Doctors Answer Commonly Googled Questions About Skin Care

– The number 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7 is to use good sunscreen. ^- I’m Dr. Dina Strachan. ^I specialize in hair and scalp disorders, ^acne, and skin of color. ^- My name is Lindsey Bordone. ^I specialize in patch testing ^for allergies of the skin and also hair loss. ^- I’m Saurabh Lodha. ^Mostly, I do bread and butter dermatology, ^so cosmetics to pediatrics, acne, ^psoriasis, eczema. – Today, I’m going to be answering ^some of the most googled questions about skin care. – Let’s do it. (ambient music) – They’re actually not. Anything that you apply for a short amount of time and then take off doesn’t alter your skin all that much. – Many times a face mask just hydrates your skin temporarily. – If you have acne-prone skin, ^they can cause a lot of problems. – It will give the illusion of toning your skin because it dries it, and that makes it feel more tight. – They might contain salicylic acid, or glycolic acid, or other things, ^but generally they’re not needed. – No (laughing), I wish it did. I get this question all the time. It’s actually used when someone has a drug overdose, but putting it on your skin ^really won’t do anything. – Serums carry the anti-aging product, or the acne product, so it all depends on what’s in your serum. – Serums tend to be more oil-based. You have to be careful though, ^because it can also clog your pores and cause acne. Feels great. Putting cucumbers on your eyes just cools your eyes. A lot of times people will use tea bags that have been in the refrigerator. ^They can help as a cool compress on your eyes. A lot of the skin care products are owned by the same company. The Korean skin care lines are the same things that are offered in the US, ^it’s just under different branding. Yes and no. It depends on the type of light therapy, and who’s administering it. You want to definitely go to a ^board certified dermatologist. – This is actually near and dear to my heart because I do a lot of patch testing for allergies. A lot of the all natural skin care lines have a lot of botanicals. – Does that mean that they have something plant based in it, but it still may have the same preservatives? You have to really think about ^what you’re specifically concerned about. – Maybe after the age of 21. Think about good sunscreens for aging. Before then, you should still be using sunscreen to prevent skin cancer. – It’s never too early to start a skin care routine ^and your routine can be very, very simple. – It’s best to wash your face once a day, at least. At the end of the day, just to get ^the dirt and grime off. I’d say gentle exfoliation is fine if you like that, but I wouldn’t aim to make it part of your daily routine. – You have to remember, you don’t want to over exfoliate because that will dry your skin ^and actually damage your skin. – You want to use a more mild soap or a cleanser, something like Cetaphil cleanser is very good. ^It doesn’t have any detergents in it. – People with sensitive skin should use a very gentle cleanser, and then apply a moisturizer shortly after. – You want to stick to products that are not heavy in fragrance, or pigments, dyes. You often want to stick with things ^that are meant for babies. For oily skin, you can use things that are a little bit more aggressive, like a benzoyl peroxide wash or a salicylic acid wash to help get the oil off. – Use a very thin type moisturizer, ^so lotions rather than creams. Most people, the mistake that they make with acne prone skin is they wash their skin all the time. – How you should treat your skin will depend on whether or not you’re under treatment. If you’re using medications or not. – Go see your dermatologist, they’ll figure it out. ^(upbeat music) – If your parents had bad cystic acne, you’re going to be more prone to it. – It’s a combination of the hair follicles essentially being constipated. There may be some issue with the types of bacteria that live on the skin. – There’s so many solutions, so many things that we can give to patients now. ^No one should be suffering with acne. – Cystic acne is basically when you have acne lesions that are deep in the skin. ^It can’t drain and it ruptures. – The poor man’s solution is taking Afrin nasal spray, you can squirt it in your hands and you can pat it on your cheeks, and it constricts the blood vessels a little bit. It’s not a good long term solution and you don’t want to do it frequently, cause your skin will get used to it and then you’ll get rebound redness ^when you’re not using it. – A blackhead is when one of those pores gets blocked and then your oil gland is pumping. It’s pumping, it’s pumping. It’s exposed to the air. It gets oxidized, turns black, ^and that’s a blackhead. – You can’t really change the size of them, but you can change the appearance of them. You can do that by keeping them clear, keeping your face clean. – There is pore minimizing primer out there. If you want to look like you have smaller pores, use the primer, ^but it doesn’t have any long lasting effect. – As a board certified dermatologist, I would say to let your dermatologist drain it, but if you have a pimple that’s coming to a head at home, a hot shower, it comes to a head, ^and just by gently touching it, it will come out. – Stay out of the sun and don’t smoke. – The number 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7 on the list is to use good sunscreen. ^Generally, the best sunscreens have zinc. This is actually semantics in some way. A sun spot is what we call a lentigo. Moles are what we call nevi. Nevi can be acquired or you’re just born with them. Sun spots you acquire with sun exposure. Freckles are what we call ephelides. Freckles, you kind of get more with sun exposure, just like you do with sun spots. ^They’re essentially the same thing. – The answer to that will depend on your personal health history. If you have a personal history of skin cancer, then you should see a dermatologist more often. – Generally speaking, for the whole population, just once a year. Even if you’re young, you should be seeing a dermatologist, at least get an education about what you should be doing. ^(upbeat music) – I would recommend, other than lipstick or maybe mascara, ^that you take your makeup off before you work out. – It’s not preferable, for sure. – It can cause inflammation, ^and it may actually age your skin. – If you’re using things that are very harsh, that cause redness or irritation for your skin just to remove your makeup, that’s not good, ^especially around your eyelids. I don’t like waterproof makeups. They’re very harsh and tough to remove. If you have no problems with that, in terms of your skin and using those things, feel free to do those things, ^just be careful with removing them. – Generally speaking, it’s fine to wear makeup if you’re pregnant, but if you’re concerned particular ingredients, ^- Make sure whatever you’re doing is okay by your OB. – The skin does a lot more than we think. It’s not just for vanity. It’s what protects us. – It’s a sign of your overall health. – Take care of what takes care of you, and protect what protects you. ^(mellow music)

