When you suffer from Polycystic Ovary Syndrome, the last thing you’re thinking about is your skincare routine. But if you want to improve your skin condition, there are some essential ingredients that can help clear up your skin and prevent further breakouts and irritation. A dermatologist has shared some tips to help you create an ideal PCOS skincare routine that will keep your skin healthy, attractive and free of blemishes and other skin problems associated with PCOS.
Start With Cleanser
Cleansers are one of the most important steps in your skincare routine. Different types of cleansers address different skin concerns, which is why it’s so important to choose the right cleanser for your skin type and condition.
Add Peptide Treatment
A peptide treatment is one of the most important products in any skincare routine, and it’s crucial for those with PCOS. Peptides have been shown to have an anti-inflammatory effect and can help increase collagen production, said board certified dermatologist Dr. Melissa Piliang, who specializes in skin conditions like acne and rosacea. This helps the skin appear smoother and more even.
Hydrate And Moisturize
Dr. Leslie Baumann, a board-certified dermatologist and skin cancer surgeon with more than three decades of experience in the field, says that it is important to hydrate and moisturize your skin in order to avoid acne breakouts.
She recommends using a cleanser to remove dirt and oil, followed by a toner or astringent to remove any leftover residue from the cleanser.
Protect From Sun Damage
The best way to protect your skin from the sun is by wearing a broad-spectrum sunscreen with SPF 30 or more, applying it liberally and reapplying every two hours. You should also wear a hat and sunglasses if you’re outdoors for long periods of time. A hat will help shield your scalp from the sun, which can cause premature hair loss and thinning. Sunglasses will protect your eyes from UV damage that can cause cataracts in later life.
Check In With A Skincare Professional
As a dermatologist with an interest in complex skin conditions, I wanted to take the time to chat about some of the most common concerns that my patients with Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS) have.
It’s important to remember that there is no one-size-fits all skincare routine – everyone’s skin is different and will require its own care plan.