I have such a treat for you! My friend, dermatologist, and Mom to SIX joins me to talk about all things skincare! This episode may be good for the whole family to listen to as there is something for everyone in here!
I met Heidi about twenty years ago when she and my husband were both in medical school. (You’ll hear that story in the interview!) Since then I’ve loved following Heidi and her husband Brent as they have raised their kids on a lake in Minnesota (they even have a hockey rink in front of their house in the winter!) Heidi is so generous, smart, and fun, and I think you’ll find this conversation to be eye-opening, and super practical!
Heidi starts off by answering my question: What age should kids start a skin care routine? Then we move on to acne prevention, and acne treatment. We talk about sunscreen for all ages, then dive into anti-aging and Heidi’s suggestions for women’s skincare. Heidi shares some startling statistics, (so important!) and she offers lots of suggestions for skincare products and treatments. (I did a serious Amazon shopping trip after this talk!) Consider this your (free!) virtual visit to a dermatologist who is giving you her best tips for the whole family. Oh, and her show notes are allllll below! I put links in** to pretty much everything she suggested!
Heidi (Dr Foster)’s recommendations:
OTC retinoid for acne and beginner anti aging
Surface clear zinc spf 50- body and face <– (USE Code: BOYMOM for 20% off!)
1- SPF EVERY DAY RIGHT AWAY (Elta MD 46Clear)
2-Retinoid every night ( start withDifferin .1% gel at bedtime and see derm to work up to higher strength)
Lightener- Skin Medica Lytera 2.0
Bleaching creams- (prescription)-Triluma
CHECKING MOLES: Be on the look out for “ABCDE” — (see a doctor if you notice a mole with any of these–)
B: Border (jagged, irregular)
C: Color (pink, gray… changing color.)
D: Diameter. (larger than 6mm//a pencil eraser…)
E: Evolving (shape, color, or size.)
Lazer treatment. Chemical peels, Intense Pulse Light (IPL)
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More about Heidi Foster, M.D., FAAD
Dr Heidi Foster is a board certified dermatologist employed at Skin Care Doctors in Orono, Minnesota since 2005. She received a B.S. In biology from Bethel University in St. Paul and received her medical degree Alpha Omega Alpha from the University of North Dakota of Medicine in 2001. She practiced her internship at Hennepin County Medical Center and then completed her dermatology residency at the University of Minnesota in 2005.
She grew up in Aberdeen, South Dakota, and currently resides just west of the Twin Cities area where she lives with her husband and six children. Dr. Foster enjoys running, water skiing, hiking, and being involved with her church community and medical missions. Above all, her greatest passion is spending time with her family which expanded through adoption from West Africa in 2017.
Dr. Foster’s clinical interests include general, pediatric, skin cancer, and surgical dermatology with special interest in cosmetic procedures including BOTOX®, J
Heidi says she is currently closed to new patients BUT if anyone mentions they heard the podcast, she’ll get them in because they must be fabulous!
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