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This year, expect to see the innovations reach a breakneck pace, as dermatologist-grade skincare treatments come home with us via smart, handheld devices, and the industry's buzziest ingredients become the drugstore norm. But don't just take our word for it: We asked some of the leading dermatologists in the business to give us their predictions for the New Year—and let's just say that they might be even more excited than we are.
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"Research has shown that the bacteria in your gut interacts with your immune system, which leads to changes in your skin. Harmful bacteria in your gut can lead to inflammation—like redness, acne, and rosacea. I always tell my patients to incorporate foods and drinks that are rich in probiotics, like yogurt, miso soup, sauerkraut, and kombucha. I also recommend taking a supplement. Using a topical probiotic is beneficial, as it offers a protective shield and triggers the production of natural moisturizers in the skin."
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"Differin 1% gel is a great topical retinoid that was previously prescription-only but has just been FDA-approved to be sold over-the-counter. The reason I recommend Differin is because it walks that fine line of gently exfoliating without causing too much skin irritation. Most importantly, it's very effective and has a strong following in terms of being a product favorite for my millennial patient base for both acne and anti-aging.
"If you are looking for a retinol product combined with more antioxidants, then SkinMedica's branded retinols are my go-to. Coming in three strengths ranging from 0.25 to 1.0, SkinMedica's retinols also have vitamins B and E to provide an antioxidant boost to your skincare regimen. Another strong drawing point for this product is all the hydrating, soothing ingredients like ceramides, triglycerides, and chamomile extracts, which help to prevent any peeling, redness, or irritation that can commonly come when starting any vitamin A product."