New York Fashion Week came and went as quick as the snow on the ground. We had backstage access to some of the hottest runways, including Betsey Johnson, Laquan Smith and Tracy Reese. While makeup, hair and nails completed the look, skincare products layed the foundation. Those working the Lela Rose show were lucky enough to have Arcona Los Angeles there to help. Arcona representative Allison Marks was nice enough to stop in the midst of fashion chaos to share a few tips on corrective skincare.
Vibe Vixen: What is one type of skin product every girl should have?
Allison Marks:I think every girl should have a really good cleanser because you want to get all the dirt, oil, make-up and debris off. Also, sunscreen is the number one anti-ager. Even when it’s pouring rain outside, 80% of the sun rays still come through. Cleanse the skin, hydrate the skin and protect the skin.
VV: Now that we’ve talked about dry skin, what can we do about oily skin?
AM: You definitely want to hydrate oily skin. It’s so important because if you don’t, your skin will clog and produce more oil. It’s about finding the right product. If you’re oily, use the oil-free products.
VV: What are some foods and drinks Vixens can use to combat bad skin?
AM: Drinking water is always important. You can actually feed the skin cells more readily if you eat foods with water like watermelon, cucumbers, oranges- they’re filled with water. Caffeine is really dehydrating. Avoid coffee or any kind of alcohol—if you can avoid those things or have them in moderation—that’s one of the best things you can do. That’s also where these topical, antioxidant type of products come into play. So if you’re not eating perfectly or you’re busy, you can support your skin, almost like a multivitamin.