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A Jam Packed Skin Care Routine

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Ah, music, the spice of life.

We don't know about y'all, but we cannot go a day without listening to music. Whether we're working on articles, reading a book, cooking, cleaning, driving, running, WE HAVE TO HAVE MUSIC. It instantly puts a pep our my step and makes everything much more enjoyable, even skin care!

Picture your regular skin care routine. Now picture it with music playing in the back. Music has been scientifically proven to have a powerful effect on the brain. Not only does music connect us all, but it also helps us regulate our emotions and boost our mood.

A good playlist will have us performing in the bathroom. It helps us get a little bit of exercise with the little dance numbers while we apply our skin care products. It makes us reap the full benefits from our skin care products because we actually take the time to apply them properly- no more hasty rubbing, we pat the hyaluronic acid in now.

We want to help you really enjoy your skin care routine, so we made this Music-Inspired Skin Care Routine for y'all! You can find the full playlist on our Spotify account here. Get your headphones, AirPods, speakers and turn up the volume.

Cleansing With Unwritten by Natasha Bedingfield

Staring at the blank page before you
Open up the dirty window
Let the sun illuminate the words that you could not find
Reaching for something in the distance
So close you can almost taste it
Release your inhibitions
Feel the rain on your skin

This song literally feels like you've let the sun into your room whenever it comes on. Cleansing with this playing in the back makes it feel like you're releasing all the tension of a long day/ night away. Pair it with something like The Deep Cleanse from Tatcha, a daily gel cleanser with natural fruit exfoliants to wash your worries away.

Tatcha Deep Cleanse, $38

The Deep Cleanse gel lathers into a creamy foam to lift away dirt and oil without over-drying.

Key Ingredients: Japanese Luffa Fruit, Japanese Wild Rose, Japanese Leopard Lily

Toning With Fade by Kanye West

I feel it...
I feel it...
I feel it's fadin'
I think I think too much
I feel it's fadin'
Your love is fadin'
I feel it

Say bye-bye to large pores cause with the pep of this song. They're heading out anyways! Toning helps the skin's pH levels, which can help your skin be less prone to oiliness and infection and create a more vibrant and smoother appearance! Biossance's new Squalene + BHA Pore Minimizing Toner visibly tightens pores, clarifies and hydrates so that the little buggers JUST FADE AWAY!

Biossance Squalane + BHA Pore Minimizing Toner, $28

Blended with hydrating squalane, it’s a first-of-its-kind fusion that dislodges and exfoliates away excess oil, dirt, and debris while also quenching skin.

Key Ingredients: Willow Bark Extract, Glycerin, Cucumber Fruit Water, Squalane, C​aviar Lime Extrat

Sunscreening With You Are My Sunshine by Cover Jasmine Thompson

You are my sunshine
My only sunshine
You make me happy
When skies are gray
You'll never know, dear
How much I love you
Please don't take my sunshine away.

Can we all just 🥺 at this song for a minute?! Even though the sun's bright yellow light doesn't come out every day, we should still be wearing sunscreen/SPF daily. Why? Because wearing SPF can reduce your risk of skin cancer, avoid inflammation and redness, prevent the early onset of wrinkles and fine lines, and so much more. Wearing a good SPF like the Black Girl Sunscreen SPF 30, great for protecting against the three major causes of skin cell damage – UV rays, oxidation and over-production of sebum, can swat the gray of the skies away.

Black Girl Sunscreen, $18.99

Black Girl Sunscreen dries completely clear so it’s perfect to use before any outdoor activity or even under your favorite makeup products.

