5 Things Most Dermatologists won’t tell you… but Ask the Derm will!!

February 20, 2019

#1)  I can tell how you sleep

No, I really can.  Did you know if you sleep on your side or your stomach you will create a furrow on one side of your face.  Ask the Derm recommends you sleep on your back to minimize wrinkles.

 

#2) Sleeping with EVERYTHING you touched

 

That just sounds gross doesn’t it, but it’s true.  If you hit your pillow at night without washing, every SINGLE thing you came into contact with that day is on your skin.  Ask the Derm recommends you keep a box of alcohol-free towelettes by your bed.  So if you are ever too tired to lather up you can just wipe off your face.

 

#3) Squeaky-clean is NOT good

Have you ever washed your face and it’s felt squeaky-clean??? STOP right now!!  It’s NOT a good thing!  Any product that makes you feel like that is actually stripping out all the moisture.  If you have dry or sensitive skin, Ask the Derm recommends washing with gently or moisturizing cleanser, not soap.

 

#4) Ditch the magnifying mirror

A magnifying mirror may be better to SEE your face, but it may also cause you to PICK your face.  Picking at your face is the WORST thing you can do.  If you have acne, think of your face as a no-fly zone for your hands.

 

#5) Go to the drugstore FIRST

We all want to fight aging, but at what price?  Ask the Derm recommends you try to the drugstore brand anti-aging creams FIRST.  The brands you find at the drugstore have the same active ingredients and can be just as effective as products that cost four to ten times as much at a department store.

 

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