Derm Tips for the Ordinary Peeling Solution
The Ordinary - AHA 30% + BHA 2% Peeling Solution The Ordinary Peeling Solution is one of the best products you can buy for less than $10. When used correctly, there are so many benefits to this product! Here’s my review of the product with safety tips first. Safety Tips: -If you are new to skincare, this product is not for beginners. You want to have a consistent skin care routine for at least a month before adding this in -Patch test an area on your inner arm prior to applying this to the face. I’ve seen many people end up with chemical burns from this product -For first time use, use only for 5 minutes prior to washing off with water -Do not apply this on the same night as other strong actives (retinoids, other acids) -For darker skin types, glycolic acid in this product can lead to hyperpigmentation if used for too long. Do not use longer than 5 minutes if you are prone to hyperpigmentation Benefits: -Exfoliates the skin -Improves skin texture -Improves skin tone -Helps fight acne -Improves acne scars -Makes pores less obvious -Improves fine lines and wrinkles -Fades hyperpigmentation How to apply: 1. See safety tips above 2. Wash face with gentle cleanser 3. Apply to finger tips 4. Apply to dry skin in treatment areas 5. Leave on for 5-10 minutes 6. Wash off with water 7. Pat dry Conclusions: I absolutely love this product and I highly recommend it. However, I’ve seen people injure themselves badly from using this product incorrectly. Follow the safety tips above and you will see so many benefits to your skin. This is a product that I personally love & use in my routine!
The Ordinary-AHA 30% + BHA 2% Peeling Solution
Derm's sug: Pop or Not Pop, it is a question.
Acne is a very common problem. Pimples always seem to appear at the most inconvenient times. We all have been tempted to pop and squeeze it to get rid of it fast. But that is a myth. It will not go away faster. Popping pimples can even lead to bigger problems, some fatal. When you pop and squeeze a pimple at home, you can push bacteria and pus deeper into the skin, causing more redness, pain and swelling. This will cause it to take longer to heal, or heal with a scar or lead to an infection. It is potentially dangerous to pop a pimple in the “Danger Triangle” on the face, which extends from the eyes down to the upper lip, including the nose and corners of the mouth. The vessels in this area drain directly into the brain, so an infection in this area can travel right to the brain and can potentially lead to death. I once had a professor tell me the only safe way to pop a pimple is with your elbows. Since that maneuver is impossible, I think the message he was trying to get across to us was not to ever pop pimples. As a dermatologist, there are safe ways I can do it in the office using sterile instruments and proper, sterile technique to cause the least amount of trauma and to prevent infection. I have even used steroid injections to ease the appearance and symptoms of larger cystic pimples. The best way to treat a pimple is use your medications and wait for it to go away on its own, or seek help from a professional. There are many over the counter acne treatments you can try to get your pimple to resolved faster, such as products that contain salicylic acid, benzoyl peroxide or retinoids. But products do not work overnight, even prescription ones take time to see great results. Please be patient.
This Dark Spot Treatments That Really Work, According to Dermatologists✅✅✅
When it comes to dark spot treatments, there are so many options out there that it can be hard to know where to start. What ingredients should you look for? And most importantly, which ones will get rid of dark spots for good? To answer these questions, I did some research about how dermatologists treat dark spots on the face. According to dermatologists, kojic acid may be the answer to your pressing concerns. What is kojic acid? Kojic acid is made from several different types of fungi. It’s also a byproduct when certain foods ferment, including Japanese sake, soy sauce, and rice wine or derived from mushrooms. Why use kojic acid for dark spot treatments? “It works by suppressing a key factor in the activity of the pigment cells,” Carlos Charles, M.D., dermatologist and founder of Derma di Colore. Kojic acid inhibits and prevents the formation of tyrosine, which is an amino acid that’s needed to produce melanin. Melanin is the pigment that affects hair, skin, and eye color. Because it inhibits the production of melanin, kojic acid can have a lightening effect. How to use kojic acid ? Kojic acid can be found in a number of different types of cosmetic products, including powders, serums, creams, cleansers, and soaps.Like creams and serums, They are designed to be left on and absorbed into the skin. Some products — like face masks — are designed to be used only on occasion. Creams and cleansers may be used daily. If your skin is super sensitive, Nazarian, a board-certified dermatologist, recommends not using it daily at first; instead, work kojic acid-based products into your regimen just once or twice per week to ensure that your skin can tolerate the ingredient. Also worth noting: "When used over long periods of time, kojic acid may also make your skin more susceptible to the sun," says Chang. Using sunscreen daily is always important, but even more so when kojic acid is in your skincare mix. Are there some side effects and risks ? Yes! The decided that kojic acid is safe to use in cosmetics in concentrations of 1 percent. However, some individuals may still experience side effects or risks from its use. “The risk commonly associated with topical kojic acid is allergic dermatitis, and that is why it is primarily found in relatively low concentrations.” says Carlos Charles, M.D.. Therefore, we should never use kojic acid on damaged or broken skin. To those with sensitive skin, you should opt for small doses during nighttime only since inflammation and irritation can be side effects. Also, don’t expect speedy results—it can take several months to see improvement of hyperpigmentation with the use of topical kojic acid. References: https://doftplasticsurgery.com/ http://www.dermadicolore.com/ https://www.unionderm.com/doctors/dr-claire-chang/ https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/27356545/
Dermatologist Created Brands! MY MOST TRUSTED BRAND, THE ONLY ONE!
