This morning, as many Americans get ready to return to the workplace or school, they may realise their skin is not quite ready to return with them, and so they’re looking to improve things. 47 percent of consumers experimented with new skin care products during the pandemic, and that’s in part due to the thousands of social media influencers who promote products from toners to cleansers to their millions of followers and the skin care business is expected to get even bigger to explode in the years ahead. It’s already a 131-billion-dollar global industry expected to grow 38 percent by 2025. So, to put all of that into perspective and to help us sort through it. We’re joined now by dermatologist Janine Downey. Doctor Downey. Thank you for being here. Thank you, Tony. It’s a confusing time for all of us when it comes to speech. Because if you were working from home, maybe you weren’t you know, doing what you were used to do. Right, and now you’re back in the office, maybe? What do you do to get back on your routine? OK, so the first thing is you want to just take it slowly, so a lot of people weren’t even you know doing anything. So at least use a moisturiser every single day, regardless of whether your skins, oily, dry or combination or sensitive and then put sunscreen on every day. So that’s a sunscreen with an SPF 30. Rain or shine doesn’t matter if you’re still home sometimes. We as humans we react to indoor lighting, outdoor lighting the blue light from the phone computer from the Apple Watch from the iPad, all of it. So, everyone needs sunscreen all the time? Everyone. Everyone needs all the time. Everyone needs sunscreen all the time, so that skin of colour when I tell my patients all the time, now that the masks are coming, coming, off, we’re detecting all kinds of skin cancers that had been there for the past year or year and a half with the pandemic. So, skin of colour needs to wear sunblock also, every single day and reapply it and then your pore size will stay smaller, your get less wrinkles and your skin will be more even and glowing so you look younger longer. Right. So, there’s that right there. She was looking at me. You mentioned the mask and I know everybody dealt with this. Shall we say we all feel like we’re teenagers all over again with some mask knee growing on. Exactly! So, I say treat your mask like you treat your underwear. Don’t throw it around the place. I, I, don’t know what, what, is this. Some people, What, what, is this called. That’s why this is called the chinstrap right? The chinstrap? Yeah? It probably going to say. I hope I see your own nephews listening, yeah? Right, so you. You pull your underwear up properly, pull your mask up properly, and then wash it. If you’re using a reusable mask, wash it every day and for disposable masks, they’re called disposable because you’re supposed to throw them away at the end of the day. And if you’re getting a lot of friction from the mass, nidana, to your point, then, you might want to change or mask and try a different fabric. Try something different. There’s a lot out there, right, I was fascinated to learn that we’ve been washing our faces incorrectly and some people don’t wash your face at all. Remember Elizabeth Warren said she doesn’t wash her face. Yeah, she doesn’t wash or they it’s just like a splash of water. I was the guy who was like scrubbing with like all sorts of scrubs and like lupus on my face and is that not higher. So, my husband and my daughter, my husband, my big no, no, my husband and my daughter say I’m bossy so I want a mild to a moderate amount of pressure with a washcloth that you change once every two to three days for twice a day, at a bare minimum. So, you need to from your hairline down to the base here. If you’re breaking out with acne or men have hair bumps down here, then perhaps they’re including their neck unit as well, but not scrubbing like you’re scrubbing a pot, Glad. You don’t want your face to look like a pot. So much from him. I come find you know what I’m saying so, that’s very important, but I’m very, very, bossy with the face washing and like I said two times a day. Thank you. We don’t have any more time to get into this, but we will discuss more skin care routines, but I’m very worried about Glad right here. We’ll talk to you after the commercial break. Yeah, right sure Thank you very much Doctor Downey. Thank you. Thank you, guys. Thank you for having me on.