FG Magazine Summer 2021

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S P RI NG TO SU M M E R S K I N C A RE : H O W TO C REATE AND MAINTAIN A YO U T HFU L G LO W M OV I NG THR O U G H COVID T IME S AND I NTO A NE W S E AS O N B y R o b i n McDo nal d I’ve known Robin McDonald for over three decades. Not only is she my dear friend, but she is also the creator and founder of KINDri Los Angeles, a cruelty-free, vegan, and sustainable skin care line. Robin is a celebrity facialist, now retired, whose regular clientele include Hollywood luminaries such as Charlize Theron, Rene Zellweger, Alfre Woodard, and Mark Ruffalo.

Maintaining our physical, spiritual, and emotional health (not to mention our good looks) during COVID has been a real roller coaster. For me, the cycle of feeling good → looking good → feeling bad → looking bad → feeling good again has never been more evident. The idea of true beauty being a holistic experience above an aesthetic one is, more than ever, clear as a bell. With that said, it is in the spirit of self-care and wellness (two terms way overused, I know) that I’d like to share some of my tips and tricks for appearing lit from within even during these challenging times.

SPRING CLEANING If you haven’t already, go through that drawer

or box—or wherever those “Oh, I’m sure I’ll use this again at some point…” serums, primers, nail polishes, powders, body lotions, face creams, and applicators are—and purge! Chuck anything

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that has expired, especially old compact powders


and foundations that tend to harbor bacteria from reuse of applicators. (C’mon, we all should do it.) Get rid of everything potentially detrimental to keeping your skin clean and healthy and dispose of it responsibly.

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