Q. If I can only afford one really good skincare product what should it be (assume I have sunscreen)?
A. The best skincare product in my opinion is something that contains retinoids. Retinoids provide healthier, glowing, clearer skin. They have been shown to help fine lines, reduce pore size, improve discoloration and acne and thicken skin. My favorite would be tretinoin, as it has a long track record of safe, proven results. Tretinoin is a prescription that we can provide to our patients for many skin conditions. Many over the counter skincare products also contain retinoids, and while they may not be as strong as prescription strength medication, they are still beneficial. If you have any questions regarding which skincare products are the most effective or you would like to discuss having us prescribe you tretinoin please feel free to schedule an appointment!