Hello and happy Friday! My name is Dr. Ryan and I am here for another Mailbag Friday where I answer two questions from customers who want my professional opinion on their skincare concerns. Today my first question comes from Maria in Los Angeles, CA.
Q: Hi Dr. Ryan! My daughter spends a lot of time on the internet and she told me that she read it’s not good to wash your face in the shower. I always wash my face in the shower, is it really that bad?
A: Hi Maria! I have seen this popping up everywhere online and many people have different opinions on it. Let me tell you why there is nothing wrong with cleansing your face in the shower…
A lot of people seem to have a problem with an in-shower cleanse mainly because of the scalding temperature of the water.
While it’s true that hot temperatures can do a lot of damage to your skin and dry it out, you can always make sure you’re turning the temperature of your shower down to make it safer for your complexion.
Another thing I’ve noticed people saying is that if you wash your face in the shower, you often tend to rush the process and don’t get all the dirt and bacteria out of your pores.
My professional solution to that:
Pay attention to how long you're washing your face - it’s really that simple!
You should cleanse your face for 30 seconds to a minute, so make sure you’re paying attention to the time you’re spending on this step and try not to rush it.
At the end of the day, as long as you’re following these simple skincare rules and you’re using a cleanser that has powerful antibacterial properties like my Lavender Oil cleanser, you can feel safe about washing your face this way.
I personally find it easier to include this step in my daily shower because there’s less mess, and your skin won’t notice the difference between your shower and your bathroom sink.
Thanks for asking such an interesting question, Maria!
My next question comes from Stephanie in Little Rock, AR
Q: Hi Dr. Ryan. My husband has a lot of wrinkles and sagging skin around his eyes and I want to help him make them go away. What skincare products are good for men?
A: Hi Stephanie! I have some really good news for you and your husband - ALL skincare is can be used by men! Let me tell you why.
There is a common misconception that men need to use skincare lines that are specifically created for them instead of women, and that is simply not true.
When it comes to our skin, men can use whichever skincare products they like, and I’m a prime example!
I use my entire South Beach Skin Lab line of products in my skincare routine and I have seen amazing results from it.
On top of that, I have a lot of male customers who love my products too!
The truth is that Men’s skin doesn’t need specific ingredients. As long as your husband is using products that are suitable for his skin type and that he’s not allergic to, he’ll start to see the results he wants if he sticks to a twice-daily routine.
To help your husband with his sagging skin and wrinkles, I have two products from my line that I can personally recommend.
For the sagging skin around his eyes, I’d recommend the Eye Recovery Serum. This product is great at de-puffing and tightening the skin and will help get rid of any sagging he has in this area.
As for his wrinkles, I think he’d love the Repair and Release Cream.
The peptides in this cream help the skin create more collagen, which is exactly what the skin needs to help smooth out wrinkles and fine lines.
It will also keep his skin hydrated and protected throughout the day.
These products are two of my biggest bestsellers, so I have no doubt that he’ll love the results he sees from them!
But remember, if he wants to see results he’ll have to commit to a consistent routine. Once he does that, he’ll be on the road to getting rid of those concerns of his.
Thanks for your question, Stephanie. All the best to your husband on his new skincare journey!