The One Simple Skincare Habit To Instill Daily, According To Skin Experts

When presented with the question, "If you could magically instill one skincare habit in everyone to follow daily, what would it be and why?" we immediately turned to our Haute Beauty experts. Now, you might think you know their response, but be prepared for surprising insights. Regardless of any blind guesses, their advice offers tremendous benefits to your skin, making it truly worth incorporating into your daily routine.

Dr. Bertha Baum | Skin | Miami, FL

Make sure to incorporate sunscreen into your daily routine without fail! If there's just one step you can take for your skin's health every day, it's undoubtedly sun protection. Personally, I adore tinted mineral sunscreens. Not only do they offer excellent protection, but they also come with the added benefit of preventing pigmentation due to the tint. So, start your day by applying tinted mineral sunscreen, and your skin will thank you for it!

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Dr. Amir Mortazavi | Medical Spa | Orange County, CA

Go back to the basics, wash your face. Yes, it's that simple - people often try numerous skincare products, but they tend to overlook the most crucial and basic step that is vital for achieving the desired results: washing your face.

Regardless of how many skincare products you use, a fresh canvas is essential for the magic to happen. Washing your face at least twice a day is a simple yet vital habit that holds the key to achieving plump and radiant skin.

Make face-washing a ritual of self-care; a moment dedicated to yourself, indulging in a soothing experience. Gently massaging your face with a foamy cleanser, not only removes the physical impurities but also reduces the stress of the daily life on our physical protector against the outer world. It's a small act of self-love that boosts your mood, leaving you rejuvenated, and provides a solid foundation for your skincare routine.

Embrace the simplicity of washing your face regularly, and let it become the cornerstone of your path to plumper glowing skin.

For more information, visit Dr. Mortazavi's website, Instagram, or Facebook!

Dr. Kiran Mian, Hudson Dermatology and Laser Surgery | Skin | New York, NY

Wearing sunscreen! I'm sure many of us will offer this habit, but it's because sun protection is just so important. Besides preventing fine lines and wrinkles, sunscreen protects our skin from sun damage. When you get tan, that is literally your skin cells asking for help. UV rays are damaging your DNA, so your skin cells turn on the factory that makes melanin. This melanin forms an umbrella over your skin cells' nucleus, protecting the DNA from mutations. Wearing sunscreen helps thwart this damage, to help protect your skin.

Why is DNA damage bad? It leads to skin cancer! Mutations in our DNA can turn on tumor genes and turn off tumor repair genes. So if I could magically induce one skincare habit in my patients, it would be to protect their largest and most exposed organ.

For more information, visit Dr. Mian's website and Instagram!

Fillir | Medical Spa | Pittsburgh, PA

Everyone should practice the daily skincare habit of applying skincare and SPF on their hands, neck, and decolletage. There is a growing interest in using neurotoxins, fillers, and treatments like RF Microneedling in these areas to restore volume, reduce the appearance of wrinkles, bones, and veins, to provide a more youthful-looking appearance because so many individuals have neglected these areas in their skincare regimens over the years. When these areas are neglected, we are forced to address skin elasticity issues, UV damage, and wrinkles reactively rather than proactively. There is a growing understanding that treating the entire face and body is necessary rather than only targeting forehead wrinkles with neurotoxins like Botox or Dysport. Similar to the face, applying SPF and using good skincare on the neck, chest, and hands, you can promote graceful aging and healthy skin!

For more information, visit Fillir's website, Instagram, or Facebook!

Refine Health | Medical Aesthetics | Coral Gables, FL & Miami, FL

Choosing the right skincare for you can bring life-changing results in the game! We are all different, so finding a regime that works for your skin type is crucial to achieving your beauty goals. Generally, your morning routine should include a cleanser, Vitamin C serum, and SPF (yes, you need SPF even if you stay indoors.)

A nighttime routine is where it really depends on your skin needs, but retinol can help increase cell production, unclog pores, exfoliate your skin and increase collagen production (that one's short for reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles!). Not to be dramatic, but following a strict skincare regime is pretty much needed for the rest of your life! Incorporate even some of these steps to help slow early skin aging, prevent sun damage, and improve the appearance of wrinkles, dark spots, and acne!

For more information, visit Refine Health's websiteInstagram, or Facebook! 

