Subtitles section Play video Print subtitles - Both of my parents are sort of balding in their eyebrows. My dad's, they stop here, and my mom just doesn't have any, so I'm terrified that I'm going to lose my eyebrows at any moment. (relaxed music) I am the beauty director at bazaar.com. And so what that means is that I am in charge of all the beauty content you see. I've been doing this for over six years now, three years at Bazaar, and so I have tried everything you can imagine. Every weird facial, every product. I've had some really good skin days and some really bad skin days. This is sort of my routine of today, so it changes every single day 'cause I'm always trying new products. I'll walk you through what I'm loving at the moment and how my routine goes today, but yesterday it was different and tomorrow it could be different 'cause that is the life of a beauty editor. The first thing I do is I pull my hair back. I always hate when you can see like, hair in their face during a video, and I have bangs, so those also need to go back. My skin type tends to be kind of dry. I can get some breakouts. You'll see I have a couple on my forehead at the moment, but it's really combination dry, so I'll have some oily spots and some dry spots, so I'm always trying to just exfoliate and keep my skin looking bright and clear, and because I am so fair, I hold onto redness really easily. But I also see a lot of people start these Go To Bed With Me videos with cleansing wipes. I don't use cleansing wipes in my own routine. A lot of people do, and that's cool if it works for you. For me, I just find them to be a little harsh and abrasive. There is a lot of preservatives in cleansing wipes to keep them wet all the time, and I also just don't love that they're not super eco-friendly, so for me, they're not my go-to of choice, but if they work for you, great. By all means, but I would love to see more people switch to cotton rounds or reusable cotton rounds. So speaking of that, I have these cotton rounds here. These are from a company called Brandless. I love them. This is a brand new pack that I just ordered. The first thing I do is I take off my makeup and then I double cleanse. To take off my makeup, I use a micellar water. The one I've been currently using at the moment is this La Prairie one, which is probably like $80 billion. Don't quote me on that, but you certainly do not have to spend more than $10 on a micellar water. Here's one from Burt's Bees that's also next in rotation for me, so when I am done with this one, I'll jump into this one. This one is a rose one. It looks really good and it's available at the drug store. But since I have already dug into this La Prairie one, let's go ahead, and then I will take one for my lips. And one for my eyes. So double cleansing started in Korea, and it's a very cool technique where you use an oil cleanser followed by a foamy cleanser, and it really helps to get your skin perfectly clean, get all the makeup off, so while my skin, I don't wet it because you shouldn't wet your face when you're using an oil cleanser. Just like, oil and water don't mix. And the one I'm using right now is MALIN + GOETZ Facial Cleansing Oil. I love basically every cleansing oil, I don't discriminate. So you just really work it into your skin. Get all that mascara off. Okay, so now once you're rubbed it into your face, you go in with water. But as you can see, a lot of makeup is still coming off of my face, and that's why you do a double cleanse, 'cause you always think you get all your makeup off but you don't. So now I do the second step of cleansing, and that is this Weleda Gentle Cleansing Foam. Again, this product can be something else every other day. This one I'm just loving at the moment. It's pretty much 100% natural and I love it, it's a very clean formula. You can get it I think at Target, which is great. So then you go in with a foamy cleanser. So then I work that into my skin. I just, God I love a foamy cleanser so much. They're my favorite thing. And it's hard to find a good natural foamy cleanser. So many natural cleansers are oils. And so now I wash my face again. (water running) And now that I double cleansed, I just pat my skin dry 'cause I still wanna keep a little bit of water on there. So now I'm completely clean. And another myth, if you notice, I didn't talk about like warm water or cold water or anything. I just use lukewarm water, and that's because the biggest beauty myth that bothers me so much is when people say that their pores can open and close. Your pores do not have muscles around them. They're not like individual muscles that can open and close, that's really not true, and the water temperature does not affect that. What's really happening is that the sebum inside of your pores can react to the warmth and sort of melt away, since it's oil, and so it can give the illusion