Let’s start the day with a new fantastic #beautybabble with Angelo! He is a dermatologist resident who also writes about skincare so go follow him @dermangelo and check out his blog at www.dermangelo.com so happy to have him share his favorite products!
Lets to get to it!
BB: Tell me, what are your all-time favorite beauty products for face, body, and hair?
D: Anyone I talk to (friends, patients, strangers) knows I never shut up about
topical retinoids for facial skincare. They have the power to clear
acne, even skin tone, shallow wrinkles, increase firmness and even prevent
skin cancer! Why wouldn’t you want to use one?! I personally use over-the-counter
adapalene 0.1% gel nightly to get all the benefits with
minimal irritation for my finicky, sensitive, combination skin.
For the body, my boring-dermatologist answer would be unscented gentle bar soap
. My self-care-loving wannabe bougie alter-ego would say artisanal
Marseille soap. I’ll pick some up any time I travel to France or request
it as a souvenir from friends. While it’s definitely more stripping
than my everyday soap, it’s blocky, brutalist aesthetic makes my
shower ten times chicer and it comes in scents like lavender and rose that transport
me to the French countryside (oh la la).
While I have really strong opinions about my own personal skincare, I
get kind of scatterbrained about my hair. I’ve been using the same $20
hair dryer for the last 10 years because it’s weak enough for my easily-damaged
, super-fine hair. I recently went blond and have been using
pure argan oil to lock in moisture to color-treated locks – now I
know what all the fuss is about. Lastly, I intermittently use minoxidil
5% foam to try to stave off male-pattern hair loss and preserve my signature
BB: Haha I love your answers, and Argan oil is the freaking best! When you get the chance to be alone, what is your favorite thing to do for self-care?
D: The first step for me is to make sure my phone is set to “do not disturb
” (unless I’m on call). After tha,t I’ll shower, exfoliate
(glycolic cleanser followed by a gentle scrub) and put on a pore strip
(my guilty pleasure). I sip on a glass of chilled sauvignon blanc and nibble
some dark chocolate before ripping that bad boy off. There’s something
so satisfying about seeing the blackheads I’ve just purged from
my pores like so much bad karma. I feel truly cleansed.
BB: Yes to all of that especially the pore strip thing:) Here’s the third and trickiest question: If you were a food or drink what would you be?
D: I would, without a doubt, be a lemon. When I was a kid, if there were lemon
wedges on the table in front of me, I was eating them. Just like that
with nothing else. It’s a wonder I still have tooth enamel. Now that
I’m an adult I can see they’re a great reflection of my personality:
a sharp, bright blast of flavor.
Oh, I love lemons too! Thank you so much Angelo for being apart of this and supporting a beauty blob.