Skincare doesn’t have to be complicated, and issues ranging from visible signs of aging to acne can all be improved with the proper product regimen. But with that said, it’s easy to veer off-course—and even make some major mistakes without even knowing it. We tapped into two skin experts, New York City dermatologist Dr. Jessica Krant and Joanna Vargas, founder of Joanna Vargas Salons and Skincare Collection and facialist to the stars, for the biggest skincare no-no’s they see all too often.
More is not more when it comes to exfoliation, and too much of this good thing can have a detrimental effect on the skin. “Somehow women have gotten the impression that the
Fun on the slopes can do the mind and body wonders, but for our skin, not so much. The high altitude, sub-zero temps, harmful UV rays and heat indoors can all take its toll on our skin.
“During harsh weather our skin requires much more moisture to maintain the skins protective barrier,” says New York City-based dermatologist Cheryl Karcher. “The humidity is lower, the cold wind is harsher and sun exposure is more than one thinks.”
Dry, cold climates can do damage to all skin types. Karcher explains that when in cool harsh weather conditions, it’s vital to maintain the skin’s natural moisture protective barrier. “That means protection during the day from the elemen