When it comes to skincare, I’m all ears. I’ll take most any tip into consideration, especially if it’s gonna keep my skin on the clear
er side. I was excited to read exclusive advice from Dr. Debra Jaliman, a New York City based dermatologist and skincare expert who’s been featured in Glamour, Harper’s Bazaar, The New York Times, and Vogue – just to name a few. She also penned the recently published Skin Rules, in which she shares more of her valuable skin secrets.
Along with Dr. Jaliman’s helpful recommendations, I’m also sharing the best products that help me stay on top of my own skincare routine.
What’s YOUR secret to a healthy face?
“I cannot emphasize this enough: Never go to bed without cleansing your face. If you don’t, the results will be clogged pores and breakouts. If you’re really too exhausted to wash your face with water and cleanser, at least have cleansing pads by your bed and use them to wipe makeup off.”
“Even the best skin in the world will look dull if it is not well exfoliated. You can exfoliate on a daily basis with your cotton washcloth or a disposable cotton pad and a cleanser. If you have normal or oily skin, in addition to your daily exfoliation, once or twice a week use something stronger, like a scrub with fine granules or microspheres.”
“People with acne cannot use heavy foundations and oily concealers, period. I’ve had several celebrity clients whose acne did not clear up until I personally spoke to their makeup artists—all that heavy TV makeup was ruining my carefully prescribed skincare regimen. Every major makeup company now makes oil-free and non-comedogenic foundations. People with very oily skin can use mineral foundations, which keep skin matte longer.”
“Collagen production starts decreasing in the late twenties, so that’s when people should start using retinols, antioxidants and collagen boosters, especially around the eyes.”
“The warm, steamy environment of the bathroom makes products deteriorate faster. If you have very expensive creams or have bought several jars of lipsticks that you don’t use every day, keep them in the fridge for best results.”