The Biebers are our unexpected quarantine beauty gurus


The Biebers are our unexpected quarantine beauty gurus

Justin and Hailey Bieber give us a beauty lesson in taking care of acne-prone skin

By Drishti Kapadia  June 9th, 2020

With the best facialists and make-up artists in the world working on her skin, it’s safe to say supermodel Hailey Bieber knows a good bit about skincare. And in her and pop star husband Justin Bieber’s new Facebook series, The Biebers on Watch, we get a glimpse into the couple’s everyday life. We take a peek at them cooking, baking, fishing, and learn about their skincare routine. Our favourite episode is the one where Hailey helps Justin Bieber take care of his acne while they quarantine in their Toronto home.

In this episode, Hailey Bieber gives Justin a 4-step facial as he opens up about his struggle with adult acne. “It’s the worst for your self-confidence,” says Justin. “Because, like, especially with all these filters on Instagram, people are looking perfect with their skin and you feel like that’s reality but in reality, a lot of people probably have bad skin.”. Justin also declares that there is no one size fits all when it comes to skincare and even though he follows his skincare routine religiously, twice a day, sometimes his skin just reacts badly to certain formulas.

Hailey doesn’t mention any product names in the video so copying this routine to the T isn’t an option. We suggest you grab products that work for your skin or whip up your own DIY at home. The Biebers’ regime is quite an indulgent one so play soothing spa music, and follow these steps…

 

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Step one: Start with an enzyme cleanser

Enzymes are exfoliating chemicals that break down dead skin cells super efficiently. They are gentler than physical scrubs, won’t cause micro cuts and are perfect for acne-prone skin. Hailey massages the cleanser into Justin Bieber’s skin and recommends you leave it on for a minute or two. Then she wiped it off with a wet wash cloth.

 

Step 2: Apply a turmeric face mask

Turmeric is a natural antiseptic that helps contain acne, preventing a full-blown breakout in the future. Hailey applies the mask with her fingers and lets it sit for five to ten minutes before wiping it off.

 

Step 3: Put on a detoxifying face mask

Wondering why you’re following up one  mask with another one? This one regulates sebum production (read: excessive oiliness) and deep cleans clogged pores. Leave this one on for 10 to 15 minutes and wash it off.

 

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Step 4: Pat in a clarifying serum

The last and final (phew!) part of this routine is applying a glycolic acid-spiked serum. Hailey says, “This helps with healing skin and getting rid of pimples.” Glycolic acid is an AHA that stops dead skin cells from clogging your pores and prevents blackheads and breakouts. Be warned, this might cause a slight stinging sensation so it is advisable to do a patch test first.