A girl can never have too many skincare tips. In fact, I’d rather have my dermat on speed dial than my boyfriend. True story! We are pretty sure you share this sentiment and thus, we roped in skin expert Dr Mrunal Shah Modi for an exclusive masterclass on skincare at the Be Beautiful Beauty Blowout, the biggest beauty event you’ve ever seen, which was held on held on 31st Jan at Phoenix Marketcity, Pune.
The session named ‘Dear Derm’ was an interactive Q&A session where Dr Mrunal talked about the most common skincare woes and factors causing them. She also debunked some skincare myths and spilled some best-kept skin secrets. In case you missed it, here are five skincare tips we got from Dr Mrunal Shah Modi.
- 1. To reapply sunscreen when wearing makeup, use a sun protection spray.
- 2. Don’t wear makeup all day, everyday!
- 3. Retinol making your skin dry? Cleanse, moisturise and repeat
- 4. Forego dairy for acne-free skin
- 5. Opt for chemical peels to maintain your skin’s health
1. To reapply sunscreen when wearing makeup, use a sun protection spray.
We know that sunscreen needs to be applied every three to four hours. But once you put your makeup on, it is a bit tricky since you obviously don’t want to mess up your makeup (that took time and patience). Well, Dr Mrunal has a trick up her sleeve. She says, “Get a sunscreen spray and spritz it on your face or use a compact powder with SPF over your makeup. Touch up and protection in one!
2. Don’t wear makeup all day, everyday!
Dr Mrunal revealed the three times you should skip makeup for healthy and spotless skin—while sleeping, working out in a gym and swimming. She recommends removing makeup before going to bed and going with a clean and moisturised face to the gym. Also, she recommends wearing no makeup at all, and a waterproof sunscreen while swimming.
3. Retinol making your skin dry? Cleanse, moisturise and repeat
Retinol is an important ingredient that reduces ageing signs, improves collagen and builds elasticity, giving you youthful and glowing skin. However, the downside of this wonder ingredient is that it can sometimes make your skin dryer. In this case, Dr Mrunal suggests reapplying it every couple of hours and teaming it up with a moisturiser to combat dryness.
4. Forego dairy for acne-free skin
Acne is the most annoying skin woe, and sadly, one of the most common too. One question that was common from our audience in attendance was what can one do to prevent acne. According to Dr Mrunal, diet is a very important factor in controlling breakouts. She says, “Reduce your intake of dairy as lactic acid is known to increase sebum production and thus acne on face, so cut down on milk and milk products in your meals.”
5. Opt for chemical peels to maintain your skin’s health
Chemical peels are great for exfoliation but there is still some confusion surrounding them. Dr Mrunal cleared our doubts and listed some of the best peels you can try for blemish-free, bright skin. “There are fruit acid peels like glycolic acid peels and salicylic acid peels, which not only treat acne and prevent it, but also keep your skin spotless and flawless.”