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Our Fashion Editors Weigh In On Their Honest Skin Care Routines

It's time to fess up.

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Whether you’re  straight-up nosey or in the market for some new skincare products, a lot of us love to read about other peoples' skin care regimens. Unlike models and It-girls of the moment, for us mere mortals, our time is precious. We don’t have 30 minutes in the morning and evening to dedicate to skin prepping alone – heck we barely have five minutes. To give you an honest inside look at how we really care for our skin, we’ve asked the WTG team to detail the products they swear by for being kind on their skin, as well as their schedules and bank balances. 

Read about what our team's honest skin care regimes are and shop their favorite products: 

My skincare routine is just as important as my morning espresso shot: both are transformational, and terrible things happen with they are skipped. My day begins and ends with Aveeno's Positively Radiant Skin Brightening Daily Scrub. One of my best friends convinced me to give this product a try even though I was a long-time Cetaphil cleanser kind of a girl. I haven't looked back since. I do still use Cetaphil's Oil Control Moisturizer in the mornings, but at night I switch for CeraVe's PM Facial Lotion. I swear by this ritual, which doesn't exceed five minutes of sink time. Every once in a while I'll apply prescription Epiduo acne gel, but for the most part, since committing to this regimen, a dairy-free lifestyle and drinking lots of water, I've been really happy with the status of my skin. 
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CeraVe Facial Moisturising Lotion - $12
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Aveeno Positively Radiant Skin Brightening Daily Scrub - $5
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I don't wear a lot of makeup, but when I do I make sure to remove it with an oily toner so as not to dry out my skin. Apart from that, I exfoliate with St Ives Apricot Scrub while I'm in the shower – or if I'm having a greasy face moment – and that's about it. As far as brand loyalty goes, I may as well be an ambassador for St Ives, I absolutely swear by it and have got a lot of friends and family into it, too. It exfoliates the skin with ground up apricot kernels so it's good for the environment, plus it smells delicious. Also, I recently tried out an activated charcoal nose strip from Sephora, and was a big fan. But I can't see myself incorporating that kind of treatment into my everyday routine.
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St. Ives Fresh Skin Face Scrub Apricot - $4
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Sephora Collection Charcoal Nose Strip - $3
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Forget makeup removing lotions and cleansers, my go-to product has always been Dove soap. We’re always told not to use soap on our face because it dries your skin out but in my experience Dove soap (particularly the one with exfoliating beads) has worked miracles on my combination skin. Thanks to the drying properties of soap, it ensures that any pimples will be kept under control, but at the same time Dove in particular is more hydrating than your average hand soap, keeping drier areas like the forehead suitably moisturized. It doesn’t sting so I can even remove my eye makeup with it and after splashing with some cold water to close my pores, I finish off with generous swipe of Tea Tree Oil Toner. My morning and evening routines are identical except for the application of a modest amount of coconut oil just before bed for deep nourishment and to help keep wrinkles at bay. As far as exfoliators go, I make my own. I always keep a large tub of salt or sugar in the bathroom to mix with my soap for a weekly face and body scrub. Salt tends to work better as the granules are finer but sugar tastes better if you accidentally get some in your mouth!
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Dove Gentle Exfoliating Beauty Bar - $6
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The Body Shop Tea Tree Skin Clearing Mattifying Toner - $5
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Exfoliating is very important – I’m talking about all over the body. While I love to indulge in Fresh Brown Sugar Body Polish for some spa realness at home. It’s a costly treat. So I find a cheaper DIY solution is to blend brown sugar, honey, olive oil and coconut oil. The idea is to scrub until the sugar melts on your body. I usually make a small batch for lip treatment as well. For face, Cetaphil cleanser is a god-send. For acne or oil control, the DermaControl line is seriously amazing, but I love this brand so much, I would recommend every single product it releases.
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Fresh Brown Sugar Body Polish - $67
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DermaControl Oil-Control Foam Wash - $10
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My skin has been a pain in the butt since college, so I have to follow the same strict regimen or things spiral out of control very quickly. I wash my face twice a day, and I swear by Japanese wünder kid brand DHC's Olive Essentials products. First, I cleanse with their odorless, colorless soap, then I pat on the mild lotion and, finally, hydrate with a drop of their extra-virgin olive oil. I do the same at night, except that I use DHC's deep cleansing oil (note: only with cold water, otherwise it'll clog my pores) to remove my makeup first. 
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DHC Deep Cleansing Oil - $22
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DHC Olive Virgin Oil - $42
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For my skincare routine, a combination of Korean beauty products and good old faithful Neutrogena moisturizers has helped tame my acne- (and scar-) prone skin. The Son & Park Beauty Water from Soko Glam (my one-stop Korean beauty destination) has gone a long way in improving the texture of my skin and combatting redness, and the Klairs Freshly Juiced Serum has helped smooth out my most stubborn acne scars. And the Neutrogena Oil Free Acne Moisturizer is my tried-and-true go-to when it comes to preventing those pesky T-zone breakouts.
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Neutrogena Oil-Free Acne Moisturizer - $6
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Klairs Freshly Juiced Vitamin C Serum - $23
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