Updated: Sep 5, 2020
On today's skin diaries segment we have the lovely @funmimonet. She is a licensed professional therapist who is a beauty enthusiast and content creator. She talks about her relationship with beauty and some of her favourite sunscreens.
WHAT WOULD YOU SAY YOUR RELATIONSHIP WITH BEAUTY IS LIKE?
FM: I have a very positive relationship with beauty. From the time I was very young, I loved watching my aunt applying makeup. I thought she always looked so glamorous and loved when she would apply a little lipstick on me as well. As I grew into my teen years, I experimented with makeup and started to also started trying new skincare products to use daily as well.
WHAT IS YOUR SKINCARE REGIMEN?
FM: I’m a huge fan of using Tretinoin so I use it a few nights a week. I wear sunscreen daily and makeup most days as well, so I always begin my nighttime routine by double cleansing (cleansing balm + regular facial cleanser). I also incorporate hydrating serums and toners in my night time routine as well as chemical exfoliating products such as AHAs and BHAs.
I KNOW YOU’VE TRIED A LOT OF SUNSCREEN, WHICH ONE IS THE MOST BLACK GIRL FRIENDLY?
FM: I adore Black Girl Sunscreen, Krave Beet Shield, and Supergoop Unseen Sunscreen.
ARE THERE ANY BEAUTY PRODUCTS YOU THINK ARE INESSENTIAL?
FM: I love using eye cream, but I generally believe it is the least essential part of my skincare routine.
AS BRONZILLA (QUEEN OF BRONZERS), WHAT WOULD YOU SAY IS THE BEST BRONZER YOU HAVE USED?
FM: I adore the Vesca Beauty bronzers! They are finely milled and very pigmented. Additionally they have a wonderful shade range to accommodate a wide variety of skin tones.
HAVE YOU INTRODUCED ANYTHING NEW TO YOUR ROUTINE WHILE STAYING AT HOME?
FM: I’ve been masking a lot more! I’m usually too busy to mask in the mornings or evenings, but I’ve enjoyed taking the time to pamper my skin and try new masks.
WHAT IS ONE BEAUTY/SKINCARE PRODUCT YOU CANNOT LIVE WITHOUT?
FM: I can’t live without Tretinoin! It has been a game changer for my skin.
ANY TIPS ON SELF CARE IN THIS QUARANTINE PERIOD?
FM: I recommend finding activities you can do by yourself that provide you with joy or peace of mind. I’ve been enjoying taking long walks in the evenings, listening to podcasts and books, and taking relaxing baths.
Hope you enjoyed it!
Love, Moheen x