US Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez has taken to YouTube to share the four-step skincare routine she swears by.Â
Speaking to Vogue, Ocasio-Cortez began her skincare routine by discussing the important role of beauty and skincare and how it is viewed through the political lens.
“The reason why I think it’s so important to share these things is [that] feminity has power,” she said.
“In politics, there is so much criticism and nitpicking about how women and femme people present themselves. Thereâ€™s this really false idea that if you care about makeup or beauty or fashion, thatâ€™s somehow frivolous.”
“But I actually think these are some of the most substantive decisions that we make â€” and we make them every morning,” she adds.
The congresswoman starts her routine with a toner. While she doesn’t gravitate towards a particular brand, she’s chosen Estee Lauder’s Micro Essence Toner gently patted over her skin.
Next up, is a vitamin C serum which works to brighten and smooth the skin by getting rid of dead skin and triggering the production of collagen.
After the serum, she uses a small amount of Acure’s Radically Rejuvenating Whipped Night Cream Facial Moisturiser over her face and neck.
She finishes up by applying sunscreen, highlighting a product that works well for her skin tone. “If you are at all a melanated woman, it’s really hard to find sunscreen because a lot of sunscreens leave a white cast.” Biore UV Aqua Rich Water Essence is her go-to product for sun protection.
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