Just read a great article from the Dallas Morning News by Jamie Hancock. She interviewed several dermatologists and skin care specialists. The basic message is with skin care less is usually more. The buzzwords these days are “all natural and organic”.
Just because something is natural does not mean it works as an agent for skin care. Lime juice is good for exfoliation but with exposure to sun it can cause blistering. If something is natural and it works well for you then use it. Don’t be guided by marketing slogans on skin care products. Taking care of your largest body organ is critical to good health.
The common theme from the interviews was “don’t overdo it”. Keep it simple with a face wash, a moisturizer and a tretinoin-based acne product if needed. Also, when trying new products give them time to do their job. Many expect results in a few days. That rarely happens. Most products take several weeks to make a difference in skin care.
Another skin care item that is critical is sunscreen. Many patients have reactions to certain sunscreens so paying close attention to ingredients is important. Some people have reactions to propylene glycol and parabens. You may want to have your skin tested by a dermatologist if you are having a problem with irritation from sunscreens.
One of the best ways to protect your skin in the summer is with a good base tan and the use of a quality sunscreen at all times. For sunless tanning we recommend Melanotan 2 (MT2). My dermatologist much prefers that I use this melanocyte-stimulating peptide for tanning rather than sunbathing or tanning beds. UV rays are extremely harmful to the epidermis. Sunburns can have serious consequences such as early aging (wrinkles) and in many cases skin cancer which can take years to develop. MT2 tans from the lower dermis and produces a natural looking tan that is all over the body. It requires very little exposure to UV rays and users should always cover their skin or use sunscreen while in the sun. Visit our store to find thousands of skin care items, clothing, swimsuits and sunglasses to protect your skin and eyes from UV rays.