Detan Your Skin With Natural Home Remedies
Ordering the same dish at your favorite restaurant is one thing. But caring for your skin in exactly the same way for years and years? That’s a different story. Make sure you’re giving your complexion the best treatment by tuning up your routine.
Ordering the same dish at your favorite restaurant is one thing. But caring for your skin in exactly the same way for years and years? That’s a different story. Make sure you’re giving your complexion the best treatment by tuning up your routine.

1. The rut: You only care for your face.

There’s no doubt that the skin on your face needs a solid care routine. But the rest of you needs love, too. And maybe even more so. “Because the skin on the neck, chest, and hands is thin, it’s at a particular risk for early aging,” says dermatologist Joshua Zeichner, MD, of Mount Sinai Hospital in New York City.

To ward off dark marks and wrinkles, cover those zones with sunscreen and moisturizer just like you would the skin on your face. Bonus points if you choose products have antioxidants, which can help repair damage that’s already there.

2. The rut: You exfoliate with a scrub.

Rubbing your skin with a gritty paste feels incredibly satisfying. But dermatologist Yoon-Soo Cindy Bae, MD, says those products can be damaging.

“Exfoliants made with natural materials like seeds or ground-up shells have sharp edges that can cut and tear the skin,” she says. The result is skin that’s ruddy and inflamed, not soothed and radiant.

Chemical exfoliants, or those that have acids — glycolic, lactic, or ones that come from fruits — will slough away dirt and dead skin cells without cutting up your complexion. Start with a product that has a low concentration of the chemical, and use it one or two times a week.