An Esthetician’s morning skin care routine: Winter

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Sunscreen streaks are what happen when you use a camera monitor as a mirror. Oh well.

Q: Why is my skin so dry/isn’t my skin dry because of all the things I do to it or products I use/some other thing blaming my routine for my skin problems?

A: My skin has always been dry with mild comedogenic/hormonal breakouts. In particular, it gets *miserable* if I don’t use a Clarisonic or some other cleansing tool. The dryness is a combination of genetics and thyroid disease. I don’t do much to my skin these days in terms of treatments, because it’s actually in very good condition apart from the dryness.

Products, in order of use:

Drunk Elephant Beste No. 9 Cleanser
with Clarisonic Smart Profile brush
My DIY Aloe juice toner on a cotton round (this recipe plus hyaluronic acid:
DermaTRUTH In The Beginning Serum
Drunk Elephant Protini Polypeptide moisturizer
Drunk Elephant Lala Retro Whipped Cream moisturizer
Drunk Elephant Virgin Marula Luxury Facial Oil
A sunscreen under NDA (sorry)

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Makeup: none

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Hi, I’m Veronica, a CIDESCO certified, medically trained esthetician and skin care industry consultant. As of 2018, I have been an esthetician for 15 years! My resume includes a famous LA plastic surgery center, a five-star hotel, two of the most famous waxing institutions in Beverly Hills, and I have spent five years consulting with brands on R&D and marketing. My skin care philosophy may be a bit different than a lot of what you hear on the internet, but it’s based on many years of experience and study. And my cats are cute.

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