Together we’ve been practicing medical and cosmetic dermatology for nearly two decades! We’ve picked up some pretty juicy skincare secrets along the way… Here are some of our favorites:
1. Layer your products from thin to thick. This will give you optimal absorption and the best ‘feel’ on your skin.
2. Skin shouldn’t be squeaky clean! Avoid foaming face washes that give you that squeaky clean feeling, especially in the winter. The high pH of foaming cleansers can strip away the skin’s barrier and lead to dryness and acne.
3. Treat your chest & hands as you treat your face! All of the antioxidants and moisture that you apply to your face should be used on your neck, décolletage, and the backs of your hands too. Super pro tip: use the extra serum from sheet masks and apply to these areas!
4. If you think you can’t tolerate retinol, you may be wrong. Try using the sandwich method of applying lotion before and after applying your retinol.