Placeholder Image

Subtitles section Play video

  • (smooth electronic music)

  • - What a long day!

  • I am ready for bed, so why don't you come to bed with me?

  • As a board certified dermatologist,

  • I am trained, you know, we are trained to be the experts

  • at all conditions of the skin, the hair, and the nails,

  • and so, we know a lot about these products

  • that are out there, the skincare products,

  • and know about the ingredients and what they do,

  • but we definitely, certainly, have levels

  • of how much we care about it.

  • Some people have really deep interest in it.

  • I am definitely, am always aware

  • of what I'm putting on my skin,

  • but I am not crazy about it.

  • I don't have a lot of steps to my regimen,

  • but I do know my skin type.

  • I am dry and I'm on the sensitive side,

  • so I like to keep things to a minimum

  • and I don't like to do things that aggravate my skin.

  • The first step I'm gonna do is take off these eyelashes.

  • I don't wear eyelashes everyday, but I had to do it today,

  • of course, 'cause you know, we're gonna be on camera,

  • and I want to use a really good oil makeup remover.

  • I've used this four years since I've been a teenager.

  • It's Bi-Facil by Lancome,

  • and I like to use, I found these really,

  • amazing, actually, cotton remover pads.

  • I don't know, I'm a dork, maybe everybody knows about this,

  • but I don't like the ones you can buy in stores

  • 'cause they get like very linty,

  • and I don't like Kleenex 'cause it will tear.

  • This is like Kleenex with a pad in it,

  • and you can really soak them really well

  • with these oils and just like dab them across your face.

  • I don't like to rub 'cause again, I'm very sensitive

  • so I like to just dab and let it soak up,

  • and remove my eye makeup,

  • so that's the first thing that I do.

  • So the next step is using my SLMD Cleansing Wipes.

  • These are my favorite wipes and also I dab at my face.

  • I try to get off the excess makeup and I don't rub

  • because I'm more prone to getting rashes or irritation,

  • and when you do that, you get more wrinkles

  • 'cause those change your skin

  • and make you look more wrinkled and older,

  • which we don't like.

  • I mean, even like a washcloth is gonna create micro tears,

  • so anything that's kind of abrading your skin,

  • so you just need to be gentle.

  • I use a hydrating facial cleanser

  • and I alternate it with a salicylic acid cleanser

  • because my two issues is that I'm really dry

  • and it's because I'm darker complected,

  • I'm prone to brown spots.

  • So I like to use my SLMD Salicylic Acid Cleanser

  • and switch it out every other day

  • with just a hydrating facial cleanser.

  • This one's by CeraVe.

  • And salicylic acid is really great

  • because it's an exfoliant.

  • It's gonna exfoliate

  • and get rid of those dry, dull dead skin cells

  • on the surface of your skin,

  • so your skin is more radiant.

  • It's gonna actually settle down within your pores too

  • and help prevent new acne or blackheads from forming.

  • And the trick is with salicylic acid cleansers

  • is you can actually leave it on your face

  • for a couple minutes if you wanted to,

  • and really that can help to increase the penetrance up,

  • and I mean, I think, in a cleanser,

  • you're gonna wash it off ultimately, obviously,

  • but it's gonna really help to get off any

  • of this extra gunk that I missed with my wipes

  • or with my eye makeup remover.

  • So one thing that's really important,

  • I think that's very important about washing face

  • that I know from a dermatologist perspective

  • is when you're washing your face,

  • you're actually getting rid of moisture on your face.

  • so you really want to not go really hot

  • and you don't wanna go really cold either.

  • You don't wanna shock your your system, really.

  • You don't wanna shock your skin.

  • Lukewarm water is the best and I don't rub my face either,

  • just wash off the salicylic acid.

  • So again, I dab and I also,

  • what's so important at this point

  • is when your skin is still moist,

  • that is the prime time to moisturize your skin actually,

  • because if your skin is wet, the,

  • just out in the air, the moisture evaporates

  • and it actually pulls that moisture,

  • the air pulls that moisture out of your skin

  • and you get drier.

  • That's why you kind of get that tight feeling

  • after you wash your face,

  • and you sit around for a while.

  • So this is the ideal time to put a moisturizer on.

  • I like my SLMD Hyaluronic Acid Serum.

  • Hyaluronic acid, you've probably seen it

  • in a lot of products these days.

  • Well, hyaluronic acid is hydrophilic,

  • meaning that it draws in water.

  • When you put it on your skin,

  • it's really gonna seal in that moisture

  • and minimize what we call transepidermal water loss,

  • and I'm more prone to that than others

  • because I have dry skin.

  • I actually actually have eczema,

  • which is, means that my barrier on my skin

  • is not as good as other people's,

  • so I tend to lose moisture more easily,

  • so I really need extra moisturizer.

  • In fact, I can put Vaseline.

  • I could put like petrolatum on my face

  • and it won't break me out; I'm so dry.

