Calling all glow getters: To learn about skin care, you can read all the fancy product packages, or you can simply take a cue from real people like you. Start with these bloggers, who are in the know about — and admittedly love — the endless array of treatments, lotions, and potions.
Every year, we comb through hundreds of blogs to find those that go above and beyond to educate, inspire, and empower. We’ve been most impressed with these — and know you’ll love them too. Their tips, tricks, and anecdotes will give you a fresh take on how you face the world.
This one is for the beauty trend-obsessed (aka anyone who gets FOMO if they don’t have the latest products or missed out on the week’s big sales). Get an inside look at the glam skin care routines of celebrities, editors’ testimonials about experiences and innovations, and scoop from dermatologists, plastic surgeons, and aesthetic experts.
As the name implies, this is a web store, but it’s also a resource for anyone who is ready to move beyond moisturizer and wants guidance on what’s right — from ingredients to application techniques. Gather intel on how to pick the best products, especially if you’re on a budget. No persuasion or judgments, just honest advice delivered in an engaging, friend-to-friend manner.
For fans of the clean, natural, organic lifestyle, Jenni is an aesthetician based in Oklahoma who connects with those looking to make positive changes in their lives. Jenni offers help navigating the green beauty world, with a special focus on DIY skin care. She’ll tell you which essential oils to have, and even which plants can improve your home air quality.
The Natural Beauty Workshop
This one is for beauty DIYers and those interested in the journey of creating skin care and beauty products, not just shopping them from the aisles. You’ll find loads of natural beauty recipes — everything from bathtub treats to fragrances — along with resources on how to actually sell and market your creations.
Yon-Ka is a luxury Parisian brand that isn’t for the budget-conscious. But if you’re a skin care aficionado who has been-there-shopped-that and you want an elevated view on next-level products and routines to try, you’ll find lots to love here. The website also includes tidbits such as understanding your skin’s pH balance and conquering inflammation, or why too much screen time might be hurting your skin.
Brown Beauty Talk
This blog began 7 years ago as the Twitter hashtag #BBT, which provided a weekly platform for Black and Asian women to discuss beauty issues. On the blog, you’ll find everything you need to know about keeping Black and Asian skin healthy and glowing. You’ll also find skin care tips from celebrities and “skinfluencers” around the internet. They’ll tell you what’s in their makeup bags, their favorite skin care products, and how to look after your feet until the nail salons can open again.
The Style and Beauty Doctor
Danielle Gray writes a beauty guide for women of all races, ages, and sizes. Her blog is committed to helping every woman find what looks good on their faces and bodies. Her blog covers skin care in detail and has sections for specialized areas, such as hyperpigmentation, dry skin, oily/combination skin, and sun care. She stays current on skin care issues, writing articles like “On wearing masks and makeup” and “How to treat and prevent maskne” (that’s acne that can occur with long-term mask use). Danielle welcomes inquiries from readers, whether it’s about your wardrobe, your search for the perfect red lipstick, or the latest fashion or beauty trend.
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