March 7, 2019

The Secret to Dr. Mulkey’s AMAZING Skin

Below is an excerpt from The Nashville Edit’s Regimens That Work featuring our very own, Dr. Taylor Mulkey.

“The dermatologist was my favorite doctor to see as a kid. We were a bunch of fair-skinned children with moles. My mom wasn’t sure what to do with us, so we went to the dermatologist regularly.

I have two small children, so I need a routine that is effective, but also simple. We are typically running out the door in the morning and I crash in the evenings. My core routine is cleansing twice daily with La Roche-Posay Toleriane Purifying Foaming Cleanser. I double cleanse, but with the same cleanser. I then apply an antioxidant serum, Epionce Intense Defense Serum. Depending on how my skin feels, I may add a moisturizer before my daily sunscreen. During this time of year, I really need the added moisture. Currently, I really am enjoying Epionce Renewal Facial Cream. I then use EltaMD UV Daily Tinted Broad-Spectrum SPF 40. Since it has a tint, I don’t need to use extra makeup. In the evenings after I cleanse, I will use a retinol before applying my moisturizer. I use an eye cream twice a day, NeoCutis Micro Eyes Riche, and exfoliate twice a week with Dr. Dennis Gross Alpha Beta Ultra Gentle Daily Peel.

“Everyone needs a great sunscreen. Honestly, it doesn’t matter the brand, just something you like and will use! I do recommend at least an SPF greater than 30—the higher the better. Remember, it is so much easier to prevent than correct the sun damage.”

Everyone can also benefit from a retinol, which can help visibly diminish the look of fine lines, increase the appearance of firmness, improve uneven skin tone, and smooth the surface of skin. The main issue with a retinol is irritation. I struggle with the tolerability of a retinol, and no adult woman (or man) wants to be peeling! I am really excited about SkinBetter Science AlphaRet. It combines both a retinol and an acid, two well proven ingredients, and is extremely tolerable. If you have struggled with a retinol in the past, this is a great product to try!

The winter months are a great time to have a laser procedure. Lasers can help address many concerns depending on what device is chosen for the procedure. The amount of downtime also varies depending on the device. Lasers are a great way to tackle redness, pigment issues and achieving a youthful more radiant glow. Most aggressive treatments, such as laser, require some sun avoidance both before and after a laser procedure, so the winter is a great time to address these issues.”