Even the most well-informed and highly skeptical skin-care users (i.e., dermatologists) are buying into these buzzy treatments. Here, we’ve rounded up the best dermatologist-approved anti-aging tips and tricks to try for your best-looking skin yet.
They’re Not Immune to the Hype
Sometimes buzz, hype, and a Instagram blitz happen for a reason—because a treatment is effective and safe. These are three the pros stand by.
Double-cleansing. Washing your face twice—with an oil-based cleanser followed by a water-based one—is a trend. But for Whitney Bowe, a dermatologist in New York City, it’s just part of her anti-aging regimen. “Double-cleansing can preserve collagen,” she says. Sure, that sounds like a tall order, but Bowe uses a DIY oil cleanser to dissolve makeup easily without the rubbing “that can age your skin.” She even takes off her mascara with the oil so she doesn’t have to tug on her lashes—“they’ve gotten thinner with age, so they fall out more easily.” Her recipe: two tablespoons of olive oil stirred into eight ounces of aloe vera water. She follows that with Cetaphil Gentle Skin Cleanser to finish the job.