Meet the dermatologists and facialists here to solve your skin woes via social media
Whether it’s backstage makeup looks, nail art ideas or packaging porn, Instagram provides endless inspiration for beauty fans. However, the social media platform is about so much more than aesthetically-pleasing pictures: it’s also packed with invaluable advice. Thanks to a wealth of experts on the app, you can now source the best beauty knowledge in the business at the simple scroll of a finger.
For skincare tips, it’s the posts from top dermatologists and facialists we turn to. From facial massage techniques you can do at home to unmissable new formulas, these experts have the info you’re after, and you don’t need to bag an appointment (or spend a penny) to access it.
These are our favourites…
1) Dr Sam Bunting
Best for: Adult acne dilemmas
Sam truly understands how confidence kicking a bad bout of skin can be, and she’s passionate about sharing her wisdom for tackling it. Her area of expertise as a Cosmetic Dermatologist is adult acne, and her feed is awash with tips for dealing with spots and signs of ageing. As well as her informative social media output she’s also created her Skincare Club - a Facebook group come IRL event series which invites women to discuss skin issues.
2) Nichola Joss
Best for: A-list facial massage techniques
Counting Meghan Markle, Scarlett Johansson and Margot Robbie as loyal fans, facialist Nichola Joss knows a thing or two about how to get that red-carpet glow. Her speciality is facial massage (and her unique ‘Inner Facial Method’) and she regularly takes to Instagram Stories to demo her sought after techniques and how to do them at home. Massage aside, she’s also a trusted authority on the latest launches and how to nourish your skin from within with both diet and supplements.
3) Abigail James
Best for: A 360 degree approach to healthy skin
Facialist and skincare expert Abigail James is a fount of knowledge, and regularly shares her holistic approach to caring for your skin via Instagram. Click follow for an insight into Abigail’s personal routine, her health and wellbeing tips and a chance to have your own queries answered when she does her popular live Q&As.
4) Kate Kerr
Best for: New launches to have on your radar
Known for her results-driven medical facials which combine state-of-the-art technology and the latest ingredients, Kate Kerr is our go-to when it comes to keeping ahead of the curve. She regularly shares her latest skincare finds alongside her top tips and her #SundayFacial line-ups.
5) Dr Anjali Mahto
Best for: Confidence-boosting acne advice
Consultant Dermatologist and author of The Skincare Bible, Dr Anjali Mahto is hellbent on changing the conversation around acne and promoting #SkinPositivity. As a long-term sufferer herself, she knows first hand how skin is so intrinsically linked to confidence as well as the best science-backed way to handle it.
6) Dr Justine Kluk
Best for: Targeted solutions for acne and rosacea
Thanks to her extensive experience treating patients suffering from acne and rosacea both in the NHS and her private practise, Dr Justine Kluk is mine of information on the subject. Her feed is a mix of expert product recommendations, her take on beauty trends (the good and the bad), and an insight into what a dermatologist actually uses on her skin.
7) Dr Stefanie Williams
Best for: Realistic advice on ageing
With her motto ‘Look great, not done’, Dr Stephanie Williams is our first port of call when it comes to advice on managing signs of ageing. Follow her on Instagram for product recommendations, routine advice and the latest updates from her skin clinic, Eudelo.
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