In my teenage years I was lucky enough to be blessed with clear skin, and rarely suffered from acne outbreaks. As an adult I started experiencing skin hyperpigmentation, a fairly common condition caused by the overproduction of melanin in certain spots on the skin. Adult acne, which affects nearly 70% of grown women, also became an KITCHEN (2)occasional concern. This made me start thinking about daily skin care, and what can be done to reduce aging without resorting to expensive and invasive procedures. Here’s a little personal advice, along with some pointers from a few of the country’s top surgeons.


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1. Buy your skin products from a cosmetic doctor

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Shipra Taneja HeadshotAbout the author: Shipra Taneja is a 30-year-old wife and mother from Seattle, Washington. She’s the editor at Taneja’s Bride, a fashion blog focused of makeup techniques and reviews.




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