18 Dermatologists’ Skin-Care Routines in 2023 That You Should Follow

After repeating the same eye and neck routine from the morning, Dr. Nussbaum applies a nourishing body treatment to keep her limbs silky soft. “Kopari Coconut Melt is a great all-over body moisturizer, and I especially like to use it on my hands and for dry, cracked cuticles in the colder months,” she says.

The Extras:

In terms of the extras, Dr. Nussbaum gets get monthly Clear + Brilliant laser treatments to keep her melasma in check — that, and she does a round of Botox every three to four months. Additionally, when traveling a lot, she’ll add a moisturizing mask to her routine for added hydration.

“I love SK-II Facial Treatment Mask as it contains pitera, a yeast extract that improves radiance and texture, and I also adore Patchology 5-minute Rejuvenating Eye Hydrogels, which I pop on right before I land.”

Lastly, Dr. Nusbaum says she never leaves home without her beloved Eos lip balm.

A white, black, and orange tube of the Drunk Elephant Beste No. 9 Jelly Cleanser skin-care cleanser on a white background

Drunk Elephant Beste No. 9 Jelly Cleanser

A blue jar of the Kopari Coconut Melt on a white background

Shereene Idriss, MD, New York City

Courtesy of Shereene Idriss, MD


Shereene Idriss, MD, is a New York City board-certified dermatologist specializing in facial aesthetics and rejuvenation. You also might remember her from our All About Eyes issue. Dr. Idriss says she bases her morning routine on what she feels her skin needs that day. “Generally, I’ll shower and wash my face with water only,” she says. “I’ve most likely exfoliated the night before and therefore don’t want to over-strip my skin of its natural oils,” she explains of her cleanser-free step. 

Then she goes right in with an antioxidant serum — everyone’s favorite, SkinCeuticals C E Ferulic. “It’s my personal go-to because it contains a potent triple combination of antioxidants, including vitamins C, E, and ferulic acid — this simple step helps dramatically with the improvement of fine lines, skin firmness, and overall brightening.”

For a moisturizer that contains SPF, she swears by the Alastin HydraTint Pro Mineral Broad Spectrum Sunscreen SPF 36. “It offers powerful yet lightweight protection, skin-hydrating ingredients, and antioxidants, like green tea extract and vitamin E, which protect against pollution-induced damage,” she says. “This product has a subtle complexion-enhancing tint that evens out my skin tone and allows me to start my day without any makeup on.”


Come evening, Dr. Idriss likes to address whatever “issues” may have surfaced on her skin during the day. Regardless, though, she always starts her routine by removing her makeup with Garnier Micellar Cleansing Water and follows with a sulfate-free gentle cleanser, as she says they tend to be less irritating. “I personally love the CeraVe Hydrating Cleanser because, as the name implies, it quenches your skin with ceramides, hyaluronic acid, and glycerin, which are all key ingredients for locking in moisture,” she says.


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