Dr. Ashton Kaidi, a board certified plastic surgeon and endorser of Marula – The Leakey Collection facial oil, hears a common refrain from many of his patients: how many products do I really need for an effective skincare regimen? Is it true that more is better? And, how much is too much?
In this age of easy access to multiple choices it’s understandable that it seems difficult to decode the seemingly complex world of skincare in the new millennium. Yet, Dr. Kaidi says it’s actually quite simple. He states, “Two basics are cleanser and moisturizer. Your cleanser should be gentle enough to use every day, and your moisturizer should ideally include an SPF of 15 or more.” In addition to these two skincare musts, “exfoliate 2-3 times a week, either manually or with an at home AHA product, and add a great anti-oxidant (Marula – The Leakey Collection, of course!) each day. If you feel a need for an eye cream or another specialty product, 1 more item is fine, but applying too many products or exfoliating too often can be counter-productive.” Read more