What is a Dermatologist’s Skin Regimen?

My daily skin regimen is as follows. Out of a compulsion to educate on skincare, I have included the reasons and conditions that I am treating when I am performing my daily skincare rituals.

1) Cleanse with SkinMedica Facial Cleanser using my Clarisonic PRO brush. (The brush can be used twice daily and gets my skin cleaner than anything else, allowing the products I place on the skin to really get the penetration I want.)
2) Immediately apply SkinMedica TNS Essential Serum. I place one pump on the back of my hand to mix it, and then apply to face, neck and décolletage. It is important to always apply growth factors for collagen stimulation as the first step beyond cleansing. Personally, if there is any single product I absolutely cannot go without, it is the Essential Serum. With 11+ clinical trials behind it, it is the only proven product on the market to really stimulate Collagen I and Collagen III by proven microscopic analysis.
3) Next, I apply my SkinMedica Lytera. I have pigment. I am female, and I live in Texas. Of course I have pigment! Unlike chemicals such as hydroquinone, which if stopped, will simply allow pigment to recur, Lytera is meant for long term use for a condition that lasts a lifetime. This is a constant battle for many women who live in sunnier places, but, we now know that even heat is our enemy when it comes to pigment and melisma. I will be getting to my best battle against the heat component shortly!
4) The next step is debated amongst physicians, but I use the SkinMedica Total Defense & Repair. I love this superscreen (not just a sunscreen) for so many reasons, but two favorite reasons are that it is so sheer, absorbing very quickly, and that it has anti-oxidants within it that contribute to my anti-aging regiment. Thus, I protect and repair simultaneously with this one product.5) Lastly step is my HA5 because I find my foundation goes on so nicely over it. SkinMedica HA5 is simple–try it once and you will be a believer as to why it is truly a unique concept in hydration. Both men and women agree. It is a crowd pleaser!

1) Cleanser with SkinMedica Facial Cleanser using the Clarisonic PRO.
2) Apply SkinMedica TNS Essential Serum.
3) Apply SkinMedica Lytera.
4) Apply SkinMedica Retinol 0.5% gel. This helps increase my effectiveness of both my SkinMedica TNS Essential Serum and Lytera.
5) Apply my SkinMedica HA5 last.