Where do I find the "logic" in "dermatological"?
June 27, 2011 11:10 PM Subscribe
Seeking a more scientific/medical approach to daily skincare routines and dermatological care.
posted by malusmoriendumest to clothing, beauty, & fashion (6 answers total) 20 users marked this as a favorite
High-functioning autistic here, and a lot of the rules I've been told/found about skincare seem disturbingly arbitrary. Just like the training I've had in social rules, it all gets a bit puzzling after a while. Why does one exfoliate before moisturising? Why do specific aftershaves dry out the epidermal skin layer? Why does the time of day you apply certain products affect their efficacy? I've checked out previous questions
, but the approach still seems to be very subjective, without offering any particular evidence for certain claims.
In short, I'm looking for books, online articles and such about a more objective and positivist view on skincare; (I know, it's unlikely, considering the amount of misinformation around). Anything that was of particular interest to fellow Mefites?