When it comes to beauty product recommendations, we tend to look to everyone from our circle of friends to our imagined celeb BFFs (hey, Jennifer Lawrence and Emma Stone). While that's all well and good when we're talking about the latest lipstick shade, it's a bit more complicated than that when we're talking skin care — what works brilliantly for one person may be complexion kryptonite for another.
If there's anyone you should be taking skin care advice from, it's (duh) a dermatologist. But, many people view derms as a last resort, the person to go to when nothing else has worked and your skin is in dire straits. According to every derm we've spoken to, this is the exact opposite of what you should be doing. Working with your doctor to craft a product regimen that makes the most of your complexion is the smartest skin move any woman can make. And, despite popular opinion, there are absolutely things you can do at home to keep your individual skin issues in check, which will help make your dermatologist's job way easier.