Commonly Asked Skin Care Questions and Solutions

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In my 25 years of working with skin, I’ve been asked thousands of skin care questions. Here’s some of the more common questions I’m asked, as well as my solutions.

How can I shrink my pores?

Pores aren’t like doors, they don’t open and close, but using exfoliating products can help make them less visible. Read more tips on how to shrink large pores.

How can I stop my skin from breaking out?

All breakouts are not equal, and it’s important to use products that are suited for the types of breakouts you get. Read about how to treat whiteheads, blackheads, pustules, papules, milia and cysts.  Also, read how to get rid of body acne on your back and chest.

How can I get rid of blackheads?

Almost everyone has blackheads, and they certainly are frustrating. While there is no miracle product that removes them from the skin, there are definitely things you can do to discourage their formation. Read my 3-step plan for reducing blackheads.

My skin is really sensitive and products easily irritate my skin. What can I use?

I would have to say that probably 85% of the time I am asked this question, I determine that it’s the person’s use of harsh, irritating products that is the culprit. Simply put, avoid using irritating products and your skin will be less irritated. Pretty simple, huh? Read more about how to avoid a negative reaction to new skincare products.

I have a busy life and need to keep my routine simple. What are the necessities?

A skin care routine doesn’t need to be complicated or take very long to perform. Here’s my recommendation for an easy, fast and effective 3-step routine that is sure to deliver beautiful results. Read more about the only steps you need in your skincare routine!

How can I reduce the oil production in my skin?

As someone who has had oily skin, I certainly can relate to this one. The way to reduce oily skin is not by using harsh products, but rather by keeping proper hydration levels in the skin. Read five ways to reduce oil production in skin.

How can I get rid of brown sun spots?

Of all the skin conditions that one has, brown spots rank near the top in terms of most challenging. Exfoliating the skin, using a skin lightener, limiting exposure to heat and sun, and protecting the skin with sunscreen are all essential in the reduction of brown spots and skin discoloration. Read tips to reduce brown sun spots.

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