TRY THIS: Clean Skin Secrets

We all want that GLOW — the kind of clear skin that radiates; that exudes happiness; that feels natural — with ease.

I’ve learned it alllll starts with our skin habits first. The face wash we use, the masks we lather on, the creams we remedy our insecurities with. Great products and even better health habits often yield better skin, which makes the whole makeup process a lot easier. I struggled with acne in my early twenties, which pushed me to splurge a little more on better products while watching the foods I ate.

Inevitably, my habits are ever-changing [because of travel, weather + skin changes], but I listed a number of products I’ve used at different points. You’ll notice I indicated what’s best for different skin types. ALSO, I’m falling in love with a new makeup line called RMS, which is largely based from coconut oil. It totally gives you that GLOW…


WASHES // Daily: Aveeno Brightening Cleanser OR Dr. G Brightening Foam | Breakouts: Mario Badescu OR Arcona Clarifying Bar

MOISTURIZERS // Normal: Honest | Dry: Estee Lauder Silky Cream | Breakouts: ‘Arcona AM Acne Lotion’ | Daily SPF Tint: Bare Minerals ‘Complexion Rescue’ 

MASKS // Deep Hydration: Kiehl’s | Breakouts: Kate Somerville ‘EradiKate’ Mask | Exfoliation: Herbivore ‘Pink Clay’

RESCUE CREAMS | Eye Balm: Kiehl’s Creamy Eye| Breakouts: Neutrogena Rapid Clear

MAKEUP // Foundation + Concealer: RMS ‘Un-Coverup’ | Cheek + Lip Stain: RMS | Highlighter: Jouer | Mascara: Lancome High Definition | Lip Balm: Bigelow Rose Salve

ALL-NATURAL FIXES // RMS Coconut Cream [makeup remover + moisturizer] | Tea Tree Oil [apply directly on pimples]

HABITS // Wash face day + night | Rinse with cold water | Moisturize immediately after [with SPF if daytime] | Apply lip balm | Mist skin with Evian Facial Water or Rose Water throughout the day | Drink lemon water | Be aware of sugar and dairy intake [I limit myself to one serving per day to ease breakouts]

Photos by Annie Shak