The Basics of Skincare: A Dermatologist's Guide

Baton Rouge and Prairieville, LA's Leaders in Dermatology

Dr. Trent Massengale of Atlas Dermatology in Baton Rouge and Prairieville, LA has a highly educated, skilled, experienced, and licensed professional skincare staff.

Our dermatology offices cover an extensive list of skin diseases and ailments, testing, and treatment options. Dr. Trent Massrngale and staff are here today to explain the basics of care that help keep your skin healthy at all age levels.

Primary Care of the Skin

Atlas Dermatology explains skincare basics in Baton Rouge and Prairieville, LA, and surrounding communities.

Women and men must learn the basics, each developing an individualized routine. Those in their twenties may use products differently, but their care routine is the same as those in the 40-50 or 60-70 age range. 

The 20-age range starts a basic routine throughout life. 

  • A mild cleanser
  • An SPF 30 or higher sunscreen twice a day
  • Anti-acne product
  • Vitamin C serum or cream
  • Vitamin A products

The 40-50 age range addresses wrinkles and fine lines. Please consult our dermatologists regarding anti-aging products and healthy habits, showing younger, more vibrant skin. 

  • Mild cleanser twice a day
  • Sunscreen 30+SPF
  • Daily moisturizer
  • Stop smoking
  • Eat healthy
  • Sleep at least eight hours per night

The 60-70 age range targets aging skin because it becomes drier, thinner, and more bruised and irritated. Medication and treatment regimens play a big part in how healthy your skin remains. 

  • Use a moisturizing cleanser/body wash in warm water. 
  • Use a bath brush/soft cloth
  • Keep bathing time short
  • Never rub skin; pat skin
  • Leave a bit of water on your skin when adding a moisturizer/add hydration/use fragrance-free lotion
  • Run a humidifier when the air is dry/helps with dry, itchy skin/Raise humidity to 45% and 60%. 
  • Wear gloves during chores inside and out
  • Protect all skin areas from sun

We can show you how to examine the skin for possible signs of skin cancer. Make an annual skin cancer exam with us and between times as needed.

Keep Your Skin Healthy in Baton Rouge and Prairieville, LA

Our skin specialists can help you keep your skin healthy. We can diagnose and treat your skin with the correct treatment plan for skin issues.

Call and make your skincare check appointment with Dr. Trent Massrngale at Atlas Dermatology in Baton Rouge and Prairieville, LA, and surrounding communities. You can reach the office on the phone at (225) 313-4560 for the office in Baton Rouge, LA, and (844) 313-4560 for the office in Prairieville, LA.

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