Last summer, my face suffered the biggest crisis in history because of continuous business trips and frequent makeup. I have a lot of red and pimples on my cheeks, and it was also very itchy. I was so afraid that I had to go to the hospital for treatment. The doctor said there was something wrong with my skin barrier and recommended a brand of skincare products, CeraVe. CeraVe is a skincare brand developed by dermatologists with essential ceramides. Products enriched with a blend of three essential ceramides (ceramides 1, 3, and 6-II), fatty acids, and other lipids to help repair and strengthen the skin's natural barrier. Its founder is a dermatologist, so its composition is very safe and mild. Many doctors recommend this brand after you go to the hospital with skin problems. CeraVe Facial Moisturising Lotion $15CeraVe - Moisturizing Cream For Normal To Dry Skin This is an ultra-lightweight facial moisturizing lotion for normal to dry skin. The ultra-lightweight formula moisturizes skin and helps protect the skin barrier. The most amazing thing about this product is that it uses CeraVe Technology. This revolutionary delivery system is called MultiVesicular Emulsion Technology (MVE). This technique can release moisturizing ingredients over the course of 24 hours, layer by layer, to help keep skin soft all day long. After the dermatologist recommended it to me, I read a lot of comments and bought this product. According to the doctor's advice, I stopped applying makeup and stopped using my nutrient-rich skincare products for the time being. After washing my face every day, I gently squeeze out this product. Its texture is white emulsion-like, which is easily absorbed by the skin. As a person with oily skin suffering from occasional adult acne, I would get put off by normal to dry skin labeling but having tried the version I knew I needed to give it a try and it didn't disappoint with its lightweight non-clogging texture.
CeraVe-Moisturizing Cream For Normal To Dry Skin
OTC Acne Products
1.Cleansers : Acne treatments, both over the counter and prescription medicines can be jarring for the skin. If your cleanser strips your skin of the moisture, it just makes for a bad base for the acne treatment. My suggestion: CeraVe Foaming Facial Cleanser: It has hyaluronic acid and ceramides which keep the barrier of the skin healthy, hydrate the skin and prepare the skin for the battle ahead. Want the cleanser to keep your skin acne free after a long spell of acne treatment?- Use the renewing SA cleanser from Cerave. 2..Toner: I am one of the people who always say ‘you do not need a toner’. But in case of mild acne with predominantly blackheads, sometimes a good exfoliating toner is all that you need. My suggestion: Paula’s choice 2% BHA liquid exfoliant: Since it is oil soluble and also an amazing exfoliating agent, salicylic acid is a great ingredient to keep the pores unclogged and skin texture smooth and healthy. Even though the official website advices twice daily use, I am of the opinion that once daily is safer and works really well to keep the comedones and bumps at bay 3. Treatment: Now we are talking serious business. If your acne issues go beyond occasional breakouts and comedones, it may be time to turn from acne skincare to a treatment. My suggestion: Differin (Adapalene) 0.1% gel: Adapalene is one of the top picks of all dermatologists across the world, and for a good reason! Adapalene (like other retinoids) improves the skin turnover and keeps the pores free of dead skin cells, and consequently, the breeding bacteria and inflammation. 4. Spot treatment : If you have an acne prone skin, keeping a spot treatment in your skincare drawer is always recommended for those unexpected sudden encounters with pimples before a big day. My suggestion: La Roche-Posay Effaclar Duo Acne Spot Treatment: With 5.5% benzoyl peroxide, which rapidly kills the acne forming bacteria P. acnes, and Lipo hydroxy acid to exfoliate and clear up the blocked pore, this spot treatment reduces the size and redness of the lesion right from the first application. TIPS when using OTC acne products 1.Don’t go all in at once. Don’t use an anti acne cleanser, toner and treatment in one routine. It will only irritate the skin and make the inflammation worse. Also if you are just stepping into the acne routine, start with alternate days and then as your skin gets used to it, start using it daily. 2.If your skin is not tolerating anti acne treatment like differin gel, use what we call the ‘sandwich method’ to reduce the irritation. Use a moisturizer, apply the treatment gel after a few minutes, wait for another 5 minutes and reapply the moisturizer on top of it. Use this for a few days till your skin gets used to it, and then start applying the product directly to bare skin. 3.Know when to see a dermatologist: OTC products have a limitation. If you have severe or cystic acne seek help from a dermatologist for systemic treatment.
Retinol Eye cream - Luxury vs Drugstore
We all know that retinol is a fantastic skincare ingredient for anti-aging. Most dermatologist are advising to start using retinol when you are younger. Because what retinol does is to help cells turnover and premature aging including fine lines and wrinkles. At the sametimes it is promoting rapid cell renewal. It is really important to do your research before undergoing retinol treatment. Known fact that the eyelids skin is the thinest skin in the body. Many may have the concern that Is it safe to use around eyes? I do read somewhere about retinol saying that it thinned the skin. Although this is not necessarily true, we still gonna be careful when using retinol around eye. I love the fact that retinol help to fight the signs of aging improves uneven skin texture. I am 26 years old. Have some early signs of aging mainly around my eye area. I have some fine lines under eye and wrinkles. So I am always looking for a product I like this retinol eye cream fromLA ROCHE-POSAY - Redermic R Retionl Eye Cream When I first started using it, I noticed a difference just two days after use! I use it twice daily, in the morning and night.It doesn't irritate my skin or eyes at all. SHISEIDO - Bio Performance Glow Revival Eye Treatment This one is my new purchase. My dermatologist recommended this to me. It has higher retinol concentration and many other great ingredients added. This retinol eye cream said to increases collagen and feels like thinning because the epidermal layer is sloughing off. Honestly I love both. With the luxury eye cream. I feel like it is more light weighted and easier to be absobed. It is also more moisturized than the drugstore one. The price of this product is really friendly as well, especially considering the concentration of amazing ingredients! I give both 5 stars.
SHISEIDO-Bio Performance Glow Revival Eye Treatment
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