Dr. Jessica Wu On: How to Shop for Skincare at the Drugstore
This week, we've tapped top dermatologist Dr. Jessica Wu to share her best skincare tips and techniques with us on Lucky Right Now. Check back daily for her posts.
My favorite place to shop for beauty products isn't a fancy department store--it's the drugstore. In fact, I often recommend drugstore products to patients in my office because they're affordable and widely available. It's practically a full-time job to keep track of all the new products, so I make it a point to cruise the aisles of my local Walgreens at least once a week. Every so often, while I'm checking out the latest acne wash or lip gloss, I notice a woman standing next to me, gazing up and down at the shelves and looking completely perplexed. If this is how you feel when you walk down the skincare aisle, here's how to get the most out of your next trip to the drugstore:
Ask for a tester. While there may not be a pretty display case with testers, you should still try to test a new product, especially if you have sensitive skin or a sensitive nose. If you don't see a tester, ask a manager; many times they can find a tester or open one for you.Happy shopping!
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