14 Things Your Dermatologist Wishes You’d Stop Doing

While there’s nothing wrong with getting pimple-zapping tips or product recommendations from your favorite famous beauty faces, it can be difficult to navigate all of the information floating around on Instagram and YouTube. Who can you really trust?

Bustle spoke to some of the industry’s most trusted dermatologists to see what they wish their clients would stop doing to their skin.

Our Guide To Face Acids And All You Need To Know

For some, the idea of using acid on your face may sound scary – however, it’s actually one of beauty’s best skin care practices. The use of face acids as part of your skincare regime can lead to a clearer and brighter complexion.

With acids being an integral part of many beauty products, one can often feel overwhelmed with choice on how and what to choose. That being said, read on for a full guide to face acids.

Best Treatments For Stretch Marks

Stretch marks are medically called striae distensae. They are so common that nearly 88% of the population have them. There are so many reasons, which cause stretch marks such as puberty, pregnancy, hormonal shifts, weight loss etc.

These marks usually lighten with time and disappear. Sometimes they are stubborn and are permanently visible even after a long time. Here is when you need a remedy for stretch marks.

This article will explain stretch marks and the best way to reduce their appearance with easy treatment options.

Science Has Discovered a Way to Get Rid of Under Eye Bags

We’ve all grown up knowing surgery is the only solution to permanently removing those dark circles under our eyes. However, a new study has proven this wrong; now showing hyaluronic acid fillers can mask our infraorbital hollows.

While surgery has been known to be the only solution to eliminating under eye bags, facial plastic surgeons tested to see if fillers would have the same effect.

A Ranking Of Makeover TV Shows, From The Destructive To The Uplifting

It all started in the early 2000s with shows like “Extreme Makeover” and “The Swan,” both of which glorified the power of plastic surgery, presenting it as a cure-all for insecurities.

These shows didn’t do much to address real issues, like a lack of confidence or self-esteem, and instead hinged on the idea that a woman could conquer the world so long as she fit the mold of what society (and the show’s experts) deemed beautiful.

Below, we’ve ranked 11 popular makeover shows from the most damaging to the most supportive:

Facial Fillers for Eye Bags

Facial plastic surgeons who have been using hyaluronic acid fillers to treat these infraorbital hollows recently published their results in JAMA Facial Plastic Surgery.

The article details how 101 patients were seen and treated over a one-year period. Using a standardized evaluation scoring system, the post-injection results were graded as to the resolution, or persistence, of these hollows, as well as patient satisfaction.