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The 21 Best Skin-Care Tips of All Time, According to Dermatologists

Looking for skin-care advice? Enter, a dermatologist. Well, more like 11 dermatologists who have generously shared some of their best skin-care tips with us.

Now, these aren’t your run-of-the-mill skin-care tricks, but rather rules they’ve learned and recommended to patients throughout their careers. For example, when and where to wear sunscreen (answer: everywhere and always), how to layer your skin-care products, and why chemical peels could be an important part of your routine.

Keep reading to learn one (or 21) new skin-care tips and tricks — all approved by dermatologists.

1. Period skin is real.

Everyone’s skin suffers from periods when nothing is working. But masks balance skin quickly: Clays reduce oil, and gels calm redness. —Ellen Marmur

2. Kick dryness at night.

If you wake up with dry skin, change your bedtime routine, not the morning one. It’s easier to head off dryness at night than to reverse it the next day. —Doris Day

3. Cleansing cloths shouldn’t be your first line of defense.

Face wipes may be more convenient than old-school cleansers, but don’t rely on wipes to detox skin if you live in a city where pollution is high. —Zoe Draelos

4. Multi-mask as per dermatologists advise.

You don’t have to use one product on your entire face. Try glycolic acid on the T-zone to minimize breakouts and thick creams elsewhere. —Dendy Engelman

5. Take your time when applying products.

When layering, let each product absorb for two or three minutes so it’s not counteracted or diluted by the next one you put on. —Neil Sadick

6. The sun is responsible for fine lines.

Ninety percent of fine lines are caused by sun exposure, which makes sunscreen the ultimate ingredient for younger-looking skin. Use an SPF 30 or higher daily. —Day

7. Consider a chemical peel.

Weekly chemical peels help healthy bacteria grow. Gritty scrubs have the opposite effect, triggering collagen-destroying enzymes. —Whitney Bowe

8. Glycolic acid works, too.

New to chemical peels? Try glycolic acid for normal skin, salicylic acid for oily or combination skin, and gentle lactic acid for dry or sensitive skin. —Day

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