Expert advice and suggestions is what you wait for, especially when it comes to beauty and skin care. The bad news is that visiting a skin expert or a dermatologist everytime takes a lot of time and money.
But, what if you get the best skin care tips, free-of-cost, and that too from the best skin specialists from across the globe?
Yes, you read it right!!! Pros reveal their secrets for looking great.
Have a look at the below given skincare tips to enhance your beauty at home.
- Wear your Skin Mask
This is probably the best way to keep your skin youthful – protecting the skin under Sunscreen. Garland, TX-based dermatologist Lisa Garner, MD, president of the Women’s Dermatologic Society reveals, “To ensure I layer on enough sunscreen, I fill the hollow of my palm with about ½ teaspoon of a broad-spectrum sunscreen with SPF 30 or higher and coat my face, neck, and ears.” She further adds, “I usually have to apply two coats to finish what I’ve squeezed out, but that’s how I make sure I’m covered.”
- Skin-Saving Feast
New York City dermatologist Doris Day MD advices to include almonds in the breakfast as she does the same to prevent signs of aging. “They contain essential fatty acids, which help put the brakes on inflammation that accelerates fine lines, sagging, and blotchiness.” And if you’re not a nut lover, include Salmon, halibut and tuna in your lunch or dinner.
- Zen Your Skin
Doctors are at the top when it comes to stress level. Increased levels of stress can raise hormone production, which may lead to breakouts or intensifies conditions like psoriasis. Annie Chiu, MD, a dermatologist in LA says, “Controlling stress keeps your skin calm.” For Chiu, she makes sure to take 10-minute time from her schedule to apply a face mask and relax on her bed. Another trick: “I turn off my cell phone after 8 at night. Every little bit helps!” she adds.
- Keep Dryness at Bay
If you want your skin to look lively and glowing, keep it dryness-free. LA-based dermatologist Jessica Wu, MD sprays thermal spring water several times a day to keep her skin supple. She often spritzes her face when stuck in traffic! Great idea!!
- Learn Bedside Manner
“I often find it difficult to stick to my anti-aging regimen at bedtime,” says Francesca Fusco, MD, an NYC dermatologist. To ensure that she doesn’t miss her evening routine, she stores these products in a skincare case. “So if I’ve forgotten—or was just too tired to apply products at the sink—I can do it easily while in bed.” She keeps these things with her every time: Renova (an Rx retinoid), SCO lip balm, EpiCeram (an ultrahydrating Rx moisturizer), Earth to Skin Care Cracked Heel Renewal, Listerine White Strips and Creative Nail Design Solar oil (to soften cuticles).
- Be Friends with Veggies
Jeanine Downie, MD, a dermatologist in Montclair, NJ relies on frozen peas that help soothe her itchy, irritated eyes. “Once I get home from work, I remove my skincare and put a bag of frozen peas on my lids for about 5 minutes.” The coolness helps lower swelling and pigmentation. A bag of peas easily adopts the shape of the eyes for a quicker relief unlike inflexible ice packs,.
- Skip Sodium
Diet soda is an evil that Audrey Kunin, MD, a Kansas City, MO, dermatologist, just can’t quit, she can intake upto six cans a day. However, when she realized that all the sodium in soda made her eyes and jawline swollen, she moved to its alternate brand that doesn’t punish her skin – sodium-free Diet Rite soda. “It satisfies my cravings and my skin looks much better.”
- Count the Sweetness
Excess of everything is harmful, even the sweetness. The breakdown of sugars known as ‘glycation’ harms the collagen responsible for keeping the skin smooth and firm. To prevent this natural process to go beyond control, Naila Malik, MD, a dermatologist in Southlake, TX ensure taking low-glycemic carbs such as whole grains. These are low in sugar naturally, and the body processes them slowly to limit the loss of collagen.