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15 Dermatologists’ Suggestions For Healthier Skin

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Have you ever realized that you usually spend more time washing your hair than taking care of your skin? And that is quite surprising when you take into account that the skin is actually the largest organ of your body. But it is of vital importance that you take good care of it. After all, the skin is your first line of defense. Keeping it healthy ensures that it will be more capable to stave off potential diseases. It will also be able to heal much faster and to combat the appearance of those pesky little signs of aging.

But how to take care of it? You could always ask a dermatologist for some suggestions. But take into consideration, that just like consulting any other professional, it’s not very nice to try to get advice from them for free. Luckily, we have here 15 pieces of advice offered by the good doctors that we can share with all of you, courtesy of Diply.

1. Use sunscreen every day

Yes. Even in winter. The skin is a very delicate thing. You need to protect it, because the sun can damage it more than you think.

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2. Apply a shot glass’ worth of sunscreen

That is, to exposed areas, which include your eyelids, the top of your feet and hands, and your ears! Applying less than this quantity will result in lesser efficiency.

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Source: Instagram | @skin_dr_reed

3. Be careful when buying sunscreen from Amazon

About 40% of the sunscreens aren’t up to standard. When buying one, you should make sure that it has an SPF of at least 30, that it protects against UVA and UVB rays, and that it’s water resistant. Simple, right?

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4. Beware of sun overexposure

You do need to spend some time in the sun – that is how you get Vitamin D. But for that purpose 5-10 minutes are quite enough, depending on your skin type. Prolonged exposure could be very bad for you. And keep in mind that you can also get Vitamin D from food and supplements.

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Source: Instagram | @drstengeldermatology

5. Don’t use pore strips too often

Using them can be pretty addictive, but dermatologists warn that when you strip them from your skin, it can result in your body producing even more oil. And then it’s just a vicious cycle.

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6. Don’t use your hands to remove blackheads

Use a tool called a round loop extractor instead. Or you could try over-the-counter treatments, microdermabrasion, or even a chemical peel.

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7. Be very gentle when using a face scrub or exfoliant

“The problem [with scrubs] is that with over-zealous or too-often use, they can irritate and cause more inflammation,” says Dr. Annie Chiu, a dermatologist. “When you use it on active acne—it can sometimes cause discoloration or scarring as you may traumatize already tender, inflamed acneic skin,” she added.

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8. You’re probably overestimating the severity of your acne

That’s not to say that you shouldn’t be concerned about your acne. Just that a dermatologist, who’s seen a lot of it, might consider a non-issue that which to you seems terrible.

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9. Acne doesn’t mean poor hygiene

Many people think that, but it isn’t true. And actually, washing your skin too often can worsen the acne situation.

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Source: Instagram | @cosmetologist_elenalotos

10. Your diet has a less direct impact on your acne

Consuming too much sugar and fat isn’t beneficial for your acne, but that is because it has a negative impact on your overall health.

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Source: Instagram | @cosmetologist_elenalotos

11. Topical treatments (creams) won’t shrink your existing acne

But they will prevent new ones from forming. Which is why you should apply them all over your skin, not just on the acne.

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Source: Instagram | @cosmetologist_elenalotos

12. A dermatologist’s job is not just to cure acne

They also treat patients for skin cancer and other skin disorders. And they do treatments for the hair and nails as well.

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13. Adults get acne too

And quite often too. 20% of adults have facial blemishes throughout their entire lives. Adult women are more likely to get acne than men.

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Source: Instagram | @slcgroomer

14. Genetics determines whether you have “good” skin

But it’s not the only factor. You can contribute to a healthier state of your skin by limiting your sun exposure, not smoking, and using a good moisturizer suitable for your skin every day.

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15. The anti-inflammatory property of coconut oil helps treat acne

But, since every skin is different, what works for some, might not work for you.

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