Taking care of your skin is essential for a healthy appearance and long-term health. Here are some simple tips from dermatologists to help you improve your daily skincare routine.

Simplicity is key

Dermatologists suggest that using fewer products is better for your skin. Stick to basic, proven-effective skincare tips instead of a complicated regimen with multiple products. or allergic reactions. It also makes it easier to identify which products work best for your skin and focus on addressing specific concerns. 
Start with sun protection by wearing protective clothing, and applying sunscreen with at least SPF 30. You can also use a moisturiser that contains sunscreen for efficiency. Remember to reapply sunscreen cosmetics, especially after swimming or sweating, to achieve the best sun protection.

Stay away from tanning beds

Avoid using tanning beds as they emit UV radiation that can lead to skin cancer. According to the American Academy of Dermatology Association, indoor tanning increases the chances of developing melanoma by 20%, squamous cell carcinoma by 67%, and basal cell carcinoma by 29%.

Moisturise, moisturise, moisturise

Use a gentle, fragrance-free moisturiser every day to prevent dryness, itching, and flaking. Choose eco-friendly products packed with natural ingredients like vitamins and natural oils such as squalane, and jojoba oil. A gentle natural full-body moisturiser can also be used instead of separate ones for your face and body, for example, the NET/ZERO Universal Moisturiser.

Exfoliate your skin

Know your skin type and choose skincare products suitable for your type. Avoid harsh, abrasive scrubs or exfoliants that can damage the skin's protective barrier. Use a mild cleanser that is gentle on your skin. You can try the NET/ZERO Face Wash - a natural hypoallergenic foam that purifies and delicately exfoliates skin pores.

Avoid touching your face

Prevent dirt and germs from getting on your face by avoiding touching it. Picking at blemishes or pulling at wrinkles can cause damage and inflammation, worsening skin conditions like acne and rosacea.

Check your skin

Check your skin regularly for any new spots or moles that differ from others on your body, itch, bleed, or change colour. These may indicate early signs of skin cancer. Schedule an appointment with a dermatologist if you come across any suspicious spots.

By following these simple tips, you can improve your skin's health and achieve glowing skin without the need for a complex skincare routine. Remember to seek advice from a dermatologist if you have any skin concerns.
Adapted with thanks from the American Academy of Dermatology Association.
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