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The Importance of Proper Skincare

Skin is your body’s largest organ. It serves as a protective barrier between your insides and the rest of the world, helps regulate body temperature and acts as a filter.

Skin exists in a constant state of growth, with old cells dying as new cells are forming. It’s affected by every aspect of your life, from what you eat to where you live. Healthy skin is better able to fight signs of aging, heals much faster and staves off potential disease better than unhealthy skin.

Proper skin care requires cleansing and moisturizing. Cleansing is essential to remove dirt and dead skin cells. It helps to prevent pimples or acne. Cleansing, however, can dry out the skin. Cleansing removes the oil on the skin, which retains moisture. As a result, moisturizers are needed to restore water to the skin and protect the skin. Special liquid cleaners are recommended over using traditional bar soap. Liquid cleaners can be made with moisturizers to combat the drying agents in the cleansers. The type of cleaner chosen depends on the skin type of the person using it. Vitamin E is often included in good skincare products as it helps moisturize the skin. It also maintains elasticity. The type of moisturizer used is important as well. A heavier moisturizer should be used at night while a thinner, lighter moisturizer is recommended for daytime use. Consult the experts at Myerlee Pharmacy for the best moisturizer for your skin type.

Good skincare requires a lot of effort. A regime of cleaning and moisturizing should be followed every day to be effective. Avoiding exposure to the sun and tanning is ideal to prevent the harmful effects of radiation. The application of sunscreen with a minimum SPF of 15 is helpful as well. Smoking should be avoided. A healthy diet is beneficial in improving the elasticity of the skin. Drinking water is essential to good skincare. Water helps the body function better. It also cleans the pores from the inside. It re-hydrates the skin, which helps the skin stay moist. Keeping good habits in addition to good skincare will help the skin age gracefully and beautifully.

At Myerlee Pharmacy, a dermatology pharmacy in Fort Myers, our overarching objective is to enhance your appearance, rather than alter it. Feeling and looking your best does not have to be limited by your age. We want to work with you to achieve beautiful, healthy skin at any and every stage of your life.

Myerlee Pharmacy offers top-of-the-line skincare products for all your skincare issues. Contact our Fort Myers office at 239-271-2588 or visit our website at