Face-Washing Tips for Healthier Skin
SCHAUMBURG, Ill. - Washing your face is as simple as using soap and water, right? Not quite say dermatologists. How you wash your face can make a difference in your appearance.
Face Washing 101
"It's important for people to treat the face with care. Never scrub the skin or use harsh products as doing so irritates the skin, which makes skin look worse," said Thomas E. Rohrer, MD, FAAD, a board-certified dermatologist in private practice in Chestnut Hill, Mass.
For healthier-looking skin, Dr. Rohrer recommends people follow these tips to keep their face looking healthy:
"A board-certified dermatologist can answer your questions about how to care for your skin, hair and nails," said Dr. Rohrer.
In recognition of November as National Healthy Skin Month, these steps are demonstrated in "Face Washing 101," a video posted to the Academy website and the Academy's YouTube channel. This video is part of the Dermatology A to Z: Video Series, which offers relatable videos that demonstrate tips people can use to properly care for their skin, hair and nails. A new video in the series posts to the Academy website and the YouTube channel each month.
Headquartered in Schaumburg, Ill., the American Academy of Dermatology (Academy), founded in 1938, is the largest, most influential, and most representative of all dermatologic associations with a membership of more than 17,000 physicians worldwide.