Getting Your Man to Take Care of His Skin the Right Way
Sep 13, 2013 - 11:46:15 AM
The Great Outdoors
For many men, the fall season means spending time outdoors whether it's attending football games, squeezing in a few more weekends of golf or doing some yard work outside the house. Because the temperature gets cooler in the fall and access to sunlight becomes a bit more limited, men don't think they need sunscreen. "Actually, you need it more," says Dr. Steven Rotter, a board certified dermatologist in Virginia. "In the fall and winter, the sun is closer to the earth and its rays are even stronger. Although it's true that you're outside for less time and are more bundled up when you are, your face and hands are still exposed to harmful rays."
Make Sure Your Skin Doesn't Get a Workout at the Gym
When the weather starts to cool down, men head indoors for their workouts - but breaking a sweat might not be good for your skin. "Research shows that most gym-goers don't shower immediately after a workout," says Dr. Rotter. "When left unwashed, sweat can cause irritation and redness, acne flare- ups and clogged pores." Dr. Rotter recommends washing your face immediately after your workout - before you leave the gym. "You don't want a cocktail of dirt, oil, and bodily fluids clinging to your skin, affecting its pH, and clogging your pores. Bring cleansing facial wipes with you if there's no running water (like in the park), or you know you won't be able to get to a sink promptly."
Say No to Soap
Soap is made up of harsh alkaline salts that strip essential oils from skin. These ingredients can clog your skin and leave behind chemical residues that dull or damage your skin. The dryness caused by soap is cumulative-the more you use it, the more damage you do to your skin. Dr. Rotter recommends a moisturizing body wash that is clinically proven to fight skin dryness with no irritation or tightness.
Skincare Tips for the Road Warrior
While the kids are heading back-to-school, your man's job may require him to travel more in the new season. Whether by plane, train or automobile, it's important to always have these basics in your travel bag: facial wash, moisturizer and sunscreen. "Consider the climate at your destination," advises Dr. Rotter. "If it's drier than you are accustomed to, then you need a heavier moisturizer; if it's more humid, you might not need moisturizer at all. Those travelling to hot, sunny places you should be particularly vigilant about sun protection."
About Dr. Steven Rotter, MD, Board Certified Dermatologist & Former Chief Resident in Dermatology at Johns Hopkins Hospital
Recent advances in laser surgery and the growing baby boomer generation have created an incredible cosmetic momentum-and a growing demand for qualified cosmetic dermatological surgeons like Dr. Steven Rotter. At the Center for Skin Surgery, Dr. Rotter thoughtfully consults with patients who wish to restore a youthful appearance, refine facial features or conceal skin imperfections. Dr. Rotter has been providing cosmetic facial surgery in Virginia for years.
Dr. Rotter completed two years of residency in general surgery, followed by a three-year dermatology residency at Johns Hopkins Hospital, during which he became the Chief Resident in Dermatology. He was then awarded prestigious fellowship training in Mohs Micrographic and Dermatologic Surgery at the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Rotter is a Fellow of the American College of Mohs Surgery (ACMS). His extensive training and skin surgery experience, as well as a total understanding of the skin processes, separate him from other surgeons. At the center, he uses several different lasers. Each one produces distinct wavelengths of light and conveys a specific benefit. Dr. Rotter combines these lasers to offer the widest range of treatments possible and achieve the maximum benefit for his patients.
The Skin Cancer Outpatient Surgical Hospital opened in 2004. This ground level, state of the art surgical hospital center is designed and dedicated to skin cancer reconstructive surgery. In July of 2005, the Skin Cancer Outpatient Surgical Hospital became the first Virginia state licensed hospital dedicated to the treatment of skin cancer.
Dr. Rotter, board certified in Dermatology, is thoroughly committed to continuing his education and to obtaining the most advanced laser systems. His training, his genuine caring attitude and his personal dedication to each patient combine to provide only the best cosmetic results. www.itsallaboutskin.com
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