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 dewey 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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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!
Actually one of the biggest myths is that oil causes acne and pimples. Pimples usually happen when the skin is dry. Keep the skin moisturized with oil/moisturizers after exfoliation or cleansing and breakouts are reduced. At least this is what helped me.
I would recommend checking out sokoglam.com like she mentioned! It has affordable brands to more expensive brands and it even teaches you about what each product of skincare does. (Like what does essence do? Tonor? Etc.)
I like how natural you are. You don't use any fake smiles or hand moves like most Youtubers do! .. thank you for this video, one quick tip though.. you want to put your oil last because it locks everything else into your skin. And by the way.. the way you talk reminds me of Alisha Keys for some reason. All the best to you!
micellar water is not a toner and its suppose to be used before cleansing with a gel cleanser. you can either use micellar water or an oil cleanser to remove your makeup or any dirt on your face. after double cleansing use a proper toner, then essence (if you do) then serums, moisturiser then oils and eye creams. remember to always apply the products from the THINNEST consistency to the THICKEST. because if you lay down the oil first, the other products cannot get properly absorbed into your skin. think about it like pouring oil onto water and then pouring more water on top. the oil acts like a barrier and it prevents the water on top from seeping through. same thing with your skin. oils are actually got for people with oily skin (if used in the right order and the right kind of oil) why? because it kind of tells your skin that it is already "oily" and itll produce less sebum . sebum is the oil that your body produce that can clog pores and cause acne/pimples. marula, jojoba, hemp seed, rose hip, squalane oils are some good oils for oily skin and will not clog your pores :) as you can tell alessia probably has really good skin already coz shes using her products in the wrong order and her skin is still clear... luv her thO ... just take note...
Great routine!!!! But facial oils that aren’t comedogenic are great for your skin!! It’s fine if you put it in the problem areas. If you have oily skin or combo, using oil to combat your oily skin is key for keeping balance!!!
I see criticism of Micellar water in here, now I got a question. I wash my face at night, and in the morning what I used to do is wipe with Micellar water then rinse it off. but my skin is a right bitch so rinsing messed up my skin, making it dry even with moisturizer, then getting really oily at night... Now I only use Micellar + moisturizer which balances the oiliness a lot but that’s apparently bad so now I’m in a crisis lol. What do I use to lightly cleanse in the AM? Again, cleanser + water leads to dryness for me... 😐 I should just stop cleansing my face in the morning, maybe?