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Kiss Maskne Goodbye!
Masks play a vital role in preventing the spread of viruses and infections. But while they may keep us safe, they can cause skin problems such as acne for many. Here are 6 tips from Drs. Baucom & Mina to keep your skin smooth and blemish-free!
- Cleanse your face daily with a mild cleanser such as Elta Ultra Calming Face Wash, CeraVe face wash or simply Dove soap.
- Apply a fragrance-free moisturizer immediately after washing (try to find one that includes ceramides or hyaluronic acid). Use a moisturizer for your specific skin type:
- Oily Skin: gel formulation such as Hydro Boost by Neutrogena
- Normal or Combination Skin: lotion such as CeraVe Daily Moisturizing Lotion
- Dry to Very Dry Skin: cream such as Aveeno Ultra Calming Cream
- Skip makeup when wearing a mask (at least on the lower face): Skin covered by a mask is more likely to develop clogged pores which can lead to breakouts. If you must wear makeup, look for products labeled ‘non-comedogenic’ which means it won’t clog pores.
- Wear the right mask:
- A snug, but comfortable fit (too loose and you risk touching your face more frequently to adjust the mask)
- Soft, natural, and breathable fabric, such as cotton, especially on the inside layer that rests
- Take frequent, safe mask breaks (make sure to wash your hands first):
- Outdoors, when you can stay at least six feet away from people
- Inside your car when you’re alone
- At home
- Wash your cloth masks. Not only does this remove germs, but it also removes oils and skin cells that collect inside the mask and can lead to breakouts. If your skin continues to be problematic, talk to a board-certified dermatologist about what other options may be right for you.
We’ve all heard of Botox, but have you heard of Xeomin? This newer neurotoxin works similarly to Botox by preventing lines that develop when we frown or raise our eyebrows. Xeomin is a favorite in our office and with patients. A few simple injections can leave your skin smooth and younger looking for 3-6 months.
Best of all, Xeomin is providing our patients with $50 Visa gift cards, free to use on anything you like. Click here for more information on Xeomin and call our office to schedule a courtesy consultation to see if Xeomin is right for you.
Fall is here! The leaves are starting to change color and the weather is getting cooler. This is the perfect time to start thinking about how to restore and repair your skin from any sun damage that developed over the summer. A chemical peel can help improve skin texture, complexion, discoloration and treat precancerous lesions (those rough spots on the face).
Baucom & Mina Derm Surgery, LLC offers a light salicylic acid chemical peel for patients with more acne-type lesions and/or darker skin, while a medium depth peel with trichloroacetic acid (TCA) is more appropriate for brown spots and more significant sun damage. Microneedling is also a great option to improve skin texture and appearance.
Drs. Baucom & Mina would be happy to discuss with you and determine which treatment would be right for your skin type. Check out our YouTube and Facebook sites for videos on chemical peels!
Let’s Get Social
Thanksgiving will be a bit different this year, to say the least! While we all want to spend time with family, be sure to do so in a safe way. The CDC offers some great tips on how to stay safe with activities broken down into low, medium and high risk activities.
At Baucom & Mina Derm Surgery, LLC we have a lot to be thankful for this year. Our practice has been running throughout the pandemic to serve our patients and their surgical skin needs. We couldn’t have done this without the support and dedication of our patients. What are you thankful for this year? Let us know at your visit or via social media!