My Skincare Routine
Check out the above video about a typical skincare routine for me. Make sure you’re following DermAngelo on YouTube, Instagram, Twitter and TikTok for even more tips on achieving your healthiest, most beautiful hair and skin!
(Hydroxy) Acid Trip
In the 1970s, the dermatologic community embarked on a weird trip – I’m not talking about psychedelics, I’m talking about a trip inward – all the way to the dermis. That’s when researchers realized that hydroxy acids have wide-ranging benefits thanks to their ability to exert their effect at multiple levels of the skin. Since then, they’ve become one of the powerhouses of cosmeceuticals and cosmetic dermatology, and they’re seeing a revival among skincare junkies due to their ease of use and multiple benefits. Here’s what you need to know about Hydroxy acids!
- Acne, aging, Antiaging, Bathing, botulinum toxin, Collagen, cosmetic dermatology, cosmetic procedures, Dry skin, Hair, Hair loss, Moisturizing, photoaging, retinoids, sun protection, supplements
20 Easy Skincare Resolutions for 2020
A new year—nay—a new decade, is upon us and I have something to say! I’m tired of New Year’s resolutions with no substance – you know, the same weak promises that rear their ugly heads year after year like “drink more water” or “take better care of my skin.” While making substantive improvements to your skin health in the next decade might seem elusive, it’s easy if you break it down to the basics. Here are 20 super easy resolutions to try for 2020. 1. Wear SPF EVERY DAY! I know I’m required to say this as a dermatologist, but daily SPF provides a whole host of benefits including lowering…
Hyaluronic Acid Could Be Your Hydration Hero
We are in the midst of a hydration revolution! Over the last year, hyaluronic acid (HA) has become the “it” ingredient in skincare. While I remember using products rich in this now-ubiquitous ingredient over ten years ago, it’s enjoying a new spike in popularity. The catchy claim that this ingredient can “hold 1000 times its weight in water” fits in perfectly with the dewy, glow-obsessed moment we’re having right now. However, most HA users know little to nothing about its origins or cosmetic uses. Here’s what you need to know about hyaluronic acid.
- aging, Antiaging, botulinum toxin, Collagen, cosmetic dermatology, cosmetic procedures, photoaging, retinoids, sun protection
How Do Our Faces Change Over Time?
I love people watching. There’s something about observing strangers from a distance and making up outlandish stories about what their lives must be like that I find quite fun. Whether playing games like this or just simply walking down the street, many of us see thousands of faces per day, developing a sophisticated sort of facial recognition. This mechanism of the mind takes a snapshot that we likely don’t give a second thought to, but I’d challenge you to realize this: for each face we see, our minds automatically assign an age. Of course, we don’t realize that it’s happening, but all of our minds are crunching the numbers for…
Collagen Supplements Might Actually Work
If you know me, you know how I feel about a lot of the claims made about dietary supplements. As we know, the regulation of supplements is fairly lax when compared to actual medications. Because of this, they don’t have to go through rigorous trials to prove their effectiveness before making it to the market. However, this doesn’t stop people from using them in droves. One such supplement is collagen. Like Hansel, collagen supplementation is so hot right now. Lately, I feel as if I’ve been bombarded with ads about it from social media to the subway and beyond. People seem to be downing collagen pills and drinks like mimosas…
Botulinum Toxin: What You Need to Know
Botulinum toxin injection is the most commonly performed cosmetic procedure in the US for both women and men. Its brand names have crossed over to become household names and it has been cemented into our cultural zeitgeist over the last two decades. Yet there is still so much mystery surrounding botulinum toxin including its effect, how it’s administered and what could possibly go wrong.
Why Do We Age?
All things change. Seasons march on, time passes and before we know it, we’re almost different people. It’s quite marvelous when you think about it—we’ve all come a long way. However, there is one aspect of this never-ending metamorphosis that most of us don’t embrace: the change in our appearance. Somewhere along the way, beauty became equated with youth and we now spend countless hours and dollars trying to retain or regain some semblance of our younger selves. Unfortunately, most of us ignore the simplest question about this whole process: Why do we age? Science tells us that answer lies both within us and in the world around us. What…
Topical Retinoids: What You Need to Know
Retionids one of the quickest shortcuts to glowy, radiant skin! Here's everything you need to know about them.
The 4 Commandments of Anti-aging
Many of my younger patients wonder what they can do to prevent signs of aging like wrinkles and loss of firmness. Here are my own evidence-based commandments for stopping the clock.