Top 5: Stuck Inside with YouTuber, James Welsh
In these socially distant times—with all of its unrest and uncertainty and literal isolation—we wanted to go inside with some of our favorite friends and collaborators. The reason? To glean insights about how they're self-caring within their own four walls, and what breakout-melting products they're reaching for.
Today it's absurdly dewy YouTuber and virtual genius of skincare, James Welsh. Over to you, James!
My favorite products to keep my skin clear, really focus on long term results rather than immediate fixes—Apart from, of course, ZitSticka's KILLA patch, which I always turn to when a deep sucker happens to *pop up*!
I have oily and sometimes sensitive skin so I like to focus on treatments and ingredients that heal and balance my skin.
1. HoliFrog—Shasta AHA Refining Acid Wash
This cleanser gently exfoliates the surface of your skin with 5 different types of AHA. AHA's are perfect for fading hyperpigmentation. My skin can get quite sensitive on my cheeks, so an exfoliating cleanser gives me an effective but gentle exfoliation in sensitive areas!
2. Klair's—Daily Skin Hydrating Water
This toner hydrates and calms skin using green tea and glycerin. I personally love a toner, whilst not 100% necessary, they help hydrate the skin and for me, well hydrated skin often looks dewy and clearer! Straight after, cleansing, onto damp skin, i gently pat a few layers onto my skin, leaving my skin slightly damp for the next step.
3. MISSHA—Time Revolution Artemisia Treatment Essence:
This essence is amazing at calming red, irritated and inflamed skin. I love it because it makes my skin look plump, whilst keeping my skin barrier healthy and helping prevent future irritation. I use this on damp skin to give my skin an extra glow.
4. The Ordinary—Niacinamde 10% Zinc 2%
Niacinamide is amazing for brightening and evening the skin tone, whilst also helping regulate excessive sebum production that can lead to blocked pores and breakouts!
This particular product is a fuss free, no thrills product that just does its job and slots perfectly into the serum stage of my routine.
5. KRAVE BEAUTY—The Beet Shield
Sunscreen is a product I use daily, no excuses, to help keep my skin even and to stop dark spots and redness getting darker and redder! I love this sunscreen as its light, spreads beautifully over the skin and facial hair, and doesn't feel oily and greasy on my skin. I like to apply 1 teaspoon of sunscreen for my face and neck, as the very last stage of my routine, pat in onto the skin gently to ensure more even coverage, and then apply more to areas i feel don't get a lot of coverage, eg, back and top of ears and hair line.
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