No, Alessia Cara's nightly makeup-removing ritual is not as dramatic as that in her 2017 VMAs performance, but it's still worth watching. The pop star opts for fresh, low-key, and dewy beauty, which means skincare is all the more important. That's where her nighttime skincare routine—cleansers, moisturizers, and all—comes in. Touring, performing, and long hours in the studio might be threats to healthy skin, but this singer's hydrating and refreshing skincare regimen keeps her glowing all day. In this episode of #GTBWM, Alessia shares her fave winter skincare routine.
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Harper's BAZAAR you know that's not double cleansing, for normal people it's just an everyday face wash. And people, you have to rinse micellar water, it's basically like you haven't removed cleansing gel or whatever it is that you use! Just ask any chemist 🤦🏼♀️ and no,you cannot use it in a form of a toner🤦🏼♀️
Dear Alessia, PLEASE use the Micellar water as your first step! It is NOT a toner, and shouldn't be left on your face. You need to rinse it off after you use it cuz the ingredients aren't doing your skin any good. It's useful as a makeup remover though. Love that you are into Korean Skincare. It's brilliant :)
Micellar water and toner are not in any shape way or form the same thing. Micelalr water is stripping everything away from your skin and is “taking” away your naturals oils and is actually throwing off your pH balance. Toner restores your pH balance. If you are going to use micellar water make sure to use a toner after it.
I swear I remember when she was like oh you don’t need makeup your beautiful blah blah blah, and I get where she’s coming from and I appreciate her, but girl. It’s easy to say that when you have perfect skin. Just sayin 🤷🏽♀️
I love her and everything but she shouldn't give skincare advice when she doesn't really know for sure. She said face oils are bad if you have problem areas and that's so not true. Noncomedogenic (won't clog pores/cause pimples) oils are actually really good if you have oily skin or imperfections. Argan oil and rosehip oil are really great for acne prone skin because they moisturize your skin without clogging your pores. Your skin can never have too much moisture, even if you have oily skin.
I really want to try that eye cream now! I inherited the *worst* dark circles (thankfully I don't have any fat pads/bags under my eyes though!) and they drive me crazy! Especially with a college sleeping schedule that's all over the place, my dark circles can make it look like I was punched in the face! Her skincare routine seems really good, and I love that she uses products that aren't super expensive or unattainable. Gel cleansers and masks are generally really good for hydrating the skin, and you want to stay away from products with sodium lauryl sulfate (the ingredient that makes cleansers foam up and bubbly) because those can dry the skin. Take it from me, I used to think that if my skin felt dry and tight that the oil I produce wouldn't come back to haunt me. This is *not* the case, however, because when you strip your skin of it's natural oils, your body goes into overdrive to replace the oil content you took out that was *supposed* to be there, thereby blocking pores and doing more harm than good. Another thing I learned from Renee Rouleau (an esthetician/skincare brand founder who has worked with the likes of Demi Lovato, Sabrina Carpenter, and Lili Reinhart) is that you should only put skin oils on over moisturizers. This is so because of the molecular size of the moisturizer is much smaller than that of a thick oil. So if you put down an oil before moisturizer or serum, it can block out the moisturizer from penetrating the skin because the bigger molecules block the tiny ones in the moisturizer from reaching the skin, making them sit on top of the oil instead of penetrating the skin. I personally don't use oils because for me I'd only really need them if my skin is dehydrated, but just thought I'd put that out there because I noticed her doing this step before moisturizing. Don't mean to sound nit-picky or anything, whatever works for her is fine too and maybe the oil she uses is lighter and less dense so I could be wrong but I just thought I'd get this out there. Love Alessia so much, she's such an amazing person!