The Talk: Summer Skin Advice
Dr Tess Mauricio is a dermatologist with all of the summer skin care secrets for fans of The Talk. She shared the steps you can take to take care of acne, damaged skin, and cellulite.
The Talk: Sun Damage Exfoliation & Age Spots
When your skin gets damaged by the sun, it responds by creating an age spot or sun spot. These spots are unsightly and cause you to layer on more makeup. Dr Mauricio recommends a two-step system. First, use a glycolic acid to exfoliate and brighten your skin.
Next, apply a sunscreen. This will prevent more spots and protect your skin. Look for a “broad-spectrum SPF sunscreen” that is SPF 15 or higher.
Acne Scars + Lightening Cream
Dr Tess Mauricio said that 90% of the human race will be affected by acne at some point in their lives. The scars left behind, red or brown spots, are annoying and have you layering on the cover up. She said the best way to get these spots to go is with a lightening cream.
The Talk: Antioxidants for Loose Skin
As you age, saggy skin becomes an issue, Dr. Mauricio explained on The Talk. This is because you lose weight, maybe you have a baby, but the key to fixing your skin when it’s lost elasticity is vitamins. You need a moisturizer that includes Vitamin A, C, and alpha hydroxy acid or beta hydroxy acid. An antioxidant supplement can also have a tightening effect as well.
Scar Damaged Skin Fix: Aloe Vera Plant + Silicone Gel
Using a silicone gel will create a barrier over your scar. The damaged skin might be red or discolored, but the gel will moisturize the area and help heal the skin faster than a cream. Adding in aloe vera will provide relief from itching and reduce inflammation. But don’t use an aloe vera gel or cream. You want an aloe vera plant. Crack the leaves open and lay it right on the scar.