When you work in the media, it's your job to inform the public about everything they need and want to know. While us watchdogs try to keep up with what's "hot" on the market, sometimes we are actually set in our old ways—especially when it comes to skin care.
Here at NYLON, we are fortunate to have access to all of the brands we have ever wondered about. Being a part of the fashion and beauty industry means that the world is your oyster. But recommending products for people to try can be tricky, especially when your skin isn't the same as everybody else's.
Prior to working here, we spent many an hour wondering what beauty writers and editors really put on their faces, and we figure you probably do the same. So, we asked five of our editors—all of whom have totally different skin types—to let us in on their secrets and break down their skin-care routines.
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Sydney Gore, digital editorial assistant
I have been working on my skin-care routine since middle school, and I finally think I have it all figured out. I have oily skin that stays clear until that special time of the month. Prior to securing this job, I used to swear by a bunch of chemical-based products that were prescribed by my dermatologist, but they constantly irritated my skin.
My morning and evening routines are pretty similar, but the products I use vary. If I have the time, I’ll put on a face mask after an evening shower—I especially love Lani’s Tropical Cacao Detox Mask; it leaves my skin with an incredible glow and it smells like chocolate cake batter. After a mask, I’ll once again spritz my face with a hydrosol or toner, and then put on a heavier night oil or balm since it has all night to soak in. My current favorite is Farmacy’s Sleep Tight Firming Night Balm, which always leaves me waking up with super-smooth and hydrated skin.
Irina Grechko, digital content editor
When it comes to skin care, I am a believer in consistency and strict day and night routines. I tend to think I have relatively easygoing skin, with a few occasional breakouts and clogged pores, as long as I stick to my regimens.
Once a week, I also begin my nighttime routine by either applying one of the GLAMGLOW masks to hydrate, clear, or brighten my skin, depending on the week, or the M-61 Power Glow Peel. Ever since Bluemercury’s Marla Malcolm Beck came out with this peel-on-the-go, I have skipped more facial appointments than I care to admit. The glycolic and salicylic acid elements exfoliate, firm, and visibly improve the appearance of the skin. It is basically a miracle in a box and an ever-constant in my beauty arsenal.
I pretty much stick to the same thing every day, unless something amazing comes along that I’ll add into the mix. I tend to keep my routine pretty simple because I find that the more I let my skin be naturally what it is and just use products to clean and enhance when I need, the better it tends to look and feel. I always wash my face every morning with Clean & Clear Morning Burst. I love that it's so cheap and I can grab it from the drugstore. I don't use face masks that often, but when I do, I treat myself with Mask of Magnamity from Lush. It's all-natural, so I feel great about using it.
When I'm ready to move on to makeup, I always start with Two Faced Hangover Primer because it smells amazing and it makes my skin feel nice when I put it on. Then I use Stila Tinted Moisturizer in 'Light.' I used to use heavy foundations and what I like about this is it doesn’t really feel like I’m wearing any makeup, but it evens my face out and makes for a nice, natural base. For a concealer, I use Make Up For Ever’s Mat Velvet+ foundation under my eyes (I know that’s not what it’s meant for but trust me) and anywhere else that needs extra coverage.