of smaller or bigger pores, but really your pores are always the same size. So the next step in my routine once I am completely clean is a toner. I'm obsessed with toners, you guys. I have like seven here that are currently in rotation, but really the one I've been using since I got it in Korea, and it's actually now available at Target, which is really cool, is this AHC Aqualuronic Toner. And it's a hydrating toner, but it still has a little bit of alcohol in it, so it still gets you that really clean feeling, but it won't totally strip your skin. I love an exfoliating acid. It works so well for me. I don't typically ever use scrubs or anything like that 'cause I just find them to be incredibly abrasive for my skin. My skin is already so prone to redness. As you'll see, I'll probably turn red, and then it goes down quite quickly. And that's because I have reactive skin, but not necessarily sensitive skin. So then my next step is also from AHC, and this one is called an emulsion. So what an emulsion is, if you have dry skin I think you'd actually really like it. It's the step sort of in between cleansing, toning, and your serums and your moisturizers. So it adds some of that hydration back into your face to sort of prime your skin for what comes afterwards. Because hydrated skin tends to absorb products better than dry skin. So then I give that a moment to settle in, and then I always rub anything that's extra on my hands. So at night, I only use sort of retinol serums or exfoliating serums. I don't use vitamin C at night. I just think vitamin C works better in the morning when you are going to get sun exposure. It helps to sort of protect. I have always loved and continue to love the Estee Lauder Advanced Night Repair. I go back to this every couple of months. It's just really good. It's one of those products you put on your face and then you wake up the next morning and you're like, oh I actually look better. That's awesome. This La Mer, The Concentrate, it's so good. It's like one of my Holy Grail products. In fact, it's almost empty. Like I could show you. Like, there's nothing in here. I just feel like when I use it I notice that my skin feels calmer and looks calmer and doesn't look as red. Take a little bit of that and I'll work it into my skin. But you certainly do not have to spend however much money that is on La Mer. I just think it's really great. I love hyaluronic acid. It is one of my favorite ingredients, especially as somebody who has sort of combination dry skin. This is from a company called Versed and at Target, and it's all vegan, pretty much all natural, and it's a little booster with hyaluronic acid. So you can take it and add it to an existing skincare product, so any product, you can add a little boost of hyaluronic acid to it, which I think is kinda cool. I just will put it on my skin, as is. So then I'll just pat that on. Hyaluronic acid holds, I think, 1,000 times its weight in moisture. So especially after you just washed your face, it's really good to put it on and pull in that moisture from the outside and keep your skin really hydrated. There is also a myth that oils hydrate your skin. That is not true. Oils, hydrate, hydra water, oil is not water, so what it does is it protects sort of the lipid barrier on your face and it protects your face from drying out. It can lock in some of that moisture from the steps you've done previously, but oils do not hydrate. If you wanna hydrate you need something like a humectant, like glycerin or hyaluronic acid, and so for me with dry skin, hyaluronic acid is my go to. You know, I hear all the time from people, when should I go to a dermatologist and when should I go to my esthetician or a doctor for my skin issues? And it really depends. If you want a prescription for retinol and you're serious about fighting acne or fighting wrinkles, then of course go to a dermatologist. Get your yearly skin check while you're there. And if you want Botox or fillers, I have had both. I'm in need of both. Look how much I can move my eyebrows. It's upsetting. If you just want to take better care of your skin, generally, you want a really good cleaning, deep cleansing routine, then I would go to an esthetician. I have been going recently to Glowbar, which is a new facial concept in Tribeca here in New York City. I've gone twice now. It's like 30 minute facials, in and out. I'm somebody who never really liked facials that much 'cause I feel like I always left with my skin much redder and more irritated than when I came in, and it felt like my moisture barrier was super disrupted for like a month afterwards. I have not had that experience here. I did a microdermabrasion about a month ago, and then a few weeks ago I did dermaplaning, so they shaved the entire first layer off of my skin. But my face feels so soft, so dermaplaning was fun. I highly recommend it.