Ready Regimen: Micaela

Micaela Kovary, better known as Mic, the skincare and beauty enthusiast behind Let’s Talk Skin, is a 24-year-old living in sunny, and crowded as HELL, Los Angeles. Follow her skincare journey on Instagram and Tumblr.

I first got into skincare when I realized that my current routine wasn’t cutting it. After months of heavy research and a lot of trial and error, I started keeping track of the products I did and didn’t like on Tumblr. Eventually I started an Instagram to share my thoughts with the entire beauty community. My skincare philosophy is simple.

  • Drink water. If you don’t think you need to, you need to. I promise.

  • Your products don’t have to be pretty, they just need to work for you! Although, it is nice to have a beautifully curated vanity, it’s all about what works for you.

  • Rosehip seed oil changed my life, no joke. It’s even great for oily gals (and guys) like myself. It never makes you feel greasy, and it keeps you looking young. Win-win if you ask me.

  • Exercise actually really helps to maintain healthy skin. When you work out, your blood circulates more frequently, and as such, your whole body can function more efficiently. Just make sure that you clean your skin at the end of the day so the toxins you sweat out don’t get trapped back in!

  • Don’t pop your pimples. Please don’t. Take it from someone with a chin full of acne scars, the scarring is worse than the breakouts are.

  • Cleansing your face should be a gentle experience, if your skin feels tight, taut, and dry when you’re finished cleansing, your cleanser is way too intense for you. It’s always best to err on the side of caution when it comes to your moneymaker!

  • Be gentle and kind to your skin! You only get one face, and it’s a beautiful one! Make sure that you cherish it for just how amazing it is.

  • Don’t ever let anyone tell you you’re wearing too much or too little makeup. Just do what feels right to you! Like I said, you’re already beautiful.

  • Remember that skincare is SELF care first. It’s not about comparing yourself to other people and how “amazing” their skin is, it’s about taking care of yourself and doing whatever it is that makes you feel good and happy.