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In case you didn't know, Twitter is home to an expansive skin care community. As with any other public platform, you will find a mix of enthusiasts and beginners offering firsthand reviews and advice. But make no mistake, there are plenty of experts in the mix too. And if you're a celebrity with millions of followers looking to compile a huge pool of recommendations, this isn't a bad place to start. Rapper Cardi B did just that last week when she took to Twitter to share her complaints about some pesky skin care problems and come up with an APB for any moisturizing, breakout products she could try. What came next was a quick and furious response from the Bardi gang along with some surprising revelations about the musician's recent skin care experience.
"I think it's the water out here … What are some good products for little black heads that break out and dry skin on your face?" The "WAP" singer tweeted to her nearly 17 million Twitter followers after declaring her struggles on January 25th. The back and forth that followed included references to popular skin care brands like CeraVe and The Ordinary, as well as recommendations for ingredients like retinol, which are widely revered as a focal point for evening complexion and suppressing unwanted texture. But according to her tweets, Cardi B just isn't a fan of retinol. For someone whose skin always appears so smooth in her Instagram selfies, that was pretty shocking!
Everyone is different, so of course retinol is not the best choice for all skin types. (If you need a refresher on who the best candidates are and who should be in control, check out this expert breakdown.) In an exchange where one supporter recommended a 1% to 2% concentration of the material, Cardi B explained, that she had actually prescribed it from a derm just a few weeks earlier, but it left her skin dry and burning. When another user tuned in to tell Cardi B about the known flushing phase that goes with starting a retinol regimen, Cardi B came back with the answer: "Yes, the doctor told me that … I don't I have time for my face to do that. "Fair enough!