Here's a hard fact of life that nobody at a beauty counter is ever going to tell you about: Some skin issues just happen
, regardless of how diligently you cleanse, tone, serum, and moisturize. There are factors beyond our control (thanks, genetics!) or, perhaps, beyond our scope of knowledge, that can cause difficult-to-treat things like melasma and cystic acne.
Here's the good news: Even though we can't prevent the natural from occurring, we can
treat it. Your remedy could be as simple as regular facials and a stricter at-home regimen, or it could get slightly more, well, involved.
Ahead, we outlined some of these serious skin-care issues, and then talked to an aesthetician (Kerry Benjamin
), a dermatologist (Sejal Shah, MD), and a plastic surgeon (Chia Chi Kao, MD
) to find out their recommended solutions.
Before we get started, though, let's just get one thing straight: Nobody is saying things have to be "solved," necessarily — what you choose to do to your face is entirely up to you. But, assuming you're searching for a fix, we hope you find this information helpful.
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