- Paige DiFiore, 24, is a Life and Entertainment Editor for Insider who wants glowing skin.
- Dermatologist Dr. Kenneth Mark said Paige needs to rebuild her entire routine from scratch.
- “She needs to incorporate products that exfoliate, contain antioxidants and are soothing,” Mark said.
Paige DiFiore, 24, is a Life and Entertainment Editor for Insider who volunteered to have her skincare routine evaluated by a skincare expert for Insider’s skincare clinic.
Her biggest skincare concerns are dull skin, some acne breakouts on her chin, and aging.
Dr. Kenneth Mark, a cosmetic dermatology expert, took a look at the nine products in Paige’s routine and told Insider exactly what he would add, take away, and change to achieve glowing skin.
Paige needs to create an entirely new routine
Paige’s morning routine consists of washing her face with Dove bar soap, patting dry with a towel, swabbing her face with micellar water, rubbing By Nature’s face mist with vitamin C and turmeric on her nose, cheeks, and forehead, and topping it off with Cetaphil moisturizer with SPF 15.
If she uses makeup during the day, Paige likes to remove it at night using Neutrogena makeup wipes and uses micellar water on cotton pads to get the remainder of the makeup off. After that, she washes her face with Biore charcoal and marshmallow foaming face cleanser.
Once a week, Paige also uses the Freeman apple cider vinegar mask to clarify her pores. Paige uses micellar water again after this step to take off any remnants of makeup.
To moisturize, she uses First Aid Beauty’s ultra repair cream and tops it off with the Laneige water sleeping mask.
When asked what Paige needs to change to reach her skincare goals, Mark said it would be easier to list what she shouldn’t change.
“Less important than order, in Paige’s case, is that virtually her entire routine is just plain wrong,” Mark said.
Paige should switch her cleansers to something more exfoliating
Mark said the first thing Paige should change in her routine is the bar of Dove soap she uses to cleanse in the morning. Because it contains shea butter, it can actually lead to more clogged pores in people with …….