No makeup? No wrinkles? No problem! Get answers to common questions about the importance of having a skin care routine no matter what your lifestyle is from Dr. Cristi Gomez, Director of Product Safety & Environmental Toxicology, and David Gan, Senior Principal Scientist, Skin Research & Technology.

Watch the video or keep reading for top questions about having a skin care routine, and learn the science-based

DID YOU KNOW?

Sun Protection Factor (SPF) value refers to a product’s ability to block UVB rays from the sun. When you use products with a high SPF, it takes more solar exposure to give you a sunburn than when you use a product with low SPF.

SKIN CARE TIP: WATER TEMPERATURE

Avoid using hot water to wash your face since it may potentially dry out or irritate your skin. Our experts suggest washing your face with warm water instead. 

SKIN CARE TIP: SENSITIVE SKIN

If you have sensitive skin, look for skin care products that say “suitable for sensitive skin.” When a Mary Kay® product has that text in the description, we’ve verified that claim through clinical tests with board-certified dermatologists to show that these products are suitable for sensitive skin. 

SKIN CARE TIP: EXFOLIATION

Exfoliation refers to the process of renewing the skin by removing dead skin cells. Using a product that exfoliates helps your skin look radiant and helps products absorb better. Exfoliate two to three times per week with a physical or chemical exfoliator to improve skin’s texture and reveal younger-looking skin.

Start Your Routine!

Love your skin with facial cleansers and moisturizers that leave your skin feeling amazing whether you’re looking for age-defying benefits, solutions for breakouts and acne, custom formulas for your skin type, or something simple. Then, visit Targeted Solutions to round out your at-home routine! If you’re ready to dive in and try a full regimen, visit the Regimen Finder to find your perfect fit!