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Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Reveals Her Simple Four-Step Skincare Routine

US Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez has taken to YouTube to share the four-step skincare routine she swears by. 

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. There’s this really false idea that if you care about makeup or beauty or fashion, that’s somehow frivolous.”

“But I actually think these are some of the most substantive decisions that we make — 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.

Want to know how to create the perfect skincare routine for yourself? See our guide.

A-List Stars in Talks to Join Lady Gaga in Gucci Film

Robert De Niro, Al Pacino, Adam Driver and Jared Leto are all reportedly in talks to join Lady Gaga in Gucci, a true crime drama about the murder of Maurizio Gucci.

A series of stars have been linked to the project, which will be directed by Ridley Scott, with Lady Gaga already signed up to play Patrizia Reggiani, the ex-wife of Gucci.

Reggiani was convicted of hiring an assassin to kill Gucci – a former head of the Gucci fashion house – on the steps of his office in 1995.

According to Deadline, Jack Huston and Reeve Carney are also believed to be in talks to join the film, which is based on the book The House of Gucci: A Sensational Story of Murder, Madness, Glamour, and Greed by Sara Gay Forden.

MGM won the rights back in April and it is rumoured that Scott will begin working on the film after he has finished shooting The Last Duel, starring Ben Affleck and Matt Damon.

Gucci will be produced by Scott via his Scott Free Productions banner, alongside Giannina Scott and Kevin Walsh, while Roberto Bentivegna will write the script.

Reggiani served 18 years in jail following her conviction, before she was released in 2016. Dubbed the ‘Black Widow’, Reggiani was the subject of intense media attention during the trial. Gucci left her for another woman after 12 years of marriage and two children – by telling her he was going on a business trip and not returning.

Reggiani was originally sentenced to 29 years for hiring the hitman to shoot her ex-husband, but her sentence was reduced after her children sought an appeal by arguing that her brain tumour – which was diagnosed in 1992, three years before the killing – had altered her behaviour.

Reuters