A Dermatologist Reacts to the Go To Bed With Me Comment Section | Derm Reacts with Dr. Cindy Bae


– Is that mean? I shouldn’t say that (laughs) oh my god. People are gonna be like I’m
not going to her, she’s judgy. – [Woman] No! (percussive music) Hi guys, my name is Dr. Cindy Bae, I’ma board-certified dermatologist at the Laser and Skin
Surgery Center of New York. I also teach residents at NYU
Department of Dermatology. There’s so many podcasts, websites, blogs about skincare, everyone’s
an expert nowadays, so I’m here to give the official rule. (percussive music) So I do recommend a cleansing
method to my patients, especially at bedtime,
because throughout the day, you’ve been exposed to
pollution, debris, oils, your sunscreen, everything that’s built up so absolutely you need
to remove all of that. So if you need to use
a makeup cloth, use it. If you need to use an oil balm, use it, and then follow it up
with a cleanser and then if you need an astringent
or a toner to remove any further residue, use
that, and then moisturize. And if you wanna get
fancy and add extra steps, you can add a serum, an ampule, a booster, there’s so many things you can
add to your skincare regimen. So Hannah Y comments,
“my dermatologist said “to never use scrubs,”
and someone commented, “not harsh ones like sugar,
salt, nut shells, et cetera, “but gentle scrubs.” So there’s truth to both points. You wanna be very gentle with your skin, because if you are harsh,
you can cause micro-tears and irritation in your
skin, so you wanna be gentle and if you want that
exfoliation from a scrub, you can also use chemical ones too. There are many different
products with acids in them that help remove debris and sticky skin so that you get a nice
exfoliant experience. All right, so Kat F asks
“your face feels tight, “the product is too harsh for you, what? “Like every product I’ve
ever used has done that “for me and I thought it’s normal “and you just moisturize
well after, dang.” So Kat F is actually correct. If your face feels too
tight, it is probably a little too harsh for
you and let’s go back to the science behind that. That just means that your
soap that you’re using is alkaline, so your pH
is a little bit higher. Our skin is a little bit acidic at a pH of about 5.4, 5.5, so when
you use an alkaline product, your face can feel tight
and dry and that actually affects the skin barrier,
so it is probably too harsh for you. So Kat F, great point. Okay, so Brisel Cabrera comments
“micellar water and toner “are not in any shape, way,
or form the same thing. “Micellar water is stripping everything “away from your skin and is taking away “your natural oils and is actually “throwing off your pH balance. “Toner restores your pH balance. “If you’re going to use micellar water, “make sure to use a toner after it.” So there’s some good information,
some incorrect information and some confusing
information in this comment. So historically the
reason why we use toners is because a lot of people use soaps, alkaline soaps that were
harsh and they left residues and that’s why we followed up
that cleansing with a toner. So nowadays we’re much more sophisticated in our formulations, and
so we don’t really need a toner for that purpose, and you can see that toners come in a
variety of formulations, ones to hydrate and
ones to actually remove the extra debris, so
micellar water is actually, it’s just soap dispensed
in a water solution that’s gentle enough to
remove stubborn makeup and oil-based sunscreens,
stuff like that on your face. So yes, micellar water and
toner are not the same thing but toner also comes in a variety of forms so you can’t, it’s like
comparing apples and oranges. They’re not the same, but micellar water won’t really strip
everything, it will just help remove stubborn things
like waterproof mascara in a gentle manner. Sophie Kilmer comments “never use a scrub “next to your eyes, Christ.” So (laughs) you have to
be gentle ’cause the skin around your eyes is much
thinner than the rest of your skin and body. I don’t think you need to
absolutely completely avoid it as long as you’re gentle with it. (percussive music) So serums actually help deliver nutrients or active ingredients to the skin. It’s very concentrated so
you don’t need that much and you’ll see that they’re
sold in smaller bottles. There are so many products
out there on the market, serums, boosters, ampules, and basically their function is to deliver
nutrients to your skin or active ingredients like antioxidants and phytonutrients and vitamins, so that’s what you can use to you know, add oomph to your skincare routine. Cubicle comments “he has
sensitive skin prone to redness “and he used a serum full of fragrance, “phyto-corrective gel, L-ohh-L.” If you have sensitive
skin, you shouldn’t use a bunch of products or
you should really look at the ingredients and see if there’s a common denominator
of a certain ingredient that makes you sensitive and avoid it. Fragrance is added to
some skincare products just to mask some unpleasant
smells from the formulation, but it’s also added to make
it seem very fancy and nice, so that you’ll use it. Sometimes you can actually
react to fragrances, especially if you have sensitive skin, so if you are one of those
people who have sensitive skin, make sure you look at
products and look for hypoallergenic or fragrance-free. Oh my gosh (laughs) Jackson Stacy, wow, you’re observant:
“anyone notice she didn’t “put a moisturizer on after the HA serum?” So what, what if she didn’t need it? What if she’s in some humid environment where it’s full of moisture? You don’t know, you don’t always have to use a moisturizer,
especially if you have oily-prone skin or if
you just use an HA serum that helps moisturize. You know hyaluronic acid is a moisturizer, so don’t judge. (percussive music) Common actives, so active
ingredients like retinoids, vitamin C, anything that we
know has an effect on the skin. There’s cosmoceuticals and
drugs and the difference between that is that
cosmoceuticals are like adorning the skin, but
drugs actually affect the structure and function of skin. So sometimes that line can be blurred too. Gymnasmic says “so uh,
why do no celebrities “use Tretinoin, when it’s
literally the only substance “on earth that the FDA has confirmed “is effective for anti-aging?” I think some celebrities are
in the know with skincare and probably do use Tretinoin,
because a lot of them do see a board-certified dermatologist, but you do make a good point, a lot of, many people should be on a
retinoid unless you’re pregnant or breastfeeding, it’s actually
