User's Manual: Skin

Age-Proof Your Skin Like a Star

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Treat your skin from the neck down

"Whatever you do on your face, do on your neck and chest, too—whether it’s exfoliating, using brighteners, or applying sunscreen," says Jessica Wu, MD, a Los Angeles–based dermatologist. "When a celebrity goes strapless or does nude scenes, it looks bad if her face is clear and her chest is spotted with sun damage."

Another tip: Try dry-brushing, suggests Hollywood derm Howard Murad, MD, whose skin-care formulas are a hit with Kristin Davis. Not only do the natural bristles of a body brush shed dead skin cells, but they also increase blood flow and stimulate the lymphatic system’s ability to remove built-up toxins.

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