Want the inside scoop? Chantal, askderm's in-house esthetician, shares her top beauty tips and skincare expertise. Check out Chantal's Friday Fun Facts on askderm.com's Facebook page for new skincare facts!
“Most sunscreens do have an expiration date of three years stamped on the packaging. If you are properly applying sunscreen as often as you should though, one bottle or tube should never ever last you the entire season. If at any time a sunscreen becomes separated, watery, chunky or the smell changes, throw it out."- Chantal Monique - Chantal
“Ocean water contains many healthy minerals and trace elements and is known for healing wounds. Those who have acne, scars and eczema may see improvement to their skin post an ocean vacation." - Chantal
“Masks are a great addition to your summer routine. Clay masks will absorb excess oil, while gel masks can be stored in the fridge and are great for cooling the skin, while reducing redness and sensitivity." - Chantal
“If you plan on being directly in the sun for an extended period of time, avoid super shiny lip glosses as they can magnify your lip’s sun exposure." - Chantal
“Contrary to the myth, blackheads are not dark in color because the pore is full of dirt. The dark plug you see is due to the oxidization of sebum within the follicle." - Chantal
“Are you trying to be bikini ready and banish bloat? If so, avoid excess salt and dairy on swimsuit days." - Chantal
“All of the 21drops blends can be used interchangeably. You can layer as many as you want and they can be applied to multiple areas of the skin. The rubbery protective sleeve and roller ball make them perfect to take with you and use throughout your day." - Chantal
“Our lips have no follicles, no sweat glands and do not produce sebum. Therefore they cannot lubricate themselves. This is why the tissue here is so prone to drying out." - Chantal
“Keep your body lotion or moisturizer in your shower, that way you cannot forget to apply it. Always apply lotion within three minutes after you have finished showering to trap in water, before it evaporates from the surface of your skin." - Chantal
Chantal Monique is a NYS licensed Esthetician and Makeup Artist. She has 9 years experience in skin care and makeup artistry. With the unique combination of her education as well as the desire to help people feel beautiful, Chantal provides expert skin care knowledge for our customers.