really good for the skin. It treats acne, prevents
acne, prevents fine lines, helps with the appearance of your pores, so it’s wonderful, so if
you’re not using it, use it. A retinol is just
vitamin A, so there’s all these different derivatives and ultimately the main ingredient
that’s active in our skin is retinoic acid, and
so Tretinoin is a type of retinoic acid or retinoid which mimics vitamin A activity, and
there’s actually one that’s over the counter that
used to be prescription. I do not get a kickback from
this, but it’s Differin Gel and it’s only $12.99, the
biggest beauty bargain. So Nina El comments,
“there’s a lot of people “who are in their 50s and 60s now “who have been using
retin-A since their teens. “Keeps 80% of wrinkles at bay but sagging happens regardless.” So, you’re sort of right, yep. It does help with wrinkles,
I don’t know where you got the 80% but that’s very supportive of using retinoids, which I applaud. But sagging does happen
because there’s gravity, time, things like that that
make things naturally fall. Retinoids have been around
since probably the 1980s because that’s when
isotretinoin, otherwise known as Accutane, was FDA-approved
for the use of acne. So Shormee Sohani says
“I thought we should not “use retinol and vitamin C together.” So it depends, it all
depends on formulation, the stability of these active ingredients, sometimes when you add
ingredients together that are active, it can
cause irritation or dryness to your skin, so you just have to try. Basically the reason why we say not to mix a lot of things together is because one, we don’t want them to cancel out or two, we don’t want your skin to be irritated. Barking Spider comments, “if
you’re going to use a retinol, “don’t wash your face with
SA, salicylic acid, prior. “Very surprised that
wasn’t mentioned by her.” I wanna ask Barking
Spider why he thinks that, or she thinks that. I don’t think it really
matters to that degree. We know salicylic acid,
it frosts when we use it as a peel, it’s very quick in its action, so maybe you’re commenting
on that you don’t want your skin to be irritated
because both are being used, but if your skin’s used
to it, which it can get a tolerance to some
products, it should be okay. (percussive music) Moisturizing is important because we want to prevent water loss in our skin, so we call that transepidermal water loss and so when we lose too much
water, our skin gets dry, irritated, we lose our
barrier that protects us from bacteria, microorganisms,
things like that, so we wanna maintain a
good moisture barrier. Itzel Lopez says “basically coconut oil “is working as a moisturizer.” Great, if it works for you, keep using it. There’s different types of moisturizers. There’s oils like petroleum jelly, there’s vegetable oils,
there’s oils like coconut oil in that category, there’s
waxes like beeswax, dimethicone like silicones,
so if coconut oil is working for Itzel Lopez, rock on. The comment is “does
anyone know of an eye cream “that actually brightens up
the darkness under your eyes?” Eye creams are great in that
they moisturize your skin. I don’t think that there’s a
magic wand eye cream out there otherwise there wouldn’t
be so many different types of eye creams and different
types of procedures to treat problems like
darkness under your eyes. So the darkness under
your eyes can be caused by so many different things. One, you could have a loss
of volume of soft tissue, of bone, or you can have
blood vessels underneath ’cause the skin is thin
so it’s not very good at camouflaging the blood vessels, so it’s multifactorial,
or it could be pigment. You can maybe have some melasma
there or some sun damage so it really depends. There’s no eye cream
that fixes everything, so I think you need to figure
out what it is you’re seeing and then address that problem. If it’s volume loss, you
can use soft tissue filler. If it’s pigment, you can use vitamin C, like an eye cream with
vitamin C to lighten up the skin there, so it really depends. Okay, so “moisturizer then oil. “Small molecules, typically
found in serums first, “biggest last,” I agree. So I would say if you’re gonna use a water-based moisturizer,
use that and then follow up with an oil because the oil kinda seals everything, so
once you put that oil on, nothing’s gonna really
penetrate afterwards. So the comment after
that is “not necessarily. “Oil and water repel one another. “If you want the nutrients
in the oil to absorb, “you apply it first, otherwise it will sit “on top of the moisturizer. “Most moisturizers, even
the ones with actives, “advise on the back to apply over serum. “An oil would be the serum in a routine. “If we’re talking about
sealing in moisture “like in cold climate,
then a heavier moisturizer, “not an oil on top, should be used.” So again, this, let’s
go back to the basics. So a moisturizer can come
in so many different forms. So when people say oil and moisturizer, they’re almost saying oil versus water, but it’s not that distinct. Moisturizer does have some oils in it, otherwise it wouldn’t be a moisturizer and then going further back to the basics, we categorize moisturizers
based on occlusives which trap the water in, and humectants that bring water to your skin. So you need an occlusive
like an oil to keep the water in your skin,
otherwise your skin would just dry out. So speaking of oils, let’s
jump into the next category. (percussive music) So Kelkno comments “I
thought we were over the myth “that only oily skin is
acne-prone and that all oils “break you out, and
suggesting a microbead scrub “for your face, I’m out.” Okay, so there’s many
different pathogenesis that cause acne, there’s hormonal acne, there’s cystic acne,
there’s scarring acne, there’s comedonal acne, and yes, oily skin can contribute to acne but not everybody with oily skin has acne,
so that’s just not, you know, blanket statement. And that all oils break you
out, that’s not true either. Moisturizers have oils in them so no, they don’t all break you out. And that was our last comment. So it’s really important
that you’re very consistent with your skincare
routine, and don’t believe everything you read or hear. Talk to your board-certified dermatologist if you have any questions. Don’t just go reading the
internet, Mr, Dr. Google, whatever, talk to your doctor. They’ve studied very
long and hard to help you answer a lot of these questions. This has been Derm Reacts, a new series from Harper’s Bazaar. Subscribe to get more videos like these, and give this video a big thumbs up. Follow me at @drcindybae on Instagram or Cindy Bae, MD on Facebook. Thanks, guys! (calm music)

