Get rid of all that stuff in your bathroom cabinet! You don’t need it anymore.
Here’s the best skincare routine for a healthier life, according to an expert. The key is simplicity and straightforwardness.
Dermatologist Dr. Fayne Frey revealed her skincare secrets to Fox News Digital, and we’re all better for it. The expert in West Nyack has been treating patients of all ages for three decades now. She shared nothing but success stories returning time after again.
The secret is good sun protection.
The importance of sunscreen cannot be understated, especially for those who have naturally fair complexions. Frey shared that this product is a necessary component to maintain your skin’s health and beauty to keep it timeless.
“The single product [that] everybody should be using 365 days a year is a sunscreen,” she stated. “It is by far the most effective ‘anti-aging’ protective product on the market that promotes not only skin health but skin appearance.”
Frey said that even during the cold winters, people must use sunscreen.
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Sunscreen is a Necessity
It’s not just your skin that needs protection from the sun. It’s also UV rays that can cause long-term damage. Frey said most women don’t use sunscreen enough for adequate protection.
“I always suggest wearing sunscreen – an SPF broad-spectrum sunscreen. And then apply your makeup over it,” she stated. “And put it on liberally.”
If you want to avoid the effects of aging, your skin must stay protected. Sunscreen can help prevent pigmentation and delicate wrinkle problems with age.
The doctor said most people don’t need to follow a multi-step skincare routine. It’s just not necessary.
Furthermore, the most important thing to remember about skincare is that it’s not just what goes on your skin but also the lifestyle choices you make every day.
“Healthy skin mimics a healthy lifestyle,” she stated. “So, getting up in the morning and maybe exercising, getting a good night’s sleep, [eating] a nutritious diet. All of these things are wise to do.
“The best things in life don’t come in a bottle or a syringe or a tube or a jar.”
Real Skincare Necessities
When you are surrounded by the media telling everyone about your flaws, it is almost impossible not to feel insecure. Frey has met with thousands of these women, and they all share one thing in common: Their insecurity comes from media standards.
“Marketing is powerful,” she stated. “And our cultural bias is a definition of beauty that is unattainable and unreachable for many people.”
Misunderstandings are common in skincare and beauty. For example, one common misconception is that anti-aging products will help you look younger for longer.
“The truth is, science hasn’t found a single ingredient to reverse the aging process,” she stated. “It is inevitable, and it is irreversible.”
Healthy skin can be retained when water is used to wash the face. So The Skincare Hoax’s author recommends washing with just plain old H2O, instead of using cleansers or toners.
“I don’t know anybody who doesn’t use cleanser and has sick skin because of it,” she stated.
For those with sensitive skin or acne, Frey suggests seeking the help of a dermatologist to find products that will be most beneficial for them.
“Petroleum jelly is the most versatile skincare product on the market,” she stated. “It’s great for really dry areas, like elbows and knees, runaway eyebrows, chafing on the nose when you have a cold, chapped lips. I can’t imagine life without it.”
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