1. Cleanse

Let’s face it, most of us drag our feet each night to the bathroom to wash our face. It’s not fun, exciting and most of the time the soap and water end up running down your arms making a puddle of water around your sink that you need to clean up afterwards. It’s a hassle! It’s something none of us look forward too, but unfortunately it is absolutely necessary for having beautifully clear skin. If you skip this step your pores will be clogged with oils, bacteria and old makeup. Who would want that?! Find a method that works for you whether it be with your fun sonic cleanser the Clarisonic, a facial wipe or an old fashion wash cloth. Anything, as long as your ridding your skin of that built up grime that just ends up ruining your skin and your pillow.

2. Exfoliate

Want to avoid blemishes, break outs, dry flaky skin? Exfoliating is the easiest step to make your skin have a healthy glow. Not only does exfoliating help slough off the dead skin cells but it will reduce the appearance of dull damaged skin which will lessen fine lines and wrinkles as well as age spots. The goal to exfoliating should leave your skin feeling softer and looking healthier not red and irritated. Try a loofah or exfoliating glove from a drugstore with a gentle scrub that contains safe silicone beads that will help rid your skin of the built up layers.

3. Moisturize

Most of us are used to lathering our bodies with lotions after we step out of the shower but do you always remember to moisturize your face? Just like your body, using a moisturizer on your face will prevent and treat dry skin, protect sensitive skin and improve overall tone and texture. The most important thing to remember when picking out a great moisturizer is to know what skin type you are. You don’t want your moisturizer making you too oily or not being hydrating enough.

4. Sunscreen

Protect the biggest organ on your body! Skin cancer is one of the most common forms of cancer and too many people are not taking it seriously. Most of your aging comes from sun damage, you’ll regret it when you get older if you do not take care of your skin now. We are all used to packing sunscreen during a beach outing or when we go hiking but many of us do not use it on a day to day basis. Your skin is exposed to the sun throughout your day such as while you’re driving to the mall or during your lunch break catching up with an old friend. Everyone should use sunscreen consistently, after all what’s the point in taking care of your skin if you’re not going to protect it.

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Dr. Timothy Jochen Medical Director, Contour Dermatology and Cosmetic Surgery Center
Dr. Jochen specializes in Mohs Surgery for skin cancer removal, facial rejuvenation including cosmetic laser technology, Botox® and facial fillers, soft tissue augmentation, leg and facial vein treatment, tumescent liposuction and hair restoration/transplants.

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