Try this: ‘My approach to skincare not only involves products, but also saying YES to life choices that make me happy,’ says beauty entrepreneur and body-positivity activist Katie Sturino
As the founder of beauty brand Megababe, I’m constantly asked what my ride-or-die products are. The truth (which always shocks people) is that I don’t play favorites when it comes to products. My approach to skincare not only involves products, but also saying YES to life choices that make me happy. And it’s this approach that’s far more important than the actual formulas I’m using. Here are the 6 beauty philosophies that I follow religiously:
I live in New York City, so exfoliating my skin on the regular is a must. I use a gentle physical scrub every night to help my skin reset after a day of absorbing dirt and grime. Just make sure whichever exfoliator you choose is meant for daily use.
If we’re being real (and we always are!), my lips have lost pigmentation over the years and blend into the color of my face, so I have a big appreciation for lip colors. My current obsession is this poppy fuchsia shade.
I stopped getting facials during the pandemic, but just started going back and oh my god, did I miss them! I go to a woman named Karen at Sia’s in Soho, NYC. I’ve had fancy facials with tools and lasers and the works, but it’s too much. Karen does the basics and leaves me looking amazing.
This is actually my most important beauty tip of all. My skin is more radiant than ever thanks to the liberating feeling of saying YES to things that I used to think weren’t for me, like going to a fashion show or wearing shorts.
I hear from women all the time who thank me for showing them that yes, they can wear a bikini. Yes, they can join a dating app. And yes, they can wear sleeveless shirts even though they feel too big to do so. (Which inspired my “I want to wear this but…” series on Instagram). Challenging the rules we’ve set for ourselves and calling BS on the lies we tell ourselves will give you a fierce glow that I bet can compete with any skincare product out there.