“I don’t think it’s very sexy to have a routine. Like if you’re going home with a guy are you like, ‘Hang on a minute’? My nighttime skincare routine is walk in the front door, put my keys down, take my shoes off, get naked, clean my teeth, go for a wee, drink some water and go to bed in full makeup.”
That was how Alexa Chung felt about skincare in her twenties, when she boasted about not having a routine, never breaking out, and “smoking like a chimney.”
But now that she’s 37, things have changed. Okay, she still sometimes sleeps in her makeup. But not only has she quit cigarettes, she’s also taking skincare “a bit more seriously as I’m getting older.”
“I have had quite good skin forever. Then suddenly, at 36, it all went a bit haywire. I had no spots whatsoever, then all of what I should have suffered in my teenage years goes into one boil on my skin. It’s like spot karma. So I’ve stepped back from too many heavy moisturizers.”
While her skin still looks flawless, “it can get a bit dry and I do get these chronic spots, one on my chin and one between my brows, so heavier creams don’t work for me. I don’t have an eight-step skin regimen or generally mess with my skin too much.”
Here’s what’s involved in Alexa’s routine, morning and night.
Alexa Chung’s Skincare Routine (At a Glance)