100 thoughts on “Doctors Answer Commonly Googled Questions About Skin Care

  1. korean skin care is not necessarily better but their studies are far more advanced in way where they found ingredients that work better-

  2. lol, i've been using face masks and toners for a week, and believe me. my skin felt softer, smoother and lighter. also, korean beauty products are far better than those western beauty products, i mean, i'm not a dermatologist but i've been using korean skincare products and my skin and face felt 100x better.

  3. why was this so negative?? I feel like the only thing they said was to use sunscreen and nothing else works like did I miss something??

  4. Slight problem. I have sensitive, oily acne prone skin. What am I suppose to do? Sadistic acid face wash reduces it but doesn't get rid of the acne, what the heck am I suppose to do?

  5. He said no one should be suffering from acne and here I am sitting with a bump on my head and acne party going on my chicks 😑

  6. I think that skincare products is a psycologic thing like pills. Maybe thats why people in the comments say certain skin care stuff works for them while the dermatologists says it doenst

  7. why does it sound like they are giving random common known answers i learned nothing and gosh korean products WORKS fine i tried many and the results were amazing compared to my old skin care products also french products work well too

  8. I used to have a complicated skin care routine with lots of products but I was still getting spots and acne so I stopped using all of my skin care products and now I just wash my face with cold water twice a day and my skin is so clear!

  9. Charcoal doesn’t detox the skin???? I get a breakout every time I use a charcoal product to the point I avoid all charcoal products. A breakout is your skin detoxing??? Yeah not believing these guys.

  10. Wash your face at the end of the day using the best cleanser based on your skin type, exfoliate once in a while but not often, you can't change your pores, use sunscreen with zinc all day everyday

  11. I feel like I really need to comment because I’m a licensed Esthetician and can CONFIRM these answers are not true. Cetaphyl is recommended by dermatologists because they get free packs of samples from the company in order to recommend an UNSAFE and TOXIC brand because they are uneducated on proper skincare in regards to the face and neck. Dermatologist throw medications at you to fix your skincare issues in order to feed the pharmaceutical industry instead of fixing the issue. I personally use botanically based skincare and do LED Light therapy as well as peels and I would not have gotten rid of my acne any other way. Dermatologist are educated on SKIN CONDITIONS, not SKINCARE. that is the difference between us, and I would ask that you would not buy into these lies. 💛 please take care of your skin & trust that esthetician’s DO have your best interest in mind to reach your skincare goals.

