On a daily basis I experience the pain and humiliation of my patients — mostly women, but men too — who feel inadequate about themselves physically. How can I look younger? How do I get rid of this wrinkle? One woman asked me, “Why do I look 70 years old?” Of course the answer is because she is 70 years old. Instead of seeking out a miracle cure, as many of my patients do, I advised her to apply a well-formulated moisturizer twice daily.

Despite the ongoing battles in the media about whether skincare is a waste of time and money, there is ample research that supports the use of well-formulated skincare products to optimize skin health.