5 Dermatologists Share Their Most Unusual Skin Tips

Amy Lawrenson

Here at Byrdie we are privy to a lot of insider beauty knowledge. So when we hear a tip that really surprises us, we want need to share it. We called on six dermatologists to let us in on their most unusual pieces of skincare advice. Read, learn, and perhaps add a couple to your New Year resolutions.

Keep scrolling for the most unusual beauty tips they told us.



"Apply an oil, like Colbert MD Illumino Oil (£100) before your day or night cream, the oil molecules behave like tiny Trojan horses, tricking the skin into letting the active ingredients drive deeper and closer to the collagen-producing fibroblasts, all without irritating the surface."

Dr. Colbert MD

"There is little scientific evidence for this advice! More water just means more trips to the bathroom and the constant flushing of water through your body can mean a loss of vital minerals. Replace one glass of water a day with an extra portion of raw fruit or vegetables. They contain structured water which is more efficient and has the ability to better penetrate water into our living cells. Increased ability of cell membranes to hold water within a cell is a fundamental marker of youthful-looking skin."

Dr. Murad

"If you have a small spot, crush an aspirin and put a few drops of water on it to make it a paste and apply to the blemish to help reduce its appearance."

Dr. Maryam Zamani

"Unless you’ve been living in a cave, you know a diet high in sugar is not only bad for your body but also your skin. Eating too much sugar causes blood sugar and insulin levels to rise quickly, which can result in micro-inflammation and the release of free radicals. A high sugar diet can also aggravate skin conditions such as acne. If you’re trying to eat healthy, beware grains and starchy foods. As soon as we eat starch, our body cuts it down into sugar so it is important to moderate your starch and grain intake, if you really want to keep your skin in top condition."

Dr. Stefanie Williams 

"If you live in the city use a heavy-duty moisturiser or apply a little more makeup. The worst pollution is from diesel and dust particles and these can age you just as badly as the sun. By applying this heavier layer, you are physically blocking these particles from penetrating the skin."

Dr. Michael Prager

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