Let’s talk perfect skin. Some of us think it’s a myth, others have tried everything to achieve it. We believe it’s about carefully choosing products and catering to your lifestyle, but sometimes it’s easy to believe that it’s impossible. There are always factors that will change the way your skin looks. Hormones, diet, environment.
So we sat down with Lisa Goldfaden of Goldfaden MD to talk about actually getting perfect skin.
1. Figure out what your definition of perfect is
“I think you can get perfect skin, but you have to be realistic about what your skin is and accept that you have limitations with your skin. So perfect skin with someone with acne would be ‘I just don’t wanna break out anymore,’ and that’s achievable with a good exfoliation product, and products with natural ingredients. You don’t have to spend a ton of money to get perfect skin.”
2. Look at what you’re eating
“It’s about what you put in your body, too. If you think about how food, if you eat something really sugary and crappy twenty minutes later you have a headache and you feel like crap, and the last place it’s going is out of your skin. Processed foods, sugars, underprocessed foods, fried foods are very bad for your complexion. Alcohol is not great because it dehydrates you. Smoking’s a definite no-no.
But leafy green vegetables, berries, anything that’s really bright and colorful because it has a lot of resveratrol in it. So like, blueberries, raspberries, strawberries are so good for you. Spinach. Anything with omega 9 and 3 oils, so nuts, salmon, quinoa. Everyone’s like do we have to eat that? But they can be really yummy. Things that you would find in nature. Think about what our ancestors ate. They’re not eating bread and popcorn. That’s my take on it. I’m not saying I live a perfect life, you have to pick your battles definitely. You just have to be realistic, and that’s okay.”
3. Understand it’s not an overnight thing
“It’s not an overnight thing, it’s a process. There are products you’ll see an instant gratification from, with Doctor’s Scrub you’ll see a brightness and sort of you know a glowingness, immediately after you use it because it’s a good product and you’re rubbing and getting the circulation going. But the reality is, many products need to be absorbed into the skin, you’ve got to give them 4-6 weeks because it’s the life cycle of your skin cells renewing. It’s not a myth, it can be done. Every 28-30 days your skin cells start to shed and you have new ones underneath.”
4. See a dermatologist or use dermatologist products
“So, Goldfaden MD is the first naturally derived dermatologist skincare brand, Dr. Goldfaden is the founder of the brand and he’s a dermatologist out of south Florida, basically Miami. All of the products are problem solution based. So we looked at the reasons why patients go to see their dermatologists, it’s really 6 to 8 reasons. Dark circles, fine lines and wrinkles, sun damage, dry skin, acne. We really honed in on the most common procedures he did and built products around that.”
5. Be smart about what you’re putting on your skin
“I just think, if you don’t need those ingredients, why use them? That being said, there are a lot of ingredients, like retinol, which is probably the best proven anti-ageing ingredient. You can derive it naturally, we derive ours from plants and fruit, but the stuff that’s made by the drug companies is really powerful stuff and it really works. So I think you have to pick your battles.
You eat organic and you use healthy skincare and healthy haircare, but then maybe you get gel manicures and bleach your hair. I don’t know that it’s necessarily the be all end all, but I think it’s important to pay attention and the industry is beginning to pay attention. People are getting savvier, there’s more information about it. There’s room for every brand.”
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