11th March 2023 by Dr Bassam Zeina
As we enter a new year, it’s a great time to re-evaluate our skincare routines and make sure we’re using the best products to keep our skin healthy and glowing. To help you get started, we’ve compiled a list of the top dermatologist-recommended skincare products for 2023. These products are essential for protecting your skin from environmental damage, promoting collagen production, and hydrating your skin.
The number one product on our list is sunscreen. Sun protection is essential for reducing premature aging, dark spots, and skin cancer. Dermatologists recommend using a broad-spectrum sunscreen with an SPF of at least 30, and applying it generously to all exposed skin, including face, ears, neck, and hands. Look for products with ingredients like zinc oxide and titanium dioxide, which provide physical protection against UV rays.
Sunglasses are another must-have product for protecting your skin and eyes from environmental damage. Not only do they protect your eyes from harmful UV rays, reducing the risk of cataracts, but they also prevent squinting, which can lead to wrinkles and fine lines around the eyes. Look for sunglasses with UV-blocking lenses and a wraparound style to protect the delicate skin around your eyes. Dr Zeina says “I recommend wearing sunglasses all year around! This is because UV A goes through clouds, and can cause sun damage even when it’s cloudy.”
Vitamins A and C are essential for promoting collagen production, which keeps your skin looking firm and youthful. Vitamin A (retinol) is a powerful anti-aging ingredient that helps to reduce fine lines, wrinkles, and dark spots. Vitamin C is a potent antioxidant that helps to protect your skin from environmental damage and brighten your complexion. Look for products that contain these ingredients, in high enough concentration (Dr Bassam Zeina recommends at least 0.3% retinol and 10% vitamin C), and use them as directed.
Hyaluronic acid is a natural substance found in the skin that helps to hydrate and plump your skin. As we age, our skin produces less hyaluronic acid, which can lead to dryness and fine lines. Topical hyaluronic acid is a great way to boost your skin’s hydration levels and reduce the appearance of fine lines. Look for products that contain hyaluronic acid, such as serums or moisturizers, and use them daily.
The market is flooded with often expensive products claiming they can perform miracles. The above products, on the other hand, have stood the test of time, and we hope that this post makes it simple and practical.
By incorporating these products into your skincare routine, you can protect your skin from environmental damage, promote collagen production, and hydrate your skin. Remember to always use sunscreen, wear sunglasses, and consult with your dermatologist if you have any questions or concerns about your skincare routine. Here’s to healthy, glowing skin in 2023!