Amneet Brar, FNP-C, has a passion to help people feel comfortable and confident in their own skin. In 2019, she joined Rao Dermatology and was able to put her passion into practice, with the bonus of a familial culture and team values putting patient care at the forefront. You may have seen Amneet around our offices, as she specializes in skin cancer, acne, and always looks forward to assisting with MOHS surgeries. We sat down with Amneet to chat about transitional skincare and her tips for your best skin health. Read on to learn more about one of our Rao Dermatology clinicians.
What’s your favorite part of being part of the Rao Dermatology team?
When I first started working at Rao Dermatology, I knew immediately that I was going to love being a part of the team. All of the Rao Dermatology team members were extremely friendly and welcoming, just as they are with our patients. My favorite part is that we all share the same values and goals; patient care is our priority and we are all committed to providing our patients with high quality care.
What’s one piece of skincare advice you would share with your 15 year old self?
One piece of skin care advice I would share with my 15 year old self is to wear sunscreen every single day! Using proper sun protection not only helps reduce the risk of skin cancer, but also prevents premature aging of the skin, including sun spots, hyperpigmentation, and wrinkles. Wear a broad spectrum UVA/UVB sunscreen, SPF 30 or greater, and reapply every 90 minutes.
What skincare advice do you have as we transition into the fall season?
A good skin care routine is very important as we transition into the fall season. Switch out light creams and gels with creams that are thicker and more hydrating. Use creams and lotions made with ceramides, as they help maintain the skin barrier and retain moisture and hydration. I highly recommend CeraVe products which include ceramides! It’s also important to add a body lotion to your daily routine if you’re not already using one. Moisturizing your skin daily can help retain moisture, preventing dry and itchy skin. The best time to moisturize your skin is right after you shower, while your skin is still a little damp.
Since cooler weather and lower humidity levels cause our skin to become more dry, those with eczema may begin to experience more frequent flares. To help prevent flares, moisturize your skin at least twice a day, especially after showers/baths. Keep your water lukewarm or room temperature for showers and baths.
Cutting down your use of exfoliating ingredients like retinoids or acids may also be a good idea, especially for those with dry or sensitive skin types. If you’re currently using a retinoid nightly, try cutting back to 2-4 times a week in the fall and winter seasons. Last but not least, keep wearing your sunscreen because you are being exposed to harmful UV rays even on rainy and cloudy days.
Looking to learn more from Amneet? Schedule your consultation at our Fresno or Hanford offices today.