If You’re Not Following @OverGlowedit on Instagram, You’re Missing Out
Melanie of @Overglowedit is one of our favorite skin-care Instagrammers to follow, thanks to her stunning product flat-lays, mini-reviews and ever-changing routine. We love how she makes her skin care a real lifestyle, giving followers an inside look into when and exactly how she applies each of her favorite serums, masks and moisturizers. Ahead, we chatted with Melanie about her stunning ’gram, her skin-care guilty pleasure and the last product she finished.
What you do: I write and share about beauty, skin care — anything that makes me happy honestly, and I also do freelance photography.
Skin Type: Dry, Dehydrated
We’re obsessed with your beauty Instagram account — what inspired you to start it?
I started my account when I realized my friends, family and coworkers were asking me lots about skin care and beauty advice because I've loved it for so long, and I thought it'd be an easy way for me to share about what I like and what I'm using all in one place. It was really just a creative outlet initially, and then it slowly evolved into where I'm at today.
Tell us about your current skin-care routine.
My skin-care routine is in transition to deal with this cold weather, so usually, I'll use a gentle, milky cleanser, then layers of toner and essence which have been the two new Then I Met You launches that I've been loving lately. I often will layer serums and those will change depending on how my skin feels, but I’ll always have an HA (hyaluronic acid) serum in there or a vitamin C one, and I've been testing the U Beauty Resurfacing Compound lately that has been really helping with the texture and tone of my skin. My moisturizer of choice has been the Dr. Barbara Sturm Face Cream or a sleeping mask at night when I need that extra boost, and during the day I always apply SPF as my last step.
What’s the last skin-care product you finished? Would you buy it again?
The last skin-care product I finished was the Youth To The People Adaptogen Deep Moisture Cream, and it's probably my favorite moisturizer at the moment. It's just the perfect consistency, texture, level of long-lasting hydration — I'm obsessed. It’s definitely something I plan on keeping in my routine.
What’s one thing you wished you learned sooner, in regards to skin care?
To wear SPF. And to wear the proper amount!
What’s your skin-care guilty pleasure?
I honestly never do these, but I will say a nose pore strip can be really satisfying to use.
What’s the skin-care ingredient you can’t get enough of?
It might be boring to say hyaluronic acid, but my dry skin deems it so.
What’s the most asked question in your DMs?
I get lots of questions about skin care and beauty storage, especially if I show my vanity or bathroom area. I don't spend a ton on organization, and most of the time I find things at TJ Maxx or Target — you just have to dig a little.
What’s your favorite thing about skin care?
That it's a time to slow down and take a moment for yourself. Plus, the discovery of finding the perfect mix of products for you is such a satisfying feeling!
Where can we find you on the internet?