.Shop: Skin Care Must Haves.

Hi DermDivas!

Today I will be comparing my favorite must have skin care products.  These products can be purchased by clicking the links below or just click here to shop my Instagram looks!

You don’t need to leave the house and they will be sent directly to you! Can you say score?


Cetaphil DermaControl Oil Control Foam Wash • Cetaphil • $13.99  SIMPLE. NON-DRYING. OIL CONTROL. I recommend this facial cleanser to ALL of my acne patients! I can’t lie – I LOVE this product and use during the week.  It makes my skin feel SO CLEAN! Thanks #galderma for an awesome product!

SkinMedica Facial Cleanser • Skinmedica • $38  SAFE FOR ALL SKIN TYPES. Oily skin? Dry skin? No problem! Works to rid dirt, oils and makeup. Perfect to use twice a day as part of your daily regimen.


Neutrogena Hydro Boost Moisturizing Gel • Neutrogena • $17.99  LIGHTWEIGHT. HYDRATING. NON-GREASY. Awesome moisturizer to use daily before you put your makeup on or before going to sleep. Does not make your skin feel sticky. Perfect OTC product if you are new to the skin care world, and looking for something easy to use everyday. Won’t break the bank (WBTB) either!

HA5 Rejuvenating Hydrator • Skinmedica • $178  A TRUE HYALURONIC ACID. Did you know #hyaluronicacid is naturally found in our skin? By 50 we can lose up to 40% of natural HA. This product leaves you skin feeling supple, plump and rejuvinated. Perfect for that #dermdiva who is looking for an anti-aging product to help stimulate new HA production.


SkinCeuticals C E Ferulic • Skinceuticals • $163  VITAMINS C, E AND FERULIC ACID. Trifecta of antioxidants which prevent anti-aging. Helps reduct pigmentation from sun damage. Comes in a cute bottle with a fancy dropper. Rich, hydrating and perfect for nighttime use.

Lytera 2.0 Pigment Correcting Serum • Skinmedica • $154  THE “NO HYDROQUINONE” PRODUCT. I have used Lytera in the past , but SkinMedica has recently launched Lytera 2.0. This pigment corrector is safe to use on all skin types.  I noticed results in as little as 2 weeks! Perfect for any #dermdiva who is not into serums. Use twice a day (before makeup in the AM, after washing face in the PM) for best results.


Clinique Limited-Edition Jumbo All About Eyes Rich • Clinique • $53  PERFECT NON-MEDICAL GRADE EYE CREAM. Moisturizing, super rich product. Great for first time eye cream users. May not be for that #dermdiva with extra puffiness after a long night out. Overall a great first step in the anti-aging eye cream world. Another WBTB score!

SkinMedica TNS Eye Repair® • Skinmedica • $102  ANTI-AGING. HA. VITAMINS A, C AND E. Anti-aging eye cream in ONE bottle. Best of the best. Fine lines, wrinkles, dark circles be gone! A must have for any #dermdiva who wants to increase collagen, elasticity and reduce signs of aging. #tgfskinmedica


These last four products are ones that patients have tried and loved or skincare tools for everyday use. No comparison to other products; just ones that are needed in your medicine cabinet!

SkinMedica TNS Essential Serum® • Skinmedica • $281  PRICEY – BUT WORTH IT. For that #dermdiva who has already tried OTC products that just aren’t cutting it. Eye cream, day cream and night time in one bottle. The fine line and wrinkle fighter. Another #tgfskinmedica product.

Mario Badescu Drying Lotion • Mario Badescu • $17  BLEMISH BE GONE! Salicylic Acid + calming calamine creates the perfect combination to get rid of that pimple fast. Many of my patients swear by this product! Personally, I like our SDG Clear Clinic “Vanished” because I can throw it in my bag, there is an easy to use applicator, and I know it works!

SkinCeuticals Triple Lipid Restore 2:4:2 • Skinceuticals • $125 WINTER DRY SKIN CURE. Omg – have you ever put your foundation on (shop my favorite foundation here) and your face looks super dry and flaky? I have been experiencing that all winter until I started using this amazing product. Rich and EXTRA moisturizing, but does not clog pores! A winter must have!

Clarisonic Smart Profile(TM) Set • clarisonic • $199 ON SALE! 33% OFF! BUY NOW! Have you been wanting to try a #clarisonicproduct but not sure which one? Look no further. This Smart Profile set by Clarisonic is perfect! It will remove dirt, oils and your makeup without stripping your skin of natural oils. Even better this product is ON SALE! CLICK FAST — you don’t want to wait too long and miss out!

Thanks for checking out my favorite skin care products! Throughout the year I change my regimens because my skin becomes more dry or more oily from the weather. I will be sure to share those tips throughout the next few months with you all!

xoxo,

TheDermDiva

PS. If you are interested in chatting more about skin care or how to fight anti-aging comment below! If you live in the NY-Long Island area you can always make an appointment with me in my Smithtown office! I’d love to meet you and chat about all things beauty+dermatology!

.#TBT Lips & Lines with Lee.

Two weeks ago I met Lee AKA @offiicial_mamichula who is a FABULOUS vlogger (video blogger) on Long Island.  Lee is the real deal – she has over 20k followers on Instagram and over *300k* followers on YouTube! Needless to say when I was approached by my amazing company to have Lee capture me in action on her video blog I immediately said YES!

First, Lee and I sat down to discuss what her concerns were.  She felt as if her face was “sunken in.”  This is a very common complaint that patients notice from weight loss or just the natural aging process. After a brief examination we decided to use #juvedermultraXC for her #nasolabialfolds AKA “smile lines” (pink arrows.)  We also opted to do a little work on her lips to add more symmetry and definition.

First, my medical assistant took pictures and applied numbing cream. The numbing cream was left on for about 10-15 minutes.  One of the things I LOVE about these #hyaluronicacidfillers is that they have #lidocaine already mixed into the syringe.  The combination between the numbing cream and the lidocaine allows patients to have minimal discomfort during the procedure. #lovemyhappypatients

Once we were ready to role the numbing cream was removed, and the area was thoroughly cleaned with alcohol and hibiclens.  To achieve full correction on Lee I used only one syringe.  Depending on how deep the deficit is ultimately determines how many syringes we will need. Click the play button to watch a behind the scenes sneak peek!

The entire procedure for her smile lines took about 15 minutes.  Lee was so happy with the results! After we finished her smile lines we moved onto the lips.  I always advise my patients to do their top and bottom lip to achieve perfect symmetry and proportion #noducklipsplease. Lee already had nice, full lips so we did not need to add significant volume.  Ultimately I wanted to give her the #perfectpout by defining her #vermillionborder (the well defined area where your lip meets your normal skin) and fixing the slight asymmetry she had in her lips.  FYI: it is normal for our lips to be smaller or bigger than the other.  After numbing and cleansing the area we were ready.  Once again #juvedermultra was my filler of choice.  In total we used around half of a syringe to achieve perfection! Click the play button to watch a behind the scenes sneak peek!

 

HOW FUN! It was great having Lee at my office in Smithtown at Schweiger Dermatology.  She was a total doll and I hope to work with her again in the near future.  I can now say that Lee is an official #dermdiva. Huge shout out to @offiicial_mamichula for filming this entire experience for her YouTube blog! Make sure you all CLICK HERE to watch Lee’s full experience from that day!

xoxo,

TheDermDiva

PS. Did you watch the full video on Youtube? CLICK HERE NOW! Lee and I have decided to give away some free stuff! You need to follow the directions at the end of the video! Be sure to follow Lee on all her social media for her latest posts!