Do you suffer from acne and scarring as an adult? Are you looking for ways to reduce aging? Then this episode is for you! Today, we speak to Dr. Jen Haley about everything you need to keep your skin healthy and take better care of it. Dr. Jen Haley is a board-certified dermatologist who has been practicing since 2004 and also works as a consultant on various innovative projects for multiple Global Fortune 500 companies.
She has a passion for delivering compassionate patient care while integrating health, fitness, nutrition, and environmental well-being into her dermatology work. In this episode, Dr. Haley tells us about her approach to caring for the skin and the difference lifestyle changes can make. We also discuss various skin treatments and medications, the role of supplements, and how diet can help reduce skin-related problems. She also explains the basics of various skin problems such as acne and dry skin, the best approach for treating them, the dangers of too much sunlight, and much more.
Tune in to discover how you can improve the health of your skin from the inside out with Dr. Jen Haley!
Key Points From This Episode:
- Reasons why Dr. Haley thinks skin is essential for a person’s self-esteem.
- The role of behavior and lifestyle in determining your health.
- How your skin tells a story about who you are and what you have been through.
- Find out how Dr. Haley wants to reframe the narrative of beauty standards.
- Dr. Haley explains what the skin is and how to take better care of it.
- Learn how diet and lifestyle are a reflection of what is happening inside your body.
- She shares the basic steps for treating acne and what supplements to take.
- Why people choose to treat acne in childhood.
- We learn what Accutane is and whether it is dangerous to take.
- Whether Accutane causes permanent changes to oil glands in the skin.
- Discover why the total cumulative dose is important to consider.
- Dr. Haley explains why seasons are important for skin care.
- An outline of the appropriate medication to treat dry skin.
- Why it is vital to moisturize when your skin is moist and not dry.
- Find out if there are different ‘types’ of skin and how the skin care routines differ.
- What substances in skin care products should be avoided or are detrimental to the skin.
- How vitamin C relates to collagen and whether collagen supplementation is effective.
- Whether hot showers are detrimental to the skin and should be avoided.
- We discuss red light therapy and its role in skin care.
- Dr. Haley provides insight into the effects of sunlight on the skin.
- Simple steps to take to avoid the damaging effects of sunlight.
- Learn how exposure to sunlight helps reduce or clear acne.
- How to increase the natural SPF of your skin without using sunscreen.
- Find out what happens to your skin when you tan and how brown spots form.
- What developments in skin care Dr. Haley is most excited about.
“At the end of the day, our skin is an organ, and it is a reflection of what’s going on inside of us.” — Nathaniel Ernst [0:02:45]
“I want to reframe the story of good and bad, and bigger lips aren’t better, and having a certain look isn’t the right way to be, and everyone really needs to embrace who they naturally are.” — Dr. Jen Haley [0:06:06]
“I support the body to heal itself because our body can heal everything.” — Dr. Jen Haley [0:13:57]
“We live in a society where we want one ingredient to always be a hero, but it really doesn’t work that way in the body. We have a lot of things that interplay and we need all of it.” — Dr. Jen Haley [0:33:57]
“I believe that all of the healing properties come from nature and come from within our bodies. We just have to learn to utilize them better and become more in touch with ourselves and the world.” — Dr. Jen Haley [0:58:14]