Gentefied’s Karrie Martin Lachney Drops Her Skin-Care Routine
If I have makeup on, I use this newfound product that’s more on the luxurious side. It’s a British line called Elemis, the AHA Glow Cleansing Butter; it truly makes your skin glow. I put that on first, and then I go in with the facial foaming cleanser second, just to make sure everything’s clean. It’s not always one-and-done, but this Elemis was introduced to me by my makeup artist from this season. She was big on these, like, nice luxury rich products, because our faces were truly caked at the end of the day. And I’m really big on micellar water, like Garnier or Bioderma. I use it mostly for mascara because it’s always the toughest to come off. I give it the final, final cleanse after I shower.
In the mornings I use my vitamin C. I use Obagi. It’s like 15% vitamin C. This was introduced to me by my current esthetician. It’s incredible how soft and supple the face feels after using it.
I combine that serum with the Obagi moisturizer right after. And at night I’ll use either that or the Elemis Pro Collagen Marine Cream. That’s ultra rich, so if I’m feeling, like, really dry, I’ll add that one because it is a bit thicker.
Especially being in New Orleans, where I live, or if I’m in L.A.—wherever you are—I am a huge SPF person. The Image SPF is incredible because it also serves as a moisturizer. So if you don’t have your moisturizer on hand, this is a double and it’s over 50 SPF. That is like my quick go-to morning routine before makeup or before working out, so I don’t sweat it all off.
I go to Orange Theory for workouts, and you don’t have to wear masks in your vicinity, but you do when you go from station to station. I heard a lot of people starting to talk about maskne, and it’s so true because it’s really in there. I love Cocokind’s Raspberry Vinegar Toner to wipe all of the sweat off after a workout. It’s life-changing. I went from bumpy to completely smooth when I started to incorporate that on a daily basis.
My eye cream
I use the C-Tango by Drunk Elephant. Just recently I had run out and I was like, “Should I try a new one?” And then I was like, “You know what, no, this has been working, so let’s stick to it.” But because it was the first eye cream that I probably ever used, I was like, “Maybe I should try something else,” but I’m going to give it another couple months before I switch to anything else, maybe a little stronger.
My face oil
At night I use the CEO Glow by Sunday Riley because it’s thicker. I feel like it hydrates more. I don’t know if you have skin like this, but I feel like my face just sucks everything in, you know what I mean? I feel like I need extra hydration, so I use that under my moisturizer.
Elemis has a Papaya Enzyme Peel; it’s like a creamy exfoliator, which I actually used this morning. It’s really thin and you keep it on for a few minutes. Image also has one that’s more grainy, but it’s still soft—it’s not rough. Depending on my needs, I’ll switch between those two when I feel like I need that extra cleanse.
My lip balms
At night I use the Laneige Lip Mask. It is so good and thick. My husband’s like, “Why do you have that gunk on again?” I was like, “I need this!” But Aquaphor is my day-to-day. I’m not too big on lip glosses or things like that. But there is one that my makeup artist showed me—I’m telling you, my makeup artist this season was glorious—the Kosas Wet Lip Oil. It’s a lip gloss, but ultra moisturizing. I put that on first thing every day to give it a glow.
I love masks. The Cocokind Clay Mask is really nice because it’s so cold. Every now and then I’ll do their Chlorophyll Mask. It’s more like a green detoxifying facial mask. I wish I did them more often, but I’d be lying to you if I said I did them all the time. Every now and then, when I remember it and I have a second, or when I want to have a spa evening.
When I was in L.A. earlier this year, I was like, “Everybody’s using these ice rollers—let me try it.” And it did nothing for me. It’s for specific things. I don’t really wake up with much of a puffy face, so that wasn’t doing anything for me. Something I really want to try is the Gua Sha, but I can’t commit to it. I’m an instant-gratification person, but I feel like I could maybe commit to that because it’s also relaxing.
As soon as I got back home in August, I signed back up with my esthetician on a monthly basis. It’s been month to month, just for little things, and it’s not always the [treatment]. For example, one month you might do microneedling, while another month you might do dermaplaning. I try to change it up so that my face isn’t being attacked by the same thing every time.
Bella Cacciatore is the beauty writer at Glamour. Follow her on Instagram @bellacacciatore_.
Published at Tue, 16 Nov 2021 22:07:45 +0000