We have all been in the same boat...as another year comes and goes, our goals to take better care of ourselves still seem to be on the back burner. With skincare, it's often overwhelming with the plethora of options out there and we just give up before we even get started. What's right for you? Is there any product or doctor that can even help you with your concerns?
Well, I'm happy to take your questions and help guide you on the path to successful skincare! While not all products work for all people, there are definitely solutions to your tough skincare goals like reversing sun damage, reducing wrinkles and firming up skin while reducing pore size, getting rid of melasma/pregnancy masks, clearing up acne and dark marks that linger, and calming sensitive skin from eczema, rosacea, psoriasis and more.
Here's the first question I received from a social media site regarding sensitive skin:
Q: What can I use for my sensitive skin? Everything I try seems to irritate my skin and make it worse.
A: First, knowing the underlying sensitivity is important. If you have rosacea, eczema or psoriasis, the treatments are different than just general dermatitis. See your doctor for the correct diagnosis.
However, for sensitive skin, less is more. Do not use harsh scrubs. Make sure to use a non-lathering soap/cleanser as the first step in warm/cool water only. (Hot water irritates these conditions further.) (Try Soothe Gentle Cream Wash or Cetaphil)
Short term solutions often include steroid creams. But be cautious, these are not long-term solutions and these are not something you should use beyond a week or two. A daily regimen for these conditions might be something like Soothe. Skin is complicated, and no one product will treat any skin condition. You need a cleanser step, a treatment step, and a moisturizer step followed by a sunblock step to truly transform your skin.
And lastly, don't forget to look for food triggers. Some things we eat actually cause flare ups for these conditions (as well as stress)! So try swapping out some foods you enjoy (but perhaps are not the best for you) and see if it makes a difference.