Skincare 101: The Basics

Shalini Vemula, MD, FAAD

Skin care doesn’t have to be complicated if you don’t want it to be. A simple skincare routine includes these basic three steps: cleansing, moisturizing and protecting the skin.  

1.    Cleanse 

2.   Moisturize 

3.   Protect 

Going the Extra Mile

Once you have a basic routine down, you can gradually begin to add additional steps as you see fit. A good place to start is with an over the-counter or prescription topical retinol or retinoid. This can be added to your evening routine to help boost collagen, improve pigmentation and reduce fine lines and wrinkles.  

Another great product to add is a vitamin C serum in the morning. Vitamin C is an antioxidant that helps prevent damage from free radicals caused by UV damage and air pollution. It can improve the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles and brighten your skin complexion.  

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