One of the most common questions my patients ask me is "What is your skincare routine?" As a woman, I want what my patients want-- to stave off signs of aging, to avoid skin damage that could potentially cause cancer, and to have a routine that is practical.
These are the basics of my personal approach. Of course, for formal medical advice, you must see your doctor in person. All products may not be right for all people, and people with allergies and sensitive skin must be extra cautious.
For the Minimalist
If you want to keep a solid maintenance routine on a budget, these three choices are very respectable. There are other, fancier products available. Some of them smell great, feel luxurious, and come in beautiful glass jars. I have certainly used my fair share of these products, and when I want to splurge, I still do. But for a practical, affordable routine, consider these:
For the Sophisticate
If you are the type of person who wants scientifically proven skin care that is even more effective, your choices are more expensive and more medical. For the prescription-strength products below, you will need to see a doctor. That being said, they are extremely effective at what they do.
For the Epicurean
If you would like the absolute best products on the market, they will require more of an investment, as well as a trip to your plastic surgeon's office. The modern era of skin aesthetics offers choices that can smooth your skin, plump your lips, grow your eyelashes, and replenish your complexion in under 30 minutes. For more information about these products, you should see your doctor for an in-person consultation.