I'm an NYC Derm and Chanel Skincare Advisor—Here's My 4-Step Skincare Routine

Dr. Amy Wechsler Favorite Beauty Products

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Everyone—even celebs, beauty editors, and dermatologists—can struggle with skin woes like eczema and acne. Amy Wechsler, MD, a board-certified dermatologist and psychiatrist, says that her skin struggles actually inspired her career. "I learned young that if I took proper care of my skin, I would feel better both physically and emotionally," she tells me. "But I didn't put these two together for my career until years later."

Wechsler first trained in psychiatry before pursuing dermatology. "When I discovered dermatology, I had an 'aha' moment," she explains. "The skin is the most external organ, and the mind the most internal. They're created from the same layer of embryologic cells, so they have a myriad of connections." (Yeah, my mind is blown, too.) Her private practice on the Upper East Side combines her psychiatry and dermatology expertise for a unique holistic approach to achieving clear, beautiful skin. If you can't see her in person, you can check out her book, The Mind-Beauty Connection, in which she explores this approach to skincare, as well as a term she calls "stress aging."

Dr. Amy Weschler Favorite Beauty Products

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But being a dermatologist, psychiatrist, author, and soon-to-be MBA isn't enough to keep Wechsler busy—she's also a Chanel Skincare advisor. What's her skincare routine, you ask? Surprisingly, it's pretty simple, consisting of just four steps: "First, moisturizer. My go-to is Chanel La Solution 10, which I co-created with the team at Chanel. I will often use Chanel Hydra Beauty Micro Serum as well. And every day I apply sunscreen," she says. "At night, once a week I use prescription Retin-A and then apply La Solution 10." Keep reading to see the rest of Wechsler's favorite products, including the "basic" $5 product she loves just as much as her Chanel skincare.

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Emma Walsh
Associate Beauty Editor, Branded Content

Emma is an associate beauty editor of branded content. She’s a passionate writer who loves all things beauty, wellness, and personal growth. Before pursuing writing, she worked in influencer marketing at Gallery Media Group, which owns digital brand PureWow. She lives in New York City, where you can usually find her running to a Pilates class or sipping on a green juice in the park.