Jackfir Conversations: Kaveri Karhade, MD, FAAD

written by Charlie Razook, Founder



We sat down with dermatologist Kaveri Karhade to discuss career and skincare. Dr. Karhade is a board-certified general and cosmetic dermatologist in the San Francisco Bay Area. Her expertise includes treating medical dermatologic conditions for adults and children as well as performing cosmetic procedures.


What was your path to becoming a dermatologist?

I'm interested in the intersection of art and science, as well as the psychosocial aspect of health--if you feel good about your skin, it's confidence building. Solving skin problems is rewarding as I'm able to directly see the impact skin health has on a person's self-esteem and quality of life. 

What are your best tips for healthy skin?
Less is more! Most people don't need a 15 step skincare routine. See a board-certified dermatologist to help clear any underlying skin problems. Focus on moisturizing, sun protection, and prevention. 

Do you have a skincare routine? If so, what is it? 
When did you become attune to skincare?
I started getting into skincare during my dermatology residency training, as I saw the impact that skincare products have on the skin (both good and bad!) I have a simple skincare routine--I wash in the morning, apply a vitamin C serum followed by a sunscreen. In the evening, I wash followed by retinol and a moisturizer.

Which Jackfir product is your favorite and why?
I love the moisturizer--it's hydrating, and most importantly feels clean and refreshing on the skin.