July 12, 2021
Dr Dray
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This video shares 10 skin care swaps that can save you money and improve the effectiveness of your routine.

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Key Insights

  • ๐Ÿงด Using body lotion as a facial moisturizer can be a cost-effective alternative.
  • โ“ Aftershave is unnecessary, and moisturizing after shaving helps prevent dryness and irritation.
  • ๐Ÿ˜ƒ Lip sunscreen is a better option for those who find regular sunscreens irritating around the eyes.
  • ๐Ÿ˜€ Vitamin C derivatives may not effectively boost collagen production compared to retinol.
  • ๐Ÿ’‡ Petroleum jelly can replace Neosporin for cuts without the risk of contact dermatitis.
  • ๐Ÿ’จ Moisturizing with facial oil is a gentle way to treat peeling skin.
  • ๐Ÿ˜จ Benzoyl peroxide acne wash is preferred over natural deodorants for armpit care.
  • ๐Ÿ‘ฑ Zinc pyrithione anti-dandruff shampoo can help with hair loss and scalp issues.
  • โ“ Hydroxy acids are more effective than enzyme peels for exfoliation and collagen production.


well hey guys in today's video i have 10 skin care swaps for you all and by swaps i mean these are products that you might want to choose next time you go to restock either because they are less expensive so it's going to save you money in the long run or frankly more effective or they're just simpler and who doesn't like simple i sure do when thin... Read More

Questions & Answers

Q: Is body lotion suitable for the face?

Yes, body lotion can be used on the face as a moisturizer. While facial products are formulated to feel lighter, there isn't much difference between a body lotion and a facial moisturizer. Give it a try and see how it works for your skin.

Q: Why is moisturizing after shaving important?

Shaving exfoliates the skin, leading to increased water loss and the potential for dryness, irritation, and ingrown hairs. Moisturizing after shaving reduces water loss and helps prevent these issues.

Q: Can lip sunscreen be used around the eyes?

Yes, using a lip sunscreen around the eyes is a great alternative for those who find regular sunscreens irritating. It provides protection against skin cancer and crow's feet without the stinging or burning sensation.

Q: Why should I choose retinol over vitamin C derivatives?

While vitamin C derivatives can help with hyperpigmentation, they are not as effective in boosting collagen production. Retinol is a better option for collagen production and reducing wrinkles. Look for evidence-based products in the retinol category.

Q: Can petroleum jelly replace Neosporin for cuts?

Yes, petroleum jelly can be a substitute for Neosporin. Neosporin's benefit largely comes from the petroleum jelly it contains. Using plain petroleum jelly can provide similar results without the unnecessary antibiotics and risk of contact dermatitis.

Q: Is it safe to use a facial oil on peeling skin?

Yes, using a facial oil on peeling skin can be beneficial. The oil can moisturize the skin without causing further irritation, as some scrubs might. It helps soften skin cell edges and promotes healing while keeping the skin hydrated.

Q: How does benzoyl peroxide help with armpit odor?

Benzoyl peroxide reduces the bacteria in the armpits that break down sweat and cause odors. Using a benzoyl peroxide acne wash in the armpits is a better option than natural deodorants, which often contain essential oils that can irritate the sensitive armpit skin.

Q: Can zinc pyrithione shampoo improve hair loss?

Zinc pyrithione shampoo can help reduce inflammation and the presence of yeast on the scalp, both of which contribute to hair loss progression. It is a more evidence-based and affordable alternative to DHT-blocking shampoos.

Q: Are enzyme peels safe for exfoliation?

Enzyme peels can be irritating, especially for those with fruit allergies. They are not as precise as hydroxy acids for exfoliation. Hydroxy acids, such as alpha hydroxy acids or poly hydroxy acids, are better options for stimulating skin cell turnover and improving collagen production.

Q: Are medical grade skin care products worth the cost?

Medical grade skin care is not necessarily better than affordable alternatives. It is a marketing term used to create a perception of higher quality. Many medical grade products have similar ingredients to drugstore products but at a much higher cost.

Summary & Key Takeaways

  • Moisturize your face with body lotion instead of facial moisturizer to save money, as there is little difference between the two.

  • Use a moisturizer instead of aftershave to reduce dryness, irritation, and the risk of ingrown hairs.

  • Swap out sunscreen around your eyes for lip sunscreen to avoid irritation and protect against skin cancer and crow's feet.

  • Ditch vitamin C derivatives for retinol to boost collagen production and improve hyperpigmentation.

  • Replace Neosporin with petroleum jelly for cuts to avoid contact dermatitis and get similar benefits.

  • Instead of scrubbing peeling skin, use a facial oil to moisturize and soften the skin.

  • Use benzoyl peroxide acne wash in the armpits instead of natural deodorants with essential oils to prevent irritation and hyperpigmentation.

  • Swap DHT-blocking hair loss shampoos for zinc pyrithione anti-dandruff shampoo to reduce inflammation and promote healthier hair.

  • Use hydroxy acids or poly hydroxy acids instead of enzyme peels to exfoliate the skin effectively and stimulate collagen production.

  • Skip expensive medical grade skin care products as they often offer little benefit compared to affordable alternatives.

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