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Ep 209 - The #DamnGood Skin Barrier-Boosting Creams We’ll Use Forever

“Barrier Repair” is a big beauty buzzword - but what does it really mean? Today we’re bringing you a little Skin Barrier 101, along with a roundup of our #damngood skin-saving favorites.

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Celebrity facialist to famous faces like Demi Lovato, Lili Reinhart and Lisa Rinna, Renée Rouleau is dialing in with expert tips on one of the most frustrating of skincare conundrums, adult acne! In today’s episode, the seasoned skincare blogger explains the root causes of adult acne, why chin and jawline breakouts are so common and the real talk on what you can expect from your skincare, your facialist – and when it’s time to go see a derm. Plus, we get the #glowdown on what an ideal adult acne skincare routine looks like (depending on which type of acne you have!) from the best types of cleansers, exfoliators and treatment ingredients to tackle spots, without sacrificing wrinkle prevention and glowy hydration.

Cystyic acne SOS: Renée Rouleau Anti Bump Solution

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Today, we’re chatting all about how to build your perfect skincare routine with esthetician-to-the-stars, Renée Rouleau, who flew in all the way from Austin Texas just to be on our show! Renée’s career has spanned more than three decades, and she counts famous faces like Demi Lovato, Lily Reinhart and Lisa Renna as clients. Lucky for us, Renée is also super passionate about skin education. Her self-titled website boasts more than 1,000 articles on everything from how to know if your moisture barrier is damaged to the best way to prevent wrinkles starting in your 20s.

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In this noteworthy episode, Renée walks us through the exact steps to building a rock-solid skin routine for your skin type, plus she gets down to some skincare 101 like: Does serum go on before or after moisturizer? What the heck is an essence? And how often should you use retinol? Plus, find out why this skin expert thinks our favourite face cleansing balms really have to go (say whaaat?!) Learn anything new? Drop us a line in our private Facebook chatroom or shoot us a DM – we love hearing from you!

Products mentioned in this episode: Renée Rouleau Pro Remedy Oil

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