Surely many women and even men would like to have a 3-hour appointment with their dermatologist to clarify the thousand and one doubts they may have about their skin care.
At least I do…
At first I thought that going to a dermatologist would be the solution to my skin problems, but it’s not like that. Don’t think it didn’t help me, it did I was finally able to find a recommended specialist in Alabama, Dr Corey Hartman, and he clarified many of my doubts that I would like to share today. I am in my 30s and sadly I have wrinkles on my forehead, eye contour and the sides of my mouth. Then, desperate, I told the doctor which product would be the right one for me to erase those horrible wrinkles, to which he replied that he could recommend a huge number of good products that could help me but that it will be useless if I continue with the lifestyle that I lead.
“Beauty starts within”… I was surprised to learn that most of the work had to be done by myself from inside my body. It’s as if you attended a gym and spent hours training to achieve a sculptural body but you continued eating junk food, those long hours are useless sweating the fat drop. Do you understand? The recommendation that the doctor gave me were 5 golden rules to achieve that appearance on the skin that we want so much and I leave them here …
- Eat healthy foods.
“Garbage in, garbage out.” If we don’t feed our body with healthy foods then it’s impossible to get the result we want. The skin is an organ in the same way, and it benefits from good nutrition as does the heart, lungs, liver, etc. We have to give our body the nutrients it needs to function properly, and those are not found in French fries and hamburgers.
- Skincare routine.
The facial cleansing routine should be simple but containing vital components, including sunscreen. Consistency is the key to good looking and healthy skin. That is why the doctor’s recommendation is to maintain a simple routine to be able to do it day and night, otherwise, if it were a very heavy routine with 10 products, it would be very difficult for you or I to be consistent in this.
- Do not smoke!
Like we need another reason to quit, right? The cigarette brings multiple toxins that obviously do mortal damage to our body, such as lead. A dermatologist can tell if you are a smoker in less than two seconds, the type of acne, cysts, dehydration of the skin, everything. It also interferes with the natural repair of the skin.
Stress is our worst enemy. On the other hand, stress does not directly attack the skin but does attack other places in the body that end up causing severe damage, stress increased cortisol levels, which increases the inflammation that causes eczema, acne, psoriasis, rosacea. A recommendation that the doctor made was that you dedicate at least 30 minutes of the day to yourself, it doesn’t matter if you are just sitting watching TV, or going for a walk, whatever, but that it serves as a distraction and relaxation.
Sleep is essential for proper functioning. Not only will your dermatologist tell you this, any doctor you visit will tell you the same. The body must rest, and specialists recommend at least 8 hours, even 7 but not less than 7. Good sleep prevents diseases and premature aging.
Did it surprise you just as I did to know this? Everything that the body needs to have good health and a good appearance we have to do ourselves with a good diet and good care. Products are only about a quarter or half of the process. The rest is in our hands and dedication.