How to get your skin to look like Barbie's - Better Living

How to get your skin to look like Barbie’s


While Barbie’s ageless, ever-radiant complexion is as unreachable as it is plastic, it doesn’t mean we can’t have a little fun drawing inspiration from our childhood icon. In a twist of whimsy, let’s decode Barbie’s plastic perfection, translating it into practical, real-world skincare advice specifically targeted towards women aged 35 and up.

Step 1: Tighten Those Pores

Barbie’s complexion is famously smooth, thanks to a total absence of pores. For us living, breathing women, the journey to minimizing pores begins with consistent and targeted skincare. First, never underestimate the power of a good clay mask. Natural clays like kaolin and bentonite can absorb excess oils, removing impurities lodged in the pores, thus making them appear smaller.

Secondly, consider integrating products with niacinamide into your routine. This versatile vitamin not only soothes redness and inflammation but also tightens pores and improves skin elasticity. Lastly, remember to use non-comedogenic skincare products to avoid clogging pores.

Step 2: Embrace the SPF Routine (No, Not SPF 1,000,000!)

Sure, Barbie’s plastic allows her to avoid sun damage, but in our case, ultraviolet (UV) radiation is a significant concern. The sun’s rays cause about 90% of skin aging, including wrinkles, dark spots, and reduced elasticity. That’s why a daily application of at least SPF 30 is a skincare must, rain or shine. Moreover, not all sunscreens are created equal. Opt for ‘broad-spectrum’ products that shield you from both UVA and UVB rays. Don’t forget to reapply every two hours, especially when spending extended periods outdoors.

Step 3: Master the Art of Makeup Removal

Unlike Barbie, whose makeup is a permanent fixture, real women need to prioritize makeup removal. Leaving makeup on overnight can lead to a host of problems like clogged pores, bacterial buildup, and premature aging. It’s not just about removing makeup, but how you do it.

Oil cleansers are your best bet for effectively dissolving makeup without stripping the skin of its natural oils. These are especially useful for removing stubborn waterproof mascara and lipstick. Following up with a gentle water-based cleanser – a practice known as double cleansing – ensures that all residual makeup and impurities are completely removed.

Step 4: Sip from the Fountain of Youth (Or, Use Quality Anti-Aging Products)

Although we can’t freeze time like Barbie, we can slow its visible signs using potent anti-aging ingredients. Retinol, a derivative of vitamin A, is an MVP in anti-aging skincare. It can boost collagen production and accelerate cell turnover, reducing the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines. However, retinol can be harsh for some, so start with lower concentrations and always apply it at night.

Hyaluronic acid is another miracle worker that can hold up to a thousand times its weight in water, providing intense hydration and plumping up the skin. As for vitamin C, it is a powerful antioxidant that can fend off free radicals, stimulate collagen production, and lighten hyperpigmentation, providing you with a brighter and more even skin tone.

Step 5: Sleep Like a Barbie (Minus the Stiffness)

Barbie might not blink an eye, but quality beauty sleep is non-negotiable for us. While you rest, your skin goes into repair mode, regenerating cells, and restoring elasticity. A lack of sleep can lead to a dull complexion, dark circles, and fine lines. For an extra boost during these crucial hours, consider applying a sleep mask packed with skin-loving ingredients before bed. These masks are designed to create a permeable seal on top of your skin, allowing the active ingredients to penetrate deeply as you sleep.

Remember, real beauty lies in embracing and caring for our unique, beautifully human selves. As we journey through life, laugh lines and age spots narrate our stories. While achieving Barbie’s plastic perfection is an amusing concept, our goal should always be healthy, happy skin.

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Rachel is an accomplished beauty writer with a wealth of experience spanning two decades. Originally from Australia, she started her career as a beauty editor for a renowned magazine in Sydney before relocating to New York City in 2010. Currently, she thrives as a successful freelance writer and editor, passionately pursuing her love for beauty. Rachel has collaborated with numerous prestigious beauty brands, such as Estée Lauder, Lancôme, NARS, Maybelline, and Olay, contributing her expertise to their content creation. When she's not immersed in the world of beauty, Rachel enjoys practicing yoga, exploring new hiking trails, and spending quality time with her adorable Golden Retriever, Bella.

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