A good skincare regimen doesn’t have to be overly expensive or complicated
There are two main schools of thought when it comes to skin care. Some advocate a back-to-basics, soap-is-all-you-need approach while others push for a complicated system of creams, serums and lotions.
Local skin care experts explain which products you really need and which you can leave behind.
Cleanser: A good skin care routine starts with cleansing.
“You want to use a facial cleanser that’s specific to your skin type,” said Stephanie Wright, an esthetician at DeSpain Cayce Dermatology Center and Medical Spa. “If someone has acne, they would need something with a salicylic acid. If they have dry or more sensitive skin, a more gentle cleanser like Cetaphil will be better.”
Nicholas Golda, a surgical dermatologist and medical director of the dermatology clinics at University of Missouri Health Care, said cleansers don’t need to be expensive.
“I do recon when I am at Walmart, find out what’s on the shelves. I like a good, bland, nonirritating face wash,” Golda said. Brands he likes include Cetaphil, Purpose and Aveeno.
Golda recommends liquid cleansers over bars, which tend to be actual soaps.
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