How To Save Thousands Of Dollars A Year On Skin Care Products
As a plastic surgeon, I know that women spend a lot of money on their skin care products. From skin-quenching daily serums to nutrient- rich creams, the cosmetic industry has many of us believing in smoke and mirrors. And that kind of marketing misinformation has made it really hard to sort out what’s best for our skin. Do you know what is the #1, most effective, affordable anti-aging lotion? It may not be sexy, but the answer is a broad-spectrum sunscreen – one that provides protection for both UVA and UVB rays.
The best approach for maintaining beautiful skin is protecting what you already have
If we treat daytime as a time to protect our skin, our only valuable product needs to be an excellent quality sunscreen for your face. Get a great sunscreen and you won’t need moisturizers or anti-wrinkle creams etc. At the clinic, we use and recommend this SPF 45 made by Biophora. It’s also important that you don’t neglect to use sunscreen on your lips as it’s very susceptible to skin cancers. We like this Colourscience lip SPF.
Face the facts and save
Topical antioxidants such as SkinMedica Vitamin C + E Complex or Obagi Professional-C Products can be used with your sun screen during day-time hours to super-charge its efficacy. These specially formulated anti-oxidants work with sunscreens to boost their protective qualities. Avoid the use of Retinols during the day as they increase the skin’s sensitivity to sunlight. Allow them to work their magic as part of your daily night routine. The fact is, there is no doubt that combining a topical antioxidant with your sunscreen will give you a system of skin care that makes sense. For both your skin and your pocketbook. It may not sound sexy … but then neither is the lady in our photo