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What Are the Most Frequently Asked Questions About Skin Care?

When it comes to skin care, there are probably a lot of questions you’re looking for the answers to. If this is the case, then you’ve come to the right place. We’re here to answer all of your skincare FAQs! What are the most asked skin care questions? Here’s everything you need to know.

What Cleanser Should I Use?

Cleansers are not a one size fits all solution for your skin. The most beneficial thing you can do for your skin is choose a cleanser that will give it what it needs to glow. For dry skin, you might want to use a moisturizing cleanser that’s oil-based. For oily skin, it might be best to use an oil-free cleanser that’s going to lift excess oil off of your face when you wash. If you’re unsure what your skin needs in a cleanser, don’t hesitate to speak with your dermatologist. Together, you can determine what kind of cleanser is best for your skin.

When Should I Start Using Anti-Aging Products?

Collagen and elastin, which are two of the biggest components in keeping skin looking full and bright, start to slow their production during your mid-twenties. As such, it’s important to start using collagen supplements, retinol creams, and other anti-aging products in your mid to late twenties in order to preserve your skin’s youthful glow. One of the most important things you can do for your skin is keep it hydrated. Use a good moisturizer, add in a face oil or serum, and make sure you’re drinking plenty of water.

Should I Be Wearing Sunscreen Every Day?

Absolutely. You have every reason to wear sunscreen every day, even when you’re not spending a lot of time outdoors. Sunscreen is one of the simplest yet most effective tools we have to protect our skin from UV radiation, which can cause skin cancer and signs of premature aging. Make sure you’re wearing sunscreen with SPF 15 or higher and that you’re applying it at least 15-30 minutes before you head outside for the day.

Should I Be Using Eye Cream?

In most cases, eye cream is an optional add-on to your skincare routine. If you’re concerned about issues like puffiness, dark circles, or crow’s feet popping up around your eyes, then eye cream can be a smart investment to make. One of the key features of eye cream is that it’s a lot lighter in texture than most other skincare products. This makes it ideal for the delicate skin around your eyes.

How Should I Remove Makeup?

Stop using makeup removing wipes! They might seem like a convenient way to remove your makeup, but the truth is that they’re probably not doing a great job. In addition, they can be abrasive on the skin, which can cause irritation. Instead, opt for a makeup melting balm, and use a gentle cleanser once you’ve removed all of your makeup. Not only will this be gentler on your skin, but you’ll do a much better job of removing 100% of your makeup.

Building a great skincare routine is an important part of taking care of yourself. That said, it’s totally normal to have skincare questions! If you’re not sure which products are best for you, set up a consultation with our team at North Pacific Dermatology today.

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