4 Most Important Dermatologist’s Secrets for Your Skin to Look Great

For great skin, it takes more than just great skin care products.

  1. Clean skin is the beginning of healthy skin. It is important to rid your skin of the natural build up of oils that will clog your pores and cause blemishes and other imperfections. Even as important as ridding the buildup of oils is the washing away contaminants that may interact with your skin care regimen as well as creating another barrier for the products your using to evenly penetrate deep enough into the skin to actually work. Do not use soap. Use a “soap less” cleanser when cleaning your face. The binders that hold a bar of soap together are in an alkaline base and have a high pH balance which will strip all the water and natural oils out of the skin, causing the surface of the skin to dehydrate.
  2. Avoid long exposure to direct sun light, unless you want to prematurely age or you think wrinkles are sexy and want to accelerate the process.
  3. Smoke and pollution will also damage your skin. For your skin to look great you need to stop consuming mass amounts of sugar and junk food.
  4. It can be hard to resist and sometimes we do this without thinking, but do not pick your skin, squeeze your pimples, or touch your face. You can make problem skin much worse by forcing bacteria deeper into the skin, resulting in scarring and further breakouts. A better solution for problem skin is a regular facial schedule, where your pores can be cleaned professionally.

It is commonly perceived that washing your face a lot is good for your skin. Wrong! Try to wash or cleanse the skin only once a day and preferably at night before retiring. Research indicates that the skin repairs itself most effectively at night, so you want to put your skin in the best possible condition for its repair. And remember, quality moisturizers that do not contain clogging ingredients, will not suffocate your skin.

To sum it up, it’s the environment and your diet that will significantly impede your quest for great skin and a youthful appearance.

Copyright © Dr. Roy Shapiro *4 Most Important Dermatologist’s Secrets for Your Skin to Look Great*

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