Kate’s Simple 3 Step Morning Skin Care Routine

Anyone who scrutinizes skin on patients day-in and day-out and routinely and knows what is trending in skin care will have a special insight on a #MorningSkinCare routine. That’s why Ada West Dermatology asked provider Kate Smalley, PA- C to share what she does every morning to keep her skin looking its best.

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Kate explains that this routine is what works for her specific skin type in Idahos’ high desert climate. It consists of 3 simple steps and some preferred products:

STEP 1: A gentle cleanser

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Skinceuticals Cleanser with Glycolic Acid: Glycolic Renewal Cleanser Gel Runs about $38.  Or CeraVe Hydrating Facial Cleanser  or The Ordinary Glycolic Acid Solution for a glycolic acid leave-on. Runs about $7

STEP 2: Moisturizer

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CeraVe’s cosmetic line is La Roche-Posay. For moisturizer, Kate uses Toleriane Double Repair Face Moisturizer (you can buy it in a UV form) Has a good feel to it and isn’t too heavy. Doesn’t burn or sting when you put it on. Generally avoid the eye area. Runs about $11

STEP 3: Sunscreen

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Option 1: Cetaphil Liquid Mineral Sunscreen. This is a good mineral sunscreen that does a good job blocking out UV Rays and preventing skin cancers and brown spots. Feels like it might be really white at first, but rubs in really well.Runs about $12 Find online:

Option 2: Skin Better Tone Smart with 68 SPF Sunscreen as a compact. It’s foundation as well. The one color matches to skin. If you have pigment problems, it will change your life. It has 68 SPF! Runs about $65  Click here to visit the Skin Better website and use Ada West as your provider.

Special tips about Glycolic Acid and Pigment Problems:

Start at 05:23 When to use Glycolic acid, benzoyl peroxide, salicylic acid, retin-a.

Start at 06:29 When using a cleanser, remember to give it time to do its job!

For the rest of the body? Kate uses Cerave Moisturizing Cream — she likes the big container with a pump! #dryclimate

#nofilter #skincare #dermatologistrecommended


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