Your skin is a mirror for your soul. It is a barometer for your feelings, gives evidence to your deepest emotions, and very often tells a story before you’ve had the opportunity open your mouth.

And at Precision Skin Institute in Davie, Florida, we make it our business to ensure that your skin tells the most beautiful story possible.

While we’re here for all of your cosmetic, medical, and surgical dermatology needs, it is important for us that we take the time to educate our patients on best skin practices to apply outside of our office as well. Taking good care of your skin and developing a skincare routine that works doesn’t always happen overnight, but like everything else, works best with consistency and dedication.

A good skin care routine is not only a practice that can keep you looking your best, but one that can potentially save your life from skin cancers such as melanoma. Just as essential as brushing your teeth, drinking enough water, and getting adequate sleep, a healthy skin care routine, or lack thereof, can take it’s toll very quickly.

To ensure your skin is getting the love it deserves, looks it’s best, and stays healthy for years to come, Precision Skin Institute is sharing their top tips for developing a skin care routine that lasts. And take it from two of the leading dermatologists in South Florida‐ if you build it, great skin will come!

Here are our five guaranteed ways to keep your skin healthy, while keeping yourself beautiful in the interim:

5. Know your skin type
Take a look at any skin care product and you’ll find labels that dictate which type of skin to use it with. Dry skin, oily skin, or combination – it’s important to know which category you fall into to ensure you choose the best skin care products for your skin type. Need help determining which category you fall in to? Visit our South Florida dermatology center to learn more from one of our skin experts!

4. Moisturize
This word may automatically remind you of your mother, who likely begged you to get into this habit way before your skin showed any signs of aging at all. Moisturizing is like going to the gym ‐ the more you do it, the more it works. Moisturizers help your skin from drying out, and assist in keeping your skin looking soft, supple, and young. The best time to apply moisturizer? Fresh out of the shower or just after washing, when skin is still damp and pores are still open to help seal the deal.

3. Sunscreen
This seems to be a no‐brainer, but we’re constantly amazed at how many people are unclear as to the proper procedures for using sunscreen. The sun can damage your skin in only 15 minutes. Even though you’re young, you can get skin cancer. Look for sunscreen that works against both UVA and UVB rays with an SPF of at least 30. Bonus tip: Sunscreen is essential even on the coldest, cloudiest, or rainiest of days – the sun can always find you, even when you can’t seem to find it.

2. Water
Hydration, hydration, hydration. Just think of your skin as the really porous, really absorbable sponge that it is – and now think of that sponge in your kitchen sink that has dried out. We can always tell which clients are drinking enough water and which aren’t, within just a few seconds of looking at their face. A well‐hydrated person will have skin that appears more supple and full, while a dehydrated person will show signs of aging and dryness more quickly. To ensure you’re getting enough water on a daily basis – do the math. “In general, you should try to drink between half an ounce and an ounce of water for each pound you weigh, every day.

1. Schedule annual visits with your Dermatologist
The number one tip with good reason. Your annual visit to the dermatologist is just as crucial as a yearly physical with your primary care physician and your teeth cleaning at the dentist. Your skin is ever‐changing, and may quickly develop an area of trouble that can only be detected by a dermatologist. A typical skin check takes all of ten minutes – a mere blip on the calendar when it comes to potentially saving your life from harmful skin cancers.

For more skin‐saving tips or to have a professional South Florida dermatologist take care of your skin, visit us today!

Healthy skin means healthy you at Precision Skin Institute.