Dermatologist-Approved Tips for Clearer Skin

Don’t we all want flawless and glowing skin? Well, that’s the dream for most women. In today’s day and age, there are so many products available that sometimes it gets difficult to understand what’s good for the skin, and what’s not. Of course, some tips are universal – staying hydrated, getting enough sleep and washing your face. But what about other beauty secrets?

You don’t need to spend big bucks to achieve a peachy glow. There are some simple tips and tricks that one can follow and achieve a glowing complexion. Let’s take a look at some of them.

Use the Correct Cleanser for Your Skin Type

If you have oily or acne-prone skin, a salicylic gel or benzoyl peroxide face wash is perfect and  recommended by dermatologists. For those who have dry mature skin, a moisturizing glycolic or milky cleanser is the best option, and women who have brown spots or melasma can use a brightening face wash with alpha hydroxy acid.

Go Easy on Products

As tempted as you might be, don’t use too many products. Layering on one product after the other is not the best thing. It can be harsh on the skin, resulting in breakouts and clogged pores. Using specific products that suit your skin are much better than just using anything and everything, and confusing your skin.

Moisturize Twice a Day

This is a simple tip that goes a long way. You need to moisturize your skin twice a day, once in the morning and once at night. Slather on a good moisturizer after a shower, and once before you go to bed. But try and avoid lotions with heavy fragrances and make sure you find one which is gentle on your skin, and causes no irritation.

Do Not Touch Your Face

You might wonder why, but this is very important. When you touch your face, it doesn’t just spread bacteria and cause breakouts, but also leads to scarring and can increase wrinkles. Sometimes, it can also spread flu and other viruses. So, it’s best to avoid touching your face!

Hydrate Inside and Out

Dermatologists can’t emphasize enough the importance of hydration. If your body is dehydrated, your skin will lack luster and will sag. And even when you choose products, use a cleanser, moisturizer and an anti-aging cream that has hydrating formulas. Also, make sure you have eight glasses of water everyday.