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How to Do a Simple Skin Care Routine

Learn a simple skin care routine from dermatologist Elissa Lunder in this Howcast video.

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Hi, I'm Dr. Elissa Lunder. I've been practicing dermatology at Dermatology Partners in Wellesley, Massachusetts for the past 10 years. I believe that skin care doesn't have to be complicated. With a few simple steps you can have beautiful skin. You can visit Dermatology Partners on the web at dermatologypartnersinc.com. So today we're gonna talk about skin care. so, skin care does not have to be complicated. If you follow just a few easy steps you can have beautiful skin. So there are four main things you want to think about. You wanna protect your skin, you wanna moisturize, exfoliate, and repair your skin. First is protect your skin. Um, causes more age spots and wrinkles than the sun. So you want to make sure you're using a sunscreen all year round. Whether you're just going to the grocery store and you're gonna be in the sun for five minutes or if you're spending a day at the beach. Because sun exposure is cumulative throughout your entire life. And the more sun exposure you get, the more wrinkled you will be. So it's really important that you hydrate your skin. Because hydrated skin looks a lot younger. It looks a lot more moist. And you'll just have a more beautiful complexion. So, you wanna make sure you're moisturizing twice a day. So after you wash your face you're gonna put a moisturizer in the morning and then again at night. Then you also want to exfoliate your skin. And the best way to exfoliate, or the easiest way to exfoliate is just to use a simple chemical exfoliator like glycolic acid. Glycolic acids are just creams that you use at night. And it just helps you get rid of that outer dead layer of skin. And your skin looks so much fresher and beautiful underneath. So that's something that you do at night. And in addition you also wanna help repair your skin. So almost every woman that's over the age of twenty that's not pregnant wants to be using a topical retinoid. Either an over the counter retinoid under the trade name of Retin A or Renova or generic Trinoan. Or using an over the counter retinol. And there's been evidence to show that these products really help boost up the collagen in your skin and really repair the damage that's been done. So if you just remember to protect your skin moisturize, exfoliate, and repair, your skin will be beautiful.

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