Life-Saving Skincare Tips From Beauty Expert Dr. Yelena Yeretsky

Life-Saving Skincare Tips From Beauty Expert Dr. Yelena Yeretsky

Sorting fact from fiction in the beauty world is no easy task. Board certified doctor of medical aesthetics, Dr. Yelena Yeretsky, sets the record straight with her professional skincare advice. Check out her life-saving tips for building a stronger beauty foundation, and remember to put your best face forward! 

For The Cheese Lovers

Have you ever thought of the negative effects of dairy can have on your skin?

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Unfortunately our favorite milky treats can cause pretty disastrous problems including: irritation, inflammation, itchiness and even acne. 

While people don’t necessarily have an allergy to the actual protein itself, they often do have a strong negative reaction to the hormones, additives and antibiotics that were used on the animals themselves. These different hormones/additives are foreign to our bodies, so when we eat them, our bodies try to protect themselves, causing us to have all kinds of reactions! If you believe some products do you more harm than others, try this: stop consuming dairy products entirely, for a week, and then add each one back, slowly, to see which ones you can or cannot process. 

For The Girls Sleeping In Last Night’s Makeup 

It doesn’t just cause pimples…

When we sleep, out bodies recuperate, relax, and the entire anti-aging process occurs. Every feel in our bodies is programmed to work a certain way and accomplish a certain task – but when makeup gets in the way and stresses out our skin, the cells get confused, and the process slows down. Sleeping in makeup can not only cause us to break out, it also congests and contaminates our pores, not allowing cell turnover to happen. So yes, sleeping in your makeup is aging you. 

For The Workaholics

Not-surprisingly, our work environment greatly affects the health of our skin.

Do you work in a close office space? Travel for work often? Then your skin is not getting enough oxygen. Offices, subways, cabs and planes are all dehydrated environments, so to keep your skin glowing and gorgeous, you need a little extra effort. 

Dr. Y’s Tips:

  • Go get some fresh air as many times a day as you can, no matter the weather.
  • Carry a hydrating spray like Avene Thermal Spring Water and spritz your face through the day.
  • If you wear makeup, be sure to finish it off with a layer of hydrating toner. 
  • Drink TONS of water. 

Get shining!


Article written by Dr. Yeretsky, edited by Rosa Sanchez. 

Dr. Yeretsky has been a specialist in aesthetic medicine for 10+ years, with a thriving practice in Manhattan’s West Village and a premiere skincare line, Dr. Y Secrets.

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