Dermatologists are professionals and, in most cases, tend to have clear and glowing skin. For this reason, we have compiled the statements of several dermatologists who confess what are their secrets to taking care of their dermis.
5 Things that dermatologists will never use on their own skin
1 – Sunscreens in a spray
Dr. Rachel Nazarian, of Schweiger Dermatology Group in New York, ensures that she would never wear a spray sunscreen or use it on her face or in her body because it does not provide a layer thick enough to ensure a good protection.
2 – Suntan Oils
We have bad news for those who like to smear on suntan oil. Dr. Kenneth Mark ensures that it contains low levels of FPS and, in addition, they can clog the pores because the cells of skin begin to reproduce more quickly.
3 – Toner
As a general rule, we are always told that before you put make-up on and before sleeping must follow three basic steps: cleanse, tone and moisturize. However, there are many dermatologists who prefer to skip the step of the toner.
Dr. Samer Jaber ensures that: “Some people like to use tonics if you feel your skin is too fat, but I don’t think very necessary.”
“Many toners contain alcohol, therefore, dry out the skin. This may be fine if you have oily skin and prone to acne, but not in general,” says Dr. Jennifer Chwalek, a dermatologist certified by the board of Union Square Laser Dermatology. She prefers to use rose water in the morning just before applying vitamin C and sunscreen.
“The rose water helps me to hydrate the skin and soothe any inflammation, as it contains several vitamins and antioxidants. Once that dries, I apply a vitamin C serum and then sunscreen.”
“I do not use toner and do not see them necessary. Toners are composed of alcohol, and I don’t think that adds anything to the care of the skin,” says Nazarian.
4 – Parabens
Parabens are preservatives used in beauty products that help to limit the development of bacteria, molds, and yeasts. The most common are methyl, ethyl, propyl and butyl parabens, and are often found in moisturizers, foundations, and anti-aging creams.
“I’d rather not take the risk,“ admits Mark. “I read an article in a newspaper about a research that was conducted recently, and proved that there could be an acceleration potential of the aging of the skin.”
5 – Scrubs
All products that contain microbeads are prohibited in the United States since 2015. “I wouldn’t use any product to wash the face that contained any type of particle,” says Nazarian.
“The exfoliation of the physics or mechanics of the skin is actually damaging. I prefer products that exfoliate chemically very soft, like the glycolic, in place of the physical exfoliating that remove the dead skin.”
He also said he did not agree to the use of cleaning brushes such as the Clarisonic.
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