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Updated on Friday, November 04, 2011

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Skin Care Tips from Dermatologist 

5 Most Popular Articles on Skin Diseases.

 

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Itchy Skin No Rash Causes

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Basic Skin Care Tips for Healthy, Clear and Beautiful Skin 

 

Skin is our body's first contact with the environment. Hence, our surroundings have profound effect on the skin and its appendages hair and nails. The texture, color and smoothness of the skin reflect a person's health and beauty. People notice a person first (the lasting impression!) from the appearance of the skin and contour of the face. Hence maintaining a healthy, clear and beautiful skin is not only important from aesthetic reasons, but also from point of view of maintaining high self esteem, positive mental attitude and self confidence.

Maintaining a healthy skin does not depend upon regular usage of costly OTC cosmetic preparations, as many advertisements would have you believe!

NO!  

There is no need for strict, obsessive-compulsive skin care routines either. In fact, you may harm the skin due to over-enthusiastic cleansing and grooming!

Obtaining a flawless healthy skin is a natural outcome of healthy living style!

Let us examine the factors that contribute to the health of the skin, hair and nails. These will provide us with a strong base while we consider the Skin Care in general later on.

 

Skin Care Tips from Dermatologist: 6 Basic Internal Skin Care Tips
Balanced Nutrition for a Healthy Skin

A balanced diet of cereals, pulses, vegetables, meat, chicken, eggs and fish laced with plenty of fresh salad and fruits will ensure healthy glowing skin.

Most dermatology text books shy away from blaming food habits and fads viz a viz skin health and diseases. But from my experience of treating skin disease for the last 25 years, I can definitely say that food does affect the skin in more ways than we would care to admit! For example, it is well known that regular intake of oily, fried or spicy foods invariably results in flare up of pimples on acne prone skin. Some of these problem foods that may cause pimples or breakouts include chocolates, cakes, fried food, fast foods and fizzy drinks.

 

Adequate Hydration for a Healthy Skin

Drinking adequate amount of water and fresh fruit juices will ensure the suppleness and elasticity of the skin.

For normal, indoor persons, daily intake of 8-10 glasses of water or fruit juices will suffice. For those who go out, the intake should be double or triple depending upon the sun exposure and humidity.

Regular Exercise: Essential for Skin Health

Regular exercise - walking, running, bicycling, engaging in sports - will have a great impact on one's skin complexion. Increased blood flow will bring in that extra warmth and glow to otherwise dull skin complexion.

Exercise will not only help you maintain optimum skin tone and texture, but it will also make you full of energy and freshness and a general feeling of well being. Exercise is also a great stress reliever.

Stress Management Necessary to Keep Away Skin Diseases

Stress and prolonged, uncontrolled tension, anger, anxiety all are the nemesis of good health in general and healthy skin in particular.

If you are stressed out, it will reflect on your skin first! Continuous perspiration will make the skin itchy and irritable; many stress induced diseases like psoriasis, pruritus, urticaria manifests themselves to damage the structure and integrity of the skin.

Adequate Sleep for Preserving Health of Skin

7-8 hours of restful sleep is essential for good healthy skin.

Avoidance of Alcohol and Drugs Help Keep Skin Healthy

Alcohol in excess may harm the skin by interfering with nutrient absorption from the gut as well as by interfering with normal sleep and rest.

Skin Care Tips from Dermatologist: 4  Basic External Skin Care Tips
Regular Cleansing of the Skin Keeps it Healthy

Cleanse, exfoliate, tone and moisturize…this daily routine should carry you on your way toward a healthier skin. Select a gentle skin cleansing solution that works for your specific type of skin - dry, oily, normal. Using your selected product, cleanse face in a circular motion and rinse with lukewarm water, as hot water zaps skin's moisture. 

Follow the cleansing stage with an exfoliant. A granular product is specially effective in smoothing rough areas and releasing dead skin cells, allowing the face to be better moisturized. 

After the exfoliation process concludes, use a toner or an astringent to tighten skin and remove any makeup or cleanser residue. A nice alternative to a toner or astringent would be doing a facial masque at least once a week, which tackles clogged pores while also firming skin and leaving it soft and silky. 

Warning!

For those with sensitive skin, toners are best avoided,

as the skin can get irritated.

 

Finally, pat skin dry with a soft towel but do not dry up all the water. Apply a moisturizer (with or without sunscreen) to help protect skin from dryness. Those who have oily skin do not have to moisturize as often as those who have dry, normal or combination skin.

Use Moisturizers to Keep the Skin Soft and Supple

Moisturizers can be both water based or oil based. People with oily skin should use water based moisturizers. Those with dry skin should use oil based moisturizers. These should be applied immediately after washing the skin to retain the moisture on the surface.

In winter, the application of moisturizers should be carried out at least twice daily without failure.

Use Sunscreen to Avoid Premature Skin Aging

By using a moderate strength sunscreen, you will be protecting your skin from sun damage, skin cancer, aging and premature wrinkles. Too much sun can blister one's lips, leaving them red, sore and charred. Sunburned skin will eventually peel most times, leaving skin areas blotchy and sensitive.

The best approach to preventing sunburn and other sun-caused skin problems is to monitor how much time one spends in the sun and to avoid sun exposure by using sunscreen with SPF 15 or greater depending upon the skin type and the intensity of the solar radiation.

Treat Skin Blemishes early

Any skin blemishes should be treated immediately  to avoid bigger, deeper scars later on. Selecting the most effective skin lightener depends upon the depth and extend of the pigmentation.

Products containing hydroquinone should be avoided for period more than 3 months at a stretch. Sunscreens should be used regularly during the treatment period and afterwards also to prevent recurrences.

 

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About Your Online Dermatologist

 

 

is a non resident Indian Dermatologist & Venereologist  practicing in Ajman, UAE. He is the  author of the well known stress management package  and a net-entrepreneur. He is also a certified hypnotist, stress management trainer and personality development trainer. He is the web editor of half a dozen web sites on the above subjects.

 

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Disclaimer

Information on this site is provided for informational purposes and is not meant to substitute for the advice provided by your own dermatologist or other medical professional. You should not use the information contained herein for diagnosing or treating a health problem or disease, or prescribing any medication. Many skin diseases have similar morphology and may resemble one another. But their treatment varies. Hence, self diagnosis and treatment are not advised. In case of doubt always be on the safer side and consult your dermatologist. Your online dermatologist will give you special tips to deal with specific skin and cosmetic problems.

 

Information about each product is taken from the labels of the products or from the manufacturer's advertising material. Skin Care Tips From Dermatologist.com or Dr.Hanish Babu are not responsible for any statements or claims that various manufacturers make about their products. We cannot be held responsible for typographical errors or product formulation changes. You should read carefully all product packaging. If you have or suspect that you have a medical problem, promptly contact your health care provider. Information and statements regarding dietary supplements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration and are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. 

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