September Skin Care Awareness Month

September Skin Care Awareness Month

With September coming to a close, there is no better time to take a look at your skin. Many people choose to reevaluate their skincare needs during this transition between summer and fall; however, your skin is more than just a beauty routine! September is National Skincare Awareness month, which means more than just switching up your moisturizers. Help your skin be the best it can be with these skin care tips to make skincare awareness last longer than just a month.

Visit a skin specialist. Whether you have never done so before or have regular visits with your dermatologist, your skin will benefit from a top to bottom check-up. A skin specialist will be able to tell you if anything is abnormal that you may not have noticed, and can keep tabs on any moles.

Self-examine! If you have already seen your skin doctor this year, give yourself regular self-checkups (at least once a month). This will help you keep track of any changes or concerns that may require a professional opinion.

Stay hydrated. As the saying goes, it is important to drink at least 8 glasses of water daily. Your skin will stay hydrated, nourished, and glowing from the inside out!

Keep wearing sunscreen. Yes, summer is over, but sunscreen should be a part of your skin care routine year-round. Protect your skin from those UV rays and prevent fine lines and wrinkles, hyperpigmentation, other early signs of aging, and skin cancer.

Celebrate your skin. While the health of your skin is top priority, there is no reason not to have fun with it. Whip up some homemade skin treatments (body butters, face masks, serums, etc.) to use by yourself or with a group of friends. And that skin care product you’ve had your eye on? Now is the time to try it out! Your skin deserves to be pampered, and will come out looking its best.