Many of us have problematic skin which makes it difficult to achieve perfect and smooth skin.
So, it’s time to consider some tips that will help you improve your skin. Remember that in order to get the smooth skin, you need to know all the factors that can make your skin rough or bumpy.
Unfortunately, in some cases, it could be a genetic predisposition that makes it harder to achieve perfect skin. Other factors include sun damage, age, improper skin-care routine, and weather. Some conditions like eczema, psoriasis, and keratosis pilaris can also affect your skin leading to acne or severe dryness.
If you cannot identify what the root cause of your skin problems is or if you’re having sensitivity, itchiness, redness, and other unpleasant things that don’t go away, you need to consult a qualified and skilled dermatologist. However, you can still try some tips that can help you achieve smoother skin.
How to get smooth skin?
1. Buy an appropriate moisturizer for your skin.
Dry and sensitive skin especially requires proper hydration. Therefore, it’s important to find skincare products that can help your skin retain water and stay moisturized. Using moisturizers along with the appropriate combination of hydrating ingredients such as hyaluronic acid and glycerin is one of the most effective ways to fight dryness.
Dermatologists also often recommend using moisturizers with ceramides for dry skin. Ceramides will help strengthen the skin’s barrier and make it harder for water to escape.
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2. Improve the quantity and quality of sleep
One of the most important things that can help the skin stay young and beautiful is a healthy lifestyle. So, if you want to boost your skin health you should pay attention to your physical and mental health. You’ve probably heard that proper nutrition can do wonders, but sleep is essential as well.
Since the skin does healing overnight, you need to give your body a full rest. Consider regularly getting a proper night’s rest as this will help your skin repair.
3. Consider using other exfoliating products on a regular basis.
After cleansing, using proper exfoliating products will help you remove dead skin cells, dirt, and excess oil from the skin. There are two types of exfoliants: physical and chemical.
Physical exfoliants include products such as scrubs and brushes that physically remove the accumulation of skin cells, dirt, and oil. There are various of products in the market, but you can also try to make your own DIY organic body scrub to remove your dead skin cells in a natural and health way.
Chemical exfoliants involve chemicals that work by dissolving the bonds between skin cells therefore they are easily removed.
Before using any type of exfoliants, consult your dermatologist who will help you choose the best exfoliant for your type of skin. Experts usually prefer chemical exfoliants as they are more reliable and are less traumatic for the skin. Chemical exfoliants include alpha-hydroxy acids (like glycolic and lactic acid) and hydroxy acids (like salicylic acid). However, certain exfoliants such as toners, serums, and masks contain both AHAs and BHAs.
4. Always apply sunscreen during the day.
Protecting your skin from sunlight is essential, that’s why many dermatologists recommend using a sunscreen every single day. Choose sunscreen or a moisturizer that has at least 30 SPF and broad-spectrum protection which means it protects from both UVA and UVB rays. Those who have oily skin should choose non-comedogenic sunscreen.
5. Use topical retinoids to enhance cellular turnover.
Using topical retinoids will help you improve your skin cell turnover which contributes to the younger, and smoother skin. Retinoids are derivatives of vitamin A, something the skin uses naturally to work properly.
6. Consult a qualified dermatologist.
Since skin issues can be caused by underlying conditions, it’s wise to consult a skilled dermatologist who will recommend some blood tests and other procedures that will help make a correct diagnosis.