It all started with a selfie. Well, there have been many, but there was *one* that started it all. It came in the middle of the pandemic, at a time when everyone’s skin seemed to be in total disarray—all but Martha Stewart’s, apparently. Live from her East Hampton pool, Stewart posted a pouty selfie to her feed and broke the internet in one fell swoop, leaving the masses to garble over what it takes to achieve such an unimpeachable glow at 79 years. My immediate reaction was to reach out to Dhaval G. Bhanusali, MD, FAAD, Martha Stewart’s dermatologist (as well as mine!) to get the full download. The tips he gave me then have lived in my mind rent-free ever since.
While Bhanusali’s skincare philosophy is simple—use the right core ingredients over time, and you’ll be on your way to keeping that fountain-of-youth-esque glow—he still reminds his patients that aging is nothing to be ashamed of. In fact, it’s a wonderful privilege that all should gleefully embrace while keeping all the necessary tools in their kits to protect their skin for years to come.
For the dermatologist skincare tips and tricks that he prescribes (and that Stewart lives by), read on.