Inanna Sarkis is a YouTuber (with 3.3 million+ subscribers), social media personality (she has a casual 9.4 million+ Instagram followers), and actress who plays Molly Samuels in the coming of age movie After. Beyond looking camera-ready 24/7, a natural part of her career is managing a busy travel schedule—and combatting the dry skin that comes with it. She finds this is especially trying in the winter or when she's traveling to her hometown of Hamilton in Ontario, Canada. In this episode of Go To Bed With Me, the Los Angeles-based digital star walks us through her entire 14-step nightly routine that leaves her moisturized all-over.
Filmed at The Waldorf Astoria Beverly Hills.
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Before she washes her face, Sarkis pulls her wavy hair up into a messy top bun with a velvet scrunchie. When her skin is feeling dehydrated, she applies a pea-sized drop of Mario Badescu's Botanical Exfoliating Scrub. She's also concerned about over-exfoliation, so she limits this product to twice a week.
"I hate wearing makeup," Sarkis says after she washes away her tinted moisturizer and mascara. "And I feel like that has a lot to do with having good skin."
To ensure every bit of her mascara is removed, Sarkis follows up with Caudalie's Makeup Removing Cleansing Oil. She soaks the corner of a clean cotton face rag then gently rubs her eye area to avoid the dreaded raccoon eye.
Next up is masking with Lancôme's Advanced Génifique Hydrogel Sheet Mask. While the serum-soaked face product hydrates her face, she likes to let loose and dance. Sarkis notes that because she has naturally dry skin and is from Toronto, she likes to add extra hydration to her complexion. After she peels off the face mask, she rubs the excess into her neck "because the last thing I want is a wrinkly neck. It's not cute," Sarkis says.
Sarkis admits that she has dark circles and her eyes get puffy, so eye cream is "the most important" step in her skincare regimen. She lightly pats Sunday Riley's Auto Correct Brightening and Depuffing Eye Contour Cream to her under-eye area with her fingers. "I used to think the more product the better. I would get these little bumps here, and apparently, it came from over moisturizing, so definitely don't overuse your products. Just use enough to fill that area," she cautions.
She notes that her next beauty step is a bit unconventional. Sarkis uses her Le Mieux Eye Wrinkle Corrector Cream to target any potential problem areas on her face–forehead and laugh lines–not under her eyes. Sarkis is 25, and she's all about preventive skincare measures including a daily application of SPF and an anti-wrinkle eye cream.
Sarkis recently discovered Charlotte Tilbury's namesake Magic Cream which only applies when her face feels extra dry. She puts a small amount onto her fingers and dabs the cream onto three points on her face. She starts with the apples of her cheeks, her temple, and jawline before then she pushes the product into her skin in an upward motion. She adds that this step helps restore and rebalance her skin, especially after weeks of wearing heavy makeup.
"My final step–I feel like is so important and a lot of people don't do–is hydrate your body," she says. A longtime favorite of hers is Hempz Original Herbal Body Moisturizer which she discovered working at Trade Secrets in Toronto, which is similar to Sally's Beauty Supply in the United States. Her fourteenth and final step in her nightly routine is what else? More moisture. Sarkis favors the thickness and rich smell of Palmer's Cocoa Butter, which she likes to apply to her feet, elbows, and butt.
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