Skincare Tips

Skincare Tips

What is one beauty lesson your mom passed down to you? Less is more. My mom always kept it simple but has great skin. Never a believer in the latest lotions and potions, she just sticks with the basics.

What is your skincare routine? My morning routine is all about protection. I cleanse, apply a vitamin C antioxidant, a hyaluronic acid, and then a broad-spectrum sunscreen, SPF 30 or higher. At night, it's all about restoring and repairing. I start 15 minutes before bed, so the products have time to soak in on my skin, not the pillow. I cleanse, use a retinoid, and moisturize, then apply products to the neck and eyes.

What's your best beauty secret? I give myself a mini-mani every day. I moisturize my hands by slathering on excess sunscreen. I build collagen using extra retinol and keep my nails looking glowy and soft by using Vaseline along my cuticles and nails. I apply excess facial products to my hands—it works like a charm.

What skincare lesson do you hope to pass down to your children? A skincare routine should be approached like toothbrushing—it isn't elective.

What is the one skincare product you and your children share? Though they often tempt fate and try tween products, they return to the Dove Beauty Bar because they know it makes their skin feel soft!

What skincare sin do you wish you would have avoided? No harsh, drying toners and alcohol-based products to singe off my teenage zits—and skin, oops. I should have just seen a dermatologist.
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