Dr. Elyse Love Drops Her Skin-Care Routine

And then at night, if I’m wearing makeup I like to remove it with a micellar water. La Roche-Posay has a really good one.

My serum

I usually only use one in the morning, especially because if I’m going to work, I’m going to be wearing a mask for a long period of time and I don’t like to layer too many things. I really like the Murad Vitamin C Plus Glycolic Brightening Serum. That’s because you get your antioxidants with the vitamin C, but it also harnesses the vitamin C pigment fighting properties with the glycolic acid. It’s a nice, all in one very lightweight serum that I use the morning. 

My moisturizers 

I tend to follow my vitamin C with the La Roche-Posay Double Repair. I actually use the one with SPF in the morning if I’m going to work, just because I’m really only seeing the sun during my commute. And then if it’s the weekend and I’m going to be out and about, I’ll layer Supergoop sunscreen on top of it.

At night I use either the same moisturizer or if I’ve been feeling pretty dry, I may use the First Aid Beauty Ultra Repair Cream. It’s a good mix of very hydrating, soothing on the skin, but not too heavy. It’s one of the newer things in my routine that I’ve been really happy with.

My mist 

I love the Avène thermal mist. Mostly I’ll use it after makeup if I feel like my makeup’s looking a little too done and I want to look very natural and dewy. I’ll also use it sometimes throughout the day, especially if I’m working from home or I’m spending a lot of time indoors. Just to refresh my face if I feel like it’s very dry.

My retinol 

At night, I keep it pretty simple. I do use a prescription grade retinoid. I use one that’s called Arazlo. I’m not really a spot treatment person, but if I get the occasional breakout, I use it as a spot treatment as well. 

My eye cream

I’m lazy with it, but I do use an eye cream. It’s the Perricone High Potency Growth Factor Firming and Lifting Eye Serum.  I also use the Perricone neck cream, that’s one of my favorites.

My lip balm 

I’m a big fan of the EOS line of lip balm, it’s fun and effective. 

My in-office treatments 

Botox is everyone’s favorite! I’ve been getting Botox since my mid-twenties. I usually do an office-grade chemical peel once a year, usually in the fall time when the skin gets very congested. And then lately I’ve been really into, because we’re talking about healthy aging, things that stimulate collagen production—microneedling, high frequency, Clear + Brilliant— those very low downtime procedures. I’m not a huge facial person, it’s mostly kind of diligence skincare routine and an in office procedure.

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