This Blogger Believes in Bold Style & Simple Skin Care
Alicia Nicholls—founder of Brooklyn-based style blog Neon Fox— is known for her bright, electric, and undeniably original style. From high-rise leather pants to graphic tees, Nicholls’ outfits are always on point—and we’re sure her loyal social media followers would agree. While Nicholls certainly has a knack for fashion, she’s also passionate about beauty, with an entire section dedicated to the topic on her blog. Curious to hear about how she cares for her flawless-looking skin, we tapped Nicholls to share the details with us. Read on for the inside scoop!
“My skin care routine is the simplest it has ever been,” Nicholls says. Her minimalist skin care routine taps into four products: cleanser, toner, serum, and moisturizer. It’s short and sweet, yes, but it gets the job done and that’s key. She starts her skin care routine, morning and night, by washing her face with her favorite bar soap. In the morning, Nicholls follows up with a mist of tea tree oil toner, which acts as a natural antiseptic, and finishes with a moisturizer formulated with SPF.
“I definitely cannot live without a moisturizer with SPF,” Nicholls says. “It’s a vital step in my skin care routine.” We’re right there with you! Wearing Broad Spectrum SPF 15 or higher daily is one of the best ways to help protect your skin against harmful UV rays, which can cause premature signs of skin aging—think: dark spots, wrinkles, and fine lines—and even come cancers. A moisturizer and SPF combo can help cut down steps in your routine while supplying your skin with the protection it needs against external aggressors. Hydration and sun protection? Talk about double-duty at its finest! (Just be sure to follow the pack instructions and reapply the formula at least every two hours.)
For her nightly routine, Nicholls emphasizes the importance of thoroughly cleansing the skin. “The best skin care advice I have been given is to actually wash my makeup off every night,” she says. Cleansing daily is a skin care must to help maintain a healthy-looking complexion. It’s one of the easiest ways to kick unwanted dirt and impurities on your skin’s surface to the curb. After cleansing with her bar soap, Nicholls applies a prescription face serum.
Although her routine is simple and straightforward, Nicholls covers the skin care non-negotiables with cleansing, moisturizing, and applying SPF daily. Let this serve as proof that skin care routines don’t have to be complicated in order to be effective. Hear that, busy ladies?