A dermatologist is a skin specialist, specifically how to look after it and to treat issues with the skin. It takes approximately 8 years of training to become a dermatologist and it’s recommended everyone visit them periodically.  Naturally, if you’re facing a skin issue you’ll want to visit them. However, visiting them when you’re feeling fine is also a good idea, it ensures they can track any changes to your skin.  As a professional in skin care they understand the effects of UV rays, environmental pollutants, and even makeup on the skin. That’s why they are the best people to offer advice on how to care for the skin.

Let’s take a look at their recommended skincare tips.

Always Use Sunscreen

Whenever you’re heading outside you should use sunscreen or skin products which contain sunscreen. Most people do this on sunny days but don’t realize it’s still important on cloudy days. The sun’s UV rays can penetrate through clouds, meaning you’re getting a dose of UV radiation even when you don’t think you are. As UV light can damage and age your skin, it’s a good idea to use sunscreen. It’s best to apply it at least 30 minutes before you head outside. Don’t forget to reapply it every couple of hours, especially on sunny days.

Wash Daily

You need to wash your skin daily, especially any areas which have been exposed to the elements. Washing your skin, including cleansing your face, removes contaminants, clears your pores, and allows your skin to breathe properly. Contaminants are everywhere, they include makeup, emissions from cars and factories, other pollutants carried through the air, and bacteria. All these things collect on your face, blocking pores and causing skin damage. To protect your skin was exposed areas at least twice a day. That means using warm water, hot water is not good for your skin. Ideally, use an exfoliating and cleansing wash before rinsing your face clean.

Stay Hydrated

Your skin helps to control your body temperature: you sweat through your skin to lower your temperature. Of course, your skin is also an organ and it needs blood flow, minerals, oxygen, and moisture. The good news is hydration of the skin is as simple as drinking plenty of water. As an added bonus, hydrated skin is fuller, more elastic, and less prone to wrinkles. As well as drinking plenty of water, you should look for a moisturizer designed for your skin type. You can then apply it morning and evening after you’ve washed. It will help your skin stay hydrated and have a natural glow.

Avoid Chaffing

Chaffing is when something rubs against something else. If done for an extended period it can cause damage to the surfaces involved. Unfortunately, this can happen when the skin rubs against itself, clothes rub, or even if you are rubbing your skin too much.
In the case of rubbing too much this often happens when applying skincare products. You simply need to remember to rub the product across your skin in one go and then leave it to absorb. To avoid skin chaffing against itself use a good hydrating cream. In addition, check the stitching inside your clothing. If you’re wearing tighter-fitting clothes try to find seamless items.

Get Your Nutrition & Hydration Right

You already know that a balanced diet, with all the essential vitamins and minerals, will help you to stay healthy. What you may not have realized is that a good diet can also be considered a diet for healthy skin. You simply need to choose natural foods which are high in vitamins, antioxidants, and low in sugars and fats. This will help to ensure your body, including your skin, has all the nutrients it needs to stay healthy. Your skin will literally glow. Of course, you still need to drink plenty of water, it’s good for every part of your body, including your skin. Try to drink eight glasses a day.

Summing Up

Skincare doesn’t need to be complicated. Simply review your diet and make sure you’re eating healthily, drink plenty of water, and make sure you wash your skin daily. It’s best to choose skincare products which are designed for your skin type. This will ensure your skin is getting the best possible care. It’s also important that, once you have decided on your routine, you stick to it. It’s best to find the products you like the most and stick to them, at approximately the same time every day.

Your skin will thank you and you’ll feel more confident when you see and feel how much your skin glows.