Key Ingredients: Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice, Carrot Seed Oil, Sunflower Seed Oil, Avocado Oil, Jojoba Seed Oil, Cocoa Seed Butter

Active Ingredients: Avobenzone: 3%, Homosalate: 10%, Octisalate: 5%, Octocrylene: 2.75%

Hydrating With Shea Butter Baby by Ari Lennox

Shea Butter Baby, fucking up your pillow
Shea Butter Baby, fucking up your sheets
(Oh, oh, oh, oh, oh, oh, oh, oh, oh)

C'mon, it's right there in the name of the song, and there was no way we could not include this in here. Hydrating is a major component of healthy skin. We love going looking like a glazed donut on the regular. Using something like Hyaluronic Acid from The Ordinary will have your skin primed for a great moisturizer like the Cosmic Cream by Moon Juice. Don't be scared to let it fudge up your pillows a bit. 😉

The Ordinary Hyaluronic Acid + B5, $6.80

This formulation combines low-, medium- and high-molecular weight HA, as well as a next-generation HA crosspolymer at a combined concentration of 2% for multi-depth hydration in a water-based formula.

Key Ingredients: Pentylene Glycol, Propanediol, Panthenol, Ahnfeltia Concinna Extract, Glycerin

Moon Juice Cosmic Cream, $52.20

Emollient fatty acids and mushroom boost elasticity and seal in moisture. Ashwagandha helps protect your skin from accelerated aging, blue light, and collagen breakdown.

Key Ingredients: Grape Seed Oil, Apricot Kernel Oil, Jojoba Seed Oil, Shea Butter, Daptogenic Ashwagandha, Adaptogenic Schisandra, Hyaluronic Acid

Targeting With Take Care Medley by SoMo

I'm so, I'm so, I'm so, proud of you
I'm so, I'm so, I'm so, proud of you
I'm so, I'm so, I'm so, proud of you

Iykyk this medley. Sadly it's not on Spotify, but it's on YouTube, and it's a must-listen! The length and slow tempo will put your mind at ease and focus on your targeting spot treatments, including your eyes, lips, cheeks, and forehead. Take Care of your eyes with The Inkey List Caffeine Eye Cream, Take Care of your lips with the LANEIGE Lip Sleeping Mask, Take Care of those pesky spots on the cheeks and forehead with the Innisfree Time Science Spot Treatment just... Take Care.

The INKEY List Caffeine Eye Cream, $9.99

As caffeine is a diuretic it can help to relieve water retention, a major cause of puffiness under the eyes.

Key Ingredients: Caffeine, Matrixyl 3000™, Albizia Julibrissin Bark Extract​

LANEIGE Lip Sleeping Mask, $22

Using applicator, apply generously to the lips in the evening and leave on overnight. Gently wipe off or cleanse in the morning.

Key Ingredients: Hyaluronic Acid, Vitamin C, Antioxidants, Berry Mix Complex

Innisfree Time Science Spot Treatment, $54

We formulated this super serum to address fine lines, wrinkles and imperfections with the natural benefits of Jeju Marine Seaweed and Bio Seaplant Science™, our proprietary fermentation process that delivers the multi-benefits of marine plants to your skin.

Key Ingredients: Glycerin, Propanediol, Squalane, Shea Butter, Hydrogenated Vegetable Oil, Carnuba Wax, Algae Extract

Masking With Dancing Queen by ABBA

You are the dancing queen
Young and sweet
Only seventeen
Dancing queen
Feel the beat from the tambourine, oh yeah

It's always a good time for a mask and ABBA. Grab your favourite mask and put on Dancing Queen by ABBA, and dance your little heart away while you wait for the mask effects to kick in! Lay down and listen if you have to. Just listen to it and remember—you really are the dancing queen here. I am currently masking with the Youth To The People Superberry Hydrate+ Glow Dream Mask and listening to ABBA as I write this.

Youth To The People Superberry Hydrate + Glow Dream Mask, $48

This formula helps to target dullness and uneven skin tone for brighter, more radiant skin.

Key Ingredients: Proprietary Superberry Blend: Maqui, Acai, Prickly Pear, Goji Berry, Sunflower, Moringa, Squalane.

There you have it, folks, our first Music-Inspired Skin Care Routine. This is just a rough draft for you to base your skin care routine and music playlist on. We had a lot of fun with this concept and highly recommended that you try it too!