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  • - 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.