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A Minimalist’s Skincare Guide for Redheads

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Heads up: this article will contain ramblings and several bad jokes but it is about redhead skincare products with a heavier focus of the face area. 

Personally, the first image that pops into my head when someone mentions ‘skincare routine‘ is a Great Gatsby era lady with a high level of glitz and glamour stating in a faux fancy tone that she, “Simply must powder her nose.” 

Skincare routines are not something new. I have fallen down many Youtube rabbit holes of different skincare routines around the world, across time, and throughout the internet. In fact, there have been small jars of ointments believed to be used by ancient Romans as beauty products found at archaeological excavation sites. And one can’t forget, the style icon of her time, Queen Elizabeth the First (a fellow redhead) who famously wore the era’s signature lead face paint.

That being said, I’ve only recently jumped on the bandwagon of making my skincare routine actually a routine.

1. Morning routine:

I cleanse with CeraVe’s Foaming Facial Cleanser for Oily Skin and follow it with a toner using T.N. Dickinson’s Witch Hazel on my t-zone. Next, I top it off with either Neutrogena Hydro Boost Gel-Cream Extra-Dry Skin (if I’m staying inside) or Aveeno’s Positively Radiant Sheer Daily Moisturizing Lotion SPF 30 (if I’m going outside).

2. Evening routine: 

I cleanse with CeraVe’s Foaming Facial Cleanser for Oily Skin and moisturize right away with Neutrogena Hydro Boost Gel-Cream Extra-Dry Skin

I’ve kept this regimen up for close to a month now and as someone who has been described as “ambitiously lazy” by her own beloved grandmother, that’s a fairly big accomplishment. 

My skin has thanked me for it. 

Once I fell into the groove of things it’s a rather refreshing way to start and end my day instead of the superfluous side step I initially thought it to be. My t-zone has had fewer breakouts and my face feels moisturized. 

While I highly recommend all of these products with the highest of praises, it is also important to keep in mind that skin sensitivity varies from person to person. While one product might yield miraculous results on one face it might also leave another with itchy hives and a visit to the dermatologist. 

More Skin Tips:

1, If your skin is liking the Neutrogena Hydro Boost Gel-Cream for dry skin, try Neutrogena’s Hydro Boost City Shield Water Gel Face Moisturizer SPF 25 for during the day.

2. If your skin is craving a facial oil, try using it after your moisturizer to lock-in everything. Botanics Organic Facial Oil is a great ‘redhead friendly’ option.

3. In need of an eye cream to de-puff and target the undereye area? Apply Cetaphil Hydrating Eye Gel Cream after your serums and before your moisturizer.

Rock it like a Redhead! 

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