Want to see results without breaking the bank? We've got you covered!
The fall season is coming and that means a few things: endless trips to Starbucks, new booties, and a new fall wardrobe. We know you want to get on that shopping spree so we asked Board-Certified Dermatologist and Derm to Door CEO, Dr. Lily Talakoub which skincare alternatives she recommends for budgets under $100 and under $50.
This is your chance to spend a little more on your fall outfits and a little less on your skincare routine!
Treatment for Dull Skin
Have you ever looked at yourself in the mirror and thought that your skin just looks meh? Like there’s nothing wrong, but at the same time, there is? You’re probably dealing with dull skin. Don’t worry, it’s not just you! One of the main causes of dull skin is the build-up of dead skin cells that haven’t been scraped off the skin. To combat this, Dr. Lily suggests using a gentle exfoliating agent with chemical exfoliants like salicylic acid, glycolic acid, and lactic acid.
One of Dr. Lily’s all-time favorite and number one recommended products to her patients is the Cane + Austin 20% glycolic acid pads. This one-step pad exfoliates and evens skin tone while visibly reducing age spots and blemishes. For a holy grail product under $50, she recommends using the SkinKure Micro-Peel Pads formulated with all three gentle exfoliating acids that correct and exfoliate the skin to prevent the build-up of acne-causing bacteria.
Treatment for Dark Spots
There are plenty of products on the market that claim to reduce the appearance of dark spots or sometimes even grant you magically clear skin overnight. Well, that’s not the case for dark spots. To clear up those dark spots and acne scars, it takes time, consistency, and the right products. Here are Dr. Lily’s two recommended treatments for dark spots.
Vitamin C, E, and Ferulic Acid are top-tier ingredients when it comes to lightening the skin and fading hyperpigmentation. Coincidentally, the Peter Thomas Roth Potent-C Power Serum is formulated with all three and works together to improve the appearance of not only dark spots but also fine lines and uneven skin tone. For a budget-friendly alternative, Dr. Lily recommends the SkinKure Brightening Cleanser only available on www.DermtoDoor.com. This brightening cleanser is formulated with a combination of AHAs to exfoliate the skin and a rich blend of antioxidants including vitamins A, C, E, Green Tea to gently treat hyperpigmentation.
Treatment for Fine Lines
When it comes to treating fine lines and signs of aging, getting cosmetic procedures is the way to go. Still, if you’re not a fan of needles or don’t have thousands to spend on in-office procedures, there are a number of pain-free, botox-free, and subtle anti-aging treatments fit for your skincare routine.
For an option under $50, Dr. Lily highly recommends these Forehead Patches by Wrinkles Schminkles. Made with 100% medical-grade silicone, these multi-use patches are clinically proven to relieve the appearance of forehead wrinkles, frown lines, and brow wrinkles. On the other end of the budget, Dr. Lily highly recommends the use of retinol, specifically the SkinKure Wrinkle Reducing Retinol 2.5x formulated for sensitive and drier skin types. This anti-aging treatment combined with Bakuchiol makes for a substance that visibly reduces the appearance of fine lines, dark spots, and redness or irritation.
Treatment for Pores
Before we get into these treatments for large pores, let’s get one thing straight – your pores are here to stay. It’s remotely impossible to make your pores disappear for good no matter how many products you use or how hard you try to pick at them. What you can do, however, is to exfoliate, treat and moisturize your skin regularly and consistently to remove dead skin cells, unclog pores and eventually get glowing skin.
The first option for treatment is to reach for a deep exfoliating scrub like the SkinKure Microdermabrasion Scrub that uses grains to remove clogged pores and dead skin cells. It improves skin tone and texture in addition to reducing the appearance of hyperpigmentation and blemish scars. On the pricier side of the shelf, Dr. Lily suggests using this all-around amazing product for the skin – the iS Clinical Active Serum. It provides anti-aging, anti-acne, and brightening benefits and is clinically proven to provide both instant and long-term results to smooth away fine lines and wrinkles while softening the skin's texture.
All products mentioned are available on www.DermtoDoor.com