  12. ??? Exactly how did they create an 8 minute video with this? Nothing was actually answered, and if any the overall theme is "NOTHING WORKS but we wont tell you what actually does"??…

    Probably the first vid ive disliked in my history of going on Youtube lol something tells me they were paid to say things like face masks dont do anything and korean skincare is no better than american because theyre trying to save America's skincare market. I disagree. Pretty much every "American" skincare product ive used prior to switching to Korean or asian products in general (not to mention the SHAMPOO!) has dried out or agravated my skin in some way.

  13. Im sorry but ive been to every dermatologist since i was a child because,my mom didnt want me to scar like she did. Ive learned one thing after all these years, if it works for you keep on doing it. I've seen define benefits from the korean skincare, the ordinary, etc. I just always be,sure and use a,product with benzoyl peroxide 10% and,a good moisturizer. I dont know why some derms are so opposed to,anything over the counter. If studies show improvemnt and you see improvement keep it up.

  14. Kudos to dermatologists! I have immense respect to their scientific knowledge and effort to improve lives.
    But, I think, their practice is not concerned about beauty. They are trained to treat diseases, not necessarily to help person look more beautiful. This creates a large gap between the mentality of a dermatologist and cosmetologist.
    Then, whom should we ask about our beauty-related dermatology problems to approach them using the scientific knowledge? Dermatologists? Or Cosmetologists?

  15. ok, but they needed to elaborate so much more on their answers though. LIke:
    why doesn't toner work?
    which types don't work? Do work? ( even witch hazel?)
    or is it all of them?
    and then, what should we do instead?

  16. Westren skincare are mostly scams you can buy $100 serum and it basically does nothing to your skin. Meanwhile you can get $25 korean skincare that transform your skin 5 years younger

  17. I have Dura pills in the skin for exposure to cold when I open air-condition what is the solution ????

  18. After coming to this comment section I realized that most commenters hold Ph.D degree of skin care! 😂😅😥

  19. Been to 3 dermatologists around my place but it just made my acne worse lol. I must say they do best in facial treatments but the products and skin care routine they recommend are total bs.

  20. Timers dont do anything?? Bruh I got a really cheap one from target and used it with a q tip, and applied it everywhere to my acne. They were gone within two weeks, NOTHING else worked.

  21. I don't care if you're a dermatologist but that lady saying Korean and western skin care it's the same definitely knows nothing about Asian skincare

  22. Cetaphil cleanser is full of parabens. Idk why doctors keep recommending them. Parabens are linked to skin cancer and organ toxicity

  23. This is such an idiotic video I swear, I'd never trust a derm if all of them believe in what these said and read and research myself. Like keep up with the newer foundings and studies ftw


  25. 1:00 Salicilic acid (idk how to spell it) is literally what's in wart removal products that are designed to remove the wart by giving you a blister.

  26. Totally believe what they're saying because first, they're doctors. Second, d'uh.. look at their skin! if that's not a proof Idk what is. Thanks for the answer docs!

  27. I do not understand why the people in the comments are arguing about their skin.Everyone here has different types of skin NOT THE SAME TYPE.

  28. I have luck
    Both my parents have like 1-2 pimples a MONTH so i have had like two pimples a long as i know that wher like red and "big"

  29. “Go see your dermatologist they will figure it out”…….. yea that’s why I came to this video….. waste of time🤨

  30. Hold up, I thought toners were supposed to be another source of moisture, apart from a moisturizer or serums. At least that's how me andy dry skin uses them 😓

  31. I'm so glad they talked about the charcoal because I've known for years that it does nothing good for your skin 😂😂😂

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