As a physician assistant who spends a lot of time talking to patients about their skin, the most common question I’m asked is, “What skin care regimen should I use at home?”
Your skin care regimen should be personalized and based on your lifestyle. What is your skin type? Do you have oily skin? Acneic skin? Dry or combination skin? How much time do you have to invest in your skin care?
Ultimately, when a patient comes in for a consultation, we will help them determine the answers to these questions and can help guide them to an at-home regimen that will work for them. There are, however, a few general basics that are universal pieces of a good skincare regimen: healthy living, hydration, cleansing, toning and problem correction.