Simplify Your Beauty Routine
Why you can skip it: "Any method of exfoliation thins the skin―including abrasive sponges and topical vitamin A derivatives, like Retin-A, Differin,
and Tazorac―and makes you more susceptible to sun damage," says Barbara R. Reed, a clinical professor of dermatology at the
University of Colorado Health Sciences Center, in Denver. By taking off the top layer of dead skin cells, you expose more
delicate and sensitive skin underneath. Exfoliate only once a week during the months when you’re out in the sun.
If your dark circles aren’t quite this adorable, you don’t have to grin and bear it. Try these (en)lightening strategies to minimize them.