Dermatologists' Top 10 Skincare Secrets for Healthy, Glowing Skin

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What’s the key to a glowing, luminous complexion? Find out dermatologists’ favorite skincare secrets to help keep skin looking and feeling healthy.

Selecting a superior skincare routine and effective products can be challenging and confusing. Conflicting skincare information can complicate the process. So what’s best – and not so good – for skin? Top dermatologists offer expert skincare advice in this excerpt from Skincare-News.com’s latest article, “10 Skincare Secrets from Dermatologists Revealed.”

Expert Secret: Eat skin-nourishing foods.

It’s no surprise that for skin to look healthy on the outside, it must also be healthy on the inside. The foods people eat play a major role in how their skin looks and functions, according to experts. Below are expert recommendations on skin-boosting super-foods:

  •     Fruits and veggies, which are rich in vitamins and antioxidants to repair damage. They also have a high water content to keep bodies and skin hydrated.
  •     Healthy fats and omega-3 fatty acids, found in fish, nuts, eggs and olive oil.
  •     Omega-6 fatty acids, found in sunflower and safflower oil, to stave off dryness and inflammation.
  •     Green tea, a powerful antioxidant to counteract aging and possibly lower skin cancer risk.

Expert Secret: Encourage cell turnover with scrubs, microdermabrasion or peels.

Exfoliating – removing the outer layer of dead skin cells – can dramatically improve the look of a person’s skin, no matter the complexion complaints. People can achieve this with at-home or professional scrubs, peels or microdermabrasion.

Exfoliation has the twofold effect of removing dead cells as well as removing excess pigmentation from sun exposure that causes age spots. Plus, by eliminating those dead skin cells that can clog pores, there’s less potential for acne breakouts. The result? New, healthy, brighter-looking skin.

Expert Secret: Don’t cleanse too often.

Especially if a person’s skin is oily, he or she may be tempted to suds up several times a day to remove dirt, oil and grease. But over-washing can actually be harmful, because it disrupts skin’s protective lipid layer. As a result, skin can become more vulnerable to environmental damage and end up losing moisture.

Instead, people are advised to use a cleanser designed for their skin type, and wash twice a day – tops. Skin shouldn’t feel super-tight or squeaky-clean after washing – these are indicators that the cleanser is too drying for the person’s skin type.

See the full list of 10 skincare secrets from dermatologists at Skincare-News.com.

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