I came accross this article on Cosmo posted on Oct 11
"Dermatologist Dr. Cheryl Karcher"
Here's what she said about everything from zits to sunscreen:
For acne: "I like salicylic acid because it's not irritating or super-drying."
How much SPF do you really need to wear in the winter? "In the wintertime, particularly with a clear blue sky, there are more UVA rays—the kind that cause aging. I recommend an SPF of at least 30."
Her best tip for when you're headed to the derm: "Bring in what you're using. This way you can say, 'You see my skin—am I using the right regime or should I change it?' So often, women use the wrong products—and way too many."
Start thinking about wrinkles...now! "The aging process starts at 20-25 and starts to show on your face around 30, depending on your environment." She suggests using an anti-aging product in your early 20's (Avon's latest is called "Anew Genics", which fights both lines and dark spots)—and you'll look much better at 30...and beyond.
**I do have to share my personal experience on "Anew Genics" with you guys, I'm not that crazy about it. I mean it really did make my skin super super soft the very next morning and there after, but I feel (maybe i'm obsessed) that my lines are more visible and my one wrinkle that I have in between my eyebrows is way more noticeable when I use Genics.
I had been using "Anew Reversalist Sterling Emulsion" prior to Genics and I honestly liked it better. I felt a difference in the texture of my face and the wrinkles and lines weren't as visible, not that I have a lot, but you know that as women we obsess over every detail in our faces hehe.
I am still using it since I want to get my moneys worth, but I can't wait to go back to using the emulsion. Everyone's skin is different, and what didn't work for me will sometimes work for others. I have a few clients who have purchased Genics from me that are in their late 30's to late 40's that really do love it and see a big difference in their skin but I have to say that unfortunately this product didn't meet nor exceed my expectations.