  • In terms of things that I wish

  • that I had not done in the past,

  • I wish I didn't rub my eyes so much.

  • You know, I love my cats.

  • I have cats and I can't give them up,

  • but I probably shouldn't have had cats in the first place

  • 'cause I'm a little allergic to them

  • and any kind of inflammation that you get,

  • any irritation, any kind of like rash

  • that you get can really age you, actually.

  • It's cumulative and it really increases the wrinkles

  • and increases the aging,

  • but I also feel like "Thank goodness,

  • "I have good genes from my mom,"

  • so hopefully, I'll balance out somehow.

  • So at this point, I like to take a little break

  • and let all of this soak in for a moment,

  • and I like to put on my deodorant.

  • At least, it gives me a little break

  • because this is a little secret that I have for you.

  • Deodorant is best applied at night.

  • It is most effective at night

  • because you're putting it on

  • when your sweat glands are the most dormant,

  • so it's going to make it more effective,

  • so this is the time that I put on deodorant.

  • And I can't believe I'm doing that on camera,

  • but here we go.

  • The reason I want this to settle in

  • is because I like to put my moisturizer on

  • before I put on any retinol or retinoid.

  • These are products that we know as dermatologists,

  • they've been around for generations

  • and we know that they help to minimize fine lines

  • and wrinkles overtime.

  • Retinol is an over-the-counter version of this product.

  • There's a prescription variety as well,

  • but they are a little bit irritating to the skin,

  • so I like to put moisturizer on before

  • and I like to let it sit for a little bit.

  • There is some question as to whether retinol

  • or retinoids interact with a moisturizer

  • or lose their effectiveness

  • because you apply them the same time as moisturizer,

  • and I think there is some truth to that,

  • and some people might actually put a retinol on

  • before they put on moisturizer on.

  • I just like to put the moisturizer on first

  • 'cause I really wanna keep that moisture in my skin

  • after I wash it and I like to just let it sit

  • for a little bit, and then apply the retinol,

  • and that makes me feel

  • like it's gonna be pretty effective now.

  • This is something that I actually, I live by as well,

  • the healing ointments.

  • These are really important for me, again,

  • 'cause I'm saying I'm super dry.

  • I put them everywhere.

  • I put them in around my lips and around my eyes at night.

  • And some people, be careful putting them around your eyes.

  • They could promote milia,

  • which are like these little baby cysts around the eyes.

  • So some people can't tolerate that,

  • but I can 'cause I'm very dry,

  • so I put them there to protect those areas too

  • because you don't wanna put a retinol

  • close to your eyes, the skin there is too sensitive,

  • and it will irritate you.

  • I get acne bumps every now and then.

  • It's sort of like a hormonal thing,

  • which is with most of us when we get hormonal acne.

  • Usually for that sort of thing,

  • I'm gonna put a benzoyl peroxide spot treatment

  • on the area.

  • So, I usually just, benzoyl peroxide is really great

  • because it's antibacterial

  • and I just will usually just spot treat the area.

  • That works in two ways.

  • It's gonna help destroy bacteria

  • that are really thriving in that area

  • and also it really keeps your hands off the area.

  • The other thing that I can do

  • that I'm sorry most of you guys can't do,

  • just because I'm a dermatologist.

  • I inject my own pimples if I have one

  • that I feel that's under the surface of the skin.

  • If you have a dermatologist

  • that you see, you can potentially see them

  • and they can give you a little shot

  • of low potency corticosteroid in the area,

  • and it gets rid of the zit within 24 hours.

  • So, in general, I can get big ones,

  • but I usually get rid of them within 24 hours.

  • But what sucks for us because throughout our life,

  • we think, "Okay, why am I not done with acne?

  • Isn't this supposed to be a teenage condition?"

  • But throughout our life, we're still getting adult acne.

  • While it's really common

  • and it is completely driven by hormones,

  • but remember, it's a good thing in a sense

  • because it shows that you have hormones,

  • that's a youthful thing, and to have oil in your face

  • to get acne is a youthful thing.

  • So, try to remind yourself of that.

  • The problem is that people will try

  • to pop a pimple too early 'cause it's there

  • and you can't keep your hands off of it, I get it.

  • If you just squeeze a pimple when it's too early,

  • it will just get bigger, and redder,

  • and angrier, and end up worse.

  • The ideal time to really extract a pimple

  • is when they are as close to the surface as they can be.

  • You wanna make sure any kind of pimple comes

  • as close to the surface as you can

  • because then you can just gently nick it,

  • if you do anything at all.

  • Like, I'm a dermatologist,

  • I'm gonna tell you to do anything.

  • I don't want you to do anything.

  • I can't 'cause I don't you to be unsafe,

  • but I know people are gonna do it

  • so that's my best advice for you

  • to just know that the more superficial something is

  • in your skin, the less risk you have

  • of permanently scarring yourself.

  • A lot of blemishes that are red or brown,

  • they're gonna go away,

  • but that's probably from a lot of pushing

  • and manipulating, so,