• Acne,  Moisturizing,  oily skin,  retinoids,  sun protection

    Skincare for Acne: The Complete Guide

    By now, we all know how common a problem acne is, and skincare companies have also taken notice.  Each year, billions of dollars are spent in the hopes of finding the miracle product that will rid us of our blemishes.  While skincare often isn’t enough to treat acne on its own, having the right skincare habits can significantly help decrease the severity of acne or help to make an acne treatment regimen more tolerable.  Here’s your complete guide to skincare for acne. Cleansing This first step in skincare is often a favorite of acne sufferers.  It was definitely a favorite of mine as an acne-prone teenager.  I always felt that…

  • Antiaging,  Dry skin,  hyaluronic acid,  Moisturizing

    Hyaluronic Acid Could Be Your Hydration Hero

    We are in the midst of a hydration revolution! Over the last year, hyaluronic acid (HA) has become the “it” ingredient in skincare. While I remember using products rich in this now-ubiquitous ingredient over ten years ago, it’s enjoying a new spike in popularity. The catchy claim that this ingredient can “hold 1000 times its weight in water” fits in perfectly with the dewy, glow-obsessed moment we’re having right now. However, most HA users know little to nothing about its origins or cosmetic uses. Here’s what you need to know about hyaluronic acid.

  • Bathing,  Moisturizing

    How to Simplify Your Skincare Routine

    Like Marie Kondo, I love a mess, just not when it comes to skincare.  While there’s no shortage of great products out there, I’ve found that a lot of my patients have been overdoing it, and who can blame them?  With trends like double cleansing and 12 step skincare routines rising to prominence, it’s never been more popular to have a maximalist approach when it comes to products.  While using skincare as selfcare and really taking your time to focus on your dermatologic health are great things, product overload can lead to a whole host of issues.  Using too many occlusive moisturizers, serums and essences can lead to comedonal acne. …