8 Things Dermatologists Never Put on Their Faces
Abrasive face scrubs
“I would never use an abrasive exfoliant, such as a crushed nut preparation or a rough scrub. This could cause inflammation, abrasions, post inflammatory pigmentation, or dilated blood vessels—especially with sensitive skin like I have.” – Patricia Wexler, MD. Prone to bumps and blotches, rashes, and dry patches? Read up on the 11 rules for people with sensitive skin.
“I have such dry skin, so any alcohol-based formula dries me out further. If I feel I need a toner I go for witch hazel, which contains tannins, a type of polyphenol, that make it a natural astringent to reduce oil and inflammation and soothe irritation.” —Francesca Fusco, MD, dermatologist at Wexler Dermatology. Did you know apple cider vinegar also works as a natural toner?
Article by Lindsay Cohn