Insider Secrets: A Board-Certified Dermatologist’s Personal Skincare Routine – Part II

Welcome to our blog series, where we peel back the curtain and share the personal skincare routines of our dermatologists. Discover the insider tips and tricks they use to keep their skin healthy, radiant, and glowing.

Dermatologist Spotlight:

Dr. Gabriela Maloney is a Board-Certified Dermatologist at Forefront Dermatology in Brookfield and Oconomowoc, Wisconsin. She has over 5 years of experience and specializes in medical and aesthetic dermatology.

Dr. Gabriela Maloney’s Daily Skincare Routine: 

Morning Routine

Being a dermatologist, I need to practice what I preach, and having had melanoma has made sunscreen my new best friend. I’m an early riser and my morning routine starts with daily exercise and a cold shower, which I found has really helped my skin and hair. I then apply SkinCeuticals CE Ferulic, followed by SkinCeuticals Discoloration Defense to keep my melasma at bay. I apply an azelaic acid gel prescribed by my favorite board-certified dermatologist to also help with my melasma, and then follow with Alastin tinted sunscreen. This product is my absolute favorite and also serves as my light makeup. For my neck, ears, and hands I apply the Alastin non-tinted sunscreen to prevent marking my clothing (black scrubs are my favorite but they show everything!). I use SkinColorScience powder sunscreen for reapplication throughout the day, which also serves as an awesome powder makeup touch-up. I’m also that person that never leaves the house without a hat!

Nightly Routine

In the evenings, I remove my make-up using Neutrogena micellar water, followed by cleansing with La Roche Posay’s gentle cleanser. I then apply tretinoin cream prescribed by my dermatologist to help boost collagen, minimize fine lines, and prevent that occasional stubborn acne. Afterward, I apply the SkinMedica TNS serum, which has been an absolute game changer for my skin, helping me achieve a nice, rejuvenated glow, and I apply the SkinCeuticals A.G.E. Interrupter cream. Last but not least, I try to get at least 7 to 8 hours of sleep, which with three little kids is not always doable, but I’m thankful for a skincare routine that can keep me going even during those long days.

Dr. Gabriela Maloney’s Insider Secret!

The neck and hands are two areas that can give away your age. My insider secret to keep those areas young is always applying sunscreen to the neck, décolletage, and hands, and keeping them protected from the sun when possible.

Thank you to Dr. Gabriela Maloney for sharing her personal skincare routine! If you live in the Southeast Wisconsin area and would like to schedule an appointment with Dr. Maloney, visit her website at: