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We recently asked our readers (that’s YOU!) to share their top skin care questions. We poured through your questions and found, not surprisingly, that many of you expressed similar concerns.
We saw the same questions over and over again, so we put them all into groups to identify your most pressing skin care issues. From that, we learned that the top skin issues Budget Fashionistas struggle with are:
Next, we leveraged our relationship with RoC Skincare to get in touch with New York Dermatologist, Debra Jaliman, MD. Read on for Dr. Jaliman’s answers to your skin care questions.
My skin is dry and old (think fine lines, wrinkles and sagging skin). What regimen would be best for me? Do I have to use multiple products to make my skin look better?
Since your skin is dry, it would be good to use a gentle cleanser. One of my favorites is Neutrogena Ultra Gentle Daily Cleanser. It doesn’t dry your skin out because it contains glycerin. I’m really a big fan of retinol products. RoC® RETINOL CORREXION® Deep Wrinkle Serum helps to improve the appearance of fine lines and deep wrinkles, and it’s ideal for use under makeup.
Can you recommend a night cream for mature, dry skin?
RoC® MULTI CORREXION® 5 in 1 Restoring Night Cream moisturizes dry skin and helps improve overall skin radiance, so it would be a good choice to use every night.
What is the best way to make pores look less obvious?
I think retinol improves skin the most because it decreases the cohesiveness of the epidermal cells, allowing the dead skin to shed and unclogging the pores.
Is exfoliation good or bad for my skin?
I’m a big fan of exfoliation. I think it’s important to do daily. I really like sonic cleansing systems.
I never had acne as a teenager, but now I have it as an adult. How can I minimize breakouts?
RoC® MAX Resurfacing Facial Cleanser removes all traces of dirt, oil and dead skin cells, so it’s a great choice for acne prone skin. When choosing products, always look for the word “noncomedogenic,” which means that it won’t clog pores.
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