100 thoughts on “A Dermatologist Reacts to the Go To Bed With Me Comment Section | Derm Reacts with Dr. Cindy Bae

  1. It's called adapalene and it's available at Target if anyone wanted to know which over-the-counter retinoid she was talking about

  2. 5:35 but I though a moisturizer is ALWAYS a must. Doesn't matter if you have oily skin, actually is all the way around.
    You need a moisturizer and occlusive to be more precise, to avoid trans epidermal water lost.
    Or Am I missing something here? 🤔 I'm starting to think dermatology is kind of subjective.

  3. She’s saying all this stuff with a LOT of confidence, to the point where this video feels pretty condescending, but I’m halfway through the video and a lot of what she’s saying doesn’t match up with what I’ve heard from other dermatologists.
    For example, she’s saying to avoid fragrance if you have an allergy to it or if your skin is sensitive, but you can develop a fragrance allergy at any time so shouldn’t it be avoided in general?
    Also, she’s saying “if it works for you, do it” a lot but just because it SEEMS to work doesn’t mean it’s good for your skin. Plenty of people’s acne clears up by using the st Ives apricot scrub, but that doesn’t mean it’s good for their skin. (Although I think the scrub has probably been changed in recent years after that lawsuit from people getting cuts from it, so it could be less damaging now)
    Idk, I just feel like this lady would steal my lunch at work.

  4. I feel like these are nice, but really they can't describe and explain enough in this amount of time. I will stick with Dr Dray who has more time to explain and expound

  5. I've been using the Aztec healing clay on my face. It cleared up my acne. My face is minimally oily now. I hate the pulsating sensation it gives and your face is so dry after but it really really works for me. All I do is wash my face with any cleanser, apply the clay mask and moisturize.

  6. It always depends with HA and the form it comes in. I wouldn't say HA is a moisturizer necessarily. In a humid environment, sure. In a dry environment, it does the opposite and takes the moisture out of your skin. You just have to be aware of where you live and your skin type.

