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Tips from a derm for exercise induced acne
Tips from a derm for exercise induced acne
With a new year comes resolutions, many involving healthier lifestyles and exercise. So why let exercise induced acne hold you back from achieving these healthier choices. Exercising can cause excessive sweating-leading to increased oils, dirt, friction, and even bacteria on your skin leading to acne. This can manifest as facial or truncal acne (think backne), often known as acne mechanica or folliculitis. Cleansing properly is incredibly important for preventing exercise induced acne. It’s important to remove all makeup prior to working out. Gently shower with lukewarm water immediately after sweating. If a shower is not available, reach for a cleansing wipe. Clean, loose-fitting moisture wicking attire is key. This helps prevent friction and additional bacteria and sweat from dirty clothing. In addition to wiping down all gym equipment, don’t forget about the stuff that hits your skin regularly such as headphones, watches, and headbands. Most importantly, don’t forget sunscreen and gentle moisturizers. Favorite OTC products: Cleansers: PanOxyl - Acne Foaming Wash Benzoyl Peroxide 10% Maximum StrengthCeraVe - Acne Foaming Cream Cleanser Wipes: Simple - Micellar Make-Up Remover WipesLA ROCHE-POSAY - Effaclar Clarifying Oil-Free Cleansing Towelettes Treatments: LA ROCHE-POSAY - Effaclar Adapalene Gel .01% Topical Retinoid Acne TreatmentDIFFERIN - 0.1% Adapalene Acne Treatment Gel Pump
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0.1% Adapalene Acne Treatment Gel Pump
DIFFERIN-0.1% Adapalene Acne Treatment Gel Pump
Chemical Peels 101
Chemical Peels 101
One of my absolute favorite cosmetic procedures to perform on my patients (and myself!) is a good chemical peel. Chemical peels can be used for a variety of conditions including acne, hyperpigmentation, uneven skin tone, photo-aging, wrinkles, and even precancerous lesions. Common questions I get regarding peels: • What’s the best peel for me? How often should I get one done? This should be discussed with your physician-based on your skin type, skin concerns, lifestyle, budget, skincare routine, medical history, sun exposure, and downtime. • What is the typical downtime for a chemical peel? Some of the superficial peels (salicylic acid, glycolic acid, etc) can be considered lunchtime peels and barely have any downtime. You don’t have to look like Samantha from SATC to get results. Many cosmeceutical companies have branded chemical peels which often combine these basic ingredients which can affect downtime. • What if I didn’t experience peeling, does that mean it didn’t work? Absolutely not, the microscopic benefits of chemical peels are still active-shedding off the superficial layers of the epidermis in addition to allowing your medications/skincare routine work even more effectively. Can all skin types benefit from chemical peels? Yes! I personally get and perform chemical peels on many of my Asian, Indian, Hispanic, and African American patients. Not all peels can be used safely, however the majority of the superficial ones ones can be and one of my favorite tools especially for acne/hyperpigmentation. Swipe right to see some basics on in office chemical peels. Any question regarding peels? Is this a regular part of your skincare routine? Comment below. I’ve also linked some of my favorite non office chemical peels here! NEOSTRATA - Skin Active Perfecting Peel Dr Dennis Gross - Skincare Alpha Beta Peel Original Formula 30 Applications Dr Dennis Gross - Alpha Beta Ultra Gentle Daily Peel
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Alpha Beta Ultra Gentle Daily Peel
Dr Dennis Gross-Alpha Beta Ultra Gentle Daily Peel
Derm doc’s tips and faves for dry hands ✨
Derm doc’s tips and faves for dry hands ✨
Anyone else experiencing dry hands like me? Winter is a common time for dry hands and hand dermatitis, but especially this year with the increased hand washing due to COVID. While there are multiple causes for hand dermatitis, COVID related dry hands are most likely due to contact dermatitis which comes in two forms. Allergic contact dermatitis is when we see a true allergy to an ingredient, preservative, metal, etc. More often than not, we are seeing a lot of irritant contact dermatitis in clinic lately in which the increased use of soap/alcohol is causing an impaired skin barrier and removing natural moisturizing factor from the epidermis—allowing the irritants to cause further inflammation. Swipe right to see some easy tips on how to improve hand dryness and my favorite products Comment below with your favorite hand treatments ✨skinfix - Eczema+ Hand Repair Cream Aquaphor - Healing Ointment Skin Protectant Vaseline - 100% Pure Petroleum Jelly, Original Neutrogena - Norwegian Formula Fragrance Free Hand Cream CeraVe - Healing Ointment CeraVe - Therapeutic Hand Cream
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 100% Pure Petroleum Jelly, Original
Vaseline- 100% Pure Petroleum Jelly, Original
Derm doc’s daily facial sunscreen
Derm doc’s daily facial sunscreen
This derm doc’s FAVE daily sunscreen ✨ elta md SKINCARE - UV Daily Tinted Broad-Spectrum SPF 40 elta md SKINCARE - UV Clear Broad Spectrum SPF 46 elta md SKINCARE - UV Elements Broad-Spectrum SPF 44
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UV Clear Broad Spectrum SPF 46
elta md SKINCARE-UV Clear Broad Spectrum SPF 46
A derm doc’s favorite sunscreens ✨
A derm doc’s favorite sunscreens ✨
elta md SKINCARE - UV Daily Tinted Broad-Spectrum SPF 40 elta md SKINCARE - UV Clear Broad Spectrum SPF 46 elta md SKINCARE - UV Elements Broad-Spectrum SPF 44 SKINCEUTICALS - Physical Fusion Uv Defense SPF 50 Aveeno - Sensitive Skin Mineral Sunscreen SPF 50 Neutrogena - Ultra Sheer Spray Sunscreen SPF100 LA ROCHE-POSAY - Anthelios XL Ultra-Light Fluid SPF 50+
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Anthelios XL Ultra-Light Fluid SPF 50+
LA ROCHE-POSAY -Anthelios XL Ultra-Light Fluid SPF 50+
Suffering from eczema—a derm doc’s faves ✨
Suffering from eczema—a derm doc’s faves ✨
Eczema tips from a dermatologist (and someone with eczema) 👇🏽 • Use fragrance-free or unscented skincare products. My favorites include @aquaphor, @cerave, @cetaphil, and @laroche posay. • Use a gentle soap. @dove unscented bar soap is one of my favorites. Often body washes and shower gels have added alcohols which can be more drying. • Moisturize your skin right after bathing, the dampness will help the moisturizers work as a hydrating barrier. • Shower or bathe with short (5-10 minutes only!) lukewarm water. • Ointments are preferred to creams and lotions, in my opinion, the greasier the better. Try @aquaphor or @vaseline. • Use a fragrance free and dye free laundry detergent. A personal favorite is @all free and clear detergent. • Wear loose-fitting clothing, preferably cotton. Wool is a major irritant for me and can be found in many articles of clothing, accessories, swaddles, and even baby car seats and carriers (!) • Avoid scratching the skin as an open skin barrier predisposes eczematous skin to skin infections. Keep fingernails short to prevent additional damage done by scratching. • Consider seeing a dermatologist if you feel that your eczema is not controlled or is worsening. Informational post only, should not be construed as medical advice.
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Beauty Bar Soap
Dove -Beauty Bar Soap
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