Daily Dermatology: Products for a Simple Skin Regimen
Seeing a dermatologist doesn’t always have to be for a rash, acne or skin check. (PS. Did you know it’s recommended to get a full skin exam annually?) A dermatologist can obviously help you with all of these things…but they can also provide you with great tips and routines for healthy skin based specifically on your skin type and skin goals.
Recently I visited with Dr. Alexandra Grob, a Board Certified Dermatologist who practices in Morristown, NJ to find out what her favorite products are for a healthy skin routine and how I can start my own simple skin regimen. (I need to start getting my skin wedding ready!) 😊
Here’s what she recommends:
Neutrogena Gentle Hydrating Cleanser is my favorite wash to cleanse without drying the skin, it’s great for all skin types. I use it morning and night, every day.
LaRoche-Posay moisturizer with sunscreen is one that I use in the winter when my skin is a little more dry, or post laser procedure to hydrate and protect my skin during the day.
Cetaphil Oil Control Moisturizer with SPF is one I like for oily or acne prone skin (I use this quite frequently during the day under my makeup).
SkinCeuticals CE Ferulic is my fav daily antioxidant serum (should be used under sunscreen). It has vitamin C, vitamin E, and ferulic acid which are essentially antioxidants to protect against free radical and UV damage in the skin from the sun.
At night I like to mix a prescription retin-A (not pictured) with Neutrogena Hydro Boost Gel-Cream, (the blue tube) to help with fine lines and exfoliate the skin on a cellular level. In general, I like to use a product with a retinol at nighttime to repair the skin. There are various over the counter products for this, or you can get prescription strength formulas by visiting a dermatologist.
She sums up a good, simple skin regimen using the products above in three easy steps…
Gentle skin cleansing. (day & night)
Protect/prevent. (daytime with sunscreens/antioxidants)
Repair. (nighttime - retinol, growth factors, etc.)
For more information or specific questions be sure to visit her Instagram page @dralexandragrob