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4 Morning Tips Dermatologists Swear By To Look 10 Years Younger

May 17, 2019 by Dr. Suzanne Friedler
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What you do in the morning sets the tone for the rest of the day, which is why it’s important to start the day off on the right foot. This is especially true when it comes to your skin. Those who do not practice healthy skincare in the morning risk compromising the health and overall appearance of their skin, creating concerns like dryness, redness, and irritation and exacerbating existing skincare woes like fine lines, dark spots, and under-eye bags.

Here are some of the best morning tips for glowing skin. Making these tiny tweaks in the A.M. will not only help promote healthier skin, but also younger-looking skin as well.

The Best Morning Tips For Glowing Skin:

morning tips for glowing skin

1. Get Enough Sleep 

Getting the recommended 7-9 hours of sleep every night is an easy way to improve your skin. Our skin’s repair processes occur overnight so consistent sleep deprivation can lead to impaired recovery from skin stressors such as free radicals and UV light. People who don’t get enough sleep tend to wrinkle faster and have a lower satisfaction with their appearance.

morning tips for glowing skin

2. Drink Water

You should be having at least eight glasses of water per day, starting first thing in the morning. Dehydrated skin is dry, dull, rough, flaky, sallow, and wrinkly. Not drinking enough will make the skin appear to age faster.

 

morning tips for glowing skin

3. Wash Your Face Correctly

Yes, there's a wrong way to wash your face, and it involves using products that strip your skin of its natural oils. Use a gentle cleanser and avoid harsh soaps and scrubs that can irritate the skin. I recommend ending with cold water to tighten the pores and reduce puffy eyes and other signs of inflammation. Some of my favorite cleansers are CeraVe, Aveeno, and Cetaphil for their gentle and effective formulas. 

morning tips for glowing skin

4. Be Liberal With Your Sunscreen

Sunscreen is not optional, especially if you want healthier skin. Look for formulas that offer UVA & UVB protection with an SPF of 50 or higher. Facial products should state that they are non-comedogenic if you're looking to prevent breakouts and irritation. Other important ingredients to look out for are micronized titanium dioxide and zinc oxide.

Keep scrolling to shop Dr. Friedler's favorite gentle cleansers: 

morning tips for glowing skin

CeraVe Foaming Facial Cleanser ($10.98) 

This face wash is formulated with three essential ceramides (1, 3, 6-II) to cleanse and remove oil and makeup without disrupting the skincare barrier. 

morning tips for glowing skin

Cetaphil Gentle Skin Cleanser ($9.52) 

This drugstore-favorite cleanser is clinically proven to hydrate and soothe the skin as it removes dirt, makeup, and other impurities without stripping the skin of its natural protective oils or disrupting its pH. 

morning tips for glowing skin

Aveeno Positively Radiant Brightening Cleanser ($6.37) 

This facial cleanser works to reveal brighter, more radiant skin, lifting away dirt, oil, and makeup using moisture-rich soy extract and other hydrating, skin-healthy ingredients. 

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Author:

Contributing Writer

Suzanne Friedler, M.D. F.A.A.D., is a board-certified fellow of the American Academy of Dermatology, with expertise in many areas of medical and cosmetic dermatology and in practice in NYC at Advanced Dermatology PC. She is a clinical instructor at Mt. Sinai Medical Center and on the dermatology faculty at St. John’s Episcopal Medical Center. She is a lecturer at national medical conferences and an instructor for three residency programs in New York. Dr. Friedler offers patients state-of-the-art procedures including Fraxel non-ablative resurfacing, Thermage skin tightening, endovenous laser vein treatment and general laser therapy for scars, tattoo removal, hair removal, and treatments for rosacea, stretch marks, acne, melasma, brown spots, angiomas, and many other conditions.

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