So many of you have been asking about my daily skin care routine, which is why I am so delighted to compile this guide for you all. The truth is… I change my routine all the time because I’m always trying new products. But after years of trial and error, these products are my current favorites. To discover my daily skincare routine of the moment, keep on reading.
Disclaimer: Hey dolls! This guide contains affiliate links, and prices are subject to change. Special shout-out to EnbyNYC for supporting me and other non-binary and trans skincare creators.
I always start with CeraVe Hydrating Cleaner because it’s a gentle cleanser to remove any dirt or residuals on my skin in preparation for my routine. It’s also affordable, and it leaves my skin feeling fresh and moisturized. Another favorite of mine (if you’re willing to go the extra mile) is the Glossier Milky Jelly Cleanser, which has a similar feel to CeraVe’s cleanser but you won’t find it at your local CVS. If you have acne prone skin and want to prevent it, try using CeraVe’s Acne Foaming Cream Cleanser instead. I like to use it as a mask at the beginning of my shower and rinse off at the end for better results. After I rinse the cleanser with lukewarm water, I gently pat dry with a microfiber towel.
A few pumps of the Glossier Solution goes a long way. I really love the packaging of this product and how fun it is to apply to the cotton pads. For my eco-friendly dolls, if you want to avoid the cotton pads, try the Fenty Beauty Fat Water. You can apply the Fenty Fat Water with just your fingertips.
I keep this product everywhere–at the Pilates Studio, in my bedroom, in my bathroom, in my boyfriend's place, (you get it). This is my lifesaver during the cold New York winter. You can feel the instant hydration, and I love how it sits on my skin. You get a lot for what you’re paying for, which helps as a reminder to moisturize often. What I love the most about this product is the fact that I can use it all over my body.
My house sister Brittany Hayles (@brittanyhayles_) once said, “Moisture = Wealth.” And darling… I’m rich!
Now this product was built with me in mind. ENBYNYC specializes in skin care products to help support the unique changes that occur during gender transition and everyday life. I love how this smells! And how soft my skin feels after. This product makes you feel so ready for your day, and pampered for a good night sleep.
Tip: Be careful with mixing retinol and acids (AHA, BHA, and PHA) because they are strong ingredients. They can lead to dryness and irritation. Professionals recommend alternating between the two, but once you build the tolerance, you can use them both in moderation.
This is the product that brings everything together. It hugs your skin, and you are left glowing like a diamond. When I tell you that you will feel luscious and expensive, believe me–I use this serum to thank my skin, and I can feel my face thanking me back for giving it daily attention. Now, if you have the budget and feeling like splurging, (*hint* Hey boyfriend, if you really love me, this would be a perfect spontaneous gift!) get the Sunday Riley C.E.O. Glow Vitamin C + Turmeric Face Oil. But the Sephora Serum gets the job done!
To wrap it all up, you’ll need an SPF or a sleeping mask. The Supergoop Glowscreen not only serves as a primer for your makeup, but after applying it, you will feel like Naomi or Lupita. The glow is unreal, and I get complimented often for it. Then, I put on a sleeping mask to protect my skin from dryness, humidity, and my face rubbing on my pillowcases.
Have fun, and try new products! Not every product will work with your skin. It’s up to you to find the best product for your skin and your routine. Don't forget to rest and hydrate as your main source of skincare. Thanks again for being here. Keep shining, keep loving, keep slaying.
Edited by Matthew Cunningham.