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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.
Face Mites
Hard Truth: "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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Learn Helpful Tips for Treating Infected Piercings
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The Bikini Wax: What to Expect With Your First One
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5 Derm-Approved Methods for Re-Applying SPF Over Makeup

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The Skin Treatments to Book Each Season, According to a Celebrity Dermatologist

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

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What Exactly Is the UV Index, and What Does It Mean for My Skin?

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6 Ways to Soften Rough, Calloused Hands

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9 of the Most Effective Ways to Treat Vitiligo

SPF in Makeup: Is it Enough?
Does Makeup With SPF Provide Adequate Sun Protection? We Investigate

SPF for Hair
Do You Need to Wear SPF on Your Scalp?

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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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Everything You Need to Know About Juvederm Dermal Fillers, According to a Dermatologist

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

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The Truth At Last: Derms Explain Whether or Not a Morning Cleanse Is Necessary

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This Form of Acne Disproportionately Affects Black Men—and No One Talks About It

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Serious Question—Do I Need to Wear Sunscreen Indoors?

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This Lesser-Known Injectable Is Giving Botox a Run for Its Money

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Do You Get Vitamin D From Tanning Beds? 6 Tanning Myths Debunked

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How to Tell If Your Skin Picking Habit Is Actually Dermatillomania (And How to Get Help)

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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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Derms Say People Always Make This Mistake When It Comes to Powder Sunscreen

12 Dermatologist-Recommended Tips for Healing a Sunburn Fast

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Does Preparation H Really Help With 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

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How to Get Rid of Pitted Acne Scars, According to a Dermatologist

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Your Blackheads Might Be Sebaceous Filaments (Which Changes Everything)

Okay—Exactly How Bad Is It to Tan With Coconut Oil?

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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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Here's How Dermatologists Smooth and Prevent Forehead Wrinkles, Fast

Do You Really Need a Daytime and Nighttime Moisturizer? We Asked a Dermatologist

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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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Yes, Sunscreen Expires: Here's How to Know When to Get a New Bottle

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

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Why You Need to Switch to a Low pH Cleanser, According to a Dermatologist

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What Does SPF Actually Mean, Anyway?

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Everything You Should Know Before Getting a Stick-and-Poke Tattoo

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

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Ask a Dermatologist: How to Properly Pop a Pimple

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Astringent vs Toner: How (and When) to Use Each

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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Dandruff Shampoo Might Be the Perfect Face Wash If You Have Flaky Skin

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

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The 22 Best Face Washes, According to Dermatologists