Dr. Suchismita, “Tia” Paul, a board-certified dermatologist, said skincare should be tailored to the individual’s needs. She says there are some skincare habits that everyone should leave behind in the new year. For clearer skin in 2023, dermatologists recommend ditching these skincare habits.
Excessive Use Of Products
She said a cleanser, moisturizer, and sunscreen are essentials in 2023, and customers should choose additional skincare products based on their skin type. Those with acne or dark spots or who want “glowy” skin might also benefit from adding a retinoid at night. The activity of retinoids promotes cell turnover. The use of toners may also help optimize the skin’s pH, but most people don’t need them with the use of cleansers.
Certain Skin Conditions Require Fragranced Moisturizers
Paul recommends avoiding fragranced moisturizer for those with dry, sensitive skin or rosacea. Red, irritated skin may benefit from moisturizers that contain ingredients like ceramide, niacinamide, or oatmeal, which will repair and restore a compromised skin barrier. If you have dry or eczema-prone skin, try a lukewarm shower or a bleach bath once a week.
The Art Of Popping Pimples
Paul recommended that people stop popping their pimples in 2023. She said, “It makes your pimples and dark spots worse. To prevent dark spots, Paul recommends wearing sunscreen and covering pimples with “pimple patches.” She suggested spot treatments with benzoyl peroxide or salicylic acid.
The best thing you can do is use sunscreen and a moisturizer or makeup with SPF. However, neither of those products can replace sunscreen entirely. Wearing sunscreen with a sun protection factor of 30 and above is “very, very important” to avoid sun damage, which can aggravate dark spots. It doesn’t matter whether it’s sunny or gloomy. You should wear sunscreen every day, she advises.