Vitamins and minerals play an important role in maintaining the health and appearance of your skin. They contribute to a variety of skin functions, including cell regeneration, collagen production, protection from environmental damage, and overall skin health.
These general skincare tips from a dermatologist will work for just about everyone.
• Apply sunscreen to your hands
Apply sunscreen every day before going out. Sunscreen is the closest thing to the fountain of youth. It can really slow down skin aging. It also helps prevent skin cancer. Look for a sunscreen with broad spectrum protection, SPF 30 (or higher), and water resistance.
Although it’s important to protect your baby’s skin from the sun, the AAD recommends applying sunscreen only to children 6 months and older.
• don’t smoke
Smoking accelerates skin aging. Smoking also slows wound healing. Studies have shown that smoking makes some skin conditions worse, such as psoriasis and hidradenitis suppurativa.
Check your skin for skin cancer. Skin self-examination can help detect skin cancers that are more likely to be treated early. If you notice any spots that are different from others, or have changes, itching, or bleeding, make an appointment with a dermatologist.
• Use a self-tanner if you look tanned
Exposure to the sun, both indoors and outdoors, can prematurely age your skin. It also increases your risk of getting skin cancer. With a self-tanner, you can get the look you want without the risk. To keep my skin healthy, I want to protect my skin from the sun, even when using a self-tanner.
• Use skin care products that meet your skin’s needs.
What is your skin type – oily, dry, normal, combination or sensitive? Do you have any skin ailments? Your skin will look and feel its best with products that are formulated for your skin’s needs.
• Resist the urge to scrub your skin clean
If you’ve been sweating profusely or have severe acne breakouts, rubbing your skin may seem like the natural thing to do. stop it! Scrubbing and irritating your skin can make any skin condition worse, including acne.
• Wash your face when you wake up, before you go to bed, and after you sweat.
Washing your face when you wake up removes the dirt and germs that have accumulated on your face while you were asleep. Before going to bed, you want to remove makeup and dirt such as smog, smoke, and dirt from your skin.
• Gently wash your face
Gentle cleansing keeps your skin looking its best. To gently wash your face, wet your face with lukewarm water. Next, gently apply a mild cleanser with fingertips in circular motions. Finally, rinse off the cleanser thoroughly and pat your face dry with a clean towel.
Finding healthy ways to manage stress can help your skin, too. Some skin disorders, such as psoriasis and atopic dermatitis (eczema), often first appear during periods of intense stress. Stress can also trigger recurrences of many skin conditions, including acne, eczema, psoriasis and rosacea.
If you don’t like something about your skin, see a dermatologist. Dermatologists are experts when it comes to our skin. These doctors diagnose and treat thousands of different skin conditions. They also have the expertise needed to help people rejuvenate and care for their skin safely.
firstname.lastname@example.org Source: American Academy of Dermatology