In the process of looking for the best products to complete a skincare routine, research is necessary. This research is composed of online articles that may contain trends, myths, and harsh practices for the skin.
Because of this, one might find themselves with more questions than answers. Is a benzoyl peroxide face wash great for oily skin? What does retinoid do? Do kitchen ingredients work for the skin?
Fortunately, there are some professionals that have gained a platform on YouTube to share their skincare knowledge. These are skincare specialists, estheticians, and dermatologists, so the audience can trust that their opinions on skincare are based on their expertise.
Hyram is a Hawaii-based skincare specialist who facilitates ingredient and product training. With 2.78 million subscribers on YouTube and 4 million followers on TikTok, he is one of the trusted people when it comes to skincare advice online.
As his introduction in his videos goes, he is “passionate about teaching you how to perfect your skincare routine.” His content revolves around debunking ingredient lists and getting the best value out of your money. The bane of his skincare philosophy is fragrance, so best believe that anything with fragrance will not be recommended by Hyram.
He is known for dragging brands and judging famous people’s skincare routines. These benefit his subscribers because he explains what’s right and wrong with the products. Through these, he guides people as they decide what product to try until they find the best ones for their skin.
The Golden Rx
The Golden Rx is managed by Nayamka, a state-licensed esthetician, whose objective is to impart information about skincare for the black community. She talks about skincare myths and trends as well as taking care of one’s skin from the inside. This means she tackles the adverse effects of certain food and drinks, like alcohol and dairy, to the skin.
Her video on oil cleansing has gained traction, especially on TikTok. Unlike other “hacks,” oil cleansing is a real thing. The idea is to rub an oil cleanser on the skin for 15 minutes, and debris will start getting out of the pores. These are sebaceous filaments that congest the pores.
Dr. Davin Lim
Specializing in laser, fillers, energy devices, and surgery, Dr. Davin Lim is a board-certified dermatologist with 481,000 subscribers on YouTube. His videos focus on answering frequently asked questions and the basics of skincare: how to treat acne scars, the use of lemon on the skin, treatments for sensitive skin, etc. His discussions about these topics are so in-depth that he includes a step-by-step process on how to solve skincare problems.
If you want dermatologist-approved products, Dr. Lim reviews and recommends several products in his videos. Aside from this, he posts videos about laser and surgeries for those who are curious about them.
As much as you want to have better skin and improve your looks, finding the right products and making sure you’re not doing more harm to your skin is necessary. By watching these content creators, you can cross-reference information to build your knowledge on skincare. This knowledge should hopefully guide you through the aisles of the beauty section.