When your skin looks good, so do you. But just because you want better skin doesn’t mean you should listen to everything you hear. Some of the most popular skincare trends can actually damage your skin. That’s why if you’re serious about skincare, you should consult the professionals. Doctors Dale and Michelle Abadir in Rye Brook, New York, have decades of experience in Cosmetic Skincare, treating skin for lines, blemishes, acne, under-eye circles, and more.
Here are 5 currently popular skincare treatments that might be doing more harm than good.
1. Charcoal Masks
Charcoal masks are incredibly popular, and the gunk you see when you pull one off makes them look impressive on social media. However, these often painful masks rip off not only dirt but also skin and facial hair. This leaves your skin vulnerable and stripped of the essential oils it needs to maintain moisture.
If you want fresher skin with fewer complications, you should opt for Dermabrasion or a Chemical Peel. Both treatments remove dead skin and other debris, revealing the new skin underneath. These exfoliating procedures also stimulate collagen production, which means that your face benefits in the long run. Doctors Dale and Michelle Abadir often combine these treatments with a mask to keep your skin moist and dewy. The result? A reduction in lines, under-eye circles, and acne scars.
2. Extraction Tools
Originally designed for professionals, many people now attempt to use extraction tools at home. The metal utensils promise to pop pimples hygienically, but in reality, often cause scarring, bruising and capillary damage when used by an untrained layperson. Paradoxically, if you push these tools into your skin, they can accidentally trap bacteria that cause breakouts.
A safer way to fight acne is with topical treatments. Creams with glycolic or salicylic acid gently exfoliate your skin and unclog your pores. Doctors Dale and Michelle Abadir produce a line of skincare products formulated for acne and oily skin. You can use their Glycolic Gel Pads and Benzoyl Peroxide Wash 10% With Aloe Vera daily. Laser Resurfacing or chemical peels can also address the scarring that comes from acne.
3. Using Coconut Oil as a Moisturizer
Coconut oil is in everything these days. While it may be great for cooking (and possibly your hair), putting coconut oil on your face is a big no-no. That’s because coconut oil acts like a wax, clogging your pores and trapping debris on your face. Coconut oil is also highly comedogenic, which means that it can cause an eruption of acne.
When it comes to your skin, it’s best to listen to the experts. Doctors Dale and Michelle Abadir have a line of non-comedogenic skincare products, which means they won’t cause breakouts when you use them. You can also achieve moister skin with a Facial and Chemical Peel.
4. Trying to Scrub Away Acne
Exfoliating your skin too often can cause microtears. Roughing up acne-prone skin with exfoliating scrubs can also cause inflammation that makes your face redder.
A better move? Outsource your exfoliation. Remove dead cells and dirt without unhealthy skin damage with Dermabrasion or a Chemical Peel. Doctors Dale and Michell Abadir have experience in both procedures. You can also treat acne at home with their Glycolic Gel Pads and Benzoyl Peroxide Wash 10% With Aloe Vera.
5. Not Using Enough SPF
Dermatologists universally agree that SPF is key to preventing premature aging. The sun’s rays are not only dangerous to your health in the form of skin cancer, but also cause unattractive blemishes like sunspots. Still, many people do not apply sunscreen outside of the hotter summer months due to laziness or the belief that they don’t need to.
Sunscreen powders and lotions are vital to maintaining a youthful appearance. Doctors Dale and Michelle Abadir also offer Laser Resurfacing and other forms of Dermabrasion to combat the toll the sun may have already taken on your complexion.
Schedule a Consult with Doctors Dale and Michell Abadir
If you want professional quality skin, schedule a meeting with Doctors Dale and Michelle Abadir at their clinic in Rye Brook, New York. Call us at 914-937-7593 or send us a message through our website. Better skin starts with better treatment!