If you want skin that looks and feels supple, youthful and soft, there are certain skincare routines that you cannot abandon. Our skilled dermatologist in Birmingham can provide you with the best practices to get that skin of your dreams. Here are some basic tips that we think could help you.
1. Avoid using too many products on your skin
An ideal skincare regimen involves using one or two products that have been proven effective. Excellent products do not always work immediately, and you should give yourself some time to see desirable results. Using too many products could result in the ingredients in the diverse products cancelling out each other, and can also cause skin irritation. Using medical-grade skincare products under the direction of our team of experts is going to be your best bet.
2. Clean your skin gently yet thoroughly in the morning and the evening
Do not just rinse your face in the morning or sleep with makeup on at night. If you feel just too tired at night to remove your makeup, or perhaps you are just bogged down by the daily routine of morning application and removal at night, our dermatologist could offer you options. For example, we may suggest permanent makeup procedures so that you do not have to go through with the time-consuming routines. But you must still cleanse your face.
3. Exfoliate correctly
After you exfoliate, it is important to moisturize the skin to heal the barrier. Keeping the skin barrier well-moisturized dramatically improves its look and feel. Ideally, your skin should exfoliate on its own, and, thus, as it becomes healthier, you may need to exfoliate less.
4. Avoid picking your pimples
Pinching, scratching, or squeezing pimples introduces bacteria into your skin and can cause infections.
5. Be gentle
Gently pat your skin and avoid pulling, picking and rubbing it too hard. Rough handling can cause marks on your skin. Furthermore, your skin can stretch in ways that it is not used to extending naturally.
If you are in the Michigan area and would like more skincare tips, you can visit us at Pinnacle Dermatology and talk to our dermatologist at our office in Birmingham. Contact us today to schedule a skincare consultation!