May 14, 2021


Interviewer: A good skin care routine can help you maintain soft and healthy skin as you get older. Now, you might not be able to prevent all the wrinkles and spots, but if you implement some good habits now, they'll really help in the long run. Dermatologist Dr. Emily McKenzie, what is your recommended five-step routine that everyone should implement for healthy skin?

Dr. McKenzie: So you want to start by taking lukewarm short showers. This allows your skin to retain more moisture. While in the shower, you want to use mild fragrance-free cleansers. After showering, it's good to use a good moisturizer throughout your entire body. Afterwards, applying a sunscreen helps to prevent a lot of the aging concerns that most people have, dark spots and fine wrinkles. In addition to this, using any medications prescribed by your dermatologist can help address any specific concerns that you have to keep your skin looking young and healthy.

updated: May 14, 2021
originally published: March 12, 2019

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