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Developing a Dermatologist-Approved Beauty Regimen

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10.10.17
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Have you ever wondered why the beauty routine that works for your best friend doesn’t seem to work for you? Or why there are so many beauty regimens that claim they are the “number one way” to get radiant skin? It seems like we can barely get through a bottle of one product before a hot new method steals our attention (and more of our hard earned cash).

Why can’t there just be one beauty regimen that works for everyone instead of seemingly endless options? The fact of the matter is that we are all incredibly unique, and an experienced dermatologist treats every patient with individualized care to determine the best beauty regimen for them.

Even so, there are some general tips for glowing skin that dermatologists tend to agree on. Here are a few habits that people of all skin types can incorporate into their beauty routines.

Protect Your Skin

Sunscreen is vital. We can’t stress this point enough! To protect your skin from harmful UV rays, you should apply a moisturizer with sunscreen of SPF 30 or higher. For extra protection, apply an antioxidant serum onto your skin before layering on sunscreen. Hats are also helpful to protect your skin from the sun.

Clean Up Your Diet

Does chocolate cause acne? The experts say no. This myth, along with other diet-skin misnomers - has been pretty much busted. But that does not mean that the diet has no role to play in healthy skin. By replacing sugar and processed foods with lean protein, greens, and healthy fats, your complexion will likely improve as much as your energy levels! The oxygenating properties in greens are especially effective when it comes to glowing skin, and protein can help improve skin cell turnover.

Stop Picking

We know you have heard it before, but picking at your pimples can be devastating for your skin. Experts recommend that you steer clear of magnifying mirrors to ensure that you aren't tempted to start picking away. Rather than picking, try using a good spot treatment with salicylic acid. Your dermatologist can help prescribe other acne skin care methods as well.

Use Ice

When you ice sore muscles, inflammation and swelling are reduced. Icing can work the same way with your skin. This simple and free beauty treatment consists of taking an ice cube out of the freezer and gently rubbing it over the surface of your skin. Make sure that the ice is not too cold, and don’t hold it over one part of your face. By keeping it moving, you will prevent any type of ice burn. Because your vessels constrict with the cold temperature, we see a reduction in swelling and redness to your skin.

Visit a Dermatologist

There are several other general tips we can mention, but you will have to experiment to discover what works for you. A dermatologist can help you develop a consistent routine that is individualized, and he or she can also recommend professional dermatology treatments. If you want radiant skin, the experts at the Dermatology and Aesthetic Center of El Paso can help you find a rhythm to get there.   Dr. Karen and Dr. Peter Herman have done a significant amount of research to obtain products at their clinics that are medical and pharmaceutical grade effective for specific skin conditions, ranging from acne and rosacea to oily to dry, preventative to therapeutic skincare cosmeceuticals.  The ingredients in them are possibly similar to what you can purchase at the store or retail online, but they have a stronger concentration of active ingredients to make them more effective. They can comprise a skincare cocktail with your signature.