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10 Things Dermatologists Are Dying to Tell You About Your Skin

January 18, 2017

Dendy Engelman, M.D., clinical assistant professor of dermatology‌, discusses the usage of magnifying mirrors and skin care in Marie Claire's "10 Things Dermatologists Are Dying To Tell You About Your Skin." “Those 20x magnifying makeup mirrors just kill me. All you can see in them are flaws! Nobody should look at you that closely except dermatologists, since that’s our job. To the untrained eye, seeing your skin magnified that much encourages picking at otherwise imperceptible blemishes. Plus, it contributes to a poor sense of self because it literally magnifies your imperfections. My mother is in love with them; her excuse is ‘I can’t see to put my makeup on.’ She won’t listen to me! I tell everyone I know that if they really can’t apply makeup without glasses, find a mirror with magnification of just 5x to 8x that only corrects for nearsightedness," said Dr. Engelman.

Faculty Member: Dendy Engelman, M.D., clinical assistant professor of dermatology‌

 

Source: Marie Claire