10 DERMATOLOGISTS GIVE ADVICE TO 20-YEAR-OLDS THEMSELVES
To protect you from any cosmetic mistakes and protect your skin, 10 professionals share how they would change their habits if they moved to their 20s.
Hey, me: “Eat less candy!»
Why: Glycosylation is a process that occurs when excess glucose molecules circulate in your blood and attach to collagen and elastin, which leads to premature appearance of wrinkles.
Now I … ” Eat a lot of sweet fresh fruits like strawberries, melons, cherries, peaches, nectarines, blueberries and apricots. Fruits contain a lot of natural sugar, as well as fiber and antioxidants. I still allow myself my favorite treats-ice cream or cookies, but in moderation»
– Debra Jaliman, MD, associate Professor of dermatology at Mount Sinai School of Medicine in new York and author of “skin Rules”.
Hey, me: “Don’t squeeze out pimples!»
Why: the contents of the pimple penetrate even deeper into the skin, causing even more inflammation and scarring.
Now I… ” Apply retinol or benzoyl peroxide to the pimple. And if it’s possible, just leave it alone (but it’s hard to do).”
– Sandy Johnson, M. D. from Johnson Dermatology in Fort Smith, Arkansas.
Hey, me: “Apply sunscreen to your hands and face every day!»
Why: using SPF is very important for the face. This is of great importance for the prevention of photoaging: facial lines, wrinkles and age spots. Now there is no doubt that protection at the early stages will pay off later in the form of prevention of aging and skin cancer.
Now I… ” Use sunscreen daily on my face, hands, forearms, and upper chest to prevent further sun damage. This is easy to do now, thanks to the variety of light, low-fat and widely available sunscreens.
– Susan Swetter, M. D., dermatologist and Director of the Pigmented Lesion & Melanoma Program at Stanford University Medical center.
Hey, me: “Realize how much you love fish»
Why: These sea creatures are simply infused with anti-inflammatory omega-3 fatty acids that prevent cell damage and moisturize the skin.
Now I… Regularly take supplements with omega-3 fatty acids and eat salmon and walnuts (also a good source).
— Carolyn Jacob, M. D., F. A. A. D., dermatologist and Director of Chicago Cosmetic Surgery and Dermatology
Hey, me: “It’s OK to apply Foundation!»
Why: the makeup Base is a moisturizer with a tinting pigment, thus providing protection from harmful factors. (Well-hydrated skin is a more powerful barrier from the sun and wind). And, if the moisturizer contains SPF, this is an additional bonus, since it doubles the protection.
Now I… use a makeup base Every day that evens out my skin tone and protects my wrinkles from forming new ones. But now it’s not enough to look good; why didn’t I do it when I was young?
– Fayne Frey, M. D., dermatologist from West Nyack, New York, and founder of FryFace
Hey, me: “Don’t use too much makeup!»
Why: You don’t need to spend a lot of money on tons of cosmetics. If you use too much cosmetics, you can increase acne rashes and allergic reactions.
Now I… Find one or more items as a cleanser and sunscreen that are good for your skin and use them.
– KristenM. Kelly, M. D., Professor of dermatology surgery University of California Irvine
Hey, me: “there’s No such thing as a “basic” tan!»
Why: Scientists have proven that any UV rays cause damage to cells and DNA, so you don’t do yourself any favors by trying to get a “basic” tan before going on vacation. A good tan doesn’t really exist.
Now I … Apply an SPF of 30 or higher every day.
– Paradi Mirmirani, M. D., F. A. A. D., dermatologist Kaiser Permanente
Read about the problem of skin photo-aging and correction of skin photo-aging in the section photo-rejuvenation on our website.
Hey, me :” take it easy with pulling out your eyebrows!»
Why: Hair takes longer to return to its original shape, so you won’t be able to get your thick eyebrows back if you go too far with pulling your hair out.
Now I … Use the services of professionals to shape my eyebrows. The results are worth it.
– Tina S. Alster, M. D., Director of the Washington Institute of Dermatological Laser Sigdeguidocentermatology at Georgetown University Hospital
Hey, me: “Stick to the Mediterranean diet!»
Why: You were born with telomeres of certain sizes that protect the tips of your chromosomes, like plastic tips on shoelaces. As we get older, our telomeres shorten until they disappear completely. When telomeres die, your skin begins to age. We know that the Mediterranean diet slows down these processes.
Now I … Eat less meat, and more plant-based food, plus a lot of olive oil, avocado, nuts, and fruit.
– JanellenSmith, M. D., Professor of dermatology at the University of California Irvine School of Medicine
Hey, me: “Stop scrubbing your face!»
Why: the Main cause of acne is not related to skin contamination (including dead skin cells). If you over-scrub the skin, it can increase acne and post-acne.