Experts said using abrasive cleaners to treat acne and at-home pimple popping were some common mistakes they saw in skincare this year.
Dr. Carlos Charles said treating hyperpigmentation on melanin-rich skin is linked to treating acne, so ingredients like retinol and vitamin C help.
Retinol can be great for chemically exfoliating the skin by stripping the top layer, but can also irritate sensitive skin, Dr. Kenneth Mark said.
Dr. Gary Goldenberg told Melenee Suarez Burns that baby wipes are too harsh and don't clean the skin well. Salicylic acid can help shrink pores.
Dr. Julie Russak told Fiona Clair to toss her toner and add a retinol to her routine. She also said to swap her bar soap for a gentle cleanser.
Dermatologist Dr. Corey L. Hartman told Mycah Hamilton, an Insider Sales Marketing Manager, that she needs to add a retinol to exfoliate her skin.
Dermatologist Dr. Kenneth Mark told Paige DiFiore, an Insider editor, that her products were clogging her pores and she needs to exfoliate.
Sarah Burton had her skin routine reviewed by Dr. Jeriel Weitz who said her toner was too drying and recommended washing with a gentle cleanser.