The Beauty Products Your Dermatologist Swears By
Take a peek into the skin care routines of these gorgeous skin docs who seem to defy the laws of aging
New York-based cosmetic dermatologist specializing in aesthetic, laser and surgical dermatology. Creator of Esteem Skin Care.
A.M. Routine: You might think someone with sensitive skin would be wary of testing out tons of new products, but not Dr. Day. On any given day, she may test out three or four new things -- and if it doesn't upset her sensitive and prone-to-rosacea skin, she says basically anyone can use it. She washes her face with a gentle cleanser, and then applies SkinMedica TNS Essential Serum -- making sure to cover her upper and lower eyelids, neck and the back of her hands. Out of all the higher-end products she's tried, this one seems to be the most cost-effective and worthwhile.
To get her daily UV protection, she turns to Olay Pro X Age Repair Lotion SPF 30 or Elta MD SPF 41 -- that is, when she's busy not testing out other new sun-protection products.
P.M. Routine: At night, she admittedly uses her face as an "experimental pad." But staples include the Clarisonic and Esteem Skin Care Tretinol Serum .5%.
Secret Weapon: "I do everything," she says. Botox, Restylane, Juvederm, laser hair removal, permanent eyeliner ... and yet she doesn't have mirrors in any of her exam rooms, both for her and her patients. Her goal isn't to change the way she looks, but to use technology to help in her routine while still being herself. "I know the risks or benefits," she explains. And the only person who does her injections is herself, or in some cases someone she knows and trusts. Plus, she doesn't care who knows all the things she does to keep her looking young -- except her husband, whom she confessed won't be allowed to read this article.
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