There are a couple ways to go about finding a solid new skin care staple that works for you. That being said, trying out a few products that dermatologists swear by might just be the most reliable method. Sure, you could head to the drug store and blindly pluck a few products off the shelves, but this method is tricky if you're not well-versed in skin care ingredients and the many names they go by. You could also ask your friends what they use every morning, or trust the reviews sections of online retailers and hope for the best. At the end of the day, though, dermatologists are certified experts that have seen just about every skin issue you could possibly imagine, and if they're making direct recommendations, you know it's the good stuff.
That's why I reached out to seven different skin care experts and asked them which surprising products they regularly recommend to their patients for common skin ailments — such as persistent acne, sensitivity, or dryness. These dermatologists were loaded with great insights about products I probably never would have tried otherwise, and some even told me which essentials they trust enough to incorporate into their own skin care regimens.