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