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Ask a Dermatologist

We know skincare isn't one-size-fits-all. That's why we've tapped the top dermatologists, estheticians and skincare experts to share right products you should be using for your skin type. From reviews to treatments, consider this section to help you achieve your glowy-skin goals.
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There's a Right and Wrong Way to Use Pore Strips—See Our Best Tips

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Washing Your Face With Salt Water Is Trending—But Is it a Good Idea?

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Stretch Marks 101: What Causes Them (and How to Treat Them, if You Want)

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Is Washing Your Face With Bar Soap Really That Bad?

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5 Skincare Tips I Learned from TikTok's Resident Dermatologist

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10 Things You Shouldn't Do Before or After Getting Injectables

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7 Ways to Reduce Your Under Eye Bags, According to Derms

The Truth About Celebrity Skincare Lines, According to a Dermatologist

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Fordyce Spots Look Like Milia, but Are Very Different

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How a "Brazilian Facial" Can Help Revolutionize Your Brazilian Wax

Face Mites
"Face Mites" Are a Thing—Here's How to Get Rid of Them

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9 Products That Reverse Dry, Crepey Skin

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Dermatologists Say This Is the Best Way to Tighten and Smooth Your Neck

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The 9 Best Ways to Prevent and Smooth Chest Wrinkles

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How to Treat Infected Ear Piercings, According to Derms

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What to Expect During Your First Bikini Wax
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These Are the Best Skin Treatments to Book Each Season

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Eyelid Scrubs: What Are They, and Are They Safe?

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Understanding the UV Index—and What It Means for Your Health

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6 Ways to Soften Rough, Calloused Hands

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9 of the Most Effective Ways to Treat Vitiligo

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5 Ways to Treat Facial Spider Veins

Dry Lip Corners: Causes and Treatments
Cracked Lip Corners Have So Many Causes—Here's How to Treat Them

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Wait—Is It Bad For Your Skin to Wash Your Face In the Shower?

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How to Treat Oily Dandruff at the Source, According to Experts

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Dermatologists vs. Estheticians: We Settle The Debate Once And For All

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Do You Really Need to Wash Your Face in the Morning? Here's What Derms Say

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How to Tell If Acne Keloidalis Nuchae Is to Blame For Your Scalp Breakouts (and Hair Loss)

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Dysport 101: Everything You Need to Know About This Anti-Aging Injectible

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Dermatillomania: Everything You Need to Know, According to a Derm and a Psychiatrist

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Here's How to Tell If Your Skin Irritation Is Eczema or Psoriasis

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Everything You Need to Know About Mole Removal, From Someone Who's Had 20+ Removed

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Does Preparation H Really Help With Wrinkles and Under-Eye Bags? We Investigate

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What You Should Know Before Taking Doxycycline for Acne

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Is It Really That Bad to Pop a Pimple? Dermatologists Settle the Debate

Ask a Dermatologist: How to Get Rid of Pitted Acne Scars

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Your Blackheads Might Be Sebaceous Filaments (Which Changes Everything)

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Thoughts From My Couch: Is It Possible to Over-Mask Your Face?

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How to Treat Your Acne Using Light Therapy (No Creams, No Gels)

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PSA: Please Stop Using Toothpaste as a Spot Treatment

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How to Identify and Treat a Cold Sore vs. a Pimple, According to a Derm

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Here's Why You Keep Breaking Out Along Your Lip Line

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9 Ways to Smooth Forehead Wrinkles, According to Derms

Do You Really Need a Daytime and Nighttime Moisturizer?

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This is Why Derms Often Prescribe Minocycline To Treat Serious Acne

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How Can I Erase the Liver Spots on My Face, Hands, and Chest?

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Your Complete, Dermatologist-Approved Guide to Treating Cystic Acne

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This Condition Could Be Causing Those Chronic Dry Patches on Your Lips

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Low pH Facial Cleanser: How the Skincare Staple Balances Skin

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What Does SPF Actually Mean, Anyway?

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The Complete Stick-and-Poke Tattoo Guide for Newbies

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Meet Emulsions: The Lightweight, Water-Based Moisturizers Acne-Prone Skin Will Love

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The Best Way to Pop a Pimple

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Ask a Dermatologist: Should I Be Using Toner or Astringent?

The Rumors Are True: Your Skin Can Get Too "Used To" a Product

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Asking For a Friend—How Often Are You Supposed to Shower?

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This Laser Treatment Is Basically Fraxel You Can Do During Lunch

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Ask a Derm: Here's How to Get Rid of Scaly Facial Skin For Good

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How to Get Rid of Milia: Causes, Prevention, and Removal

The 22 Best Face Washes, Tested by Byrdie
The 22 Best Face Washes of 2022

Can You Use Coconut Oil as a Makeup Remover?

Ask a Dermatologist: How Often Should I Exfoliate My Face?

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How to Use Olive Oil for Glowing Skin

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7 Ways to Sculpt Your Jawline, Straight from the Pros