How to Build a Skin Care Routine


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Washing your face is that the most elementary and essential step of any routine, says the NY City dermatologist Dr. Carlos Charles. “Our skin comes in touch with environmental pollutants, dirt, and other factors every day that ought to be gently removed.” Wash twice each day, morning and night, to avoid clogged pores, dullness, and acne.

Find Your Facial Cleanser

The right formula cleanses your skin without stripping essential, healthy oils. Take it easy with exfoliating scrubs (use once a week) and avoid those with crushed walnut shells or abrasive ingredients.

What Does Non-Comedogenic Mean Exactly?

This term frequently appears on product labels and is employed by skin-care experts but not always defined in simple, clear language. Here’s a fast explanation: If a product claims to be non-comedogenic it means it shouldn’t clog pores or trigger acne — either by occluding the skin, blocking glands, or irritating the follicle. The claim isn’t regulated by the F.D.A., however, and lots of companies do their internal tests to work out whether a product should be considered comedogenic or not. (Some common known comedogenic ingredients are copra oil and cocoa butter.) Typically, the fewer ingredients a product has, the better it’s to work out if it’ll cause any reactions.

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