday season isn’t far behind. October is the proverbial calm before the flurry of festivities, making it the ideal time to take care of your skin (and yourself!) before our calendars are overflowing with family gatherings, parties and other get-togethers. Whether you’d like to give your appearance a little “refresh” or you want to get your annual skin-cancer check in before the end of the year, give us a call to schedule an appointment!
October is also Eczema Awareness Month, which is very fitting since many people with this common skin condition experience flare-ups as the weather transitions from summer to fall. If moisturizing (a lot!) and avoiding triggers such as harsh products, scratchy fabrics and long, hot showers isn’t keeping itching and redness under control, it’s time to pay us a visit.
A few skin-related reminders as you get into the Halloween spirit… While it’s OK to indulge your sweet tooth as a treat, too much sugar is never a good idea. Beyond being a source of empty calories and putting you at increased risk of diabetes, high blood sugar fuels a process called glycation within the skin. Glycation causes collagen fibers to become brittle and less flexible—which leads to fine lines, wrinkles and sagging. Just something to keep in mind before you reach for the Halloween candy! (And if your costume involves elaborate makeup, read on for Dr. B.’s tips for keeping skin calm and clear.)
Click HERE to view the October 2019 newsletter!