The Morning Rituals of Top Dermatologists
We asked the experts what they do in the a.m. for radiant, glowing skin.
The One Time It's Okay to Skip SPF
Elizabeth Hale, MD, clinical associate professor of dermatology at NYU Langone Medical Center and co-founder of Complete Skin MD in New York City.
Wake-up time: 5:21 a.m.
Morning skincare: I apply an antioxidant serum, Meaningful Beauty Crème de Serum, to my face before leaving to work out. It's the one time I leave the house without SPF, because it's still dark out. I like to maximize absorption of the serum when my face gets warm and my pores open up during exercise. Heat and sweat increase permeability of the skin. After I shower, I put on SkinMedica's TNS Essential Serum and their Total Defense + Repair Broad Spectrum Sunscreen SPF 34.
Favorite workout: SoulCycle. I also try to run once a week—this year I'll do my 12th half-marathon in April and my seventh full marathon in November.
Makeup trick: I swear by NARS Radiant Creamy concealer. It's so lightweight but provides even coverage. Sometimes, I use it as my foundation, too!