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9 Skinfluencers to follow on TikTok if you're a skincare newbie

9 Skinfluencers to follow on TikTok if you're a skincare newbie

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Text: Wei Yeen Loh


Can't seem to wrap your head around retinols vs retinoids vs retinoic acid? Let these skinfluencers on TikTok break skincare down for you

Are you a skincare beginner who can barely tell the difference between a serum and essence? Or perhaps you've only got the bare bones of skincare down pat—but would like to start on skincare-layering and investing in actives

You may already know this, but TikTok is a fun place to start—what with the rise of ‘skinfluencers’ (dermatologists-cum-influencers) who have resorted to fun ways to educate users on the app on skincare basics and the like. Below, we've compiled nine skinfluencers on TikTok worth following for their engaging—and useful—content:

Dr. Chris Tomassian | dr.tomassian

@dr.tomassian

Keratosis pilaris! #kp #keratosispilaris #skincare #BoseAllOut #skincareroutine #dermatologist #learnontiktok

♬ Buss It - Erica Banks

From affordable skincare for teenagers to sunscreen over makeup application hacks, Dr Chris Tomassian has a chockfull of skincare tips that you'll find informative. If you can't get enough of TikTok dance moves, you'll like his enthusiastic jigs that accompany his pro tips.

Dr Ryan | skincareryan

@skincareryan

worst advice

Dr Ryan's TikTok vids run the gamut from quick ways to eliminate pimples to derm-approved feminine hygiene habits. We personally enjoy his blackhead and acne myth-busting via his duets—an easy way to sort through real skincare advice vs Photoshopped 'hacks' on the app.

Dr. Zion | dr.zionko

@dr.zionko

✔️if you were wondering why we get #Acne #SkinCare101 #LearnFromTikTok #SkinCare #SkincareRoutine #Dermatologist #AcneTreatment #TikTokTutorial

♬ YRN (tik tok) - Tyler April

You may have noticed Korean-born, USA-based Dr. Zion from her signature hydrogel eye patches—often applied right before she starts giving all-encompassing beauty advice on TikTok. Tap to follow for Korean mum-approved beauty advice, anti-maskne tips, and more.

Dr. Mark | Dermarkologist

@dermarkologist

What you need to know about “hair loss” supplements #hairloss #alopecia #femalehairloss #malehairloss #haircare #haircareroutine #dermatology

♬ Oblivion - Grimes

You can count on Dr Mark on unfiltered opinions when it comes to common beauty 'advice' i.e. do you really need SPF 50+++ sunscreen?; the truth behind hair loss supplements and more. An avid sunscreen advocate, he often shares his two cents on the beauty fads, underrated and overrated brands to watch out for in the beauty scene.

Dr. Joyce | teawithmd

@teawithmd

#duet with @simplyserenaa microneedling at home: it’s the scarring risk for me. #dermbypark #skincare

♬ Buss It - Erica Banks

NYU-trained dermatologist Dr Joyce covers basic skincare tips (how to get glowing skin) and the occasional myth-busting videos (things dermatologists would never say, the best ways to get rid of acne scarring).

Dr. Shah | dermdoctor

@dermdoctor

Young Forever #dermatologist #skincare #antiaging #beautyhacks #spf #sunscreen

♬ Whoopty - CJ

Clocking in 3.4 million followers and more than 50 million likes for his TikTok content, Dr Shah is a certified skinfluencer on the social media platform—and even on Instagram. Expect a slew of duets, skincare reviews, and expert tips on health conditions.

Dylan Greeney, MD | swolemd

@swolemd

Don’t make these skincare mistakes #skincare #skincareroutine #dontmixtogether #md #skindoctor #tiktokskincare #dermatology #skintok #beauty

♬ I'm Legit - Nicki Minaj

It goes without saying that TikTok's a great place to pick up a tip or two, and thanks to MDs like Dr Dylan Greeney, you can learn all about basic skincare, common skin conditions, and recommended products via 15-second videos.

Dr. Lindsey, MD | dermguru

@dermguru

Skin signs of #pcos #pcosawareness #hairloss #acne #hirsutism #dermatologist

♬ Sunrise - Official Sound Studio

Rule #1: Stop putting food on your face, says dermatologist Dr Lindsey. We can't stress this enough—skip the 'skincare hacks' that involve lemon juice, apple cider vinegar and anything that sounds like it could be used as a cleaning liquid.

Dr Charles MD | drcharlesmd1

@drcharlesmd1

The dark circle fix! More on IG and in my book! #acid #darkcircles #undereyebags #undereyefiller #fy #fyp #skincarehack #skincareroutine #skincare101

♬ FRIENDS - Marshmello & Anne-Marie

If you're curious about skin science (e.g. ways to prevent smelly armpits) and skin health (what to eat for healthy skin), author and dermatologist Dr Charles is your new TikToker to follow. Tip: His Instagram account is worth a peek for pro-approved answers to body and wellness FAQs.

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