Before checking out our tips on how to have healthier and immaculate skin, there are two absolutely important things you should do. First of all, ask your dermatologist to know which type of acids and elements suit your skin the best. The last thing you want is to apply products you’re allergic to because that will cause more harm than good. And secondly, make sure you always use sunscreen as it is an easy but effective way to protect your skin from harmful sunrays.
From forehead wrinkles to acne problems, we’ve got you covered. In this article, we compiled some of the best techniques to deal with skin problems that the majority of people suffer from.
One of the best ways to assist your skin in its recovery process is exfoliation. In a skincare routine, daily chemical exfoliation is a crucial step in getting rid of dead skin cells; always try to use soft serums that contain lactic acid since it's the most gentle form of chemical exfoliation. If you don't have sensitive skin, you can use a strong exfoliating product once a week. This will help bulldoze those dead skin cells off of your face and bring young skin to the surface.
Moisturizing your skin is the second most important step in getting rid of forehead wrinkles. This is especially important if you're on an Accutane treatment since it strips your skin from oils and sebum. This can lead to dry skin, and if left untreated, it will worsen your forehead wrinkles.
Acne scars are a direct result of your body trying to repair the damage caused by skin breakouts. During the healing process, your body releases collagens (a substance to support the skin) and if it produces too much or too little of it, a red scar will appear. If left untreated and exposed to the sun for too long, this red scar will turn into a brown one.
A simple gentle cleanser that won't over strip your skin but will still clean it well, will go a long way in helping you get rid of acne scars. We also recommend using exfoliating products that have salicylic acid because they help get rid of your pimples without leaving scars after healing.
Niacinamide treatment is also an effective way to get rid of all acne scars since Niacinamide is a brightening solution that's also great at controlling the oiliness of your skin. This will ensure you never break out again.
And last but not least, get a nice and light moisturizer that contains a brightening agent (i.e Vitamin C and Niacinamide) to help with the scars' healing process.
First of all, when your skin is not hydrated and is dry and unprotected, the body receives a sign of alert. This is the reason it starts producing a lot of oil and sebum to make sure your skin is protected and hydrated. For this reason, you should try to use a cleanser that won't over strip your skin, so that you can avoid overproduction of sebum that leads to acne problems. Afterward, you should use exfoliants with active ingredients like salicylic acid, retinol, and niacinamide to clear your skin and help make it less oily and more hydrated.
Always apply a good hydrating moisturizer at night because that's when our skin goes through transepidermal water loss or TEWL, a process by which water exits our skin which creates dryness, sensitivity, aging, oiliness, acne, and dark spots.
Dry skin needs deep hydration, that's why you need to look for exfoliating acids with hyaluronic acid:
This acid, found inside the body, has some amazing properties. On top of being an extremely potent exfoliator, it is able to hold a thousand times its weight of water, therefore, it retains moisture in the skin more effectively. Another great property of this acid is that it penetrates deep inside your pores exfoliating your skin in the process. By keeping your skin deeply hydrated and exfoliating it properly, this acid is effective at cleaning your pores and preventing aging.
Other acids to look for are glycolic acid (found in fruits) and lactic acid (found inside our bodies and in nature). These two AHAs (alpha-hydroxy-acid) ensure deep hydration. They also help your skin keep its youthful appearance by dissolving the bonds between dead skin cells, allowing them to be wiped away easily, thus, revealing a smoother, and younger skin below.
Finally, you need ceramides: they're lipids found in your body, they make sure your skin is well-balanced and hydrated. Using products that contain one of these acids, is the best way to deal with dehydration which can lead to dry, and damaged skin.