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With breezy dresses and strappy sandals finally at the front of your closet (and your winter wardrobe tucked away in the back), it’s likely that your skincare and makeup routine could use a refresh for the new season as well.
Not sure where to start? We enlisted dermatologist Dr. Jessica Krant of New York City’s Art of Dermatology to share her summer skincare advice.
Many believe it’s best to scale back on the retinoids because of increased sun exposure during the summer, but this isn’t necessarily the case. According to Dr. Krant, “Retinoids don’t cause sun-related sensitivity—but the increase in cell turnover rate provided by this ingredient does reduce the
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
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Milk has myriad benefits, and not just for cappuccino and yogurt parfaits—it can work wonders for your skin and hair, too. “Milk contains lactic acid, which is an alpha-hydroxy acid (like citric acid and glycolic acids). Lactic acid helps to gently exfoliate and release dead cells from the surface of the skin without rough mechanical exfoliation techniques. Milk also contains anti-inflammatory properties that help soothe redness and even itching,” explains New York City dermatologist, Dr. Jessica Krant.
But when it comes to store-bought skincare, “It’s rare to find actual dairy milk in a product due to potential spoilage,” Dr. Krant says, and the word “milk” is usually use
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