As we all know, Skin Care Products are everywhere, each claiming to be the best. How does one decide what to use?
Let us break it down to morning and evening routines:
I tell my patients the most important product to put on your skin during the day is a good quality sunscreen. We prefer a physical sunscreen such as zinc oxide or a combination of zinc oxide and titanium dioxide. In the last few years the user friendliness of sunscreens has improved dramatically. There are very elegant products available that suit various skin types and are a pleasure to wear. Lately many manufacturers are including anti-oxidants and vitamins in their sunscreens. The consumer can now get a treatment within their sunscreen. The tinted sunscreens can also act like a makeup or under makeup primer. The bottom line is there is really no excuse for not wearing sunscreen on a daily basis. It is one of the best anti aging products for daily use.
What to put on at night:
The gold standard for a facial rejuvenation topical product is Retin-A or Retinol, both derivativesof Vitamin A. Retinol is the non- prescription version of Retin-A and can be purchased over the counter. There are many brands and it is best to be guided by a medical professional. Success requires supervision and attention to proper use, keeping side effects to a minimum. Retin-A products exfoliate dead skin cells,increase blood supply to the face, and increase collagen activity to produce a healthier glowing complexion. Who does not want that?