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DERMATOLOGIST OPINION: Acne cleansers
A dermatologist goes to the drugstore and helps point out which cleansers are worth it for acne and which should be skipped. The first 3 scrubs in this video contain beads which can be harsh to the skin and cause microtears. Think of it like washing your face with sandpaper. For acne prone skin, look for a cleanser that has acne fighting ingredients (like benzoyl peroxide) but is also gentle to the skin and is without harsh scrubs Here are some examples of my favorite drugstore acne cleansers: Panoxyl cleanser or Cerave acne foaming cleanser PanOxyl - Acne Creamy Wash Benzoyl Peroxide 4% Daily Control CeraVe - Acne Foaming Cream Cleanser What do you use for your cleanser? Comment below! 💕
PanOxyl-Acne Creamy Wash Benzoyl Peroxide 4% Daily Control
Dermatologist tips to prevent crow’s feet!
3 tips to prevent crow’s feet (besides Botox): 1. Sunglasses- can help prevent crow’s feet by helping physically block the sun 2. Retinoid- Retinoid/retinol: only at night- SPF 30+ during the day. Can cause dryness/ irritation at first.Tip: start slow 1-2 x a week then slowly increase. Avoid in pregnancy & breastfeeding 3. SPF 30 or higher. Reapply every 2 hours when outside. Comment below if you follow these 3 tips! CeraVe - Face Sheer Tint Hydrating Sunscreen SPF 30 DIFFERIN - 0.1% Adapalene Acne Treatment Gel Pump
DIFFERIN-0.1% Adapalene Acne Treatment Gel Pump
Dermatologist breaks down what can & can’t mix
I get these question all the time! Let’s break it down: 🚫 NOPE 🚫 Retinoids & AHA Retinoids & lactic acid AHA = glycolic acid, lactic acid, or mandelic acid - Avoid using any of these together on the same night. These all chemically exfoliate the skin. Therefore, there is an increased risk of irritation together. Vitamin C & retinoids - There is an increased risk of irritation when using vitamin C and retinoids at the same time. Also vitamin C should be used in the morning because it is an antioxidant that works well during the daytime and retinoids should be used at night. Benzoyl peroxide & retinol: - The two ingredients may possibly deactivate each other when used together. Best to use in different times of the day. Exception: Benzoyl peroxide and Adapalene (which is a retinoid) is considered ok to use together ✅ YUP ✅ Retinoids & hyaluronic acid Niacinamide & hyaluronic acid Vitamin C & hyaluronic acid Niacinamide & retinoids None of these interact with eachother in a negative way and therefore appear to be ok to use together. Do you use any of these together? Comment below!
Tips from a dermatologist on sunscreen ☀️
Let’s talk about sunscreen ☀️ What’s a good sunscreen to wear? One that is: * Broad-spectrum protection (protects against UVA and UVB rays) * SPF 30 or higher * Water resistant This will help protect your skin from early skin aging, sunburn, and skin cancer. What is the difference between chemical and physical sunscreens? Chemical sunscreens work like a sponge, absorbing the sun’s rays. They contain one or more of the following ingredients: oxybenzone, avobenzone, octisalate, octocrylene, homosalate, and octinoxate. These are often easier to rub into the skin without a white cast. Physical sunscreens (aka mineral sunscreens) act like a shield, sitting on the surface of your skin and deflecting the sun’s rays. These can come on white. They have the active ingredients zinc oxide and/or titanium dioxide Reapply every 2 hours when outside in the sun ☀️ Some of my favorites: Tinted: Cerave tinted, la roche posay tinted, alastin CeraVe - Face Sheer Tint Hydrating Sunscreen SPF 30 LA ROCHE-POSAY - Anthelios 50 Mineral Ultra Light Sunscreen Fluid SPF 50 ALASTIN SKINCARE - HydraTint Pro Mineral Broad Spectrum Sunscreen SPF 36 Not tinted: colorescience, drunk elephant colorescience - Sunforgettable Total Protection Face Shield SPF 50 Sunscreen DRUNK ELEPHANT - Umbra Sheer Physical Daily Defense Broad Spectrum Sunscreen SPF 30 What’s your favorite sunscreen?
