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Tastemaker: Dr. Melanie Palm

Cosmetic dermatologist, founder of the Art of Skin MD, and the most stylish doctor we know



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Age: 37
Neighborhood: Solana Beach
Background: After earning an MD and MBA from the University of Chicago, Melanie moved to San Diego and opened the Art of Skin MD. She’s appeared as a guest on The Doctors, and been featured in Cosmopolitan and Glamour.
Beauty philosophy: Prevention and maintenance go a long way in beating your chronological age.
Personal style: Feminine, professional sophistication meets rocker chic

Her favorite things:

Victoria Beckham is my staple for sleek sheaths on the medical conference podium or TV segments. Two-tone silk and wool-blend cady dress, $2,350, NET-A-PORTER.com

OPI’s Big Apple Red nail polish is always classic, no matter the season. The perfect red. $9, ULTA beauty

I love a long hike through the winding trails of Torrey Pines with the reward of a beach at the finish.

London label Lucas Hugh makes workout gear that is far from the typical Lulu.

Art of Skin MD Retinol Complex repairs skin damage overnight, and added ingredients, such as caffeine, green tea, and hyaluronic acid, calm inflammation and hydrate skin. $75, artofskinmd.com

I love Shane Bowden’s Pop Art that’s reminiscent of Andy Warhol.

Elta MD is a line of micronized zinc, cosmetically elegant, affordable sunscreens with a variety of products for active, sensitive, or acne-prone skin. My patients love it! UV facial broad-spectrum SPF 30, $24, dermstore.com

Heliocare, a fern extract supplement from the Polypodium leucotomos plant, provides added UV-A protection for sunny San Diego days. $30, Walgreens

These seriously sexy heels by Gianvito Rossi are comfy even after a long day. Mesh-paneled suede pumps, $770, NET-A-PORTER.com

Photography by Lauren Radack. Shane Bowden art courtesy of Mike Sommers Fine Art.

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