If you know who Sandra Siew Pin Lee is, you probably more commonly know her as Dr. Pimple Popper.
Known for her online videos on her Instagram, where she has more than 3.5 million followers, as well as her TV series Dr. Pimple Popper, the board-certified dermatologist certainly knows a thing or two about skin care. So who better to get advice from for a nighttime skincare routine than the Pimple Popper herself?
If you have dry skin, you’re in luck. Lee has created an awesome, detailed video showcasing exactly what she does for her nighttime skincare routine. Titled “Go to Bed with Dr. Pimple Popper,” the 10-minute video she talks about all the products she uses and how.
First, it’s important to know your skin type. Lee knows she has dry, sensitive skin, so her routine helps specifically with those issues. “I like to keep things to a minimum and I don’t like to do things that aggravate my skin,” she explains.
In her case, one of the first things she does before winding down for the night is reaching for her a good oil makeup remover. She uses it along with cotton remover pads—a brand that doesn’t develop too much lint (which she hates!).
Hint: She doesn’t smear the remover across her face—because of her sensitive skin, she simply dabs it gently and her makeup comes off without any irritation or possibility of wrinkles. To bring an even softer feel to her face, she then follows up her makeup remover with cleansing wipes, also using the soft dabbing motion.
“Even a washcloth is going to create micro-tears—anything that’s kind of abrading your skin—so you just need to be gentle,” she explains.
Next comes the hydrating facial cleanser, which she alternates with a salicylic acid cleanser. Not only does this help with her dry skin issue, it also helps with her development of brown spots.
Additionally, these products help to “exfoliate and get rid of those dry, dull dead skin cells on the surface of your skin so your skin is more radiant,” Lee says. “It’s actually going to settle down within your pores, too, and help prevent new acne or blackheads from forming.”
When you’re ready to wash everything off, it’s important to do that in the proper way as well—aka using water that’s not too hot and not too cold (you basically want to Goldilocks the temperature of your face washing!). “You don’t want to shock your skin,” she advises. “Lukewarm water is the best and I don’t rub my face either.”
After dabbing the excess water off, you’ll want to leave your face a bit damp, which is the perfect time to moisturize—so that all that moisture remains intact and your skin doesn’t get dry again.
Dr. Pimple Popper’s routine has a few more steps, but you’ll have to watch the video below to find out what they are! Additionally, you’ll like a list of all the products she uses so you can try them for yourself.
Do you follow a strict nighttime skincare routine? What are your best tips?