The only 4 skincare products you need, according to this viral TikTok dermatologist

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With all of the skincare products and brands out there, it’s easy to get overwhelmed with what you should be actually using. But did you know you can obtain and maintain healthy skin with just four products: a sunscreen, a retinoid, a great cleanser and a moisturizer?  

In The Know sits down with viral TikTok dermatologist, Dr. Muneeb Shah AKA @DermDoctor, who shares why you only need these four skincare products in your daily routine. Watch the video above for Dr. Shah’s skincare advice and shop his expert-recommended products below.

1. Elta MD UV Clear Broad-Spectrum SPF 46, $36

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Dr. Shah recommends any broad-spectrum sunscreen with an SPF over 30 because it’s the best to protect you from harmful UVA and UVB rays. This Elta MD sunscreen is great because it’s non-comedogenic and oil-free so it won’t clog your pores, and it also contains antioxidants to fight skin-aging free radical damage. You can also shop the tinted sunscreen with the same formula to help mask discoloration and breakouts.

2. The Ordinary Granactive Retinoid* 2% Emulsion, $9.80

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Using retinoids can all depend on what age you are but overall have a tremendous benefit in protecting your skin against aging, wrinkles and fine lines. They also have anti-acne benefits and can help even out your skin. In comparison to other retinoids, this option is formulated to give you all the great anti-aging benefits you need without irritation.

3. CeraVe Hydrating Facial Cleanser, $14.64

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It’s no surprise that CeraVe’s Hydrating Cleanser is one of Dr. Shah’s favorites. I mean, the brand is dermatologist-recommended. This fragrance-free cleanser is a great option for anyone with normal to dry skin. I personally love CeraVe and was using this hydrating cleanser for years. Recently my skin has become oily so I switched to the CeraVe Foaming Cleanser — which perfectly cleans your skin without stripping away moisture and hydrates without clogging your pores.

4. La Roche-Posay Toleriane Ultra Moisturizer, $29.99

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A moisturizer is a must-have in your routine and this paraben-free moisturizing cream is great for sensitive skin and is allergy-tested. Dr. Shah also recommends the CeraVe Moisturizing Cream, as it triples as a face, body and hand moisturizer.

And yes, that’s it! You just need these four things. Now, you can finally say goodbye to an overwhelming skincare routine for good.

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