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 Jersey-based dermatologist specializing in lasers for the treatment of scars, wrinkles, broken blood vessels, brown spots and laser hair removal.
A.M. Routine: She uses Vivite Daily Cleanser to wash her face, then puts on one pump of SkinMedica TNS Essential Serum all over her face -- including under her eyes. Dr. Downie wears SkinMedica Daily Physical Defense Sunscreen Broad Spectrum SPF 30 every day, rain or shine, and says it rubs right into her face, neck and hands, which is especially important if you get gel manicures on the regular, like she does. She'll put it on before the gel goes on and halfway through the treatment to keep them protected. On days where she knows she's going to be out in the sun, she likes to take the supplement Heliocare, which she tells me is the extract of a Costa Rican fern that helps protect from the sun. This OTC pill is a natural antioxidant, but shouldn't be used instead of sunscreen.
P.M. Routine: For her nightly routine, she likes to take her makeup off with Neutrogena Oil Free Eye Makeup Remover. Then she applies SkinMedica TNS Illuminating Eye Cream to the tops and bottoms of her eyes. She uses one pump of SkinMedica Lytera Skin Brightening Complex, with Dior Capture Totale One Essential, and will use Tazorac if she's breaking out (the One Essential makes it even stronger -- she says it amplifies the results of other products which is why she uses it all the time).
Secret Weapons: Four times a year she does a Fraxel laser treatment to keep her melasma (dark brown patches often triggered by sun) down. But her other not-so-secret weapons include exercising for at least 30 minutes a day, seven days a week -- and she skips coffee, tea and alcohol, in favor of water and brightly colored fruits, veggies and whole foods.
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