The Derms Pick:
Top dermatologist shares his top product picks with us
Dr. Carlos Charles
We had to tap one of our fave derms who specializes in treating skin types 5-6 to find out what he recommends to his patients to improve their skin texture, even out their skin tone while minimizing the appearance of pores and controlling acne.
First, thing he let us know is that he's not really into recommending products. A philosophy we can support because until he has actually evaluated you, he can't make a true recommendation- we respect that.
What Dr. Charles did let us know is that his "go-to" products do include retinoids at varying strengths. "For those with more sensitive skin I'll often choose retin-a micro 0.08% gel." Dr. Charles continued, "for patients with large pores and oily sebaceous skin I'll often for with Tazorac 0.1% cream.
Of course, he couldn't be a true skin care professional without naming a sunscreen, "Elta MD UV Clear - SPF 47- simply the best. [It] contains zinc as a physical blocking agent and goes on sheer."