boosters might just be what saves your skin

For a long time I thought I had rosacea because my skin is often red. It got to the point, a few months ago, where it looked like my skin was sunburned it was that red. So I went to the dermatologist to find a solution especially since, besides the redness there was also flakiness which is annoyingly difficult to control without over-exfoliating. I was convinced that the flakiness was entirely due to the dry weather, but it turns out I have a very common skin condition called seborrheic dermatitis, which is basically like dandruff on your face. Soon after getting this diagnosis, when I was in Israel, I went to have a facial at Mimi Luzon where I was told by the facialist that the hormones I’m on have likely worsened, if not brought on, my seborrheic dermatitis (she herself did IVF so she knew firsthand). No matter the cause, the redness and flacks need to be stopped! This is where boosters come in.

You know how people often will take a chlorophyll shot before downing a green smoothie? Boosters are kind of like that – they’re super concentrated formulas that you can add to your creams – or use on their own – to pack skin with more actives. While my focus is combating dryness, there are boosters for nearly every skin concern. For example, there are ones loaded with vitamin b to boost collagen, vitamin c to help dark spots fade, vitamin a to help fight fine lines, etc. Checkout some options below to supercharge your current moisturizers (you can also add these to a sheet mask) or apply them directly to problem areas.

Best For A Glow: Mimi Luzon 24K Pure Gold Glow, $239

Best To Boost Moisture: Dr Dennis Gross Hyaluronic Marine Hydration Booster, $68

Best For Dark Spots: Clinique Fresh Pressed Daily Booster with Pure Vitamin C 10%, $76.50

Best To Boost Collagen: Paula’s Choice 10% Niacinamide Booster, $44 (the brand actually has a long list of boosters worth checking out)

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