woman applying lotion to her arm | body lotion

How to Find the Right Body Lotion For You

We are mid-way through winter, and your skin is dry and dull. You’re in desperate need of better body lotion, but which to choose? CVS alone has 100 options. Here’s what I tell my patients about finding the right body lotion: If the lotion smells good, absorbs well, is easy to apply, and works - and if you will use it con...

woman applying lotion | skincare routine

How to Build a Skincare Routine to Keep Your Skin Healthy and Beautiful

It’s very easy to build a skincare routine that is effective, simple, and well-tolerated. However, I’ve been noticing recently that people are overthinking this.  My hundreds of thousands of followers on Instagram and TikTok have been asking me about specific ingredients. Should I use a product with Niacinamide? Should I...

older couple with beautiful healthy skin | skincare products for aging gracefully

Skincare Products That Will Help You Age Gracefully

Good news: it is never too late to start on a skincare regimen that will help you age gracefully. Though you cannot stop aging (hence I don’t like to use the term anti-aging), the sooner you start using scientifically-proven skincare products, the more you will benefit. First, let’s talk about aging. There are two type...

woman fanning herself | menopause and topical estrogen

Menopause, Topical Estrogen, and Skin Health

Today we are talking about menopause, its effects on the body, and the role that topical estrogen plays in skin health. Menopause is a topic that some doctors continue to avoid to the detriment of millions of women every year. This infuriates me on so many levels. As Susan Dominus wrote in the New York Times earlier this ...

young woman with healthy skin | DNA repair enzymes

Make DNA Repair Enzymes Part of Your Skincare Routine ASAP

On Instagram, you can often find me debunking skincare hype and product myths. So many products do not deliver the results that are promised, and this makes DNA repair enzymes stand out. In the realm of effective skincare products, these are backed by science, and I strongly recommend everyone use them as part of their skincare ...

woman on beach | sun protection

How to Maximize Sun Protection

This article was first published in May 2023 and has been revised to focus on new information about sun protection in 2024.  If you follow me on Instagram, you know that I talk about sun protection a lot. You also know that my favorite chemical sunscreen - and the one I recommend to almost everyone - is not available in the ...

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