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12 Dermatologist-Approved Skin Care Tips for 2022


At Bryn Mawr Dermatology, we are here to help you achieve flawless, radiant skin. This year, we polled our Bryn Mawr dermatologists to gather a list of the best skincare tips for 2022. From laser genesis to powder sunscreen, keep these 12 dermatologist-approved skin care tips in mind for bright, beautiful skin this new year.

While this article spells out some important information about dermatologist-approved skincare tips, and we highly recommend you read the full article, here are the key points we will focus on:

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Dermatologist-Approved Skin Care Advice

It’s never too late to revamp your skin care routine. The new year is the perfect time to perfect your skin-care routine and check-in with your dermatologist. Here are 12 dermatologist-approved skin-care resolutions for glowing skin in 2022.

1. Hydrate Your Skin With Hyaluronic Acid

Dr. Lilly Parllaku recommends hyaluronic acid, or Bryn Mawr Dermatology’s Hydro Peptide Gel, for a bright, youthful glow. Hyaluronic acid is a sugar molecule that occurs naturally in the skin and is considered a holy grail for skin hydration. In fact, hyaluronic acid can bind up to 1000 times its weight in water! Hyaluronic acids benefits include:

• Anti-Aging
• Moisturizing
• Wound Healing
• Anti-Wrinkle
• Improved Skin Elasticity

2. Avoid Stress for Clear Skin

According to Dr. Lilly Parllaku, stress can severely worsen your skin problems! The stress hormone cortisol can lead to an overproduction of oil in your skin glands and weaken the elasticity of your skin. Over time, this can cause acne breakouts, eye bags, rashes, and wrinkle formation.

3. Use Vitamin C to Achieve Bright, Even-Toned Skin

Vitamin C is an antioxidant, meaning it defends your skin from free radicals that can harm your skin. With regular use, vitamin C can help heal blemishes, reduce hyperpigmentation, and keep your skin from sagging. To maintain a bright, even-toned, refreshed look, Dr. Lilly Parllaku recommends adding vitamin C to your skincare routine.

4. Limit Alcohol and Caffeine to Prevent Skin Damage

Although many patients enjoy alcohol or caffeine on a weekly basis, Dr. Lilly Parllaku advises limiting your consumption to achieve healthy skin. Coffee contains caffeine, which dehydrates your skin and can raise your stress levels. As for alcohol, light consumption can also dehydrate your skin, leading to redness, puffiness, and even acne. To prevent skin inflammation, try to limit these two beverages as frequently as possible.

5. Use La Roche Double Moisturizer

La Roche Double Moisturizer is Dr. Lilly Parllaku’s favorite face moisturizer. Formulated with dermatologist-recommended ingredients including ceramide-3, niacinamide, glycerin. It’s inexpensive and effective for all skin types!

6. Heal Acne Breakouts with Laser Genesis

According to Dr. Shannon Del Grande, Laser Genesis can be the perfect solution for a pre-event glow or to treat active acne breakouts. This non-invasive procedure gently heats the skin, helping to produce new skin cells and collagen. After one session, you will notice that your skin looks brighter and more youthful.

7. Moisturize Your Hands

Ready to prevent dry, cracked hands? Dr. Lilly Parllaku recommends keeping a bottle of lotion next to your bed and lathering your hands before bed with thick moisturizer or Aquaphor or Vaseline if you can handle the greasy texture.

8. Combat Oily Skin With Powder Sunscreen

According to the National Foundation for Cancer Research, sunscreen is one of the most important tools in the prevention of skin cancer. Luckily there are many ways to protect your skin from harmful UV radiation. Dr. Shannon Del Grande recommends powder sunscreen for your face and scalp. Made with mineral-based ingredients, it can be used for extra SPF protection or to help with shiny skin.

9. Get Plenty of Sleep

Did you know that your skin makes new collagen while you sleep? If you are only getting five or less hours of sleep per night, your skin will have more difficulty repairing itself. According to Dr. Lilly Parllaku, sleep is a surefire way to make your skin look younger. Aim for seven to eight hours a night for skin that is better moisturized and more able to protect and heal itself.

10. Try the Elta Elements “Mom Hack”

Have you heard of Dr. Lilly Parllaku’s Mom Hack? It involves applying each of the Elta elements–sunblock, moisturizer, and makeup–in one step. These products protect your skin from damaging UVA and UVB rays and prevent premature signs of aging! Plus, they layer and combine seamlessly.

11. Drink Lots of Water

Don’t underestimate the importance of hydration! Dr. Lilly Parllaku knows that keeping your body hydrated helps maintain your skin’s elasticity. Aim for at least 8 glasses of water per day for more radiant skin.

12. Visit Your Dermatologist

Regular skin checkups can save your life! Your dermatologist should examine your skin at least once year for signs of skin cancer. You can also visit your dermatologist to receive treatments to improve the look of your skin. At Bryn Mawr Dermatology, we diagnose and treat all conditions that affect one’s skin, hair and nails, and offer superior skin care products and minimally invasive cosmetic enhancements.

Schedule an Appointment with a Dermatologist Today

If you have a question about skin care, please Request an Appointment. During your consultation, our skilled dermatologists will evaluate your concerns and determine an ideal treatment plan for your specific case. Our Bryn Mawr office is beautifully equipped, so you’ll feel at home as soon as you walk in the door.

Get started today by calling our dermatology team at (610) 525-7800 or easily book an appointment online. We look forward to caring for you!

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