Face Value

Luxury Guide / Michele Marin

It’s not just one thing that causes skin to age—it happens three-dimensionally. “Our skin ages due to internal and external factors. Menopause, smoking, poor diets that are high in sugar, excess sun exposure and tanning all accelerate the process,” says Dr. Maryann Mikhail. With so many factors contributing to the aging process, it’s crucial to control what you can, when you can.

For the Naturalist

According to Dr. Roberta Del Campo, the sun’s rays and oxidative damage break down collagen and elastin, which ages your skin. Therefore, “you’re never too young to start using a mineral-based sunscreen, cleanser and lightweight moisturizer,” she says. Neocutis Bioserum Firm is a great addition to a skincare routine as the formulation minimizes fi ne lines and wrinkles and boosts hydration in as little as six days. For the ultimate skincare pampering, try one of La Maison Valmont’s four unique facials that brighten and plump skin, improve discoloration, and give a radiant summer glow. Dr. Del Campo’s offi ce is the only one in the region that provides these signature facials.

Dr. Del Campo’s Product Picks:

Neocutis Bio Serum Firm


Neocutis Bio Gel


According to Dr. Maryann Mikhail, men and women should start with a retinol and a good sunscreen. Retinol is a topical vitamin A that fades dark spots, improves appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, and enhances skin turnover for a more even and bright skin tone. Women should apply retinol to face, neck and décolletage, as well as the back of the hands. Men should apply retinol to the face and neck.

Dr. Mikhail’s Product Picks:

RoC Retinol Correxion Deep Wrinkle Serum


EltaMD UV Clear Tinted


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