Dermatologists prescribe products to their patients all day long, but have you ever wondered which ones they personally use? Welcome to Derm Diaries, a series wheredermatologists share their skin woes—and solutions—so you can steal secrets from their skincare routines.
Caroline Robinson, MD, dermatologist and founder of Tone Dermatology, says that she deals with the same concerns that many women over the age of 30 deal with: acne, hyperpigmentation, and signs of aging. Dr. Robinson has dealt with acne for most of her life, and while she still has occasional breakouts, it’s mostly under control. Now, she prioritizes anti-aging in her routine. “My biggest goal is to find a balance where I can slowly correct some unwanted age-related changes without overdoing it—I want to age gracefully and still look like me,” she says.
For her acne and hyperpigmentation—the dark marks leftover from acne—she focuses on four things: gentle cleansers, quality moisturizers, medical-grade brightening creams, and prescription strength acne treatment. On top of Dr. Robinson’s full regimen below, she also did in-office chemical peels every six to eight weeks (when offices were open), “which help all of these products work better and keep my results consistent.” She also typically does injectable wrinkle reducers every three months, along with “small amounts of filler” every year.