4. Oily skin
There are a lot of myths out there about oily skin. Surefire effective treatments include glycolic acid and lactic acid wipes, solutions, or toners. “These will wipe away excess oil and leave skin smooth and oil free longer,” says Francesca Fusco, MD, dermatologist in New York City. She recommends First Aid Beauty FAB Skin Lab Resurfacing Liquid for gentle exfoliation.
5. Cleansing for oily skin
Regular washing and moisturizing is key for those with oily skin. Alan Parks, MD, dermatologist and founder of DermWarehouse, recommends Cetaphil DermaControl Oil Control Foam Wash. “It’s designed to cleanse oily and acne-prone skin and is clinically proven to gently wash away excess oil, along with impurities and makeup—all of which can clog your pores and lead to breakouts.” As a follow up, he likes Cetaphil DermaControl Oil Control Moisturizer for its 3-in-1 ability to help control oil and shine, hydrate, and provide broad spectrum UVA/UVB protection to oily, acne-prone skin.
6. Sun, age, and brown spots
Whatever you call them, vitamin C should be your first line of defense. “Not only does vitamin C help lighten and break up pigmentation you already have, but it helps prevent dark spots or sun spots from forming in the future,” says Dr. Gross. “It reduces the activity of the enzyme that leads to production of pigment and also addresses the existing discoloration.” His love for this ingredient inspired his new C+Collagen Brighten & Firm Serum.” Other favorites include Clinicians Complex 6% Skin Bleaching Cream. “It was designed to lighten skin discoloration and pigmentation via a blend of three known bleaching and skin lightening agents: hydroquinone (2 percent), kojic acid dipalmitate (2 percent), and bearberry extract (2 percent),” explains Dr. Parks. Here are five more ways to fade age spots at home.