Wellness: Fact vs. Fiction

Collagen, Biotin, & “Clean” Skincare – Buy It or Burn It?

Feb. 23, 2022

Join Dr. Danielle Belardo and her expert of the week, board certified dermatologist and the internet’s skincare myth buster, Dr. Ranella Hirsch. Today’s episode addresses some of the biggest and longest-standing misconceptions in beauty and skincare that have been duping consumers for generations. Listeners submitted their questions about retinoids, sun care, supplements, "clean” skincare and more, and the final verdict is in on whether you should buy it or burn it. The good news — it’s not as complicated as all those “wellness” influencers make it out to be, and your bank account does not need to suffer to achieve that dewy glow.    Dr. Ranella Hirsch is the co-founder of Atolla: Custom Skincare and frequently quoted in the fields of cosmetic and laser dermatology. She often lectures to physicians in the fields of laser surgery and cosmetic dermatology and is currently involved in a number of clinical studies of laser technologies and skin care. Ranella is highly sought after as an expert for both thriving brands and startup companies, including Dove, where she is a Global Partner Dermatologist.    Myths and misconceptions discussed include:    Does tanning and drinking more water clear up acne?  Is there such thing as too much sunscreen?   UVA vs. UVB protection  Synthetic vs. natural skincare products    Thank you so much for taking the time to contribute to a generation that values fact over fiction! Be sure to rate, review and follow on your favorite podcast app and let us know which not-so-wellness trend you’d like to hear debunked. Follow your host on Instagram @daniellebelardomd and the podcast @wellnessfactvsfiction. Follow Dr. Ranella Hirsh @ranellamd.    Thank you to our sponsors for making this episode possible. Check out these deals just for you:  POLICYGENIUS - Head to policygenius.com to get your free life insurance quotes  HELLOFRESH - Go to hellofresh.com/drdanielle16 and use code drdanielle16 for up to 16 free meals AND 3 free gifts!  FITON - Text WELLNESS to 64-000 to join FitOn for free!  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

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