The Talk Takeaway: Dr Tess Mauricio Skin Care
Spring is almost here, and that means the days get longer and we will be spending more time out in the sun. To help everyone take the best care of their skin in the sun, Dr Tess Mauricio was on The Talk with some beauty and skin care advice.
Since skin color and pigment varies in each person, dermatologist Dr Tess Mauricio, the co-author of California Total Beauty, had advice for every skin tone.
The Talk Olive Skin Care: Glycolic Acid Cleanser
For olive skin, you should wash with glycolic acid cleanser. “Asian skin ages well. The skin’s dermis is actually thicker, so there’s less sagging that happens over time,” Mauricio said.
But if you find that your skin is more oily, you may want to prevent breakouts. Glycolic acid cleansers and Vitamin C products and help prevent or counteract these problems, while preventing discoloration.
The Talk Brown Skin Care: Exfoliation & Shea Butter
Dry, cracked, or ashy skin can be a problem for brown skin tones, as Dr Mauricio explained to Sheryl Underwood. Her recommendations were exfoliation and use of shea butter. Try finding a body scrub you like to use in the shower.
You can also make your own by combining orange juice with coarse sea salt to remove dead skin cells.
The Talk Medium Tone Skin Care: Non-Hydroquinone Products
If you have a medium skin tone, you are naturally protected from sun damage and sagging skin. But you may need to prevent discoloration by looking for a non-hydroquinone skin brightening product.
The Talk Light Complexion Skin Care: Bisabolol & Licorice Extract
If you have a light complexion, you are more prone to redness and rosacea. That means you should look for licorice extract products and chamomile ingredients such as Bisabolol.
Light skinned patients should check in with a dermatologist annually to be screened for Actinic Keratosis, a precancerous skin condition.
The Talk Fair Skin Care: Hypoallergenic Skin Care
Fair skinned people tend to have more sensitive skin and should choose hypoallergenic products. They should avoid fragrances, alcohol, and certain soaps.
If you have a fair complexion, avoid tanning, and wear a hat and sunglasses when you are out in the sun. As for tanning, Dr Tess Mauricio said you should choose a self-tanning product and avoid exposure to harmful rays.
The Talk Skin Care: Retinol Product Reviews
Finally, Dr Mauricio shared her favorite anti-aging product for any complexion. “Retinol has been proven…to actually increase cell turnover. It also can decrease pigmentation,” she explained.
Look for a retinol product with a high concentration, but not something that will cause irritation. Check with a dermatologist for personalized recommendations.