Although healthy skin is usually a long-term commitment, there are various procedures and treatments we use in order to get patients ready for their big day in a pinch.


While I’ll get into specifics (depending on skin types and conditions) and my personal recommendations in subsequent articles, here are some rules that can be universally adopted.


A second cleanser should be more exfoliative, containing either alpha or beta hydroxy acids, and is better suited to really remove dead skin cells and unclog pores.


At most, this should be done one to two times per week. Overdoing it can strip the skin of the natural oils that help protect the superficial skin layers and compromise its integrity.


With fashion week having just wrapped up and the Oscars coming in a matter of days, it’s a busy time for many dermatology offices around New York and Los Angeles.