11 Things Dermatologists Are Dying To Tell You About Your Skin

Published on   Dec 06, 2020

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Since your skin is the largest body organ in the human body, it makes sense then that you would want to take care of it. Some people are naturally blessed with smooth, radiant skin, and some of us have to put in the work to archive the perfect look. If you are after that near-perfect skin tone, your first stop is most probably the dermatologist. Apart from being trained professionals, these doctors have seen it all and can spot unhealthy skin a mile away. Since a dermatologist can't tell you everything in one sitting, here are 13 skincare tips your dermatologist is dying to tell you. 

 

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1. Be Consistent


Most people assume that once they start using certain skincare products, they will immediately start witnessing results. Although some products work wonders a few days later, some products are known to take time before results can be witnessed. Whether or not you see results, it pays to be consistent and use your products as recommended by your doctor. 

 


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2. Shake Things Up


As earlier mentioned, you need to be consistent with the products you use to get the desired results eventually. However, that doesn't mean that you can't change a product if there are no improvement signs. If you spend at least 4 months using a product without even the slightest improvement, it's time you shake things up. 

 


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3. Start Anti-Aging Treatments as Soon as Possible

The common misconception about anti-aging treatments is that people can only start treatments when they start getting old. That's usually not true since the best way to get desired results when time catches up with you is to start your treatments early enough. If you notice wrinkles forming under your eyes, it doesn't matter how old you are; go get that treatment. 

 


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4. Dramatic Weight Loss Can Lead To Saggy Skin

One of the most searched terms on the internet is usually how to lose weight. While losing weight is always good for your health, a dramatic weight loss can be detrimental to your skin. Most dermatologists advise that the best way to approach weight loss is by ensuring you lose weight little by little to prevent your skin from sagging or your skin losing its elasticity.  

 


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5. Have Regular Dental Check-Ups

You are probably wondering how your teeth are related to skincare, but dental health and bone density are known to prevent perioral wrinkles. People with poor dental health tend to lose bone density in the jaws and cheeks, leading to wrinkles and saggy skin. Firm bones are healthy enough to hold the skin in place, therefore preventing sagging and wrinkle formation.

 


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6. Changes In Diet


Many things can lead to unhealthy skin, and one known cause is a change in diet. Even if you are a healthy eater, the human body is known to react to diet changes in different ways, and sometimes a rash or swollen bumps can result from a diet change. If you notice a new problem with your skin, before seeking professional help, the new addition to your diet might be causing the problem. 



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7. Keep Away From Magnifying Mirrors


Magnifying mirrors are usually a fun addition to the makeup closet since they help you identify the minute problems with your skin. However, magnifying mirrors should be removed from the mirror collection since magnifying mirrors only highlight your flaws. People who use magnifying mirrors tend to have low self-esteem since the mirrors only show them their imperfections. 



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8. Spend Time Underneath The Covers


Most people will spend huge amounts of money on skin treatments while forgetting the most basic treatments of all, sex. Sex is obviously good for your relationship, but sex is also proven to give people a radiant look and a youthful glow. Sex releases endorphin and hormones that are known to combat stress, aging, and boosting immunity.

 


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9. The importance of Putting On Sunscreen


When outside, it's always important to protect yourself against sunburn. Almost everybody knows this, and most people use sunscreen to protect themselves against the sun. However, even on a cloudy day, you might still get sunburns because it's about the UV rays and not about it being cloudy or not. If you are going to be outside during peak sun hours, the least you can do for your skin is putting on sunscreen.

 


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10. The Time Factor


Just like prescription drugs, skincare products need to be applied at the right time. When it comes to the right time, the thing to remember is that day time products are for protection while night time products are for repair. A good example of this is applying sunscreen instead of applying a moisturizer before going to bed. 

 


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11. Stop Scratching


A common behavior among acne patients is that they always touch, scratch, or squeeze their acne. This scratching action is called skin picking, and most people often don't realize they're doing it since it just comes as a human want. Picking irritates your skin and makes it harder for a dermatologist to deal with acne. 

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