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SKIN! S N!!
KEEPIN G YOUR S KIN HEALTH Y THIS SUMMER
By: Dr. Stephen Giordano
it is time to start enjoying the long, sunny days and take advantage of this beautiful area we call home. Especially living in a culture that celebrates the lake life, it is particularly important to protect our skin. So with that in mind, let’s look at some helpful habits that can keep your skin healthy and glowing. WITH SUMMER UPON US,
The second step to healthy skin is frequent and effective EXFOLIATION. Many people think that exfoliation is only something that should be done on the face, but in actuality this could be done on the entire body. This helps with skin turnover and helps remove debris from the skin surface—keeping the skin glowing and healthy. HydrafacialMD microdermabrasion is excellent not only for exfoliating on a medicalgrade level, but also to infuse dermal builders and antioxidants into the skin simultaneously. Our go-to device, HydrafacialMD is an industry leader and does not disappoint. One of the most popular procedures in aesthetics, it comes at an affordable price, and it is recommended that you do this at least once every two to three months for best results.
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HYDRATION is also a critical key in maintaining healthy skin during summer months when heat in the Carolinas can be a substantial issue. Drinking at least eight 8-ounce glasses of water throughout the day is always recommended, and topical hydration serums will also protect the skin and lend a healthy appearance. All this being said, even the most stringent precautions will still yield some SUN DAMAGE. Consider seeing a qualiﬁed provider for a Broad Band Light (BBL) treatment to physically remove the sun damage from the surface of your skin. This technique is quick, easy, and without downtime. When paired with a very light laser peel, you can return your skin to its presummer glory, and keep it glowing until the next summer season is upon us!
Dr. Stephen Giordano, DO, is a board-certified physician with Carolina Age Management Institute, located at 8712 Lindholm Drive, #302, in Huntersville. For more information, call 704.997.6530 or visit their website at www.carolinaagemanagement.com.
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Not all SUNSCREEN is created equal, so we recommend that you use a sunscreen that has not only a chemical barrier, but also a physical barrier such as zinc oxide or titanium oxide. During the brutally hot summer months when you are exposed to high levels of UV rays, be sure you have a broad-based UVA/UVB sunscreen with an SPF 30 or higher.
Lake Norman Woman July 2018