Website of the week
For as long as I can remember, I've had sensitive skin, and I also suffer from eczema (or, as MK put it, "You have a lot of toxins trapped in your skin"). So, considering I've found a skincare routine that works (cleanse with Cetaphil--no water, apply Creme de la Mer twice daily, use Kiehl's Buffing Particles 3 times weekly), I stupidly decided to try an antiaging cream...which gave me a rash, then dried out my skin, then caused the worst breakout I've had since high school. Needless to say, I'm back to the old routine (and my skin is back to its regular clear state), but I have learned a lesson: Find what works for you and stick with it. So if you haven't found the perfect skin routine, I highly suggest checking out SkinStore.com, a ginormous website devoted soley to skincare. Founded by a group of dermatologists all the way back in 1997, SkinStore.com offers the widest selection of dermatologist-created and -recommended skincare lines I've ever seen. You can shop by brand, and while there are many department store mainstays like DDF, Peter Thomas Roth, and Sundari, there are all kinds of scientific-sounding brands like DERMOR Labroratories and Gly Derm. You can also find the mega-expensive line from facialist-to-the-stars Susan Ciminelli. But there are so many other cool ways to browse: by product type, where you apply it, active ingredients, treatment type, skin type, day vs. night, skin conditions (yay, eczema!), or price. Many products have customer reviews, which I always find helpful (and, apparently, this $175 cellulite cream actually works!). And, randomly, they have the most impressive scar-oriented section I've ever seen. All orders over $99 ship for free; otherwise, standard shipping is an affordable $4.95. If, like me, you really have no idea where to start, check out the Education Center, where you can read all manner of articles on skincare, skin conditions, skin treatments, and so on. Of course, you might want to see a professional (dermatologist, that is) before you start slathering glycolic acid on your face, but once you know what you're looking for, SkinStore.com is like a skincare gourmet supermarket.

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