LA ROCHE-POSAY -Anthelios 50 Mineral Ultra Light Sunscreen Fluid SPF 50
❗️AVOID these together- Dermatologist tips
What are chemical exfoliants? - Products that work to help exfoliate the skin surface Physical exfoliants (think beaded scrubs) can be harsh to the skin, lead to uneven exfoliation, and can cause microtears. That’s why I prefer chemical exfoliation. Chemical exfoliants can be broken down into 3 main categories: 1. Retinol/retinoids Retinol= over the counter Retinoid= prescription (except for Adapalene which is over the counter- this used to be a prescription) DIFFERIN - 0.1% Adapalene Acne Treatment Gel Pump LA ROCHE-POSAY - Effaclar Adapalene Gel .01% Topical Retinoid Acne Treatment Both are: ✅anti-aging ✅can help improve acne scars ✅treatment for acne ✅increases cell turnover ✅lightens brown spots/sun spots/hyperpigmentation ✅promotes collagen production ✅helps with skin texture ✅prevents fine lines and wrinkles ✅helps with uneven skin tone 2. AHA = glycolic acid, lactic acid, or mandelic acid The Ordinary - AHA 30% + BHA 2% Peeling Solution DRUNK ELEPHANT - T.L.C. Framboos Glycolic Resurfacing Night Serum DRUNK ELEPHANT - T.L.C. Sukari Babyfacial Mask ✅water soluble ✅increases cell turnover ✅lightens brown spots/hyperpigmentation ✅helps with skin texture ✅reduces fine lines ✅helps with uneven skin tone 3. BHA= salicylic acid CeraVe - Salicylic Acid Facial Cleanser PAULA'S CHOICE - Skin Perfecting 2% BHA Liquid Exfoliator The Ordinary - AHA 30% + BHA 2% Peeling Solution ✅oil soluble- so helps dissolve excess sebum and dead skin cells to help minimize the appearance of pores ✅treatment for acne ✅anti-inflammatory Important tips to keep in mind: ❗️Avoid using any of these together on the same night! These all chemically exfoliate the skin. Therefore, there is an increased risk of irritation together. ✅ Consider using these on alternating nights but not on the same night to avoid the risk of irritation ❗️Exception: Salicylic acid in a cleanser form & any of the products listed above may be okay in people WITHOUT sensitive skin. ❗️In sensitive skin and/or rosacea skin, all of the chemical exfoliants listed may be very irritating to the skin and for this reason may need to be avoided. Always ask your dermatologist first before trying. ❗️ All of these products should be used only at night. SPF 30+ during the day because these make the skin more sensitive to the sun. ❗️Retinol/retinoids: Avoid use during pregnancy and breastfeeding. Irritating at first. Tip: start slow 1-2 nights a week and gradually increase as tolerated. I listed different products to provide options in each category above. Not all of these are necessary in a skin care routine. Do you use any of these? How do you incorporate these into your skin care routine? Comment below!
DIFFERIN-0.1% Adapalene Acne Treatment Gel Pump
Dermatologist opinion: caffeine eye cream
THE inkey LIST - Caffeine Eye Cream Why I like the Inkeylist caffeine eye cream: ✔️ Lightweight texture blends very easily ✔️ Hydrating ✔️ Can help reduce puffiness ✔️ Antioxidant ingredients help fight off free radicals from the sun and pollution ✔️ Can help improve the appearance of dark circles ✔️ Fragrance free- no smell to it! ✔️ Affordable ✨ It is one of my favorite go-to eye creams because of the caffeine which really helps with my puffy eyes in the morning and has helped with my dark circles. I also really like that it blends in easily, is fragrance free, and affordable. I like using this once a day in the morning but this can be used twice a day. I like using it in the mornings because it really helps with my puffy eyes (which is worse in the morning for me!). I notice an immediate effect on the puffiness around my eyes. It took a few weeks to notice the improvement on my dark circles. What do you think about this eye cream? Comment below!
THE inkey LIST-Caffeine Eye Cream