Skin specialist to the stars Christie Kidd reveals common beauty blunders and shares some of her top summer skin secrets to protect your skin from the sun and treat acne flare-ups:
"People wash too rough," Christie says. "They are using the rotating brushes. They’re using rough sponges, and really all that’s doing is aggravating the inflammatory lesions, which are your pimples. So you think you’re scrubbing it off, and for a second you feel better, but the reality is you are making it worse."
How to Treat Acne
How to Protect Your Skin from the Sun
What Treatments to Avoid During the Summer
"I usually start to prep my patients starting around fall, I say, 'Hey, you know the summer is coming, if you wanted to get that photo facial or get your leg veins done or start your laser hair removal, you really should start thinking about it now, so you're perfect once summer hits.'"