Tips from a dermatologist to Obtain Beautiful Skin

Submitted by Patrick Hatfield on Wed, 09/05/2018 - 10:47 pm

Your skin is on display for the world to see, so it only makes sense that you should protect and cherish your skin to the best of your ability.  There are many tips out there from the professional dermatologists that can point you in the right direction to beautiful and healthy skin.

Hydrate – This is something you hear often, but it is vital to the health of your skin.  Drink water to hydrate from the inside and make sure to hydrate from the outside with products like serums, moisturizers, and hydrating mists.  These type of products will lock moisture into the skin and provide hydration.

Facial Acupressure – Relax your face by giving it a mini massage.  Focus on the part of your face that may be prone to wrinkles.  Usually it is the area above the inner eyebrows, near the temples, and in the corners of your mouth to your nostrils.  Press and hold these areas for 10 seconds each and you will relax the tense muscles and hopefully keep wrinkles at bay.

Hot Water – Avoid hot water that can cause serious drying of the skin.  The heat will suck out the moisture found in your skin.

Sunscreen – The importance of sunscreen is always mentioned by dermatologists for your face.  The one thing that may not be mentioned is that you need to protect your neck, chest, and hands with sunscreen as well.  These areas are exposed just as much as the face and should be treated appropriately.

Diet – Make sure to have plenty of fatty acids in your diet.  Avoid starches and carbohydrates, which are bad for your skin and make sure to pile on the omega-3 fatty acids and watch your skin glow from these nutrients.

Treat your Skin – Take the time to pamper your skin and provide it with all the nourishment it can stand.  Use a moisturizer, face masks, serums, facials, and relax whenever you can.  Stress can cause your skin to become irritated and even inflamed.

Anti-Aging Regimen – Keep your products for anti-aging by your bedside.  If you have them in the bathroom, you may forget to use them. If they are right by your bedside, it is more likely you will remember to use them before you get your beauty rest.  Retinol-based products are an excellent way to keep the aging of your skin to a minimum.

Veggies – If you have swelling or inflammation, or maybe just puffy eyes, use a bag of frozen peas on the face for about 5 minutes to reduce swelling and inflammation.  You can even consider hydrocortisone cream that can help with reducing the bags and swelling.

Avoid Impact – There are many of us that like to work out and keep our bodies looking great; however, try to avoid impact exercise, since collagen is fragile and impact can lead to sagging. Use machines like ellipticals and bicycles, which lessen the impact.  This also helps with preserving your joints as well.