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The Ultimate Skin Care Guide

How to find your skin’s inner glow, from beauty product picks to step-by-step skin care.

Skin Savers

The Best Facial Moisturizers
Of all the offerings, which creams really rise to the surface? Our testers smoothed on nearly 100 formulas to pick the top 10 for every skin type and need.

6 Moisturizing Hand Creams
Greasy hands are a thing of the past. With featherweight textures and superbly smooth results, these six creams give you something to high-five about. 

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4 Affordable, Effective Skin-Care Routines

Whatever your skin type, you can create a regimen with quality items at modest prices.
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Skin-Care Tips for Every Skin Type

Wish your complexion would make an about-face? Here’s help geared to your skin type.
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11 Steps to Better Skin

Experts share tips and recommend facial products to improve your complexion.
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Skin-Care Facts and Myths

Rumor has it that chocolate causes acne and Botox prevents wrinkles. But is any of it factually accurate? Doctors weigh in—no sugarcoating allowed.
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Pro Picks

Skin care sun protection products for the face

A Dermatologist Picks Skin-Protecting Products
The best products to guard your skin―summer, fall, winter, and spring.


How the Experts Care for Their Skin
Top dermatologists and skin pros offer the tips, tricks, and products they love to get a healthy, glowing complexion.

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Buy the Right Products for Your Skin Type

One tricky thing about shopping for skin-care products is working out which ones suit you. Is your skin sensitive? Oily or dry? And when does it become “mature”? If you find that two or more points in any one of the categories below describe you, try products labeled for that skin type.

  • By midafternoon, a greasy film has developed on your face, even though your skin felt fine when you left home this morning. The culprit? You probably have an oily T-zone.
  • Acne breakouts are making you feel like your 16-year-old self. Minus the homework and boy-band crushes, anyway.
  • The more you scrub your skin, the oilier it seems to get, and the more you seem to break out. That’s because stripping the skin of oils prompts it to produce even more oil to compensate and restore balance.

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