Your skincare routine should always be able to adapt to your changing needs. Some things should never change, and these products are the basic foundation of a good and healthy skincare routine.
If you don’t have your moisturizer figured out yet, you’re going to want to pay attention. One of the biggest detriments to your skin is dryness. Losing moisture leaves your skin less capable of protecting itself from aging, damage, and other environmental factors. Besides being more prone to irritation, dry skin is also unsightly and can negatively impact your self esteem. Finding the right moisturizer to keep your skin properly hydrated and looking and feeling great can be a little tricky at first. Everyone’s skin is different, and there are thousands upon thousands of moisturizers with different ingredients, so you probably won’t find the perfect moisturizer for you on the first try. Experiment with moisturizers, but come in with a good idea of the kind of product you need. Whether you have oily, dry, sensitive, or any other variety of skin types, there are products for you. People with oily skin will benefit from light moisturizers, while heavier creams may be good for you if your skin is chronically dry. Always opt for non comedogenic moisturizers and other products. While most products are designed to keep pores clear, there are still some out there that can cause acne. A moisturizer can contain any number of nutrients that can supplement your skin, but we’ll discuss some of the popular ones like retinoids and collagen on their own a little later.
While moisturizers may be the basis of good skincare, the most important component of protecting your skin will always be sunscreen. All year round, your skin is under the threat of sun damage. Sunscreen with an SPF of 30 or higher, applied anywhere skin is exposed every two hours, is the only way you can prevent sun damage. Why care about avoiding a sunburn or getting a little tan? Well, sun damage is a lot more serious than red skin. Sun damage can accumulate and contribute to the formation of skin cancer. The leading cause of skin cancers is the ultraviolet radiation that is contained in sunlight. Besides this very dangerous concern, sun damage can also cause your skin to age prematurely. Frequently sun damaged skin will have a harder time repairing itself when other damage or maintenance is necessary. As a result, your skin’s production of necessary substances like elastin and collagen, which give it its fullness and elasticity, drastically lowers. Don’t let your skin suffer in the sun; wear sunscreen every day and make sure you’re being safe in the sun. Find shade when you can and wear clothes that protect your skin.
There are more skincare products than we could possibly name in one or one hundred sentences, but some of the most common ingredients that work well for practically everyone are retinoids and collagen. Retinol, or retinoids, are products that contain high levels of vitamin A, which are essential for good skin. Retinoids work to promote skin cell renewal and can help treat wrinkles, fine lines, acne, and more. Collagen is something our skin produces naturally, but as we age, that production slows. Retinoids can actually help promote collagen development in the skin, but collagen itself is also found in many topical skin care products. Supplementing your skin’s collagen content can help make your skin look fuller. Collagen is a fundamental building block throughout the body, and in the skin it provides youthful, plump skin that won’t be as prone to wrinkles or other fine lines.
Your skincare routine may be working for you, but it can always be made better. If you need more advice on starting or adding to your skincare routine, call the experts at Northeast Dermatology Associates today.
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