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10 Dermatologist Recommended Glowing Skin Secrets That You Need To Know

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In recent years, the attention has shifted from cosmetics to skincare products, and having naturally flawless skin is what many people aspire towards. This has led to an increase in dermatologically conducted skin glow procedures including micro-needling and skin peels and a boost in the sales of companies selling vitamin enriched serums.

After all, who doesn’t want their skin to glow? A radiant and glowing complexion does not only make one look more youthful but also allows one to feel beautiful even without makeup.

The current top ten dermatologist-recommended secrets for a glowing and radiant complexion include the following:

1. Applying Sunscreen Regularly

Sunscreen is an essential part of the skincare routine that is recommended by every dermatologist. This is because exposure to the sun causes photodamage, which not only accelerates the process of skin aging and leads to the formation of wrinkles and fine lines, but also leads to loss of skin hydration and damage to the cutaneous layers. Hence, by using sun protection, all these side effects of the sun can be prevented.

Studies that have been conducted to test the effect of daily sunscreen use on the skin showed an overall brighter skin tone, with a greater amount of water content leading to more hydrated and younger-looking skin. Moreover, the thickness of the skin layers was also found to increase, the texture of the skin improved, and the presence of any flakiness on the skin was lost – leading to a greater skin glow. 

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2. Choosing The Right Cleanser

dermatologist recommended zo skin health cleanser

Coming home late at night after a party and sleeping in our makeup is something quite a lot of us do. However, this is an act that is highly discouraged by dermatologists as this can lead to numerous negative effects on the skin. Prolonged wear of makeup can lead to greater exposure to free radicals, which causes the breakdown of the skin collagen leading to skin damage. Moreover, this can also clog the pores, which increases the chances of pimples or an acne outbreak.

Hence, it is recommended to use a suitable cleanser before bed, which will help remove all the sebum, dirt, harmful microorganisms, and dead cells from the skin. There are many different types of Cleansers available in the market today, depending on the skin types and requirements of the individual. For example, dermatologists recommend individuals with oily skin and acne-prone skin to use either salicylic or benzoyl peroxide-based cleansers, while those with dry and aging skin are better suited with glycolic acid or a milk-based cleanser to allow greater hydration.

3. Mild Exfoliation

Mild Exfoliation

Exfoliation is an essential step in the skincare routine, and even though it is not recommended to be performed every day, it should be done at least 3 to 4 times a week. Exfoliation leads to the removal of any unnecessary dead skin cells build-up, which leads to a greater amount of cell turnover and a smoother and polished-looking skin surface.

Exfoliation may either be done using physical or chemical exfoliants; however, the latter has gained greater popularity in recent years. Most commonly used chemical exfoliants include lactic acid-based, glycolic acid-based, or malic acid-based exfoliants. However, it is recommended to use concentrations below 10 to 15% of AHA and 2% of BHA for self-administration at home.

4. Moisturization

Moisturization

Moisturization is a highly recommended step in the skincare routine and is recommended for both individuals with oily skin and dry skin.  Skin damage from environmental pollutants or ultraviolet radiation can lead to a loss of the transepidermal water content, which is the amount of water found in the skin. This can lead to the skin losing its glow and increasing the chances of developing skin conditions like atopic dermatitis.

Studies have shown the daily use of moisturizers restore the integrity of the skin, as they act as a barrier against water loss from the surface and help the skin retain its hydration and glow. Moreover, moisturizers also help replace the lost skin lipids, which allow reduction of fine line and wrinkles, and makes the skin appears smooth and supple.

5. Microneedling

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Microneedling, which is also known as collagen induction therapy, is commonly used in the field of dermatology to improve the appearance of the skin. This type of therapeutic approach involves the use of small needles, which are used to puncture the surface of the skin repeatedly in order to cause a regeneration of cells of the skin. This leads to an increased production of collagen, which makes the skin appear younger-looking and smoother. It can also be used for the treatment of several skin conditions like Actinic Keratosis, Pigmentation disorders, presence of Skin Striae, and Hyperhidrosis.

6. Skin Peels

skin peels treatment for glowing skin

Similar to Microneedling, Skin peels are dermatologist-recommended and professionally performed procedures on the skin, which leads to a number of therapeutic effects. It involves the use of certain acidic solutions like Salicylic Acid, Lactic Acid, and Glycolic Acid, which not only cause skin exfoliation but also depigmentation and revitalization of the skin. It does this by increasing the production of collagen and elastin fibers, which cause the skin to appear smoother and more radiant.  

7. Vitamin C Serum

Vitamin C is a very powerful antioxidant

Vitamin C is a very powerful antioxidant, which can help remove and neutralize the free radicals from the body. If these free radicals accumulate in the body, these can lead to an increase in oxidative stresses, which can, in turn, increase the chances of disease formation. Similar to its use in the body, application to vitamin C in the form of serum on the skin surface also helps protect the skin from the effects of sun-induced free radical exposure and reverses the effects of any damage.

 It does this by stabilizing the collagen in the skin, preventing its destruction, and keeping the skin surface intact and healthy. Moreover, regular use of vitamin c also prevents any pigmentation disorders or dark spots that may often develop on the skin due to environmental factors and lead to an overlying brightening and glowing complexion. 

8. Drink Plenty of Water

Water is essential for living and is required for the maintenance of physiological balance in the body. It is the main part of a number of cells and tissues and the greatest component of the fluid compartments of the body, representing up to 75% of the body composition. Similar to its importance in all the cells and tissues inside the body, it is also the maintainer of the largest organs of the body – the skin. Water is required for the regulation of skin functions and allowing it to remain hydrated and supple. It also increases the elasticity of the skin and prevents the formation of skin conditions like eczema and psoriasis. 

9. Chlorophyll

Chlorophyll is a pigment produced by the plants which give it its green color. Along with its important role in the plant, it is also found to exhibit numerous therapeutic properties in the human body. It is often recommended by dermatologists to consume chlorophyll in the form of a shot or supplements in order to help transform the skin for the better in a matter of a few days.

Studies have found its consumption to not only reduce the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines but also increase the elasticity of the skin. Moreover, Chlorophyll consumption is also found to increase the collagen levels of the skin and reduction in the skin-induced damage to the skin cells. This leads to the promotion of hydrated, brighter, oxygenated, and radiant-looking skin. 

10. Lasers

Laser treatments for glowing skin

Lasers have gained a lot of popularity in the field of dermatology recently, and the type of lasers which are commonly used for the improvement of skin conditions are non-ablative and gentle lasers. Studies have found the use of lasers to promote stimulation of elastin fibers in the skin, which causes a greater degree of skin rejuvenation. It also allows the production of Collagen fibers in the skin, which makes the skin look smoother and younger due to diminishing the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines.

Increased production of collagen in the skin caused by the laser technology also allows an improvement of the skin texture, which in turn allows a smoother, more glowing appearance of skin. 

LUCERE – One Stop For All Skin Glow Requirements

The Skin Shop at Lucere contains all skincare products for radiant and glowing skin that have been handpicked by their board-certified dermatologists. It also allows you to search for the best product for yourself on the basis of your skin type, the skin concern, or on the basis of the type of product you want.

Moreover, it also offers professionally conducted procedures like Chemical Peel, Micro-needling, and Lasers, which are proven to promote skin radiance according to the feedback of the hundreds of happy clients who keep coming back for more and more.

You can start your journey towards healthy and glowing skin now by getting a free consultation from the trained and experienced dermatologist at Lucere here!

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