21 Questions with… Celebrity Dermatologist Dr. Brandt

Dr. Frederic Brandt in a fitted white doctors coatWe ask Dr. Fredric Brandt, celebrity dermatologist and founder of Dr. Brandt Skincare, our 21 questions.

  1. I usually get up around… 6:30 a.m.  
  2. My morning skincare regimen consists of… my XYY dual fusion water to cleanse, DNA transforming pearl serum to jumpstart my skin’s metabolism, XYY face and eye cream to protect my face and eyes from free radicals and environmental damage throughout the day. And, of course, sunscreen SPF 30.  
  3. My nighttime skincare regimen consists of… XYY dual fusion water to remove impurities from the day, DNA serum, DNA triple peptide eye cream to restore and replenish moisture and my glow overnight resurfacing serum with retinol.  
  4. The beauty products that I think are essential when traveling are… sunscreen, antioxidants and retinol.  
  5. The last thing I googled was… Sotheby’s and Christie’s contemporary art auction results.  
  6. My guilty pleasure is… dark chocolate.  
  7. A good age to start thinking about Botox is… 30s.  
  8. If my days had one extra hour I’d… work another hour or see another patient.  
  9. On a typical Saturday night I… recuperate from the week.  
  10. The best thing to do when you have dry skin is… drink a lot of water and use a moisturizer that replaces intercellular lipids and attracts water.  
  11. The best thing to do when you have a breakout is… not pick your face and apply an antibacterial topical agent.  
  12. When it comes to how food affects diet, I think… diet becomes habitual so if you are used to eating lots of sugar, carbohydrates and not so great foods, your body craves them. The best way to change this habit is to completely reeducate the body as to its nutritional intake.  
  13. The ingredients I suggest staying away from in beauty products include… anything that is too harsh or irritating to your particular skin type.  
  14. To have healthy skin, it’s important to remember… consistency in using your daily skincare products.  
  15. Day to day I wear… variations on very eclectic, urban-chic clothing.  
  16. The best beauty advice I ever got was… to stay out of sun.  
  17. The best gift I ever received was… I’m still waiting for it!  
  18. The one luxury item I’m dying to splurge on is… an Andy Warhol painting.  
  19. The skincare essential I think is most overrated is… thick moisturizers/creams.  
  20. The skincare essential I think is most underrated is… retinol.  
  21. One thing that will give your skin an instant boost is… at-home microdermabrasion.

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