Skin Care: The 4 Basic Skin Care Needs

The skin is the body’s largest organ; therefore, it is important to take proper care of it. Here are 4 basic dermatology needs that Spokane and Coeur d’Alene women and men can implement into their daily regimen to help bring out radiant skin.

Step 1: Cleanse

This step should be practiced twice a day. The first step to cleansing is finding the right type of cleanser for your skin type. Once you have found a good cleanser, apply about a dime-sized amount into the palm of your hand and massage the cleanser onto your facial skin. Keep in mind that you should never rinse your face with really hot or cold water, as the extreme temperatures can be damaging to your skin and can cause broken capillaries.

Step 2: Exfoliate

By exfoliating the skin, you may notice an immediate improvement in the tone and clarity of your complexion. Because there is a layer of dead skin cells on the epidermis, exfoliating removes this layer of dead skin. There are several different types of exfoliators available, such as scrubs, microdermabrasion, chemical peels, or retinoids.

Step 3: Moisturize

This is one of the most crucial steps in your skin care routine, because it keeps the skin hydrated. Even those with oily skin can benefit from a moisturizer. It is important not to “over moisturize,” as this can clog pores and actually lead to acne. However, if you are moisturizing a proper amount, your skin will stay soft and supple.

Step 4: Apply Sunscreen

One of the most overlooked aspects of skin care is using sunscreen. This step is critical in preventing damage to the skin. This is perhaps the most vital aspect of skin care, as sun damage can not only cause cancer, but it also contributes to wrinkles, fine lines, and aging skin.

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