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When it comes to your skin-care routine, what you use to get the results you want is everything. But, choosing the right formulas for your complexion concern isn’t always easy — and using the wrong beauty products means not getting the results you want. “I always ask my patients what products that they are using so I can know what is working and what isn’t — and it’s possible that not all of them complement each other, which could wreak havoc on your skin,” says Jeannette Graf, M.D., a dermatologist in NYC.
Whether it’s dry skin that won’t go away, eye lines that are driving you crazy, or blackheads all over, we asked derms to weigh in on which products, ingredients, and textures you should look for to take your skin care up a notch. Click through to see their swaps and learn the secret to overcoming your worst complexion catastrophes.