1. Period skin is real.
Everyone's skin suffers from periods when nothing is working. But masks balance skin quickly: Clays reduce oil, and gels calm redness.
2. Kick dryness at night.
If you wake up with dry skin, change your bedtime routine, not the morning one. It’s easier to head off dryness at night than to reverse it the next day.
3. Cleansing cloths shouldn't be your first line of defense.
Face wipes may be more convenient than old-school cleansers, but don't rely on wipes to detox skin if you live in a city where pollution is high.
You don't have to use one product on your entire face. Try glycolic acid on the T-zone to minimize breakouts and thick creams elsewhere.
5. Take your time when applying products.
When layering, let each product absorb for two or three minutes so it's not counteracted or diluted by the next one you put on.
6. The sun is responsible for fine lines.
Ninety percent of fine lines are caused by sun exposure, which makes sunscreen the ultimate ingredient for younger-looking skin.
7. Consider a chemical peel.
Weekly chemical peels help healthy bacteria grow. Gritty scrubs have the opposite effect, triggering collagen-destroying enzymes
9. Vitamin C is your friend.
Use brighteners (we like vitamin C) within six months of seeing a dark spot. Melanin goes deeper into skin over time, so it's harder to reach.
10. Sweep up oil with a foaming face wash.
If you're breaking out along your hairline, it could be from the oil in your hair products. A foaming face wash cuts through the oil without being harsh