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#SkinCrush digs into the routines of people who love skin care (almost) as much as we do.
Skin-care influencer Karen Pozo of @skincaregame is making the skin space a whole lot more clean and picture perfect with her endless shelfie ’grams. Ahead, we chatted with Pozo about her favorite skin-care ingredient of the moment, what she wishes she learned sooner about skin care and everything she does in her luxe routine.
Name: Karen Anais Pozo
What you do: Full-time research nurse specialist and beauty enthusiast. I am also a dog momma and a shameless homebody.
Skin Type: Oily/combination skin. Oily skin girls, hello!
We’re obsessed with your skin-care-centric Instagram. What inspired you to start your account?
During the past few years I have become obsessed with skin care as I began to see signs of aging on my face. I continue learning more and more about skin care while simultaneously learning to love my imperfections.
Tell us about your current skin-care routine.
I try to keep it simple but sometimes I am extra!
I opt for gentle cleansers, currently loving two by Dr. Dennis Gross and Glossier. I then continue with a toner, my favorite at the moment is the Thayers Rose Petal Witch Hazel Toner. It's alcohol-free and super affordable. I follow by misting myself with a hydrating facial spray by Herbivore or Caudalie. Mists also make for a quick aromatherapy session! Eye cream is a must — currently loving Bubble Wrap by Glossier. It has the cutest packaging! I then follow with a serum; depending on how my skin feels I'll pick what will suit me best for that day. During the summer, I follow with a lightweight moisturizer like the Vinosource Moisturizing Sorbet by Caudalie. And can’t forget SPF, of course. My two go-tos are by Coola and Supergoop! My routine also includes double cleansing after wearing makeup as well as physical and chemical exfoliation twice per week. I also enjoy a good masking session.
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Hi! 👋🏽 So I have a presentation at work later and I’m trying not to think about it so I’m posting! Anyone else have stage fright? 😅 . ⚡️ @aesopskincare Basically aromatherapy in a bottle when I need to take a breather at work! ⚡️ @theouai My go to oil at the moment to calm fly aways! ⚡️ @omorovicza Currently using it after powder application and as a toner! ⚡️ @armanibeauty I have to retire this foundation soon since it doesn’t match me during the summer time!
What’s the last skin-care product you finished? Would you buy it again?
The La Mer Moisturizing Gel Cream. I took on a recent trip to Peru, and my skin was loving it. I would definitely purchase it again when I am able to treat myself on a special occasion!
What’s one thing you wish you learned sooner, in regards to skin care?
I wish I would have not skipped on properly moisturizing just because I was afraid of my oily skin.
What’s your skin care guilty pleasure?
BYREDO Bal D'Afrique Hand Cream. So luxurious!
What’s the skin-care ingredient you can’t get enough of?
Roses! Please, give me everything in roses.
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I’m here for the @aquishair Waffle Luxe Hair Turban all day! 💓 . This little turban has been changing the game for me since last December. It’s so lightweight but also very absorbent. I previously used a regular sized towel to keep my hair up while I would be doing my makeup. I would keep having to readjust it because it would lean off to one side and pull my little hairs but not anymore! I discovered AQUIS last year in a holiday set with The Ouai and I am so glad I got it. Thank you to AQUIS for gifting me this and other goodies! I will be making a post about their other new hair products tomorrow! #aquishair #hairstrong
What’s your favorite thing about skin care?
My skin-care routine is the time I set aside for myself. I love the sense of being pampered from the comfort of my own home. I especially enjoy a good facial massage with my gua sha by Mount Lai. Remember, to always practice self love!