Skin Care Regimen
People often ask what skin care products they should use. Beyond diligent sunscreen use, topical retinoid use (when not pregnant or nursing) at night is a key skin care regimen for not only acne-prone skin but also helping to minimize wrinkles and overall sun-damage (milder products include BioPelle Retriderm, skinBetter Science AlphaRet and areusually much less drying for our high-altitude climate). In addition, topical antioxidants can help scavenge sun-damage and also help minimize sunspots (like Revision C+ corrective serum, Prescribed Solutions Urbane Renewal Serum which also have DNA repair enzymes). For women in the peri-menopausal years or menopause, the new product Emepelle has some really exciting data—and I participated in one of the clinical trials (link to articles). Emepelle is an estrogen receptor activator in the skin to help combat collagen loss but it is not a hormone (NERA, non-hormonal estrogen receptor activator) —as within the first 5 years of menopause, women have been found to lose 30% of their collagen in the skin.