Social media is full of anti-aging tips, hacks and products, but not all of them have a dermatologist’s endorsement.
Derm-to-the-stars Dr. Karyn Grossman, whose patients include Gwyneth Paltrow, told Sun USA what skincare trends she would never do and revealed her ‘one-stop-shop’ product .
Just because it’s popular on TikTok doesn’t mean it’s good or reliable.
And in some cases, a “new” trend might just be something old with a new name.
“Social media has enabled a great proliferation of skincare trends that can be good or maybe crazy,” Dr. Grossman said.
“Often they ‘brand’ tried and true ideas, or may promote things that are harmful to your skin.
“But my least favorite trend is over-exfoliation,” she warned.
“It’s done in so many creative ways: dry brushing, scrubs followed by toners followed by AHA/BHA/LHA followed by retinoids, high dose retinoids to peel the skin, scrubs with any type of pearls or sweet.”
Over-exfoliation can have negative side effects, including irritation, burning, flaking, redness, dryness, acne, and excess oil production.
Not only will these things not make you look younger, but they could end up aging you in the long run.
What Dr. Grossman loves is his own line’s “hero product,” Karyng.
“Complete Broad Spectrum SPF 50 is one of my favorite products,” she said.
“I wanted to create a product that would do as little or as much as one wanted in the morning. If you want to use it as a one-stop-shop, this is it!
“It contains our patented Pro-Verte TM complex which is a powerful anti-inflammatory, anti-aging and antioxidant,” she explained.
“The sleek, super-hydrating formula has a purely physical (chemical-free) SPF and comes in two shades for a flawless glow.
“The Medium/Dark blends perfectly into dark skin tones without an ashy or white effect. The products provide beautiful, even pigmented coverage that can be used as a light coverage foundation or makeup primer.”
It can also be layered over other morning serums and is free of parabens, petroleum, pesticides, propylene or butylene glycols, phthalates, BPA, PEG, TEA, DEA, GMOs, gluten or synthetic flavors – plus it’s reef safe, vegan, and PETA approved.
Previously, Dr. Grossman shared his three anti-aging rules to follow in an interview with The US Sun.