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8 Dermats Told Us Their Non-Negotiable Skincare Tips & They’re Worth Checking Out!

8 Dermats Told Us Their Non-Negotiable Skincare Tips & They’re Worth Checking Out!

Going to the dermatologist is simultaneously the best and worst experience of being in your 20s. It’s the best because you’re finally getting some insight into all your skincare woes and every breakout for the next few months is accounted for, but simultaneously, booking an appointment only to go back with the same issues every three months can be exhausting.

I firmly believe that there are a few basic tips and tricks that make the foundation of every skincare routine. However, my personal opinions are not backed by years of research, which is why I consulted a few dermatologists who shared a few of their ‘must-do’ skincare tips and tricks with me. Unless you have insane acne or another medical skin condition, these tips can be followed for a holistic routine that minimises breakouts and makes sure you feel healthy from the inside out!

Stay Consistent With Your Routines.

Dr. Neha Khuraana, MD, a Board-certified Dermatologist and Founder, House of Aesthetics says, “Stay consistent! Sticking to a simple and gentle skincare routine for morning and night is better than using harsh scrubs occasionally. Plus, healthy habits like proper sleep, hydration, and a balanced diet give your skin a natural glow from within.”

Sunscreen Has To Be More Than SPF 40.

Dr. Rupika Singh, MBBS, MD, Dermatologist and Founder of Akiya Aesthetics says, “Apply a gentle moisturiser and sunscreen with an SPF of more than 40 every day. This simple skincare routine, if followed regularly, can fight wrinkles, fine lines, sun damage, and uneven skin tone and keep your skin healthy and happy.


Cleanse Your Face Everyday.

Dr. Chagarla Mythri, Consultant Dermatologist, Kosmoderma says, “Keep your cleansing routine gentle! Washing twice a day is enough. Avoid harsh scrubs and toners, especially if you have sensitive skin. Let your skin breathe at night by removing all
makeup before bed. Clogged pores can lead to breakouts, so cleanse thoroughly!”

Even Oily Skin Needs Moisturiser.

Dr. Ipshita Johri, dermatologist and aesthetic consultant, laser specialist and founder of Skinfinity Derma says, “Don’t skip moisturiser even if you have oily skin! While your skin produces oil, it also needs water-based hydration. If you don’t use a moisturiser, your skin will try to overcompensate with more oil. This can lead to dullness, uneven tone, and dryness. So, pick a lightweight, oil-free moisturiser to keep your skin healthy and balanced.”

Less Is More

Dr. Sushma Yadav, Dermatologist, Cosmetologist, Hair Transplant Surgeon, and Founder of Skinology Centre in Bangalore says, “Simplify your skincare routine. Less is more when it comes to skincare. Using too many products, especially multiple anti-aging products, can irritate your skin. Instead, focus on the basics like a cleanser, sunscreen, and moisturiser.
Establish morning and nighttime routines that work well for your skin type.”

Skin Ageing Starts As Early As 25

Dr. Prerna Sikka, Dermatologist & Cosmetologist, at Dr. Karishma’s Aesthetics in Bangalore says, “I have four basic rules I tell all my patients to follow. First, wear sunscreen every day. Second, use a chapstick with SPF at least 3 to 4 times a day. Third, go for an in-clinic treatment, at least once in 6-8 weeks even if you have normal, problem-free skin. Fourth, start using retinol from the age of 25, max 30 since skin ageing starts as early as 25!


Be Wary Of Trendy Products

Dr. Sravya C. Tipirneni, Consultant Dermatologist, Cosmetologist & Trichologist at Manipal Hospitals in Bangalore says, “Make sure you don’t go by what the crowd says, and make sure the product suits your skin type. Always do a patch test before committing to a product. Always check the actives, preservatives, and fragrances in the product. They tend to have the most reactions!”

Over Exfoliation Is Real.

Dr. Nishita Ranka Internationally acclaimed dermatologist, Medical Director & Founder of Dr. Nishita’s Clinic for Skin, Hair & Aesthetics says, “Ensure that you are moisturising your skin adequately, and not over-scrubbing or over-exfoliating since that tends to dry up the skin. Understand that your skin’s main function is to act as a barrier. Over-exfoliation impairs the barrier which increases the chance of fungal or bacterial infections. So even if your skin is oily, make sure to use a moisturiser.”

While a lot of these tips might be something you’ve heard in passing or have read about, this is the confirmation you need to start implementing them into your daily routine. I would say ask a dermat, but I’ve already done that for you – the only thing you need to do is follow them to the T.

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16 Apr 2024

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