7 New Tricks for Clearer, Smoother Skin
Follow this advice to face every day with gorgeous skin.
"Undereye puffiness can be the result of allergies. Try an over-the-counter antihistamine for a couple of weeks to see if it makes a difference."
— Ranella Hirsh, MD, Boston-area dermatologist
"When you feel a pimple coming on, ice it. This should constrict the blood vessels, which can make it smaller."
— Jeannette Graf, MD, Great Neck, New York, dermatologist
"Ensure you've got enough sunscreen (or moisturizer containing sunscreen) on your face by applying two coats. The amount of lotion you use for each coat should be equivalent to the length of your index finger."
— Fredric Brandt, MD, Miami and NYC dermatologist
"Whatever you're doing for your complexion—retinols, glycolics, sunscreen—you should also be applying to your neck, chest and hands."
— Gervaise Gerstner, MD, consulting dermatologist for L'Oréal Paris
"Fluid buildup in the lymph system can trigger puffiness. To help get lymph circulation going, try ten minutes of deep breathing or yoga."
— Leslie Baumann, MD, Miami dermatologist
"Dark circles can be caused by hollows under the eyes, which a dermatologist can remedy with a hyaluronic acid filler, such as Juvéderm
. It should last about a year. You can also help minimize discoloration by thickening the undereye skin with a retinoid or peptide-based eye cream that increases collagen production, like my Do Not Age Triple Peptide Eye Cream
— Fredric Brandt, MD
"Three products, used regularly, will save you time and money you'd have spent in the dermatologist's office: a BB cream with an SPF of at least 15, such as L'Oréal Paris Youth Code,
for sun protection; my own cell turnover–boosting glycolic pads; and a serum containing growth factors to improve skin texture, like SkinMedica TNS Essential
— Gervaise Gerstner, MD