  7. Didnt realize how awfully snobby and judgmental Susan (Mixed Makeup) is until I saw these Derm reacts. Such a fresh breath. Susan does not know shit, shes just a subpar beauty blogger.

  8. 1 year ago, my skin was full of acne, big and small and scars, the first time it happen was because I'm using blackhead tools, but now my skin is flawless and glowy, I'm using kangen water from japan (acidic and beauty water for acne, and moisturize), safi gold essence for the texture, and good old beauty routine like face wash, chemical peel to erase the scar, for 1 year though

  9. Can a dermatologist tell us what are the good chemical exfoliant on the market ? I am looking for one but don't know which one to buy. thanks

  10. All these women dermatologists are jaw-dropping-dead- gorgeous. like wow. btw, Bazaar, can you add hair care to these series too? Hair is also part of the skin… <3

  11. I am curious to know what they would recommend for sunscreen depending on your skin type… like mine is dry and can get easily irritated. Also, ppl keep telling me there is no such thing as SPF 50 or + 🤦‍♀️ Am I wasting my money?
    Btw, these new series are AMAZING!! Love getting advice from professionals 💖

    Can't wait for more videos! Bravo @harpersbazaar👏👏👏👏

  12. When you use a retinol cream, for example the olay night time retinol cream is it effective? Or do you have to use something more concentrated like the differin cream suggested by DR. Bae?

  13. Hey Guys so I have been obsessed with these type of videos and have watched all of Harper Bazaar's videos so I decided to create my own version on my channel! With my $40,000 Skincare routine. I hope you guys can support and check out my video :,)

  14. I wash my face twice a day – once in the shower (morning), and the other time (at night) in the bathroom sink with a face cloth (not to be confused with makeup cloths). Is that okay? I know face cloths might be old school, but I have been using them for 20 years at night. I don't scrub harshly or anything, I just use them to remove my gel cleanser off my face.

  15. HA is a humectant/hydrator…. def doesn't do the same thing as a moisturizer. It's fine if you don't need a moisturizer but HA is not one. i'm a chemist btw

  16. Is it important to cleanse your skin in the morning when you wake up even though you did your skin care routine at night & your skin still feels soft?

  17. Dr dray on YouTube another derm is where I heard not to use SA at same timed day as an Retinoid to avoid the SA having an impact on the effectiveness on the Retinoid not sure which one is right

  18. If you have oily skin ALWAYS use a moisturiser. ALWAYS. It actually stops your skin from overproducing oil and gives you a healthy glow while softening your skin and preventing acne.

  19. me: picking at a pimple
    dr: "you want to be very gentle with your skin"
    me: hands slowly moves away from face

  20. Does this dermatologist have a filler in her upper lips? It's hard to see but I can hear it the entire time. Not bad I just wonder if I am the only one.

  21. I am finally realizing that there are better ways to take care of my skin to keep it as young and clear as possible. This realization has to go to beauty influencer Jackie Aina!!! My question is how do I find the right dermatologist for me? What questions should I as to find the right one for me?

  22. It’s official. All dermatologists look so beautiful, even mine in singapore has flawless skin and I asked her if there was any dermatologists that she knew who has bad skin? She told me ‘yeah but we all know how to fix it’ lol she followed up with saying ‘have you seen any gym instructors who are in bad shape?’ As she flipped her hair 😂

  23. am i wrong in thinking that most plant oils are emollients? I know some oils can be occlusive but i think she was approaching this a bit too simply. and shouldn't a good moisturiser have humectants emollients and occlusives?

  24. Hey guys I'm spanish so it's jind of difficult to understan sometimes english, whats the productos she says its 12.99 ?? I understood its called different gel or something?

  25. Youtube “skin experts” actually misled me to believe that I need moisturizer. I started breaking out and my derm told me to stop using it cause I’m in a humid country and I have oily skin. Then bam acne gone

  26. Is it weird to see a dermatologist even if my skin isn’t bad? I have mild acne and have always wondered what sort of general healthy skin a dermatologist might have for me, but I’ve also always felt like my skin wasn’t bad enough to warrant seeing one. Thoughts?

  27. Hey so I see a lot of really cheap tea tree oil and collagen oils in stores sometimes, It seems way too good to be true, what's the best way to tell if a product is for real or not?

  28. THANK YOU! I always thought I was overdoing it by using tretinoin because I don't see any celebrities mention it in their skincare routines. My mom got me into Retin-A early in my twenties and honestly it has been a saviour for my problematic skin. Just moisturize and do NOT forget the sunscreen.

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