Dermatologists are the best resource for skincare tips. Your skin, just like the rest of your body, needs special care. It is, after all, what is most exposed to the elements, which means it is prone to becoming damaged. Skincare is not about vanity, it is an important part of overall health and well-being.
Even with so many products on the market, skincare that is simple is still the best. Below, we talk about the most common advice given by dermatologists, and where in Miami and Coral Gables you can go to receive personalized skincare advice and treatments for skin concerns by a dermatologist.
Tip #1 Wear Sunscreen
Sun exposure can cause premature aging and increase your risk for skin cancer. It’s important to wear sunscreen with at least SPF 30 every day, even on cloudy days or when you don’t plan on being outside for long periods of time. Make sure you reapply every two hours if you are in direct sunlight or are sweating heavily. To save you time, get a moisturizer that contains SPF 30 or higher.
Tip #2 Keep Your Skin Clean
Cleansing your face twice daily helps remove dirt, oil, and bacteria from the surface of your skin, which can lead to breakouts and other skin issues. Use a gentle cleanser that is formulated for your skin and won’t strip away natural oils from your face while still effectively removing impurities from the surface layer of the skin.
Tip #3 Don’t Forget to Moisturize
Moisturizing your skin is important because problems such as dryness, redness, fine lines, and wrinkles can develop from dry skin. Skin that is moisturized looks healthy and helps minimize signs of aging. A dermatologist can recommend the best type of moisturizer for your skin type. For example, individuals with acne-prone skin should opt for an oil-free moisturizer, while those with dry skin may need something richer that also locks in moisture.
Tip #4 Exfoliate
Exfoliating is an important step in your skincare routine, as it sloughs off dead skin cells, which can clog pores and lead to dull skin, uneven texture, and breakouts. You are going to need an exfoliator that meets your unique needs. Ask your dermatologist for recommendations. Be careful not to over-exfoliate your skin.
Dermatologists offer cosmetic procedures, such as glycolic acid peels, microdermabrasion, and Beta lift peels, that offer a stronger exfoliation than what you can buy for at-home use for younger and brighter-looking skin.
Tip #5 Don’t Overdo It – Keep It Simple
It can be very easy to overdo your skincare routine: over-cleansing, daily exfoliation, and harsh scrubbing – all damage your skin barrier and strip away natural oils. Keep your routine simple if you don’t want to end up causing acne breakouts, irritation, inflammation, and increased sensitivity. You want to avoid using many different products together – and always consult your dermatologist first before trying out something new for your skin.
Board-Certified Dermatologist in Miami and Coral Gables, FL
As a board-certified dermatologist at Children’s Skin Center, Dr. Ana Duarte can advise which skincare products are best for you based on your skin type and unique needs. Our team of dermatology specialists also provides cosmetic dermatology procedures that help our patients look and feel their best. Dr. Duarte is one of the very few dermatologists in South Florida who is board-certified in adult and pediatric dermatology, which means we can serve the skincare needs of the entire family.
Want better skin? Find out what Dr. Duarte will recommend for you to help you achieve your skin goals. To schedule your appointment, call our dermatology office today at (305) 669-6555 or use our convenient online request form.