SkinCare 101:

February 24, 2019

Our in-house esthetician, Christen Michel, uses the term “Ferocious Five” to describe the top 5 things that are ruining your complexion.

  • Sun exposure

  • Daily ingested toxins

  • Environmental elements

  • Stress

  • Free radicals


She has formulated her own line of products to help combat these factors. Our favorite makeup line actually has a skin care line too! Skinsorials by BareMinerals is great for every skin type and needs.


With a proper skin care routine your skin will look healthy, young and rejuvenated. It will also provide a good base for makeup! Improper skin care is a top reason why makeup doesn’t apply evenly.


So where do you even begin? What should you use and when? Don't worry! I am here to help.


Here are 4 basic skin care steps to help you achieve glowing, healthy skin...


1. Cleanse


The first step to a proper routine! You should cleanse in the morning and at night no matter your skin type.


Cleanse in the morning to purge sweat and oil produced while sleeping, as well as impurities from your pillowcase. Plus it is a great way to wake up in the morning.

Cleanse at night to remove any makeup, dirt and oil buildup from the day!

Here are a few of my favorite cleansers:


BareMinerals Pure Plush Gentle Deep Cleansing Foam is a creamy cleanser that lathers oh so nicely. It will remove impurities while refining, smoothing and brightening your skin. It is good for all skin types and safe for everyday use.

Oil Obsessed Total Cleansing Oil is a lightweight oil-based cleanser perfect for all skin types, especially oily skin (duh!). If you have oily skin you may have never used an oil based cleanser. But oil removes oil and it will not dry out your skin!

Apply to dry skin. Then add a little water to transform the oil into a milky substance that will leave your skin nourished and hydrated!

Pro tip: can also be used to remove makeup, and works especially well on waterproof makeup.


Clay Chameleon Transforming Purifying Cleanser does not lather but it does change colors! Watch the Brazilian Red clay change from red to pink to white while revitalizing and detoxifying.. It was awarded Allures Best of Beauty Award for Oily Skin Facial Cleanser in 2016 but is good for all skin types.




Christen Michel’s Strawberry Crush Polisher and Brightener is an exfoliating cleanser with man made rounded beads to remove dead skin and impurities. Other exfoliating cleansers have chopped, scratchy exfoliants that harm the skin instead of actually exfoliating. It also has honey and strawberry oil for aromatherapy to start your day right. It works for all skin types and can even double as a lip scrub. (BONUS!!)


Glycolic Glow Daily Cleanse is a chemical exfoliant so it does not have any physical beads, but uses glycolic. It removes shedding, dead, dull skin cells that are covering your new bright, glowing skin cells.

Glycolic Glow can also be used as a spot treat for an upcoming blemish. Just apply a small amount to the spot before bed and leave it on over night.