At home ask any dermatologist and they’ll all tell you the number-one thing you need to do for your face is to apply sunscreen daily. “The bare minimum for future-proofing your skin is the consistent use of a sunscreen,” says Dr Ong Jin Khang of The Retreat Clinic. And even if you have an office job, you need to reapply. While a lot of people think reapplication is only necessary with sweating or sports activity, the correct way of ‘dosing’ sunscreen is actually multiple times a day. Ong says, “Even fluorescent lights have UV!” A layer of antioxidant serum under your SPF also acts like a safety net, according to Miami dermatologist Joely Kaufman, M.D. Of course, the nighttime element of your skincare routine is just as important as the morning one. “Retinol does a great job of building up collagen in the dermis,” says Robert Anolik, M.D., a dermatologist in New York. “It also prevents excess pigmentation formation in the epidermis.” But if retinol is too irritating for your sensitive skin, try botanical-based extracts. Chanel and YSL Beauté deliver just that with botanical concentrates in their latest serums, Le Lift and the Pure Shots range.
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