Skin Care Basics: Your Guide to Healthy Skin

BY Kat Sherbo · October 1, 2019

Everyone’s skin is different—in tone, texture and features. Its needs and strengths will change over the course of your life. And caring for it well can create a healthy underpinning for your other routines—like hair care or makeup.

We’re so passionate about this topic at Dermstore that we’ve created thousands (count ’em!) blog posts about skin care. We’ve interviewed dermatologists and published pieces written by them. We pick the brains of the dermatologists and scientists behind the industry-leading brands we carry to share the latest breakthroughs in skin care technology. And we also understand that diving into all that information can feel overwhelming even as it’s exciting (we all start somewhere in our skin care journeys)!

So here are a select few topics that form the basis of any skin care journey. With tips from dermatologists woven throughout, these articles form a bookmarkable resource.

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Intro Guide to Product Types

If you’re wondering what the difference is between face oil and serum, we’ve got answers. Dermatologists Dr. Margarita Lolis and Dr. Debra Jaliman give you the rundown on all the common skin care products, so you know what they are, what they do and how to properly use them. Read more.

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In What Order Do I Apply My Skin Care Products?

According to board-certified dermatologist and dermatologic surgeon, Dr. Heather Rogers, applying your skin care products in the proper order ensures that your skin receives the full benefits of each product. Here’s how to do it right. Read more.

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How to Build a Routine for Your Skin Type

Do you have sensitive skin, or combination? Oily or acne-prone? The trick to caring for your skin is knowing your skin so you can find the right products that work for you and combat potential issues without causing more problems. Learn how to identify and care for yours here. Read more.

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Dermstore’s Guide to Beauty Ingredients

Need a quick primer on what the ingredients in your beauty product labels mean? You’ve come to the right place! Here we’ve compiled the most common ingredients found in your skin care, hair care and makeup products, as well as what they are and what they’re used for. Read More.

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How to Build a Routine for Your Age

If your skin concerns are changing from acne breakouts and dullness to wrinkles and hyperpigmentation, your skin care routine needs to adapt. We teamed up with board-certified dermatologist Dr. Heather Rogers to create a decade-by-decade guide to healthy skin. Read more.

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Common Skin Concerns: What’s Normal & When to See a Dermatologist

When is a change in color, texture or other skin feature something to worry about? And how do you know when to see a dermatologist? Board-certified dermatologist Dr. Ashley Magovern tells us what’s normal and what might warrant an expert’s opinion. Read more.

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The Best Skin Care Products for Your Skin Type and Concern

Building the right skin care routine should take into account your skin concerns. Whether you’re faced with sensitive skin, acne breakouts or any other skin care concern, we’ve collected the best products to incorporate into your routine. Read more.

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Meet Our Bestsellers

For two decades, Dermstore has scoured the industry for the latest and greatest in skin care, hair care and makeup. Now, we’re putting a spotlight on the who’s who of skin care—the best of the best in their categories—and why they deserve a prime space in your shelfie. Read more.


Kat Sherbo

Kat leads the editorial and SEO team at Dermstore, where she's spent three years learning about skin care from the savviest buyers, dermatologists and brand founders in the business; while also testing out everything from microneedling to supplements... Read More >