The 9 Best Skin-Care Tips I’ve Learned in 10 Years of Being a Beauty Editor
Celebrities love to say that the secret to glowing skin is to drink a lot of water—and by the way, use this cream, or take this supplement. But not everyone has a camera-ready complexion, every cream doesn’t work for every skin type, supplements aren’t magic elixirs, and drinking plenty of water is a super healthy habit, sure, but guzzling a ton of H2O isn’t going to remedy the chronic eczema I’ve been dealing with since age 8. After spending more than a decade playing with beauty products as part of my job—and more importantly, interviewing hundreds of dermatologists and skin experts—I’ve learned to parse out the BS advice from what really works and is worth spending your hard-earned money on.
…We’ve all heard about the miraculous powers of ultra-expensive potions and lotions, but there’s just zero reason you’d ever need to spend a week’s worth of grocery money on a little hydration boost. Frankly, most top dermatologists I’ve worked with prefer skin-care products sourced from the drugstore. For example, my current derm, Michele Farber, M.D., of Schweiger Dermatology in New York City, pushes drugstore-staple CeraVe samples on me after every visit. It’s just the best one, in her professional opinion. I have combination skin, but derms love it for acne-prone complexions, too.
Source: Self Magazine – The 9 Best Skin-Care Tips I’ve Learned in 10 Years of Being a Beauty Editor By, Rachel Jacoby Zoldan