Skin care on a budget

Viksha Skin Clinic In Ahmedabad

Keeping your skin healthy and looking its best doesn't necessarily mean breaking the bank if you follow these practical tips:

  • Cleanse, treat, and prevent.
  • Don't let a 12-hour period go by without using some sort of treatment or product on your skin (sunscreen counts).

  • Use sunscreen 365 days a year.
  • This helps prevent sun damage that could lead to wrinkles, age spots, or even skin cancer.

    • Get the most from your body moisturizer.

      In the winter, apply it to damp skin as soon as you get out of the shower to lock in the moisture.

    • Consider using petroleum jelly.

      This common, inexpensive product has several uses for skin care including:

      • moisturizing rough, cracked feet, elbows, and hands; dry cuticles and lips; and peeling nails;
      • preventing chafing when running or biking;
      • protecting kids' scrapes and bumps; and
      • applying as a diaper ointment
  • Use one or two skin care product lines at a time.
  • Limiting product lines saves money and storage space.

  • Remember, a more expensive skin care product is not necessarily more effective.
  • Some brands contain fragrances that may lead to skin problems.

  • Consider dual-function products.
  • Examples include a moisturizer plus sunscreen and a lip balm with sunscreen.

  • Get the most for your hard-earned money.
  • When choosing anti-aging products, look for ingredients such as vitamin A and alpha hydroxy acid.

For any other questions visit your dermatologist