4 Steps to Get Clearer Skin

Having great skin is something most of us strive for, but pimples, blotchiness, and flaking will inevitably happen from time to time. With a dermatologist’s help, South Jersey patients can address all of these common skin problems and more.

Here are some physician-backed skin care tips that can help you maintain a clear and glowing complexion:

1. Cleanse Your Face Twice Daily

Washing your face before bed to remove dirt, pollution, oil, and makeup is a basic step for any good skincare routine, regardless of how tired you feel. However, we recommend also washing your face first thing in the morning to remove any bacteria that builds up during the night along with any nighttime creams, serums, or hair products. Dead skin and allergens can also transfer from your pillowcase to your skin during the night. Finally, be sure to wash your face after sweating during the day, but remember to be gentle.

2. Moisturize

You might feel like you shouldn’t moisturize if your skin is oily, but if your skin becomes too dry, it could actually make acne and oiliness worse. Oil glands produce more oil when your skin is dry, so lack of moisture could be part of the problem. Using the right type of moisturizer is important if you want to avoid breakouts. Apply a light, non-comedogenic formula that won’t block your pores or leave residue.

3. Avoid Scrubbing Your Face

If you scrub your face too much, the action can cause irritation, redness, and an ultimately rough texture. Not to mention it can make acne breakouts worse. Even if your skin feels very greasy, avoid using harsh exfoliate scrubs and washcloths.

4. Exfoliate

From time to time, you’ll need to remove the dirt and dry, dead skin cells that clog pores to restore a natural radiance to your skin. Salicylic acid-based products are excellent for brightening and exfoliating. They also have anti-inflammatory effects. Talk to the South Jersey Skin Care & Laser Center team about recommended exfoliation treatments and strategies.

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