4 Skin Care Tips Dermatologists Live By

4 Skin Care Tips Dermatologists Live By October 27 2019 By Iradine Cabrera-Deano

When it comes to your skin, why not care for yourself the way dermatologists care for themselves? After years of schooling and hands-on clinical experience, surely they have a trick or two up their sleeves when it comes to skin care. What follows are four unique tips collected from dermatologists to help you achieve a youthful and radiant glow.


1. Use A Reparative Skin Moisturizer

A recent study suggests skin inflammation - aggravated by age-related changes to skin acidity, hydration and increased permeability - may be the underlying cause of several serious chronic age-related diseases including Alzheimer’s disease, cardiovascular disease, and diabetes. According to Peter Elias, MD, a UCSF professor of dermatology, this implies “you would want to be applying an effective topical barrier repair preparation daily.” So using a reparative skin moisturizer not only makes your skin look and feel better, there's also evidence it's good for your overall health.


2. Watch What You Eat

The next time you go grocery shopping, dermatologists suggest placing colorful fruits and vegetables in your shopping cart. Fruits and veggies are not only good for your health but they are great for your skin as well! Regular consumption of fruits and vegetables give your skin that natural glow owing to the food's high antioxidant content. Research suggests that if you are aiming for radiant skin eat tomatoes, leafy green, spinach and carrots, as these are rich in carotenoids – antioxidants widely viewed as beneficial for protecting you from disease and enhancing your immune system.


3. Use Headphones When Borrowing Somebody Else's Phone

Are you aware that your mobile phone is loaded with your own personal bacteria? In one particular study led by researchers at the University of Oregon, they found more than seven thousand different types of bacteria across a sample of fifty-one mobile phones with each phone having the unique personal microbial flora of their owner. Following on the study, at least one dermatologist suggested carrying your own person earphones and to avoid placing somebody else's phone next to your face as it could lead to breakouts.


4. Be Consistent With Your Skin Care Routine

In order to have the best-looking skin possible, you need to be consistent with your skin care routine. No matter how tired you are, make sure you tick it off your to-do list. Moisturize with a natural hand and body lotion, apply sunscreen if you are going to be out in the sun, remove makeup with a gentle cleanser and at night you can opt to use a collagen promoting cream to cap off your skin care regimen.


Do what the experts do themselves. In this case, watch what the dermatologists are doing. They have a unique perspective and offer some tried and true skin care tips as well as some out-of-the-ordinary advice. Adopt these four tips for a more youthful radiant glow.


Four skin care tips dermatologists live by