Your medicine cabinet is likely filled to the brim with lotions and potions, but between serums, moisturizers, prescription-based treatments and various other products, you may be wondering what to apply first (and second, and third). How you layer your skincare can impact the effectiveness of active ingredients (and reduce potential side effects and reactions), which is why the order in which you apply them is so important.
What comes first?
According to Dermatologist Dr. Michael Kaminer of SkinCare Physicians in Boston, Massachusetts, “The general rule is lightest to thickest, so serums first followed by light lotions and creams.” But why? “It has to do with absorption, and light
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The holiday season may be the most wonderful time of the year—but it also has the potential for wreaking havoc on your complexion. From a jam-packed schedule to ingestible temptation at every turn, it’s easy to get off-track as far as healthy diet and lifestyle choices are concerned. Here, six top dermatologists share their advice for helping you and your skin weather the final stretch of 2017—and start 2018 off beautifully.
Don’t indulge your sweet tooth.
Cookies, candy canes and all sorts of tempting treats are synonymous with the holidays, but weight gain isn’t the only threat posed by these little indulgences. Excess sugar can have an aging effect on the skin thanks to a pr
A fresh new crop of sunscreens are on our radar for the season, but what if your medicine cabinet is still filled with last year’s buys? Check the labels for expiration dates. Most sunscreens have a shelf life of about one year, and after that, they will lose their potency. And why do you have those old leftover products laying around anyway? Could it be that you haven’t been using them consistently or using enough of the product to get adequate protection? You’re not alone. Most of us fall short when it comes to using the right amount of sunscreen, even if we have chosen the right sunscreen to start with.
According to Miami dermatologist Jill Waibel, “To be safe, you need to use at least
Ask San Francisco-based dermatologist Jason Emer, MD to list his favorite skincare products and he can go on and on … and on. It is clear that he knows his stuff, and truly appreciates what the right products can bring to the table.
Emer often recommends the very same products that he uses on himself to his patients. Of course, there is more to his practice than his stellar product picks. He is widely sought for his expertise in lipocontouring, body sculpting, and fat transfer. Another niche of Emer is “sports dermatology” or the treatment of various skin conditions that are caused or worsened by sports-related overuse or injury. He also caters to growing numbers of male patients
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