November is National Healthy Skin Month! In recognition of this month, our team at AFC Urgent Care Hixson wants you to learn how you can start taking better care of your skin. Read on as we offer some insight.

Why Is Skin Care So Important?

Did you know that your skin is the largest organ you have? Your skin is your first line of defense against infection and other irritants from the outside world.

Your skin also helps to regulate body temperature, keeping you comfortable no matter what the external temperature. So you naturally want to make sure you’re taking optimal care of your skin.

Good Skin Care Habits

  • Begin a consistent routine early in life and stick to it.
  • Wash your face once or twice a day.
  • Moisturize your skin after washing.
  • Always remove your makeup before going to sleep.
  • Wear sunscreen on all exposed skin year-round.

How Long Before a Skin Care Routine Is Effective?

This varies quite a bit depending on what skin issue you’re treating—and what product ingredients you’re using. But in general, it can take up to a month to see results from using a specific product.

There are many products on the market these days designed to help us combat any number of skin-related issues.

Common Skin Issues

  • Acne
  • Age spots
  • Freckles
  • Eczema
  • Melasma
  • Rosacea

Are you having acne breakouts? Did you see a rash suddenly appear on your skin? Visit AFC Urgent Care Hixson to learn how we can help! No appointment is needed.