Skincare Posts You MUST Read

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After #SwatchesInSeptember and #OutfitsInOctober, I decided to keep the alliteration going with #NewSkinNovember!

You know we’re ALL ABOUT SKIN here on The Style and Beauty Doctor (and if you don’t know, check my archives here) so I’m SUPER excited to have a whole skincare-themed month. I have a ton of products I’ve received that I’ll be previewing (meaning things I think you’d be interested in but aren’t for my skin type or needs) and some products I’ve tested but haven’t put up a review. I’ll also have some cool videos and how-tos. There will also be GIVEAWAYS to those who participate—one grand prize and I’ll be sliding up in a few DMs for some secret prizes as well so make sure you’re following me EVERYWHERE:


Make sure you’re subscribed to the blog so you don’t miss a thing—you’ll get an email when a new post is on the blog :)

And don’t forget I’ve written a TON of skincare posts already that have some AMAZING information and tips in them. Make sure you bookmark AND share this post ;)

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Even I can’t believe how many amazing skincare posts I’ve created over the years…lol


Anti-Aging 101 for Women of Color

Adult Acne, Winter/Spring Transition

Peter Thomas Roth Sulfur Masque

Dark Spots

Anti-Aging 101 for Women of Color

How to Get Rid of Dark Spots

Answers to Your Questions about Dark Spots, Retinol, & More


Anti-Aging 101 for Women of Color

Sunscreen: How to Apply It + How to Avoid Flashback in Photos

Here’s 7 More Sunscreens That Won’t Make You Ashy

Here’s Two SPF Options That Also Improve Skin’s Radiance and Fight Aging

Sunscreen Balms and Sticks: Why You Need Them & Some to Try

Must-Reads & How-Tos

The Differences Between Toner vs Essence vs Serum

The Moisturizer Switch-Up: How It Can Help Your Skin and Makeup

The Double-Cleanse: How I Remove My Makeup

The Tata Harper Glow Trick I’m Loving

The Problem with Black Soap

How to Get Rid of Dark Spots

A Budget-Friendly Glycolic Peel to Combat Dull Skin

An Easy and Budget-Friendly Cleansing Process to Remove Makeup

If You Have Oily or Very Oily Skin, Here’s What NOT to Do

The Thing You Better Be Doing Before Bed or I’m Not Your Friend

Face Oils: My Faves + Yes, You Can Use Them If You Have Oily Skin

Clarisonic Guide + Which Brush Head to Use

Why I’m Obsessed with Cleansing Oils + My Take on 8 of Them

The Order to Apply Your Skincare Products

What I’m Using on My Skin Right Now

Products I’ve used during various times of the year for a number of different skincare issues

Adult Acne, Winter/Spring Transition

The Winter Edition

Loving MURAD Balancing Moisturizer for Fall

Read more in my What I’m Using on My Skin Right Now archive


Anti-Aging 101 for Women of Color

A Refresher on Eye Cream + How to Prevent Concealer from Creasing

Eye Cream: Stay Ready So You Don’t Have to Get Ready

Wrinkle Prevention Tips

On Bleaching Brows and Removing Facial Hair

Answers to Your Questions about Dark Spots, Retinol, & More

Some Things To Know If You’re a Woman of Color Considering an In-Office Procedure

Skincare Product Reviews

You can read skincare products I’ve reviewed here.



  1. Alexis
    November 1, 2016 / 9:09 pm

    Hi Danielle! I’ve been obsessing over skin care lately so I am so happy another Brown woman like yourself is devoting a whole month to this topic! I cannot wait to see all that you have in store. P.S have you tried the Pixi glow tonic ? Its on my must try list.

    • Danielle
      November 1, 2016 / 10:49 pm

      Hey Alexis!

      So happy to hear that!!! Thanks for tuning in :)

      Pixi has sent me bottles of Glow Tonic including Glow on the Go (which I’m really excited about) but I tried it a few times and haven’t experienced the love everyone else has. I’m holding off on trying it again until it gets really cold out and I really can benefit from using something like it.

  2. Shalema
    November 2, 2016 / 2:23 pm

    This series is right on time. My skin has been acting up big time. I’ll be hanging-on to your every word this month.

  3. Andrea
    November 4, 2016 / 1:32 pm

    So in 2013, I had this happen to me. I’m someone who never had much acne, but yes, was always left with the dark spot that sometimes could accumulate over the months b/c of the amount of time it takes to fade. But in 2013, I tried to jump on a couple of trends (mattifying primer) that my skin reacted really badly to. A rash on one side of my face turned to more acne than I’ve ever had on my face at one time (all in that one area). The entire area darkened, at first, and post acne, I had a collection of hyperpigmentation spots. I had to learn to use concealer for the first time in my life. I had a good skin care regiment that I’d used on what usually was the 1-3 dark spots I might have on my face (and sometimes none, which made it even more tragic), but this took a lot of patience to overcome, and I was pretty self-conscious about it. I even accidentally left a huge makeup stain on someone’s shirt from a hug. But yeah, I have found that dabbing Retin-A and 4% hydroquinone, following up with diligent use of sunscreen is the only thing that eventually gets me back to normal. If you aren’t used to scarring, it feels pretty traumatic when it actually happens, and I have always prided myself on having skin so clear it looks like I’m wearing something even when I’m not. I also discovered Paula’s Choice through a Birchbox sample and it seems to do well for me on hyperpigmentation too, in addition to helping clear up the occasional acne.

    • Andrea
      November 4, 2016 / 1:33 pm

      ok, please excuse my extra commas and “regimen” not “regiment”…ugh.

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