People who become celebrity dermatologists don’t do so overnight. Instead they build their practice based on good techniques that spread by word of mouth until the rich and famous seek them out and put them on the map. Even if you can’t get in to see one of these celebrity dermatologists, you can still learn something from them, as many share their advice and tips pretty willingly. Check out these top tips I gleaned from the best of the best and you’ll never be the same.
1 Ava Shamban, MD
Based out of Santa Monica, Shamban has seen her share of the glitz and glamour that goes with living so close to Hollywood. That makes her one of the celebrity dermatologists with legitimate and helpful skincare advice. She recommends rubbing a washcloth soaked in cold water all over your face. Not only does this clean out your pores, but it also stimulates blood flow, making your skin look fresh and radiant.
2 Ellen Marmur, MD
There are plenty of celebs in New York City and Marmur has advice for them as well as us commoners. She works as the chief of dermatologic and cosmetic surgery at the Mount Sinai Medical Center and she's a top skin cancer surgeon too. She tells all her patients, famous or otherwise, to practice safe skincare practices, including wearing sunscreen each and every day. She also says you can splurge on pricey skin lotions, but if you don’t have a celebrity budget, the lower cost ones are good too.
3 Patricia Wexler, MD
Wexler is a professor of dermatology at the Mount Sinai School of Medicine and Cindy Crawford’s doctor, so I figure she knows her stuff. Her advice is to use depuffing cream with caffeine to fight undereye bags. We all know that celebrities are using her advice because they tend to look great no matter what they did the night before. Take this advice to heart and you’ll look red carpet ready in no time.
4 David Colbert, MD
A famous dermatologist to the stars, Colbert has a top end skincare regiment that movie stars use when they need to be ready for a big event. He also recommends eating lots of unprocessed foods, which helps your skin stay beautiful from the inside out. And he’s got some unexpected advice too. He doesn’t advocate heavy use of fillers like Botox, but instead considers a healthy diet your best tool for keeping your skin looking its greatest all the time.
5 Harold Lancer, MD
According to Lancer, who counts Jennifer Lopez and Kim Kardashian among his clients, you should stay away from toners and benzoyl peroxide. These items can really dry out your skin, which strips it of the oils it needs to keep bacteria from getting in your pores and causing blemishes. Instead, he recommends using an oil absorbing product to help prevent pimples and keep your skin beautiful.
6 Howard Murad, MD
Murad sees Kristin Cavallari and Kim Cattrall and they always look great, so he must be doing something right. It turns out that he offers pretty basic advice. He tells his clients to hydrate their skin by eating fruits and vegetables with a high water content. They are full of important nutrients, but also keep your skin healthy. Try cucumbers, mangoes and apricots, suggests Murad.
7 Fredric Brandt, MD
Doctor to Madonna and Kelly Ripa, Brandt tells his clients to avoid sagging skin by wearing broad spectrum sunscreen every day. Make sure you choose a product with an SPF of at least 30 and slather it on every day. I sure don’t want saggy skin and I bet you don’t either, so let’s stock up on sunscreen together, shall we?
I hope these dermatologists have given you some advice you can really use. Often you hear about products and treatments that only celebrities can afford, but these doctors have real world advice. What’s your first step?