Inside a Dermatologist's Beauty Cabinet: Adebola Dele-Michael

When it comes to the latest and greatest science behind skin care, dermatologists are the theoretical gatekeepers. So, it only makes sense to find out what over-the-counter cleansing and exfoliating products they are using on their own skin. That’s why we took a sneak peek inside the beauty cabinet of New York dermatologist Adebola Dele-Michael, MD. Here is what she uses every morning:

CeraVe Foaming Facial Cleanser 
“I always recommend gentle cleansers for all skin types,” says Dr. Dele-Michael, who loves this cleanser because it cleans and softens without drying out her skin. $13,

Dermalogica Daily Microfoliant 
For daily exfoliation, Dr. Dele-Michael uses this gentle exfoliating powder. “It is very important to exfoliate because it helps remove surface impurities, soothes rough skin and reveals a brighter, cleaner complexion,” she says. “I love this one because it is not too harsh on my skin and I can use it every day.” $54,

Aveeno Clear Complexion Daily Cleansing Pads
Dr. Dele-Michael uses these pads like a toner after cleansing. They contain soy extract and salicylic acid to treat and prevent breakouts. $7,