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A Day in the Life of a Derm: Dr. Joel Schlessinger shares his skin care regimen

What do dermatologists use on their skin? Dr. Joel Schlessinger shares his routine

Everyone always wants to know what Dr. Joel Schlessinger uses on his skin so he has decided to lay out exactly what he uses. Here is his skin care regimen and the products that he keeps coming back to time and time again.

Hands down, the LovelySkin and LovelySkin LUXE lines are Dr. Joel Schlessinger’s favorites. Over the years, he helped formulate the products that eventually made it into the line.

“I have used the LovelySkin line for the past 20 years in some form of another as I personally developed it,” he says. “It seemed to me that the best way to formulate a line was to test it on friends and family and refine it.”

Dr. Joel Schlessinger had a hand in creating the LovelySkin LUXE line over the past year. The entire line if sulfate-free, cruelty-free, paraben-free, gluten-free and sodium lauryl sulfate-free. The first step in his routine is always LovelySkin LUXE Clarifying Gel Cleanser, which contains salicylic and glycolic acid to exfoliate and purify skin.

After cleansing, he goes right into two incredible new anti-aging products from the LUXE line. For dark circles and crow’s feet, he uses LovelySkin LUXE Brightening Eye Cream. The formula uses self-adaptive optical technology to diffuse light and instantly brighten the eye area. He also uses LovelySkin LUXE Cellular Anti-Aging Peptide Serum, which targets fine lines and loss of firmness. These three brand new products have quickly become staples in Dr. Joel Schlessinger’s routine.

“The LovelySkin LUXE Gel Cleanser is the newest addition to the line, along with the Brightening Eye Cream and Cellular Anti-Aging Peptide Serum,” he says. “These products are not only good for your skin but they contain antioxidants and hyaluronic acid as well as peptides to revitalize your look.”

Along with new products, Dr. Joel Schlessinger also has his tried and true favorites that he always includes in his routine. He has been a long-time fan of the LovelySkin Exfoliating Gels, which are now part of the LUXE line. He uses them in his skin care regimen all year long but switches up the formula based on his skin’s needs. During the dry winter months when skin needs more exfoliation, he uses LovelySkin LUXE Exfoliating Gel Max 19%. Other times of the year he uses LovelySkin LUXE Exfoliating Gel Plus 15% and LovelySkin LUXE Exfoliating Gel Mild 11%.

Every good dermatologist knows that you should never leave the house without sunscreen and Dr. Joel Schlessinger is no exception. His favorite is EltaMD UV Clear Broad-Spectrum SPF 46 Sunscreen – Untinted. The formula is extremely lightweight so it does not feel greasy on skin and is gentle enough for even sensitive, acne-prone skin types. Another regular part of Dr. Joel Schlessinger’s skin care regimen is shaving. To remove hair, he uses ELEMIS Time for Men Skin Soothe Shave Gel. He loves that the formula hydrates while he shaves and helps prevent irritation and razor burns.

“ELEMIS Skin Soothe Shave Gel is just a fantastic shave gel,” he says. “It works with jojoba beads and aloe vera to keep your skin clear and protected while shaving.”

Have you tried any of the products in Dr. Joel Schlessinger’s routine? Let us know what you thought of them in the comments.

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Marie is a content writer and social media strategist who has worked at LovelySkin since 2012. She loves scouring the internet for the latest hair and makeup how-to videos and talking about her number one must-have skin care product - sunscreen!

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