Design & Style, Business

Skincare Essentials

Bobbi Brown

Lesson time 13:26 min

Bobbi breaks down today’s skincare products, from makeup removers to moisturizers, and explains which products are essential for healthy skin.

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Topics include: The Most Important Anti-Aging Product · Eye Creams and Hybrid Products · Adapting Your Skincare Routine · Removing Your Makeup · Take a Break From Wearing Makeup


[MUSIC PLAYING] - The first step in skin care is understanding what your skin needs when you're looking in the mirror. Sometimes we're drier than others, sometimes oily, and sometimes we're just really tired. So I recommend figuring out what moisturizer works at night and what works under makeup-- big difference. So at night, you could certainly put more on. And it almost works as an overnight intensive mask if you have dry skin. And I love to find the densest, thickest cream I could find. I put it on my face at night, and if I'm really dehydrated, then in the morning, I look amazing. I also use often face oil. And if you're at home saying, face oil, why would I put oil on my face? Just know that most moisturizers are oil and water mix together. So when my skin's dry, I go right to the face oil. I have been known to use olive oil in a pinch or any kind of oil that's around. But a face oil could be almond oil. It could be apricot kernel oil. It could be vitamin E oil, grape seed oil. So most of those oils are great for your skin. If you are oilier, there are lotions on the market that are oil-free. And people would say, why would I need a lotion? Because if your skin is oily, you don't want oil that's necessarily going to make it oilier. But if you use a lotion that's oil-free, it'll hydrate you. Because you could be oily skin and not hydrated. And honestly, when you're hydrated, your skin looks great. There's also gel creams, which are oil free, which are great and good under makeup. There's regular lotions that have more oil to them. So that's good for medium skin. Some of the moisturizers are better for under makeup than others, depending on your skin type. Someone with really dry skin, by the way, could use a really rich moisturizer, and then put makeup on top. But the trick is to not use a lot. Because what you don't want is to put a rich moisturizer on, then put makeup, and realize you're all shiny, and then put powder on top. You've kind of defeated the whole thing. So, if when you just use the makeup, it looks dry and cakey, you need some moisturizer. If you've used lotion, and it's not enough, then you've got to go to the next step and use the moisturizer. And the trick is, just to a little bit. You can always add more. There's way more problems when you have to take away the shininess from moisturizer on your face. [MUSIC PLAYING] I can't talk about skin and skin care without probably the most important anti-aging product there is. Aha, now I got your attention-- sunscreen. You have to wear sunscreen. Yes, you need a little vitamin D for health, but you have to wear sunscreen. Because it's harmful to you. It's not good. And my advice is, when looking for a sunscreen, make sure it's not white-coated. Because then your makeup is not going to work well. So there are some sunscreens on the market that don't have the white cast, and I would certainly suggest that for your everyday makeup. And even i...

About the Instructor

Bobbi Brown’s philosophy is that makeup should be quick and natural, and it should enhance who you are. A beauty industry icon, Bobbi shares her expertise in step-by-step tutorials, using models with a range of skin tones. You’ll learn how to choose the right foundation, do a smoky eye and a statement lip, and take your look from day to night. But most of all, you’ll learn how to feel confident in your own skin.

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Bobbi Brown teaches you the tips, tricks, and techniques for applying simple, natural makeup that makes you feel beautiful in your own skin.

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