Jennilie Ness R.N., Alchemy 43 | Medical Aesthetics | Dallas, Los Angeles, New York

My favorite skincare tip, no matter what time of year and what type of weather would be sunscreen, sunscreen, sunscreen! Protecting your complexion from sun damage is one of the best things you can do for your skin, short-term and long-term. Short-term benefits are protection from sunburns, redness, and inflammation.

Long-term benefits include the onset prevention of fine lines and wrinkles and achieving overall brightness, radiance, and even tone. When you combine a consistent SPF regimen with microtreatments (a custom, curated plan of Botox and filler treatments offered at Alchemy 43) and the right skincare, you’ll be set up for success!

For more information, visit Alchemy 43's websiteInstagram, or Facebook!

Lisa White, Skin Snatched | Esthetician | DMV

A daily must skincare habit should be wearing sunscreen and avoiding prolonged sun exposure. Applying a moisturizer that contains sunscreen is recommended. For optimum protection, it’s best to apply a separate sunscreen after you moisturize. 

Sun Damage is the most visible sign of aging by more than 75 percent. UV rays from the sun are the primary cause of wrinkles. Yearly, over 3.6 million people are positively affected by basal cell carcinoma. The most common form of skin cancer is found on the head, face, and neck. 

In the past several years. Some clients have been sharing with me that they have been diagnosed as Vitamin D deficient. Seeking proper guidance on alternatives to increase their vitamin D levels without exposing themselves to harmful UV rays. Consider taking over-the-counter Vitamin D supplements or eating healthy enriched foods like salmon, spinach, kale, and oranges. 

If you decide to engage in outdoor activities or lay out on the beach. Limit your exposure time. Apply a high SPF and reapply every 2 hours. Amp up your protection by wearing a wide-brim hat and sunglasses. 

For more information, visit Skin Snatched's website, Instagram, or Facebook!

Dr. Anna Chacon | Skin | Miami, FL

Imagine this, after a long day of work or a night out, you're tired and all you want to do is collapse into your bed. But there's one thing standing in your way - the tedious task of removing your makeup. Now, what if with just a snap of your fingers, your makeup could disappear, leaving your skin clean, refreshed, and ready for a night of rejuvenation? That would be magical, wouldn't it?

You may wonder, why out of all the magical powers, would I choose effortless makeup removal? The answer lies in the importance of skincare and the role it plays in our overall health and well-being. Leaving makeup on overnight can lead to clogged pores, breakouts, premature aging, and even eye infections. It prevents the skin from renewing itself, leading to a dull and tired complexion.

Moreover, the process of removing makeup can sometimes be a hassle, especially when we're exhausted. It requires time, patience, and the right products to effectively remove all makeup and cleanse the skin. Having the power to remove makeup effortlessly would not only save time but also ensure our skin remains healthy and vibrant.

This magical power could revolutionize our skincare routines, making it easier for everyone to maintain healthy skin. It could also potentially reduce the prevalence of skin issues caused by sleeping with makeup on, leading to a world with happier, healthier skin.

In conclusion, while this magic is a fun thought experiment, it emphasizes the importance of removing makeup before sleep. Until this magic becomes real, let's commit to taking care of our skin and removing our makeup every night, no matter how tired we are.

For more information, visit Dr. Chacon's website, Instagram, or Facebook!

Julia Bifulco, Bellagena Med Spa | Day Spa | Bradenton, FL

If you could magically give everyone one skincare habit they should follow daily, it would be using sunscreen. Sunscreen is essential as a daily habit for several reasons, mainly to protect your skin from the harmful effects of ultraviolet (UV) radiation from the sun. Here are some key reasons why sunscreen is crucial:

Protection against UV rays: Sunscreen forms a protective barrier on the skin that helps to absorb and reflect UV rays.

Skin cancer prevention: Regular use of sunscreen can significantly reduce the risk of developing skin cancer. Skin cancer is the most common type of cancer globally, and using sunscreen is a crucial preventive measure.

Preventing premature aging: UV radiation can cause premature aging of the skin, leading to wrinkles, fine lines, and age spots/hyperpigmentation. Sunscreen helps to minimize these effects, keeping your skin looking younger and healthier for longer.

Year-round protection: UV radiation is present even on cloudy days and during colder months, so sunscreen should be used throughout the year, regardless of the weather.

Remember to choose a broad-spectrum sunscreen with a high SPF (Sun Protection Factor) to ensure it provides protection against both UVA and UVB rays.

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