Hi, board certified dermatologist here! I spend my days counseling patients about how to have beautiful skin.
There are a few key parts to building a good skincare regimen for healthy glowing skin:
sunscreen all day everyday to prevent UV- induced aging. This is my number 1 recommendation. Uva and uvb radiation causes a plethora of skin changes such as skin sagging, dark spots, leathery texture, wrinkles, and more. My personal favorites: la Roche posay, colore science, Elta Md, revision skincare, md solar sciences, supergoop
moisturizer containing powerful humectant hyaluronic acid to replenish your skin barrier and keep it hydrated. Dry skin wrinkles easily!
retinoid to normalize skin cell turnover. Prescription is the strongest and most effective; even within prescription retinoids there are different strengths and formulations. If you cannot handle tretinoin you can always ask for Retin A Micro or try over the counter Differin (more gentle).
If you’re motivated, add in an antioxidant such as vitamin C to diminish dark spots and protect against UV. Personal favorite: Skinceuticals CE Ferulic, drunk elephant C firma day serum
Consider procedures such as laser, botox, or filler as maintenance to keep skin texture firm and the skin surface healthy and glowing
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