3 Vital Aspects of Your Skincare Routine

Summers over, and while many of us lament the end of beach season, packing away our bathing suits and beach gear – there are quite a few individuals that are happy to say goodbye to that awful humidity and the affect it had on our oily skin. According to Dr. Eric Treiber of Treiber Dermatology, countless patients blame their acne and other skincare issues on the added humidity of summer in New York. And while it is definitely true, that New York is known for some of the worst humidity in the country, and it does often lead to acne issues and unwanted blemishes – the fact is that the majority of these individuals simply aren’t taking the necessary steps to fortify their skin and ensure that it not only looks good on the outside, but functions as it should on the inside. At Treiber DermatologyDr. Eric Treiber and  his team do their best to not only help patients treat their issues but to improve their overall skincare regimen as well. By providing them the much need advice and access to medical grade products, they can help them to stave off acne and other unwanted skincare issues. However, with all the countless products out there, it can be difficult for even the smartest patients to know what exactly their skin really needs, and what is just extra stuff they don’t. Here are some of the most important products to add to any skincare regimen.

·         Moisturizer

No matter what type of skin you have, you need a solid moisturizer. Dryness and dehydration can make the skin more prone to displaying early signs of aging, which makes having a reliable moisturizer in your beauty arsenal a must. Moisturizers restore the protective barrier of your skin and prevent water loss. Additionally, it prepares your skin and acts as a base for more targeted anti-aging treatments and ingredients such as retinoids, growth factors and antioxidants.

·         Eye Creams

The eye area is one of the most sensitive areas of the face, as it has the thinnest and most discoloration susceptible skin on the entire body. In most cases, face creams and moisturizers are not enough to nourish this delicate area as it requires gentler and more targeted ingredients to reduce the risk of irritation and address anti-aging concerns that are specific to the eye area. Eye creams help to moisturize the skin under your eyes, making it plumper and reducing the appearance of fine lines. According to Dr. Eric Treiber and his team at Treiber Dermatology, these products can help to fill in the lines, blurring their appearance, while eye creams with retinoids can help rebuild collagen, preventing new wrinkles from forming and reducing the appearance of older ones.

·         Sunscreen

The sun’s harmful UV rays are known to damage the skin, and you might think just because its no longer summer you can put the SPF away – but in reality, the winter month’s overcast days are actually some of the worst for UVA and UVB exposure. Without the protection from sunscreen, our skin is left defenseless against the sun’s rays, and it can leave patients far more susceptible to skin discolorations, sun spots, age spots, sagging skin, poor hydration, and even more severe issues such as skin cancer.

For more information on improving your skincare regimen, be sure to contact Treiber Dermatology today.