• Ingredients to Avoid in Your Anti-Aging Skin Care Products

    There are dozens upon dozens of anti-aging skin care products to choose from, and it’s often difficult to determine the right product for your skin type. When making your decision, it’s best to ignore any fancy packaging and instead focus on the ingredients list. Dermatologists recommend avoiding certain ingredients, such as sodium lauryl sulfate and parabens. 

    Sodium Lauryl Sulfate 

    Sodium lauryl sulfate is a surfactant found in many personal care and beauty products, including anti-aging facial cleansers and foundations. Sodium lauryl sulfate is considered safe by the U.S. FDA, as long as it’s used briefly and then rinsed from the skin. But what about beauty products intended to stay on the skin, like foundation? Skin irritation is one possible side effect of prolonged exposure to this chemical. It’s also thought to be linked to acne, especially cystic acne.  

    Parabens 

    Parabens are a preservative commonly used in beauty products such as moisturizers and makeup. Some studies link exposure to parabens to an increased risk of breast cancer and skin cancer, although the FDA has not ruled that parabens are harmful. The European Commission’s Scientific Committee on Consumer Products state that certain parabens may adversely affect the endocrine system, and increase the risk of reproductive and developmental disorders. Because of these risks, some dermatologists recommend looking for paraben-free anti-aging skin care products. 

    Unspecified Fragrances 

    Fragrances aren’t automatically harmful to you or your skin. However, dermatologists recommend avoiding products with them because fragrances are considered to be a trade secret. This means that anti-aging product companies don’t need to disclose the exact components of a fragrance. It’s possible that those unspecified ingredients may be harmful for you or your skin. In some cases, unspecified ingredients may even cause an allergic reaction. 

    Get skin care products you can trust at Swinyer-Woseth Dermatology. Our dermatologist-recommended anti-aging skin care products are available in Salt Lake City. If you’d like to schedule an appointment for a skin evaluation and personalized recommendations, you can call our office at (801) 266-8841. 

  • Protecting Your Skin from Winter Damage

    In the wintertime, it’s common for skin to suffer, especially in frequently exposed areas like the face and hands. As this video explains, the hands may become cracked and cut due to dryness, which makes them more susceptible to infections and irritation. Applying a thick moisturizer several times daily—once every few hours—can help keep the hands from winter damage.  

    If your skincare routine needs a winter boost or you are experiencing skin irritation from seasonal dryness, call Swinyer-Woseth Dermatology for an appointment. Our Salt Lake City area offices can provide you with care for breakouts, eczema, and all other types of winter irritation. To get started, call us today at (801) 266-8841.

  • How Does Winter Weather Affect Your Skin?

    It’s time to put away your sandals and summer dresses and break out the scarves and sweaters. It’s also time to start thinking about how the winter weather will affect your skin. If you do develop skin problems from the low humidity and dry heat, consider visiting a board-certified dermatologist to discuss changing your skincare routine. 

    How Sudden Temperature Changes Affect Your Skin 

    It’s common to experience skin redness or flushing during the winter. It’s the result of the sudden temperature changes. When you’re outdoors in the cold and you walk into a warm building, the abrupt fluctuation in temperature causes the capillaries in your face to suddenly expand. If you’re walking out into the cold from a warm building, the capillaries suddenly contract. These fluctuations can result in broken blood vessels and inflammation. 

    How Dry Heat Affects Your Skin 

    As soon as you turn on the heat in your home, your skin is subjected to harsh, dry air. Your home might be warm and cozy, but the humidity levels will drop. This causes your skin to dry out, flake, crack and become irritated. You may notice that your skin becomes itchy and dull. 

    How Hot Showers Affect Your Skin 

    After being outdoors in the cold, there are few things more relaxing than a nice hot bath or shower. Unfortunately, the hot water strips the skin of its natural oils. Just like the dry heat in your home, this will cause your skin to dry out and become irritated. 

    How You Can Care for Your Skin this Winter 

    There are a few things you can do to take extra care of your skin during the winter months. Dermatologists strongly recommend using a humidifier, especially in your bedroom. Be sure to clean it and change the filter as recommended by the manufacturer. Otherwise, you’ll be pumping germs into the air. You can also switch moisturizers. During the winter, your skin will benefit from a thicker, richer moisturizer. 

    Treat your skin to extra care this winter by shopping the EltaMD and CeraVe skin care products available at Swinyer-Woseth Dermatology. Our team also provides treatments for cold sores, eczema, and psoriasis. Call (801) 266-8841 to schedule a visit with a board-certified dermatologist in Salt Lake City. 

  • Easy Things You Can Do to Reduce Premature Skin Aging

    There are many anti-aging treatments that your dermatologist can provide to dramatically reduce the signs of aging, but when it comes to premature skin aging, prevention is even better. Although you can’t stop the march of time, you can take steps to reduce the chances of premature aging and slow down the progression of fine lines and wrinkles. Try these easy skin care strategies to preserve your youthful complexion.  

    Wear Sunscreen Every Day 

    The sun is the biggest culprit behind premature skin aging. It can damage the collagen and elastin in your skin, which in turn causes fine lines, wrinkles, and sagging to occur. It can also cause discolorations that make your skin look dull and sallow. Wearing sunscreen every day, no matter the season or how much time you think you will be spending outside is one of the best ways to reduce skin aging. As an added benefit, wearing sunscreen will also help to reduce your risk of skin cancer.  

    Eat a Healthy Diet 

    Eating a healthy diet will give you the nutrients necessary to maintain healthy, youthful skin. Get plenty of fruits and vegetables in your diet, and avoid excessive sugar and processed foods. Cutting back on alcohol and staying hydrated with adequate amounts of water will also support your skin health.  

