Spring Self Care for Skin

Two skincare must-haves to deal with acne, eczema, and psoriasis

From the LifeMinute.TV Team

March 7, 2022

Spring is right around the corner, and we have the scoop on two skincare must-haves to add to your routine as the season changes.

For the 50 million Americans that deal with acne, Differin has a solution for you. Differin Gel was the first FDA-approved, dermatologist-developed, prescription-strength acne-fighting retinoid available over the counter. This week, Differin is celebrating the fifth consecutive Retinoid Education Week to educate those with acne about how retinoids work, how to use them, and what to expect while using them. Unlike spot treatments, Differin Gel is formulated with 0.1% adapalene to clear existing acne breakouts and prevent new acne from forming by regulating skin cell turnover to keep pores from clogging. It also helps combat blackheads, whiteheads, and inflammation. Ultimately, it helps restore skin tone and texture by clearing acne.

When using a retinoid, consistency is the key. Results can be seen in as few as two weeks, but significant results are typically seen after 90 days and only get better if you use it daily. Some people tend to experience dryness or irritation when they first start to use a retinoid, which is called retinization and is completely normal. To combat signs of retinization, I always recommend patients use a gentle cleanser and moisturizer in their routine, as well as sunscreen during the daytime. Sometimes, skin can appear a bit worse before it gets better. If that does occur, retinization typically subsides after two to four weeks of consistent use. You can find Differin at Walgreens, and they’ll have various savings this entire month. You can also visit differin.com or download the Clear90 app, which has some great info there as well. 

Bodewell is a new skin health brand – with gentle products that provide powerful results – uniquely designed for those with eczema and psoriasis and tackling symptoms like itch and irritation. The products include proven active ingredients like colloidal oatmeal (for eczema) and salicylic acid (for psoriasis), along with essential moisturizers and a unique botanical blend called BW22. The Bodewell creams and sprays start working on day one to help treat flare symptoms.

The products help soothe irritated skin and promote clearer-looking skin over time too. In a recent test, after four weeks of use, 9 out of 10 people felt the daily calming cream made their skin feel healthy, and 8 out of 10 people agreed that the eczema cream reduced their number of “bad skin days.” We also love that their products are free of steroids, parabens, and fragrances. You can get them without a prescription at bodewellskin.com.

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