How To Care for Your Skin

Establishing a Routine for Healthy Skin

Welcome to Rencic Dermatology's guide on how to care for your skin. Your skin is the body's largest organ, and taking care of it is essential for maintaining overall health and well-being. Whether you're looking to establish a basic skincare routine or seeking specialized advice for managing dry skin, our expert dermatologists are here to provide guidance and support. Explore our comprehensive resources and personalized tips to discover how you can achieve healthy, radiant skin.

General Skin Care Tips

To maintain healthy skin, it's important to establish a regular skincare routine. Cleansing your face twice a day with a gentle skin cleanser is key, but avoid over-cleansing as it can lead to oilier skin. Look for mild cleansers like Cetaphil, Cerave, Aquanil, or Dove Skin Beauty Bar Sensitive Skin. If you have oily skin, opt for cleansers specifically designed to reduce excess oil, such as Neutrogena Oil-Free Acne Wash or Cetaphil Dermacontrol Oil Removing Face Wash. Additionally, explore our online store for a curated selection of skincare products to complement your routine and address your specific needs. 

In addition to cleansing, moisturizing with a broad-spectrum SPF 30 sunscreen every morning is essential for protecting your skin from harmful UV rays. Choose moisturizers with SPF like Olay Complete Lotion Moisturizer, Eucerin Daily Protection Face Lotion, Neutrogena Healthy Defense Daily Moisturizer, or Cetaphil Dermacontrol Oil Absorbing Moisturizer SPF 30. Incorporating these simple skincare tips into your daily routine can help promote healthy, radiant skin.

General Skin Care FAQs

It's generally recommended to cleanse your skin twice a day, once in the morning and once at night, to remove dirt, oil, and impurities. However, the frequency of cleansing may vary depending on your skin type and individual needs. Those with oily or acne-prone skin may benefit from cleansing more frequently, while individuals with dry or sensitive skin may find that once a day is sufficient.

Applying moisturizer with a broad spectrum SPF 30 sunscreen every morning is also ideal. We offer a great selection of sun protectants and moisturizers on our online store.

No, it's important to moisturize even if your skin feels oily. Skipping moisturizer can actually worsen oiliness as the skin may overcompensate by producing more oil. Instead, choose a lightweight, oil-free moisturizer formulated for oily skin to hydrate without clogging pores. Look for non-comedogenic options that provide hydration while mattifying the skin, helping to control shine throughout the day. Consistent moisture can help balance oil production and maintain a healthy skin barrier, leading to clearer, more balanced skin over time.

Dry Skin Tips

For those with dry skin, choosing the right body cleanser is crucial. Opt for gentle cleansers specifically designed to hydrate and soothe dry skin. Brands like Dove, Cetaphil, DHS, and Olay offer excellent options in body washes and bar soaps tailored for dry skin. If you prefer natural ingredients, consider exploring skincare product lines like Ellen April.

For areas of extremely dry skin such as elbows, hands, knees, or heels, incorporating moisturizers containing lactic acid, salicylic acid, and/or urea can be beneficial. These ingredients help gently exfoliate dry, dead skin and address conditions like keratosis pilaris, ichthyosis, and keratoderma. Look for products like Cerave SA Lotion for Rough & Bumpy Skin, Flexitol Heel Balm, and Amlactin for effective relief.

Explore our online store for a curated selection of skincare products and moisturizers designed to nourish and hydrate dry skin, providing relief and promoting healthy skin barrier function.

Dry Skin FAQs

There are gentle body cleansers designed for people with dry skin. Dove Body Wash, Cetaphil Restoraderm Soothing Wash, DHS Body Wash, and Olay Sensitive Body Wash are great options. 

If you prefer a bar soap Dove Sensitive Skin Beauty Bar, Cetaphil Gentle Cleansing Bar, and Olay Sensitive Skin are all effective. Additionally, if you prefer soap with natural oils and moisturizers, you can try a natural skin care product line such as Ellen April.

For extremely dry skin such as elbows, hands, knees, or heels, there are several good moisturizers that contain lactic acid, salicylic acid and/or urea. These chemicals gently slough off dry dead skin and help conditions such as keratosis pilaris (dry bumps on the backs of the arms), ichthyosis (hereditary dry skin mostly on extremities that looks like fish scales), and keratoderma (thick skin on hands feet, elbows, and knees). Cerave SA Lotion for Rough & Bumpy Skin, Flexitol Heel Balm, and Amlactin are all good choices.

To address dry, rough patches of skin, it's essential to exfoliate gently and moisturize regularly. Choose gentle exfoliants containing ingredients like lactic acid or urea to remove dead skin cells and promote cell turnover. Follow up with rich, emollient moisturizers containing ingredients like petrolatum or lanolin to hydrate and soften rough skin. Consistent use of these products can help improve the texture and appearance of dry, rough patches over time.


Medical-Grade Skincare for All

Whether you need a new skincare routine to help with your acne, a moisturizer to counteract your eczema, a sunscreen to protect your skin against harmful UV rays, or an anti-wrinkle cream, we've got you covered. We offer a variety of medical-grade skincare products on our online store and at the office. We've got products for people of all ages, skin types, and with all skin concerns.

Not sure where to get started?

Schedule a skin consultation with one of the trusted skin experts at Rencic Dermatology. Our skincare specialists will guide you in choosing what products will be best for you and your skin. Check out some of our favorites below to start your  journey to radiant, healthy skin and regain your confidence!

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