On Salty Collective, Cassandra Paige, a celebrity makeup artist decodes your skin type and provides affordable skincare recommendations that are must tries based on her experience
Hi, beauties! My name is Cassandra Paige. I’m a Celebrity Makeup Artist in LA and I’m here today to give you a breakdown on creating a specific skin care regimen based on your individual skin type! Your skin is the #1 most important factor to having that flawless makeup we all strive for to get that flawless makeup you’ve always wanted. But don’t worry, no matter what is happening with your skin right now, it’s ok! Because I have a fool-proof (obviously, based on my experience + certification as a makeup artist) formula for you all!
DECODING YOUR SKIN
Throughout my 8 years of being a professional makeup artist, I can’t tell you how many questions and DM’s I get from people asking for skin help and what products I recommend (and I love getting them!) but, the truth is, unless you understand your own skin, it’s hard to get the right skin care products and the right skin care routine! That’s why I created this detailed, but easy to follow skin care guide. Let’s do this!
Our skin type – she’s a mysterious creature with multiple personalities. The struggle is real and I’m over it. Lucky for you, I have had all the time in the world to read the entire internet and come up with a regimen based on each of your skin types so we can finally tame the beast and leave this quarantine with flawless skin & more self-love than the world may be ready for.
I wish I could take credit for all these skincare solutions, but the real superhero is Dr. Leslie Baumann. She’s basically the Myers Briggs of skin. Yep. Surprise, surprise – your skin type is more complicated than just Dry, Oily or Combination. I have sifted through all the information, so you don’t have to (there is a lot!) And I am going to break down the different skin types so you can create your perfect skin care regimen based on your individual skin’s needs.
SKIN TYPE BREAKDOWN
Ready for your magic skin solution? Yay, me too! Like I mentioned earlier, all of us have a specific skin type, but it’s not the typical skin type you’ve always been told. I have broken down each skin type into two main categories: Oily and Dry. Within those two categories, there are factors that each of us experience in addition to having either Dry and Oily skin. I have broken those up into subcategories: Sensitive, Dark Spot/Pigmentation and Aging/Fine Lines & Wrinkles. Read each short description and pick the one that sounds most like your skin. Each skin type has a personalized product recommendation just for you. Enjoy and always ask for advice in the comments below!
OILY: Your skin never feels tight and is typically shiny or very shiny. You sometimes feel like you can go without a moisturizer.
DRY: Your skin can feel tight, especially after cleansing. It can sometimes feel dull and have a rougher/uneven texture.
SENSITIVE: Your skin may react to certain products and these 4 things may occur: Acne, Rosacea, Stinging, Allergic.
DARK SPOTS/PIGMENTATION: You have uneven skin tone. (i.e. dark patches, sun spots, melasma, dark spots after acne heals).
AGING/FINE LINES & WRINKLES: Unfortunately this one applies to all of us, whether it’s reversing or preventing. But don’t fret! The silver lining is that we actually have control over the aging process! Yes, you read that right. We are in control!
PRODUCT RECOMMENDATIONS BASED ON SKIN TYPE
(Grey links are all linked + shop-able with amazon affiliate links! thank you!)
BEST CLEANSER FOR SENSITIVE SKIN (ALL SKIN TYPES WELCOME!)
CETAPHIL DAILY FACIAL CLEANSER
WHY: I know, I know. This may not be the trendiest looking bottle, but don’t let the label keep you from making your skin feel like never before. There is a reason why this has been a forever favorite for dermatologists. It truly is the most gentle cleanser that leaves your skin feeling fresh, hydrated, and free of clogged pores. No frills necessary, just damn good skincare.
BEST OILY/SENSITIVE SKIN ACNE TREATMENT FACE MASK
PETER THOMAS ROTH THERAPEUTIC SULFUR MASQUE
WHY: Sulfur should be your best friend if you have oily, acne prone skin. This ingredient not only helps clear your pores from existing acne, it also helps prevent future breakouts by gently exfoliating dead skin cells, while observing excess oil. But wait, there’s more! This mask also soothes and calms your sensitive skin with aloe vera (your other best friend).
BEST SENSITIVE SKIN ACNE SPOT TREATMENT
ZIT STICKA KILLA KIT
WHY: This may be the coolest product I have seen in a while. It’s like a secret agent skincare. We all have heard about acne patches, but these guys DISSOLVE! It’s all the perfect pimple patch for all types of acne. Even the ones that haven’t completely come to the surface yet!
BEST SKIN BRIGHTENING/ANTI-AGING SERUM (SENSITIVE SKIN FRIENDLY!)
VOLITION BEAUTY STRAWBERRY-C BRIGHTENING SERUM
WHY: If you are looking for a clean beauty product that does it all, look no further. It is meant for all skin types and is gentle enough for those of us with sensitive skin. This product helps with uneven skin tone and texture, along with dullness. Don’t worry, even if you have oily skin, this still works for you too!
BEST BRIGHTENING/ANTI-AGING EYE CREAM FOR ALL SKIN TYPES
DRUNK ELEPHANT C-TANGO MULTIVITAMIN EYE CREAM
WHY: A cult classic and for a good reason! It soothes and brightens with cucumber and vitamin C extracts while also hydrating, restoring and tightening with eight types of peptides. Come one, come all. This gem is meant for us all. I definitely would give it a try. Your eyes will thank you later!
BEST SENSITIVE SKIN/ANTI-AGING/ACNE SCAR BRIGHTENING OIL
SUNDAY RILEY C.E.O GLOW VITAMIN C + TURMERIC FACE OIL
WHY: With Vitamin C and primrose oil, your dark spots will start to disappear leaving your skin glowing and bouncy. Turmeric is perfect for sensitive skin because it contains anti-inflammatory qualities.
BEST DRY SKIN/BRIGHTENING FACE MASK
FRESH VITAMIN C GLOW MASK
WHY: The secret to glowing skin is AHA fruit acids and this bad boy is FULL of it (50% to be exact)! That means you will feel like you had a natural chemical peel, leaving you with that baby soft brand new skin you’ve always wanted.
BEST DRY/SENSITIVE SKIN MOISTURIZER
L’OCCITANE SHEA BUTTER ULTRA RICH COMFORTING CREAM
WHY: The product you’ve been waiting for if you have the type of dry skin that no moisturizer ever seems to penetrate. This cream is extra rich in omega 6 and carotene, which means this cream’s molecules are extra juicy and perfect for skin that needs that extra nourishment and protection.
Which one of these products have you used? Do you have a favorite? Let me know if you try one of these, I would love to hear from you!
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