Saturday, January 5, 2013

Dermatologists and Cosmetics - What Are the Secrets?

Dermatologists have an advantage when choosing makeup - they know what ingredients are beneficial and which should be avoided. Finding out what makeup they wear helps us to figure out which makeup might be best for our skin as well.

There are several brands of makeup that are favored by dermatologists. It might be because they feature more natural ingredients, they include ingredients that help your skin stay healthy, or they are simply high quality and beneficial to the skin. Let's look at a few.

Proactiv - The skin care line was developed by two dermatologists and the makeup is an extension of the skin care line of the same name. Designed to provide sheer coverage, the makeup also contains salicylic acid, which helps to reduce the development of acne. This isn't inexpensive makeup, but some dermatologists recommend it because it provides that protection from the development of more acne, so it really works in tandem with the skin care line.

Neutrogena - In recent years, this skin care line released a line of bestselling makeup. Although the line includes lipstick and eye products, the real appeal is in the foundations and powders, which feature natural ingredients and the quality that Neutrogena fans have come to expect. Neutrogena is one of the most dermatologist-recommended brands.

Avon - This line of makeup - previously sold only by independent Avon consultants and now available online - is often recommended by dermatologists and many of the products are developed in conjunction with input from dermatologists. Because Avon has a huge product line, it's best to read the product descriptions carefully. Anyone with skin issues will want to make sure the product they choose contains the beneficial ingredients they need.

You might notice that the most recommended products by dermatologists aren't the most expensive brands. They aren't the expensive brands sold by celebrities and that you can purchase only at high-end departments store counters.

Many of the best products are those sold at drugstores and by independent consultants (such as Mary Kay, another brand that is often looked upon favorably by dermatologists). When you purchase your makeup, you are really looking for high-quality ingredients and a mix that will work for you. In other words, what works for one person might not work for another. You have to try a few to find out which will work for your particular skin.

It's also important to look for makeup that contains ingredients that will be beneficial. Have oily skin? Try to find makeup that contains salicylic acid, which helps to deflect the development of acne. Looking for a product with antiaging properties? Look for makeup that contains antioxidants, which help your skin to deal with the many environmental stresses it faces.