Been There


Give your biggest organ some love. Surprise, we’re not talking about your heart – we’re talking about your skin! Here are our best tips for skin that gives off tropical getaway vibes even when it’s snowing outside.


Take advantage of NYC’s amazing tap water and hydrate! I make sure to drink at least 50 oz of water every day. In the winter, chapped lips are the bane of my existence and regular chapstick never cuts it — so I’ve turned to lanolin ointments, which help moisturize better than the average petroleum jelly products. I find that they last longer because I don’t need to reapply as much, making them cheaper in the long run.


I try to go for more natural products and to stay cost-effective. I like to use tea tea oil to manage breakouts and coconut oil as a make-up remover. I also recently found that using natural lime juice one to two times a week helped with my acne scars.


My skin is really reflective of my general health, so I try to take vitamins and probiotics daily, eat a healthy diet, and get 7+ hours of sleep. But on the nights where I want to eat a whole pizza and stay out until 3 a.m., my secret is the Laneige Water Mask. Believe me, it hides your sins and makes your face glow.


After any exhausting day, my skin looks as dull as I feel. I like to cook, so I started making my own masks. For a fast revival, I make a mask with one tablespoon of tumeric, half a tablespoon of honey and half a tablespoon of milk (or yogurt for extra supple skin). After 20 minutes, the liquid gold hydrates my skin and leaves me with a sun-kissed glow.


For anyone who regularly shaves their face, I recommend more gentle face products. Our jaw area tends to be more sensitive due to shaving so nonirritating products are essential. I recommend Dirty Shaving Cream from Lush and the CeraVe SPF 30 daily moisturizer.

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