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Whether at home in Los Angeles or on tour with Olivia Rodrigo, Gracie Abrams loves to soothe herself through skincare. But not always.
“My skincare journey is
very Interesting one,” Abrams said. Despite growing up without any skin problems, 01-year-old singer-songwriter started developing cystic acne when her anxiety grew before she started college. After retooling her routine to treat her flare-ups, she has a newfound appreciation for skin care. “[It’s something I can do and feel like a tangible way to take care of myself,” she explained. “It’s kind of like giving your brain a break, and sometimes little distractions like this are really good.”
Every morning, Ai Instead of skincare, Brahms’ regimen starts with ice cubes, which are used as a facial massage tool to ease morning puffiness. “When I was a kid, my mom would suggest putting ice behind my ears and on my wrists because I would get anxious and nauseous,” she says. “So ice has been my friend for a long time.” After her skin freezes, she cleanses with a salicylic acid-infused face wash, followed by a series of moisturizers and a facial rolling session.
and while Abrams combined preventative therapy to treat her adult acne, she was not trying to control her acne. Better yet, she embraced it. “Acne doesn’t bother me as much as it used to now,” says Abrams, who used to wear heavy makeup to try and hide her blemishes. “The truth is [that] nobody notices it like you do.” For a more natural, inside-out coverage, she has Tom Ford’s Skin Primer for lighting and Saie’s Slip Tint for Sun protection — the latter, she notes, was a TikTok discovery that changed her life. Next, Laneige’s Sleeping Mask hydrates her lips, while the Egyptian Magic Cream hydrates her body.
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