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Beautiful glowing skin needs effort and dedication. Considering the pollution and free radicals your skin is exposed to, you need to maintain a basic skincare routine, coupled with a healthy diet for that inner glow.
If you are still facing skin issues or wondering what kind of skincare routine is best suited for you, a visit to the dermatologist is a must. Apart from questions specifically related to the skin concern here are 10 questions that you can ask your dermatologists on your visit that can benefit your skin.
1. Do I have sun damage?
The harmful UV rays from the sun cause damage to the skin which may or may not be visible. But, as we can’t avoid stepping out in the sun, it is advisable to check with your dermatologist if you have sun damage. Sunspots on the face and hands are noticeable however, sun damage on areas like your back or behind the ears might not be visible. Hence, it is important to get a thorough assessment of your skin from your dermatologist.
2. Which is the best sunscreen for my skin?
Those who follow a skincare regime know that sunscreen is an integral part of it. There are many types of sunscreens available which are suitable for different skin types. It is important to know which type of sunscreen you should use to get the best protection for your skin.
3. Which is the best moisturiser for my skin?
Wrinkles and fine lines are part of ageing. There are ways to control these by keeping your skin well hydrated by using the right moisturisers. Similar to sunscreens there are many types of moisturisers out there that tackle different skin problems. Your dermatologist will be able to narrow down your options depending on your skin type or suggest specific moisturisers depending on your skin condition.
4. How often do I need to exfoliate?
There are plenty of exfoliators available to use however, some of them can be harsh and cause more damage than good to your skin. depending on your skin type a dermatologist can suggest an exfoliator best suited for you and recommend how often to use it.
5. Why do I have frequent breakouts?
Frequent breakouts could be due to hormonal fluctuations and poor diet or even due to wrong skin care products. It is best to seek direction from a dermatologist rather than experimenting with various anti-acne products or home remedies.
6. Check your moles
Moles are common symptoms of melanoma. If you notice any uneven-coloured moles or growing moles with asymmetric borders, it is advisable to get them checked by your dermatologist.
7. Is my skincare routine good?
You might think your skincare routine is good as you don’t see any visible damage caused by the products immediately. But, it is possible that the chemicals in the products may cause reactions leading to breakouts eventually. So, make sure you get the products vetted by your dermatologist to know if your skincare routine is good for you.
8. Which treatments should I avoid?
You might be intrigued to try out various skin treatments to achieve your desired skin. But it is important to know how these treatments function and the side effects they may have. Do consult your dermatologist to avoid any skin damage caused by treatments.
9. Are my diet supplements good for healthy skin?
Hydration and proper nutrition are the key to naturally glowing skin. You might be eating a few diet supplements but when it comes to nutrients required for healthy skin. check with your dermatologist on supplements that you should incorporate into your diet for naturally beautiful skin.
10. Which habits to avoid?
In general, all doctors recommend avoiding processed food for overall good health but if you are noticing breakouts or rashes frequently, there is a possibility of you being allergic to certain foods or there might be certain habits which could be leading to skin issues. By observing your rashes your dermatologist can recommend medication and help you with a plan for habit modification. They might suggest allergy testing in certain cases