The Best Skin Care Advice

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Exfoliate

The buildup of stratum corneum (the dead, outermost skin cell layer) can make skin appear blotchy. Also, remnants of self-tanning products can collect in typically dry areas (such as the elbows), causing the skin to lose its luster and appear “dirty.” Loofahs, scrubs, alpha hydroxy acid (AHA)* cleansers, and home micro dermabrasion kits (in which tiny crystals are sprayed on the skin) can remove dead skin cells, leaving skin looking smoother.

Bleach the brown spots

Bleach the brown spots. Skin lightener does not actually make the skin white; it simply helps to lighten accumulations of unwanted color. Product that contains kojic acid in combination with hydroquinone, Retin-A*, and a mild steroid cream, will help lighten the skin.

Hydrate Your Skin

It is always important to hydrate the skin. However,it is specially important, in your skin care in Miami, because of summer exposure to sun, chlorine, and salt water. A moisturizer with AHA or facial serum with hyaluronic acid can plump up dry skin around the eyes, making skin instantly appear less wrinkled. Vaseline ointment is one of the best moisturizers, however many patients prefer something lighter, such as Elta, Trixera cream, or Keri lotion

Use LEDs

Try a light-emitting diode (LED). Light-emitting diodes (LEDs) are electronic light sources, and some home units are available. Lasers such as the Fraxel laser can help promote collagen production, reduce fine lines and wrinkles, and improve acne scars. Photodynamic therapy — laser or intense pulsed light (IPL) in combination with a topical solution known as Levulan (aminolevulinic acid) — can remove actinic keratoses from your skin as well as some brown spots

Visit a board certified dermatologist in Miami for laser treatments that can improve everything from blotchiness and discoloration to wrinkles.