Ditch the gels, serums, potions and all sorts of products that take up a lot of space in your bathroom cabinet.
For a healthier life, an expert shared that today’s best skincare routine is very simple and straightforward.
Dr. Fayne Frey revealed her skincare secrets to Fox News Digital. Frey is a dermatologist in West Nyack, NY who has been practicing for over 30 years.
The secret is in good protection from the sun.
Frey shared that sunscreen is a necessary product to maintain a healthy and timeless complexion.
“The single product [that] everybody should be using 365 days a year is 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.”
No matter the season, even the cold winters, Frey pointed out that sunscreen should be used.
Sunscreen and Petroleum Jelly
Despite some beauty products such as foundation and moisturizers containing SPF, Frey says most women don’t use enough consumption for proper 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.”
According to Frey, sun exposure can lead to pigmentation and delicate wrinkle problems with age. That’s why she offers sunscreen as a preventative product for people of all ages.
The dermatologist elaborated that the vast majority of people don’t need to follow a multi-step skin care routine. It is not that necessary.
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Instead, the rules for the most effective skincare aren’t in the bottle, but in the lifestyle choices people 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.”
Actual Skincare versus Marketing
Frey shared that she’s met with “thousands” of women who approach her feeling insecure about “minuscule” flaws. Those things often highlighted by the current media machines.
“Marketing is powerful,” she stated. “And our cultural bias is a definition of beauty that is unattainable and unreachable for many people.”
With regards to misconceptions in skin care, Frey urged the mass to look through the marketing labels. For example, she noted products that claim they’re anti-aging.
“The truth is, science hasn’t found a single ingredient to reverse the aging process,” she stated. “It is inevitable, and it is irreversible.”
The Skincare Hoax’s author confessed that she doesn’t advise applying cleanser for normal face washing. This is based on research that found half of 500 women used only water and retained healthy skin.
“I don’t know anybody who doesn’t use cleanser and has sick skin because of it,” she stated.
For more personal skincare, Frey advises seeking dermatologists’ help for those with inflammatory skin, acne, or other conditions.
“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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