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Kristina Goldenberg, MD

She uses face products on more than just her face. When used correctly, [face masks] can do wonders for the hands, as well. Also, using a facial exfoliator on your hands will strip away dead layers of the skin and leave your hands feeling soft and silky.

She's a sugar addict. My favorite natural skincare ingredient is sugar, specifically brown sugar or cane sugar. Either can be combined with a light massage oil, such a grapeseed or coconut oil, and used as a scrub on the skin. Sugar is a great source of glycolic acid, which, when used in chemical peels has been proven to help correct skin discoloration, remove dead skin cells and reduce sun damage as well as the appearance of fine lines.

Dr. Goldenberg is a dermatologist at Goldenberg Dermatology in New York City.