5 Skincare Tips Dermatologists Know (That You Don’t)

While creativity is a beautiful thing, there seems to always be a new ingredient, technique, or product on the scene these days with a bevy of skincare tips to go along with. Seeing that taking care of our skin ranks relatively high on our to-do list, we reached out to some top dermatologists and aestheticians to take a closer dive at all the guidance and time-tested insights they have gained during their careers.

Tip # 1: Evite the Sun and Wear Sunscreen

“Avoid the sun, and wear sunscreen and a hat when you can’t stop it. I swear by Coolibar sun-protective clothing and Sunforgettable Complete Security Brush-On Shield SPF 50.”—Elizabeth Tanzi, MD, founder and Capital Laser & Skin Care operator. “The use of a sunscreen containing anti-inflammatory and barrier-repairing ingredients is one of my favorite skincare tips. A wide-spectrum sunscreen with at least SPF 30 UVA and UVB protection is ideally suited. I use Epionce Ultra Shield Lotion SPF 50 every day, including in the non-summer months .”— Carl Thornfeldt, MD

Tip # 2: Get a full body exam

“You have to have a full body skin exam from a dermatologist by the time you turn 30. It’s critical that expert eyes take a look at any moles you may have and be able to track them for future adjustments. The dermatologist will even show you how to do a proper skin test on yourself. This is very important because if caught in its earliest stages, melanoma, the deadliest type of skin cancer, is almost 100 per cent curable. If women are prepared with knowledge about what to look for, it can save their lives .”— Elizabeth Tanzi, MD

Tip # 3: Layer Items From Thinnest to Thickest

“We find treatment measures to be something but toning and moisturizing. Layering the serums and essences from thinnest to thickest helps the skin most efficiently absorb every layer! We like the Blithe Tundra Chaga Pressed Serum .”— Sarah Lee and Christine Chang, creators of Glow Recipe

Tip # 4: Stimulate Blood Flow

“Topically applied ginseng is one of my favorite skin care tips — it works to stimulate blood flow in the capillaries, promoting a healthy, strong, glowing-from-the-face face. Bonus points if you coat your ginseng with a drug containing plumping hyaluronic acid! “—Sarah Lee and Christine Chang Tip

# 5: Maximize Your Sheet Mask Fit

“When applying a sheet mask, maximize adherence by snipping from the side of the nose fold to the eye hole. This will allow you to wiggle the mask just so, getting closer to the under-eye area and avoiding any tenting. If necessary, make a snip below the cheekbone and layer the mask over yourself to maximize fit fitting.”

If you take a minimal approach to a beauty routine or devour every kind of make-up and skincare tips that you can get your hands on, one thing remains universal: we all want to learn the very best practices to achieve good, radiant skin and we are always here to help you out with that.

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