Barbie's Skincare Tips & Routine
Barbie has been around since the 60's and lets face it, she's always had flawless looking skin and never seems to age. It's almost as if she was made of pore-less plastic! As Barbie's personal Esthetician and skincare mentor, I have the honor of caring for Barbie's gorgeous skin and it's my responsibility to help ensure she stays looking flawless for her millions of fans.
Barbie has normal to dry skin with the occasional breakout yet you'd never know it because she is dedicated to her morning and nighttime skincare routine. So let's be more like Barbie and follow in her footsteps by practicing great skin habits and rituals that any Mattel playmate and real human alike would benefit from.
When Barbie wakes up in the morning she knows she needs to remove her nighttime skincare products and any sweat, dirt and oil that's accumulated during her 8+ hours of beauty rest. She also understands the importance of Vitamin C and sun protection to reduce oxidative damage from her environment and protect against harmful UV rays, both of which contribute to preventing sun damage and keeping her skin wrinkle free.
Barbie's Morning Skincare Routine
Step 1: Cleanse
Barbie washes the night off with a targeted facial cleanser such as the Mangosteen Daily Resurfacing Cleanser with gentle lactic acid to remove dead skin cells or the Clear Skin Probiotic Cleanser with acne fighting salicylic acid to deep clean her pores without leaving her skin feeling dry or stripped.
Step 2: Hydrate & Prep
After her face is washed Barbie preps her clean skin with a hydrating mist to tone, balance and increase product penetration for more effective results. Barbie reaches for the Mangosteen Revitalizing Mist or the Neroli Age Corrective Hydrating Mist. A quick spritz over her face, neck and decolleté and she's ready for actives and age prevention.
Step 3: Vitamins & Actives
Since Barbie is constantly on the go and always outside caring for her animals, she knows the importance of keeping damaging free radicals at bay and protecting her precious skin from UV damage. Wrinkles and dark spots aren't going to get Barbie down!
Vitamin C and vitamin E reverse free radical damage from environmental stressors and botanical hyaluronic acid plumps and smooths her sometimes dry skin without being too heavy. Citrus & Kale Potent C+E Serum is lightweight and sinks directly into her epidermis followed by Strawberry Rhubarb Hyaluronic Serum to keep her skin from losing water throughout the day.
Step 4: Treat
Barbie has a wild social life which sometimes means late nights with friends and one too many mocktails. Her early morning routine has her up at 5:00 am so sometimes she sports a bit of under-eye baggage. Barbie refuses to let puffy eyes and dark circles give her away, so she reaches for the Hibiscus Ultra-lift Eye Cream with ice wine actives to instantly tighten up her under-eye leaving even Ken wondering what her secret to always looking radiant really is.
If Barbie has a breakout she reaches for the Acne Advanced Clarifying Masque as a spot treatment to rapidly reduce inflammation and conceal any redness.
Step 5: Protect
Barbie is committed to applying and reapplying sunscreen until she dies (never) and always preaches proper sun protection to her plastic playmates. It's equally important to Barbie that she uses a broad spectrum SPF that protects against BOTH UVA (A stands for AGING) and UVB (B stands for BURNING) rays. She opts for mineral based sunscreen because she absolutely does not want to absorb any extra chemicals into her bloodstream and she uses ONLY reef safe SPF to help keep her water friends and Mermaid Barbie safe.
Barbie applies the Lilikoi Daily Defense SPF 30 to her face, neck and decolleté as her last morning skincare step. She makes sure to throw the Sun Defense Minerals powdered sunscreen stick in her bag for easy sunscreen re-application throughout the day.
Barbie's Nighttime Skincare Routine
When Barbie finally crashes at her Malibu pad after a long and eventful day, she needs to get the day off of her face ASAP.
Step 1: Pre-cleanse
Wether Barbie sports a full face of makeup or goes fresh faced, she needs to "take the day off" her face before she can properly clean her skin. Stone Crop Cleansing Oil breaks down foundation and mascara and attaches itself to daytime skincare products like sunscreen and pulls them away from the surface of the skin to easily rinse clean.
Step 2: Cleanse
For Barbie's mostly normal and sometimes dry skin type, the Stone Crop Gel Wash is her go-to. It's gentle and effective at removing impurities and leaving her skin feeling fresh.
Step 3: Exfoliate
A few times a week, Barbie likes to exfoliate her skin. The Clear Skin Willow Bark Exfoliating Peel effectively & gently dissolves dead skin as well as pore-clogging build-up. She swipes the peel on cleansed skin with a textured cotton round (included) and leaves it on (no rinse required) 1-3 times a week for the easiest and quickest way to exfoliate.
Step 4: Tone and Prep
The Kombucha Microbiome Balancing Essence helps keep Barbie's skin barrier function performing as well as she does in real life. A splash of essence on her cleansed and exfoliated skin preps for the rest of her nighttime products to penetrate deep into the layers of her skin which means they'll work even better.
Step 5: Hydrate and Treat
Beauty rest is more than just sleep for Barbie. It's when she renews, restores and rejuvenates her mind, body and skin so she can show up as her best self every single day.
Marine Flower Peptide Serum contains a unique and one of a kind Smart Collagen+ Complex that delivers collagen rich botanicals and a deep fine line and wrinkle treatment for stronger, healthier skin overall.
The Bamboo Firming Fluid strengthens elasticity with a natural retinol alternative for tight, hydrated skin.
Step 6: Moisturize
Barbie has yet to go under the knife. Do you want to know her real secret? It's Botox in a Box and it's safe and effective and a whole lot cheaper than plastic surgery.
The Arctic Berry Peptide Radiance Cream is a natural Botox alternative that simulates "Botox" by sending signaling peptides to the facial muscles to target fine lines and wrinkles for a "freeze-like" effect. Barbie seals in hydration by applying her nighttime moisturizer to her face, neck and decolleté.
Step 7: Balance and Seal
Liquid Gold is Barbie's best friend. One to two drops of the Facial Recovery Oil pressed into her skin ON TOP. of her nighttime moisturizer helps balance excess oil production, heal breakouts and prevent associated scarring and post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation and deliver lightweight hydration while she sleeps.
Barbie wakes up radiant and glowing and slays another day all because she stays committed to her self-care rituals through her skincare routine.
You can view Barbie & her friends curated skincare collection hand-picked by their beauty team at Sweet Cheeks Waxing and Skincare. There's also a complimentary gift with purchase inside the collection - available for a limited time only.
Come on Barbie, let's go do our skincare routine.
xo Tiffanie, Barbie's personal esthetician