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AAD Discusses the Benefits of Customized Skin Care

Posted: December 3, 2009

At the most recent meeting of the American Academy of Dermatology, dermatologists discussed how customized routines can help people's skin appear its best.

Finding the right skin care routine starts with understanding the unique needs of your skin type. For example, people with dry skin can benefit from applying moisturizer several times a day, whereas those with oily skin might need to apply a lightweight moisturizer only once a day. Customization is key, and dermatologists and skin care professionals can help people of all ages and skin types select products based on their individual skin care needs.

Speaking at the American Academy of Dermatology’s SKIN academy, Sonia Badreshia-Bansal, MD, FAAD, a dermatologist in private practice in Danville, California, discussed the importance of an individualized approach to good skin care and offered basic tips for the most common skin types.

“No matter what your skin type, using daily moisturizer and practicing year-round sun protection are vital to maintaining healthy, glowing skin,” said Dr. Badreshia-Bansal. “That’s because with adequate hydration and use of a broad-spectrum sunscreen, the skin has the advantage of protecting itself from free radicals and harmful ultraviolet radiation that cause skin damage, discoloration, premature wrinkles and even skin cancer. Over time, a careful and consistent skin care routine with products designed for specific skin types can gradually improve the overall health and appearance of the skin.”

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