How My Mom Suckered Me Into Seeing a Fancy Beverly Hills Dermatologist
It was all she wanted for Christmas. I had to go.
• Always wear sunscreen. "If you want to maintain the nice skin you have now, sun protection is absolutely number one," says Dr. Shamban (aka my mother). She recommends that I always use SPF 50.
• Get my Vitamin D level checked. I actually just had my annual physical a few months back, and when I was tested for Vitamin D, my levels were normal. I used to be Vitamin D deficient (I was living in a veritable cave -- aka New York City). But it's a good reminder to stay on top of this.
• Use Retin A to stimulate my skin to make more collagen. In addition to Retin A every other night, Dr. Shamban suggests I put prescription MetroGel on any breakouts. "It's an antibiotic, but it's anti-inflammatory, which is perfect for your sensitive skin," explains Dr. Shamban.
• Wear minimal makeup. This one is hard, since I'm a beauty editor and am always testing new stuff. The number one product Dr. Shamban recommends for my particular skin is Dior Diorsnow UV Shield White Reveal BB Cream SPF 50. I haven't tried it before, but it's officially on my "must get now" list.
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