Dermatology is important for all people, young and old alike. In fact, people should make it a point to see a dermatologist yearly, or more if they or anyone in their family has a history of skin issues. An annual dermatologist visit will keep your skin healthy and beautiful and will offer insight as to how you can keep your skin looking youthful and glowing. With that being said, there are some skincare tips that almost all dermatologists will agree upon when it comes to preserving your skin before and after a dermatologist appointment. This post will detail the top 5 beauty and skincare tips that you can put into practice in your everyday life.
Beauty Tips to Consider
Having beautiful and clear skin doesn’t always need medical intervention. Though you should see a dermatologist once a year, you can ensure your skin is at it;s best by following these 5 easy and at-home beauty tips.
1. Moisturizer is Your Best Friend
It’s essential to keep your skin as moisturized as possible. You should moisturize your entire body, including your face. Moisturizing will help balance your skin’s complexion, help your skin keep its elasticity, prevent breakouts, avoid irritation/dryness. Be sure to choose a moisturizer that does not contain harsh chemicals as this can burn your face and clog your pores; essentially having a reverse effect of what it is supposed to do.
2. Make Time to Exfoliate
You should exfoliate both your face and your body 2-3 times a week. Exfoliating will get rid of any dry, dull, and flakey skin, allowing you to have a radiant complexion. Choose a gentle exfoliant in order to avoid skin irritation. An organic sugar scrub that features moisturizing components is your best option. Before choosing an exfoliant, spend time online researching different products to find the one that best suits your skin.
3. Your Diet is Key
Your diet is one of the most important factors in maintaining clear, beautiful, and healthy skin. The cliche, “you are what you eat,” is relevant when it comes to your skin. The better things you put in your body, the better and healthier your skin will be; and vice versa. Some diet tips to improve your skin include:
- Avoid added sugar
- Avoid fried foods
- Avoid excess dairy products
- Stay extremely hydrated
- Do your best to eat clean (avoid processed foods and make it a point to eat natural, whole foods such as fruits and vegetables)
4. Avoid Excess Sun Light and Heat Exposure
Excess sun and heat exposure can cause irreversible damage to your skin. Not only can it impact the appearance of your skin, but it can also cause cell mutations that can result in skin cancer. Do your best to avoid unnecessary sun exposure, and if you know you are going to be in the sun for a long period of time, apply sunblock often. If you have particularly sensitive skin, it will also be in your best interest to wear lotion or makeup with SPF in it all of the time.
5. Choose Organic Products
When buying beauty products, whether that be soap, makeup, or lotion, be sure to choose the most organic options. What does organic in terms of skincare mean? It simply means skincare products that are void of harsh chemicals and full of natural and whole ingredients. Organic products will help your skin not only appear healthy, your skin actually will be healthy.
Talk to Your Dermatologist Today
Whether you are planning to visit a dermatologist to receive acne scar treatment, or you are simply going for your yearly check-up, it will be worth your while to talk to your doctor about additional beauty tips. Ask your dermatologist about some beauty tips he or she recommends for your skin specifically, and be sure to follow his or her instructions. Keep these tips, as well as those given directly to you by your doctor, in mind while you plan your skincare routine so that you can have the best skin possible.
About the Author
Jennifer Bell is a freelance writer, blogger, dog-enthusiast, and avid beachgoer operating out of Southern New Jersey.