Internal Medicine Physician, Dr. Peter Simek, and the staff of Plantation Medical Clinic offer a comprehensive list of dermatology services to patients living in and near the Plantation, Florida, area. If you have questions or concerns about your skin or how to care for a particular issue, the team at the Plantation Medical Clinic can help. Dr. Simek also provides tips on protecting your skin from sun damage and treatment options for skin conditions such as acne and eczema.
As you begin to age, you’ll notice several things begin to change within your body. The most visible signs of aging are those that appear on the skin. Fine lines, wrinkles, and creases are often the first to appear. While their appearance may be inevitable, you can manage how your skin reacts to the aging process. One of the best ways to keep the aging process from taking control of your skin is to avoid spending too many hours a day in the sun. If you do spend time outside, always wear sunscreen with an SPF of 30 or higher for protection.
When it comes to cleansing your face, warm water and a gentle cleanser are normally all that is needed. Always remove makeup before you go to bed at night, to prevent your pores from getting clogged with dirt and debris. Moisturize as needed, but avoid using heavy oils or creams.
In addition to reducing exposure to the sun, there are other basic elements you should consider as part of your daily skincare routine. Don't overwash your face with harsh cleansers, because they can strip away the oils your skin needs to be healthy and youthful looking. Only moisturize as needed. Loading lotion onto your face more than once or twice a day can clog the pores, and result in pimples and blackheads.
Never leave your makeup on overnight. Instead, use a mild cleanser to gently wash your face. Pat dry to remove any excess moisture, and then use a light lotion or cream to keep your skin hydrated and fresh looking.
Dr. Peter Simek encourages his patients to make an appointment with his office if they have any questions concerning proper skin care, and how to resolve issues that present themselves as the skin starts to age.
Acne is caused by internal issues that arise from fluctuations in hormones, or changes in the body's chemical makeup as it ages. Acne is very common in teenagers who are making their way through puberty. The dramatic shifts in hormone levels cause acne to appear on various areas of the body including the back, chest, and face. Dr. Peter Simek can help patients, especially young adults, evaluate the problem and develop a treatment plan.