Skincare Secrets From Top Dermatologists 

Skincare Secrets

Skincare can sometimes seem like a mystery.

Why do some products lead to breakouts, while others soothe skin? What types of acids are good for your face and which ones are dangerous? Which fads are backed by facts and which are just trends? 

Because it’s a topic that everyone wants to learn more about, the truth can sometimes get muddled. With a huge number of unqualified bloggers, influencers and brand representatives spreading tips that may or may not work for different skin types, knowing who to listen to is almost as tricky as figuring out a decent routine in the first place.

Dermatologists know all along the best secrets that we might be overlooking, so we compiled a list of a few skincare secrets. Keep reading to find some of the most useful tips, for better skin. 

The Best Skincare Tips From Dermatologists

Regularly massage the face for a healthy glow

“Any time you massage any of the tissues, you’re increasing circulation. Your skin may look brighter, more luminous, maybe more contoured and less puffy.” — Suzanne Friedler

Makeup wipes can actually hurt your skin

“You can use towelettes and wipes to gently sweep over the affected areas of your skin, but make sure they’re alcohol-free to avoid excessive drying and irritation.” – Dina Began

You don’t need to cleanse your face every time you wash it

“Some people prefer to simply rinse their face with water and no cleanser. If this works for you, then no harm done: It’s not necessary to use a cleanser every time you wash your face.” – David Lortscher

Don’t wash your face in the shower

“Washing your face in the shower also introduces a whole host of other bathroom-borne bacteria – and washes away a lot of the good stuff,” says Justine Hextall. Anything “containing active ingredients will degrade under the bright lights and warm, damp conditions in the shower.”

Make sure you’re eating enough fat

“Since our bodies don’t have the ability to produce the fatty acids, [eating them] helps reinforce your skin’s barrier, and keeps moisture in and irritants out.”- Leslie Baumann

Take your time when layering products

“If you give each product a minute to dry, it won’t pill… I flow my skincare in with the rest of my morning routine. For example, I put on a product, have coffee, then put on a second product, then brush my teeth.” – Fredric Brandt

Get more sleep

“A good night’s sleep is essential for the skin to repair itself.” – Debra Jaliman

Using antioxidants topically in your routine can be a game-changer

“Using an antioxidant such as resveratrol helps boost your skin’s natural barriers so that your skin looks and feels smoother and healthier.”- Michele Green

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