I like a gentle daily cleanser for sensitive skin. This is a must because your skin needs to breathe and gentle cleansers clean the skin without aggravating it. Aggravated skin leads to more damage and more breakouts because it disrupts the natural protective top layer of the skin and if the skin is too dry, our pores secrete more of its natural oils and may lead to more breakouts.
I use an 3. Antioxidant Serum (Dr. Chen likes options from Dr. Weil’s Plantidote from Origins or Dr. Perricone’s Super Algae line) for night time and a 4. Moisturizing Lotion (seen here is Dr. Patricia Wexler, Dr. Chen also likes Aveda) for night time. For day time, I’ll use an antioxidant serum first then of course a 5. Sunscreen of at least SPF 25 (seen here is Dr. Patricia Wexler, Dr. Chen also likes Aveda).
I keep my make up light with tinted moisturizer with SPF 25, 6. Aveda Inner Light Mineral Tinted Moisture. I prefer cosmetic products that are organic and with less chemicals and that have added benefits of antioxidants or healing vitamin properties for the skin. I like a natural look instead of a look that is too heavy-handed when it comes to make up. 7. Eyeliner and blush and tinted lip conditioner or lipgloss are usually from Dior or Chanel.
Dr. Julie T. Chen, M.D. is board certified in Internal Medicine by the American Board of Internal Medicine and has received formal fellowship training in Integrative Medicine by the University of Arizona, Arizona Center for Integrative Medicine in Tucson, Arizona with Dr. Andrew Weil’s program. She is also board certified in Integrative Medicine by the American Board of Integrative and Holistic Medicine.
Dr. Julie has been featured in numerous radio, newspaper, and magazine interviews. She is committed to promoting integrative and preventive health care for her patients and in her community. You can check her out in her features for the Huffington Post or her website, Making Healthy EZ.