While people might have this idea that dermatologists like me are born with flawless skin and features and have a psychic ability to communicate with our skin problems and tell them to shoo away, that is simply not true!

Only after joining Dermatology residency did I get sensitised to the importance of skincare. Before, I was like any other youth, aware about the importance of skin care but inconsistent with them. Studying about the Skin structure, Skin types, various ingredients gave me great insight.

However, our skin is just not meant to carry the same elasticity and glow we have when we’re in our early twenties, forever! I started noticing the same signs of ageing in a once flawless skin. Being a dermatologist, I have the advantage of to sampling a lot of medical grade products which specifically suit my skin. One product doesn’t work the same way for everyone, and I realized that very early in my career. Hence, I recommend all my patients personalized products meant for their individual case! For me, the following routines have worked best after trial and errors! They’re basic products and I recommend these to anyone adamant in improving their skin but doesn’t know where to start;

My skincare routine is pretty simple:

Morning Routine

1. Foaming facewash: Sebamed clear face cleansing foam by @sebapharma, Keracnyl foaming face wash by @Ducray Laboratories dermetologiques, Avène Cleanance cleansing gel.

2. Topical Vit C: Revibra C 10 pure vitamin c cream by @Dr Reddy’s Laboratories or VC15 Vitamin C Serum by@cipla

3. Sunscreen:Avene Sunscreen VHP SPF50+ DRY TOUCH Emulsion, La Sheild sunscreen gel by Glenmark, Faceguard silicon sunscreen gel spf 50 by @ Abbott

4. Oil free moisturiser: Neutrogena Oil-Free Facial Moisturiser by @Neutrogena, Episoft AC moisturiser by@Glenmark pharmaceutical

Night Routine

1. Foaming face wash with Glycolic acid/ lactic acid: AHAglow gel by @Torrent pharma, cutiwash foaming face wash by @micro labs

2. Vit A and hyaluronic acid serum: C-25 Enhance Serum by Fix Derma India

3. Moisturiser: Body Shop Vitamin E Moisture-Protect Emulsion by @Body Shop

As a body lotion I use:

Aveeno Daily Moisturizing Lotion by aveeno

While the above routine helps me keep my skin stead, I rely more on medical grade procedures for the general up keep of the Skin to better enhance my features. Some procedures I get done on a regular basis are:

1. Microdermabrasion
2. Photofacial
3. Carbon Peel
4. A little bit of anti wrinkle injections here n there
5. Dermal fillers to treat the undereye hollowing.

I hope this helped bust some Dermat myths and has encouraged you to seek out your personal skin doctor so they can give you routines and products that work BEST FOR YOUR SKIN!

CategoryAcne
  1. April 9, 2018

    Mam you are bringing revolution in skin care and making comman people who doesn’t belong to skin care routine family are inspired by you thanks alot for making us aware and beautiful

    • April 23, 2018

      Thank you for the lovely comment

  2. April 18, 2018

    Can u pleased suggest an alternative brand to the hyaluronic retinol brand suggested by you above? It is not available in my state…tried to get it without success

    • April 23, 2018

      There is YuReverzo,Vitaglow and various others having that combination.

  3. April 23, 2018

    I my dermatologist prescribed me La Shield.
    When I started using I feel small small acne all over my face..
    When I asked my doc he said me La Shield is ok these acne are not a issue.
    What shall I do please suggest?

    • April 23, 2018

      Apply anti acne gels on the active lesions. La Shield is non-comedogenic so ideally it should not be aggravating acne.

  4. May 19, 2018

    Mam please suggest me best sunscreen to pimple face

    • May 21, 2018

      For an acne prone skin we usually recommend gel based sunscreens like Acne UV gel, Faceguard sunscreen, Sunbless sunscreen

  5. June 10, 2018

    Hi mam!! Thank you for taking out your precious time and replying back to the comments..I too also have concern with respect to hair fall..I don’t know the reason for my continuous heavy hair fall which I’m going through for a couple for days..I use hairguard shampoo as suggested by a dermatologist..May I also request you to suggest me some good tips to follow to reduce my hair fall…receding line if hair..thank you for your time again..

    • June 14, 2018

      @Manohar if it is receding hairline that is bothering you then the condition could be androgenetic alopecia for which you must visit a Dermat and start the medications. Also,you could try use Biotin 10mg daily for at least 6 months.

  6. June 11, 2018

    Hi Doc,

    I’m looking for a dermatologist for my skin consultation in Bangalore. I’ve seen many but not happy with it. I wanna start taking care my skin but I’m just failing at finding the right products. I wish someone like you whom I can really connect with was here, but I’m not finding any.

    Do you have any suggestions please.

    Thank you.

    • June 14, 2018

      @Vinduja
      Let us know if you happen to come by to Delhi or you could even try visit Dr Praveen Bhardwaj in Apollo Whitefield

  7. June 17, 2018

    Mam, i have acne marks on my face please suggest what should i do for get rid of it.

    • June 26, 2018

      @Rohit Dhawan You could use spot reduction creams which usually contain ingredients like arbutin, kojic acid, sabiwhite etc

  8. June 21, 2018

    I can see most of the products in your routine is for acne prone skin mainly the face wash.which facewash and moiturizer would you recommend for normal to dry skin For morning and night.it would be great if you can tell me the routine which i can follow to make my skin glow as it has become very dull

    • June 26, 2018

      @Deepali you could try out Cetaphil cleanser or Episoft cleansing lotion

  9. July 1, 2018

    Mam what you suggest for pigmentation on face n for full n dry skin

    • July 10, 2018

      I would suggest using a sunscreen, a skin lightening cream and something that would help exfoliate the skin like a glycolic acid based cream.
      But then it also depends on the type of pigmentation etc.

  10. July 17, 2018

    Hi,
    I’ve been using episoft ac sunscreen prescribed by my dermatologist. I was wondering if I can use it at night too after cleaning with ahaglow s cleanser and applying my skin brightening serums?

    • July 25, 2018

      Yes you definitely could

  11. August 20, 2018

    There isn’t a need to use two types of face washes during the day and night but since get to sample a lot of products, I do tend to.

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