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Winter Skincare Tips From FIX Malibu Founder Dr. Rebecca Giles

Photo: Fix Malibu

Now that it’s officially frigid, it’s time to overhaul your skincare routine. All that back and forth between the chilly outdoors and overheated rooms can take a serious toll on your complexion—leading to dry, flaky, irritated skin. But if you follow the right routine, you can keep your skin healthy and moisturized even when the weather resembles Arctic tundra conditions. Recently, I had the chance to chat with celebrity dermatologist Rebecca Giles, the founder of FIX Malibu, and get her essential winter skincare advice. Click through to learn what she said!

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I must confess that I hadn’t dabbled too much in the world of doctor skincare lines before my time at Birchbox. There is a host of brands that offer products developed by dermatologists — and all claim to be most potent and most effective. I have to say that I was unjustly afraid that MD-developed products might be too harsh for my skin. However, I have recently tried two derm products that I absolutely LOVE. (Both are just what the doctor ordered, so to speak.)

Dr. Dennis Gross Extra Strength Alpha Beta Peel

Dr. Dennis Gross is quickly taking the lead in the dermatologist brand category. I only use this product once or twice a week, but that has been enough to see amazing results. The two-step process is quick and easy and is an amazing cure all for skin issues. After the first time I used it, I was thrilled with how smooth and bright my skin looked. My pores were clear and my face felt incredibly clean without seeming stripped or raw. Consistent use of this product will definitely lead to an overall improvement in your skin and smaller pores.

Fix Malibu Wish Wash Exfoliating Powder Wash

If you read beauty and fashion magazines, you’ve probably heard of Dr. Rebecca Giles (who has been a leading Malibu cosmetic dermatologist for many years) and her emerging line, Fix Malibu. Her star product is Wish Wash, a powder cleanser and exfoliant that foams with water. Dr. Giles says you can use this product up to twice a day and it truly leaves your skin squeaky clean and glowing. I use a dime-sized amount of the powder, mix with water, and lather all over my face. It is just as gentle as it is effective and I promise it will be the next big thing.


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