The perfect skincare regimen for your complexion exists, it just takes a good deal of research and practice. However, if you find yourself in a constant loop of hits and misses, make things a tad bit easier for yourself by learning from skincare enthusiasts and specialists. Gone are the days of only dreaming of a flawless face as now we feature various personalities who seem to know the key to achieving their best skin.
This time, the belle for Tatler's Before Bed series is Julie Jalandoni-Boschi, wonder mom to four daughters, a homemaker, a fashion and food entrepreneur. Join Julie and discover her skincare secrets, hacks, nightmares, and tips:
What is your skin type?
My skin has transitioned from combination to dry as I enter my 5th decade.
Who influenced your skincare routine?
Two women, two products and two lessons. Scenes and scents from my childhood always had Pond’s Cold Cream and Coppertone.
Lesson 1: My grandmother’s nightly ritual starts with cleaning her face with Pond’s cold cream so cleaning the face before going to bed is one rule I never forget.
Lesson 2: Sunblock wasn’t as commonly used as it is now but my mom was such a stickler for sun protection even back then. We were always at the beach or poolside and she would corral all the kids in one area, all of us standing in swimsuits, covered with that white goop, waiting for 20 minutes to go by. No sunblock, no swimming, no sun.
What is your evening skincare routine? Take us through each step in your routine; tell us the brand and how you use each product.
I have tried all sorts of facial cleansers over the years and somehow, each one left my skin irritated or tight. I always loved drugstore finds and I came across Bioderma in Paris. I wasn’t even familiar with micellar water then. At first, I used it with facial wash but graduated to just rinsing my face with water after I use it. It has been a few years practising this and I have never been happier.