You can read all the beauty blogs and product reviews. But who better to get skin care advice from than a dermatologist? We got a peek into five dermatologists’ bedtime beauty routine. Trust us, you’ll be surprised at how simple some of their routines are!
Make sure to wash your face thoroughly enough that all the makeup comes off. For Anna Guanche, a board-certified specialist in dermatology, this sometimes takes multiple washes. You could also opt for face wipes like dermatologist Jacqueline Berliner of Marmur Medical. She uses YourGoodSkin Moisturizing Makeup Remover Wipes to get rid of makeup, dirt, and oil. “These wipes contain bisabolol, a soothing ingredient derived from chamomile, and so it is mild and won’t dry out the skin,” she explains.
Wash with a gentle cleanser
“I use a gentle face wash to gently remove dirt and debris,” says Caroline A. Chang, clinical assistant professor of dermatology at Brown University Alpert Medical School. “I choose a face wash that doesn’t leave me ‘squeaky clean’ but leaves me with soft skin.” David Lortscher, board-certified dermatologist and founder of Curology, uses Vanicream Free & Clear Liquid Cleanser as it features a soap-free, oil-free formula that cleanses the skin without irritating it.
“Studies show the harmful effects of UV light continue to affect your skin even at night,” says Chang. To combat this, she applies The Ordinary’s serum, which contains the antioxidants, resveratrol and ferulic acid. For hydration, Guanche enjoys using Saromae Snail Serum Concentrate.
Chang uses Revision D.E.J. Face Cream, which contains a ceramide blend and herbal extracts for anti-aging effects. Guanche uses Alastin Restorative Neck Complex for her neck and NeoCutis Lumière Riche Bio-Restorative Eye Balm for under her eyes.
Get to bed on time
The most important part of your skin care routine may not actually be in the products you use. “Nothing beats a good night of restorative sleep for glowing skin in the morning,” says Berliner.
xx, The FabFitFun Team