Skin Care Tips
posted: Jul 01, 2019.
Keep your skin looking fresh, vibrant, and healthy no matter your age.
If you’ve ever felt daunted by the endless options in the skincare aisle, you aren’t alone. Proper skin care shouldn’t be confusing, but it often leaves us feeling lost. Fortunately, no matter whether you are prone to acne or you want to reduce early signs of aging, our Tulsa, OK, dermatologist, Dr. Lynn Anderson, can help you out! Here is some helpful advice to keep your skin looking its best.
Wash and Moisturize Daily
Washing your skin twice a day is the best way to remove oil, dirt, and bacteria from your skin. However, it’s important to also be gentle with your skin when washing it—you don’t have to aggressively scrub it in order to get your skin sufficiently clean. In fact, being too rough with your skin can lead to more breakouts. Other tips include,
- Use cool water rather than warm, which can dry out skin
- Pat, don’t rub, skin dry
- Apply a moisturizer daily
- Wash once in the morning and again at night before bed
This is perhaps the most important piece of advice that everyone should follow. Wearing sunscreen will not only reduce your risk for developing skin cancer but it can also reduce premature lines and wrinkles. Here are tips for making the most from your sunscreen,
- Look for a sunscreen with at least an SPF 15 that protects against both UVA and UVB rays
- Reapply sunscreen after sweating or swimming
- Apply sunscreen about 30 minutes prior to going outside
Along with sunscreen, wearing protective clothing and items like wide-brimmed hats, sunglasses, and clothes with tightly woven fabrics can also protect your skin from the damaging rays of the sun.
If you want to keep your skin looking and feeling its best, then you also need to consider how your diet and lifestyle will impact it. This means making sure that you drink plenty of water throughout the day, for being dehydrated can cause your skin to look dull and even accentuate some of your fine lines. Drinking at least 8 glasses of water a day can help flush out toxins from the body and skin.
Get Your Hormones Under Control
For women, in particular, it can be challenging during certain times of the month to control breakouts. If your acne is the result of hormone fluctuations and you are struggling with getting this problem under control, then you should turn to our Tulsa, OK, dermatologist. We may recommend an oral contraceptive, which can also help you achieve clearer skin no matter what time of the month it is.
Need Help? Give Us a Call!
These are only some of the tips to follow if you want to keep your skin looking beautiful and radiant. If you have questions about how to care for your skin, then call Midtown Dermatology in Tulsa, OK, to schedule a consultation with our dermatologist. Dial (918) 728-3100 today!