    Follow a Healthy Skin Care Regimen 

    Wash your skin daily with a gentle cleaner that is appropriate for your skin type. Avoid harsh scrubbing, which will irritate your skin. Choose a moisturizer that is right for your skin type and use it daily. Don’t use any products that burn when you apply them. Your dermatologist can help you devise a skin care regimen that is that right for your needs.  

    Find out more about skin care by making an appointment at Swinyer-Woseth Dermatology. We can help you make the best choices for skin care for your specific skin type and offer anti-aging treatments to help you look and feel your best. Call (801) 266-8841 to make an appointment with a dermatologist in Salt Lake City.  

  • How Sunscreen Can Help You Look Younger

    You know that sunscreen is important for preventing painful sunburns and life-threatening skin cancer, but you may not realize that wearing sunscreen every day can also have cosmetic benefits. Watch this video to find out how sunscreen can help keep your skin looking vibrant and youthful. 

    The UV rays in sunlight cause the collagen and elastin in the skin to break down more rapidly, resulting in skin with a lower elasticity that will begin to fold into lines and wrinkles. By wearing sunscreen every day—even when it is cloudy outside—you can help to keep your skin healthy and beautiful. 

    If you want to find out more about the best ways to care for your skin, schedule an appointment with Swinyer-Woseth Dermatology in Salt Lake City. We can provide anti-aging skin treatments to help you look and feel your best. Contact us at (801) 266-8841 for more information. 

     

  • Skin Care Tips for a Beautiful, Even Skin Tone

    You don’t have to live with uneven skin tone. Talk to your dermatologist about treatments that can improve your skin tone and even out your complexion. This video will also help.

    To keep your skin tone even, wear a sunscreen daily and avoid prolonged periods of sun exposure. The sun is to blame for many cases of hyperpigmentation. Ask your dermatologist about topical treatments for minor discoloration or if you could benefit from a more potent treatment, such as IPL photorejuvenation therapy or microdermabrasion.

    At Swinyer-Woseth Dermatology , we are committed to helping you achieve healthy, beautiful skin. Take the first step towards better skin today by calling (801) 266-8841 to make an appointment with one of our dermatologists in Salt Lake City.

  • Skin Care Tips for Men

    More and more, men are looking for ways to improve their appearance by paying closer attention to their skin. If you want to improve the health and look of your skin, then watch this video to learn what tips dermatologists provide for men’s skin care.

    First, identify your skin type so you can select skin care products that are ideal for your body. For example, if your skin is prone to acne breakouts, then choose a skin cleanser that is labeled either oil-free or non-comedogenic. For sensitive skin, mild products that are free of fragrances are the best options.

    If you’re looking for ways to improve your skin care routine, then please come and see us at Swinyer-Woseth Dermatology. To learn what we offer for anti-aging treatments and skin care products in Salt Lake City, please call (801) 266-8841.

  • Protecting Your Skin

    How much do you know about skin cancer prevention? It’s important to practice proper skincare and visit your dermatologist regularly for a skin cancer screening in order to prevent the development skin cancer.

    Watch this video to learn more about protecting your skin against skin cancer. Extensive sun exposure can lead to skin cancer, so be sure to apply a broad-spectrum sunscreen every day—even when it’s cloudy outside. Also, avoid sun exposure when the sun is strongest, which is usually around midday. Get your vitamin D by eating green vegetables or taking vitamin D supplements. Finally, check your skin regularly for irregularities and visit your dermatologist if you find any unusual growths on your skin.

    Are you looking for a dermatologist in Salt Lake City ? Swinyer – Woseth Dermatology is dedicated to helping you with all of your skincare needs, including skin cancer screenings. Call today at (801) 266-8841 to make an appointment.

  • Can You Spot Skin Cancer?

    If you’ve never had a skin cancer screening, it’s time to make an appointment with a dermatologist. Skin cancer screenings can save lives by facilitating the early treatment of skin cancers such as melanoma. In addition to an annual screening, dermatologists recommend making an appointment if you notice any unusual and persistent changes to your skin. These can include moles or other pigmented areas that change in shape, size, or color, or that itch, bleed, or crust over. Skin cancers typically have an asymmetrical appearance, an irregular border, and a mixture of colors.

    You can watch this video to hear more about the importance of visiting a dermatologist for a skin cancer screening. You’ll learn that many people have significant sun damage that is invisible to the naked eye. You’ll also learn that although one American dies of melanoma every hour, this form of skin cancer has a high cure rate when it is detected early.

    Schedule your next skin cancer screening with a dermatologist in Salt Lake City. Call Swinyer – Woseth Dermatology at (801) 266-8841.

  • Skin Care Tips for Your 40s and 50s

    As you age, your skin begins to lose moisture and elasticity. This results in skin problems like wrinkles, fine lines, skin discoloration, and sagging skin. Luckily, a talented dermatologist near you can recommend effective anti-aging skin care products and dermatology treatments that can revitalize your skin.

    Watch this video for some great skin care tips for people who are in their 40s and 50s. Recent advances in dermatology have created far more effective anti-aging skin care treatments and skin care products.

    If you’re interested in anti-aging skin care treatments, visit one of our talented dermatologists in Salt Lake City at Swinyer – Woseth Dermatology. We offer anti-aging dermatology treatments like chemical peels, Juvederm, Botox, Radiesse, Xeomin, Dysport, and IPL photorejuvenation therapy. To schedule an appointment, call us today at (385) 800-5172.