No one knows how to care for skin more than those who study it for a living. Dermatologists spend many years studying the skin’s properties, composition, diseases that affect it, etc. Thus, it is only natural that they have invaluable information on how to craft an effective skin care regimen since their routine is supported by scientific knowledge and research. So the question becomes: What methods do dermatologists themselves use to care for their skin?
Here are some tips from leading dermatologists in the country on how to care for your skin:
Practice facial massages to help fight wrinkles: Items such as stretch mark products are one thing, but many dermatologists use and recommend acupressure massages to the face. These can be done by applying slight pressure to the inner eyebrows, temples, and next to your nostrils, holding for 10 seconds each to help fight frown lines, etc.
Hydrate both the outside and inside of your skin: It is vital to hydrate your skin with products such as moisturizing creams and cleansers, but dermatologists also recommend that you remember to hydrate your skin from the inside by drinking plenty of fluids daily.
Avoid taking overly hot showers: Dermatologist Elizabeth Tanzi, of the George Washington Medical Center recommends only applying tepid water to the face when cleansing. She says that excessively hot water can strip the skin of its essential oils.
Skip sodium: According to Audrey Kunin, MD, a Kansas City, MO, dermatologist, excessive amounts of sodium can lead to puffy looking eyes.
Always use the right amount of sunscreen: The sun’s UV rays can be very damaging to the skin over time and in extreme cases can lead to skin cancer. Dermatologists recommend that you wear sun screen during particularly sunny days even during the winter months.
Effectively manage your skin care time: Use any free time available to do impromptu skin care treatments.
Drink green tea: Green tea contains substances like EGCG and theaflavins. These substances can help prevent skin cancers and the breakdown of collagen.
At Apothederm we use the latest scientific research done by leading dermatologists in the formulation of our products. Our serums, creams, cleansers, etc. are most effective when they are coupled with a regular routine that becomes a habit for people interested in maintaining youthful, supple skin (and who isn’t?) Add our products to such a routine, along with the recommendations of leading dermatologists, and you will be on your way to achieving your skincare goals.