Deciding on skin care products means you need to assess skin type, personal habits, complexion, and needs. Check with your dermatologist if you have specific skin issues.
The most important thing to remember when researching over-the-counter skin care products is to trust yourself. No one knows your skin better than you. There are a lot of skin care products on the market and it is easy to waste time and money trying to find the best products. So take a minute to educate yourself on your skin before purchasing skin care products.
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Note: This information serves as a guide only. Be sure to check with your dermatologist or physician if you have specific problems with your skin.
Assess your skin before you buy:
Before you consider buying any over-the-counter skin care products, there are a few basic facts about your skin you must know. These include:
With this information, you can wisely sort through skin care products to find the ones suited for your specific skin type. If you need help, ask a skin esthetician at your local hair salon or skin care counter for his or her recommendations.
Last reviewed by a Cleveland Clinic medical professional on 07/08/2019.
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