Top 3 Essential Items for Your Skin

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Top 3 Essential Items for Your Skin

With all of the skin care products out there, and a huge amount of information online, how do you decide what your skin care regime should be and if it even works?

Our dermatologists consistently recommend these 3 things to people of all ages, skin tone and type.

  1. Sunscreen SPF 30+

You have heard this before, but preventing sun damage in the first place is always going to be your best bet. Even if you think you aren’t going outside we get a lot more sun exposure than we think we do (e.g. the car).

We recommend a broad spectrum of at least SPF 30 every day.

Elta MD and Neutrogena offer great products.

  1. Vitamin C Serum (L ascorbic)

Vitamin C occurs naturally in our skin when we are young but depletes over time as sun damage, environmental pollutants, and things like cigarette smoke wreak havoc on our skin. When you replenish this vitamin, you boost the production of collagen which staves off wrinkles and gives us that youthful appearance, and it repairs and prevents damage as it is a powerful antioxidant. Most people start to notice their skin improving in just a few weeks.

Make sure it is L-Ascorbic, so that it can be absorbed into your skin.

Skin Medica offers a great Vitamin C+E product.

  1. Retinoids (Prescription Strength)

Retinoids are prescription strength topical Vitamin A creams that boost cell turnover in your skin, boost collagen, and thicken and strengthen the deep layers of skin. They are about 100 times stronger than retinols or other Vitamin A products you can get over the counter. Our dermatologists recommend retinoids or retinols to almost every single person, because almost every single person benefits from them. Even, and especially, men! Spending hundreds of dollars on skin creams will not even come close to yielding the results of retinoids.

See your Dermatologist to determine the perfect retinol/retinoid regime for your skin.

Skin care can be easy, affordable, and actually work! Avoiding damage, using an antioxidant, and creating new cells will give you the best results.

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