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  • - Hi, I'm Esther Povitsky and it's 7:30 PM,

  • which means it's time for my nighttime skincare routine.

  • Let's do this.

  • (upbeat music)

  • So I'm a stand-up comedian, which means I travel a lot,

  • which means my skin is dry and crusty

  • and just needs all the love it can get.

  • I once had a dermatologist tell me

  • that my skin type was stale bagel,

  • so let's, let's just say the theme

  • of my skincare at night is moisture.

  • Let's get started.

  • Today I did press for "Dollface", this show that I'm on,

  • and I have so much makeup on.

  • And see, the thing about all this glam

  • is it's so hard for me to take it off my face

  • because this was expensive.

  • It's really hard for me to take it off, but I'm going to,

  • and the first step on a day like today

  • where I have a ton of makeup on my face is a face wipe.

  • I am obsessed with these, they're by Skinfood,

  • and they're just called

  • the Rice Daily Brightening Cleansing Tissue,

  • and I like them 'cause there's no harsh chemicals.

  • They're affordable, which is super important to me.

  • I just go to town with them.

  • So you just wipe, and it's not like going to the bathroom

  • where you need to front to back, so,

  • or is it back, yeah front to back.

  • I always get it confused.

  • I had a UTI recently, I should've figured this out.

  • So I know there's a lot of hardcore

  • skincare junkies out there

  • who will swear by never going to bed with their makeup on.

  • I'd love to tell you I'm one of them, but I'm not.

  • I do stand-up comedy, so I am out so late

  • and when I get home sometimes, I'm way too tired.

  • I'll kick back, take an edible, drink some sparkling water

  • and I'm like, I can't do the full routine.

  • So I'll either reach for a wipe

  • and then skip the rest of the process.

  • Sometimes I'll even just sleep in my eye makeup.

  • Sometimes I'm so lazy when I do a show

  • because I know it's gonna be late

  • and I'm gonna wanna sleep after,

  • I won't even do face makeup.

  • I'll just do eye makeup,

  • so that I kinda don't technically have to wash my face.

  • That's really bad advice.

  • If you listen to me, you're gonna end up with a stye.

  • I know this seems random,

  • but I also like to hydrate during my skincare routine,

  • because it's kinda like,

  • "Okay, we do, cram all this skincare stuff in one moment,

  • "drink your water, moisturize, maybe take a supplement."

  • Lots of little lashes.

  • I love individuals.

  • I also have a really hard time removing makeup,

  • so sometimes I'll throw in,

  • I have these reusable cotton pads

  • and I'll just throw some of a micellar water,

  • this is the Drunk Elephant one, just go in.

  • Go extra.

  • So I learn a lot about skincare from my makeup artist,

  • Brittany Leslie, and she actually is always getting on me

  • about how I'll keep her eye makeup on for several days,

  • and she'll be like, "Esther, you just tagged me in a photo

  • "of you wearing the makeup I did for you three days ago

  • "and you're in the bathtub and that's a problem."

  • Also, this is random, but I'm not good at decorating,

  • so the way I do it, I feel like is like a college kid.

  • In my bathroom, I just have random Polaroids of my dog,

  • and then McDonald's 90s Happy Meal toys.

  • Just things that make me happy at night.

  • Okay, so the majority of the makeup is off,

  • so now I'm gonna wash my face and I really,

  • I like to switch it up with cleansers.

  • I used to co-host a skincare podcast called Glowing Up,

  • so we always wanted to try everything that came out,

  • so I have so many cleansers.

  • And some of my favorites

  • are this Murad Hydration Prebiotic 4-in-1 Multi Cleanser,

  • I really love this one,

  • and sometimes I'll use the Shani Darden cleanser.

  • My friend Shay Mitchell taught me about her stuff.

  • Gonna wash my face.

  • Okay.

  • It's actually really stupid to wash my face with rings on.

  • I don't know why I did that.

  • I also recently got three tattoos in one month.

  • I'm not having a mental breakdown, you are.

  • This is making me miss being a kid

  • when my mom would wash my face for me.

  • Wait, my mom never washed my face for me.

  • Oh my God, pro tip, I read this in Maria Menounos' book

  • 10 years ago and I still follow this rule,

  • but she said the easiest way to make your bathroom seem chic

  • is to have white washcloths rolled up,

  • and so I always have clean new white washcloths,

  • especially for drying my face and also for washing.

  • If Maria Menounos ever comes to my house,

  • she's gonna be so impressed.

  • I actually have this joke in my stand-up act

  • about how I'm aging weird,

  • because I don't have a ton of wrinkles

  • but I wake up in the morning swollen,

  • and I'm like, "Maybe I'm aging better

  • "because of this red light thing."

  • I don't really know.

  • Okay, okay, and this is my child obviously.

  • Do you need skincare?

  • Do you have my genetics?

  • Oh, I forgot, the best part of my skincare routine

  • is right after I put on my moisturizer

  • and my dog licks it off my face.

  • That's why I have to use all-natural stuff.

  • If I were stranded on a desert island

  • and I could have one skincare product,

  • I think it would be a tie between these two moisturizers,

  • but basically my answer

  • is it would be a super hydrating moisturizer.

  • So it would either be the Drunk Elephant F-Balm,

  • which is, it's actually supposed to be a mask,

  • but I wear it as literally just a moisturizer.

  • I never wipe this off my face.

  • It absorbs right into my skin because I am so dry.

  • Sometimes I'll even mix it

  • with this Murad City Skin Overnight Detox Moisturizer.

  • Another thing I learned from hosting the skincare product

  • is it's all about the ingredients

  • and what are those superstar ingredients

  • you need to have in your product,

  • and for me, that's vitamin C.

  • I find that that's a skincare ingredient

  • that actually lives up to the hype,

  • so a good vitamin C serum is absolutely necessary.

  • Right now, I'm using the Youth to the People 15% Vitamin C,

  • and Clean Caffeine Energy Serum.

  • Also, I don't know if it's just I love coffee so much,

  • but anytime a skincare product

  • has caffeine in the ingredients,

  • I'm always like, "Oh, I'll get that one!"

  • I have a caffeinated eye cream.

  • I just, anything with caffeine, throw it on my face,

  • except for my oat milk latte.

  • So I'll just do a little bit of this C serum.

  • Okay, I know that there's a lot of controversy

  • on the Internet about my lips,

  • and it's not the kind that Kylie has, okay?

  • It's not that they're too big.

  • It's that they're too crusty.

  • I literally get DMs every day.

  • "Use Chapstick."

  • "Use Aquaphor."

  • "You have dry lips."

  • "Drink water."

  • I can't help you guys.

  • My lips are crusty and crinkly and cracked all the time.

  • I'm done trying.

  • My makeup artist though fights me on this,

  • and she just gave me this by Nudestix,

  • the Hydra-Peptide Lip Butter Shea and Avocado.

  • So I will throw this on

  • at the end of my nighttime skincare routine,

  • and let it try to help the driest lips on the Internet.

  • And this Murad moisturizer also has vitamin C,

  • so look, if it stops you from getting colds,

  • it obviously does something good to your face,

  • so give me all the vitamin C.

  • If they made an orange juice themed skincare line,

  • I would probably buy every single product.

  • So that has been my nighttime skincare routine

  • and I hope that I have inspired you to hydrate

  • as much as I do.