They treat and perfect skin for a living, so ever wonder how the experts tend to their own visages? We sat down with Dr. Amy Wechsler, a board-certified dermatologist and psychiatrist and advisor to Chanel skincare. The much sought-after derm recently moved into a sprawling new office on the UES. Designed by Peter Pawlak, the gorgeous space boasts nine exam rooms (her former location had three) and has the most CoolSculpting machines in the city. “I want people to walk in off the street and feel less anxious.” Here, Dr. Wechsler (who happens to have #flawless skin), shares her personal routine and her best advice for New Yorkers.
La Solution 10 de Chanel.
“I cleanse with something really mild, usually Purpose Cleansing Bar and then I put on La Solution 10 de Chanel and Chanel UV Essential 50. Then I put on a little under-eye concealer, blush, and eye makeup. The only time I wear foundation is if I’m doing a photo shoot or going on TV. I’m into less is more and I don’t have much time in the morning.”
Hydro Beauty Micro Serum.
“I wash my face again with Purpose and use the Neutrogena oil-free eye makeup remover. It’s really gentle and doesn’t sting my eyes. Once a week I use prescription Retin-A; it’s the strongest anti-aging molecule, then Chanel’s Hydro Beauty Micro Serum and Solution 10 on top of it.”
The lobby at Dr. Amy Wechsler's Upper East Side office.
“Every three months I’ll do a 20% salicylic acid peel, which exfoliates all at once. And sometimes I’ll do a light laser to give me a pick me up, like a Clear + Brilliant laser, which is akin to a light fraxel and stimulates collagen, or a Regenlite laser that is helpful with acne and also stimulates collagen.”
Her Best Skin Advice:
A treatment room at Dr. Amy Wechsler's office.
“Sleep enough; 7 ½ to 8 hours a night is pretty key. I’m also a psychiatrist so I think and talk a lot about lifestyle—all the things that can affect mood but also skin because they are interrelated. New Yorkers burn the candles at both ends, everyone works really hard, but then it’s such a fun social life. Not sleeping enough, drinking too much, getting dehydrated, and smoking is horrible for your skin. Also, a lot of people think sunscreen is just for a day at the beach, but I think New Yorkers get a lot of inadvertent sun exposure.” 45 E. 85th St., 212-396-2500