Three dermatologists share their tips and skincare routines

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Three dermatologists share their tips and skincare routines
Three dermatologists share their tips and skincare routines

by Kathleen Morrison, Lead Writer

November 5th, 2019

Dermatologists are the leading experts when it comes to skin. They know the science behind the products that work and the ones that don’t, and they know how to dial in your routine to get the clearest, glowiest skin possible. It’s no wonder many of you are dying to learn about what they use on their own skin! We asked three board-certified derms how they keep their skin in tip top shape.

Vitamin C is key

Dr. Lauren Kyle sticks to proven active ingredients to keep her skin healthy and glowing. When we asked for her personal favorite bit of skincare advice, she said, “Sunscreen every single day and reapply every 90 minutes when outside. Plus, Skinceuticals Vitamin CE Ferulic Serum in the morning and a good retinoid at night time.”

  1. Cleanse with CeraVe Hydrating Cleanser.
  2. 3-4 drops of Skinceuticals Vitamin CE Ferulic Serum.
  3. Wait 5 minutes.
  4. CeraVe PM Facial Moisturizer.
  5. Clear Defense sunscreen (similar to EltaMD UV Clear).
  6. Oral dose of 25 mg spironolactone.


  1. Cleanse with CeraVe Foaming Cleaner (to remove makeup).
  2. Apply CeraVe PM Facial Moisturizer.
  3. Apply pea-sized amount of tazorac cream (a retinoid).
  4. Latisse.
  5. Aquaphor for the lips.

Keep it gentle

Dr. George Skandamis is also a proponent of using SPF every morning and a retinoid nightly. He refers to these steps as “the cornerstones to any skin care regimen.”

  1. Cetaphil cleanser.
  2. Elta MD UV Clear SPF.


  1. Cetaphil cleanser.
  2. Tretinoin 0.05%.
  3. Universal Dermatology Ultra Lite Face Cream.

Bonus: If the skin on your body is feeling a little dry and irritated (especially in the drier winter air), Dr. Skandamis also recommends applying the CeraVe Moisturizing Cream fresh out of the shower!

Sunscreen + Vitamin C

Like Dr. Kyle, Dr. Maggie Kober also recommends sunscreen and vitamin C every morning. She emphasizes, “Wear sunscreen daily! Elta MD Tinted Facial sunscreen is a great option. I also wear an antioxidant (vitamin C serum) daily.”

  1. Gentle cleanser.
  2. Skinceuticals Vitamin CE Ferulic serum.
  3. Hyaluronic acid serum.
  4. SkinCeuticals Triple Lipid Moisturizer or Riverchase Dermal Repair cream.


  1. Gentle cleanser.
  2. Retinol Serum except 1-2 nights per week alternate with glycolic acid.
  3. SkinCeuticals Triple Lipid Moisturizer or Riverchase Dermal Repair cream.

These three dermatologists keep it simple with sunscreen, consistency, and a few active ingredients. Sometimes less really is more.

Which tips are you going to try in your own routine? What are your Holy Grail skincare products? Tweet at us @hi_apostrophe or send an email to

Welcome to the fine print! Just so you know, this article is not, nor is it intended to be, a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment, and should never be relied upon for specific medical advice. It’s always best to talk to a doctor for that stuff.

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