Flawless skin is one of those unreachable goals that almost every woman wants, and this girl’s got it. After uploading 2 selfies on Reddit, Michele Manteaw went viral with thousands of people that were amazed by her soft and smooth skin. Naturally, we became curious as to how she achieved this (and we know you will be too). So we decided to see what her skin care routine was and share it with you.
Enlighten presents one of the internet’s most commented on skincare routines.
The picture that sparked hundreds of questions
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A woman from the UK just went viral after posting her glowy makeup tutorial on Reddit. Michele Manteaw uploaded 2 selfies on her post titled, “Glowy Winter Makeup on Dark Skin” and her facial skin looks so naturally smooth and glowy that it caught the attention of more than 17,000 people who upvoted the post and more than 300 who started to ask questions and comment on her looks.
No, it’s not photoshop, and no, it’s not a filter either.
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Many will say that she’s simply using a photo filter or that she edited the selfie, but that is not the case. Michele, who is originally from Ghana, is a makeup enthusiast and YouTuber known as MelaninMichie who shares beauty and fashion tutorials. You can watch Michie, as she likes to be called, in her DIY hair mask tutorials, videos on how to achieve healthy-looking skin, and guides to create the perfect makeup. But we know what you’re thinking: How on earth can her skin be so smooth?! We’ll tell you how.
MelaninMichie’s Skin Care Routine
Step 1: First, she washes her face with a gentle clarifying cleanser while lightly massaging and exfoliating her face with a non-abrasive silicone facial brush. Though gentle, she swears the brush perfectly cleanses her face.
Step 2: She then preps her skin with a facial toner to help it absorb products and enhance its circulation.
Step 3: Michie revitalizes her skin with a hyaluronic acid serum. It locks moisture inside her skin!
Step 4: Lips. She takes care of them by applying a moisturizing lip balm with at least SPF 15.
Step 5: Now it’s time to moisturize and nourish her entire face. She says this is key even for oily skin because, “oily skin can sometimes be dry skin trying to overcompensate for its dryness, thus making excess oil.” She does this by mixing some vitamin C drops and a natural moisturizer.
Step 6: She ends her routine by protecting her skin with an SPF 50+ light sunscreen.
Step 7: While doing this daily, she also shared that she likes to use sheet masks from Korea twice a week.
Final tip: Hydrate, hydrate, hydrate. Drink lots of water. Hydrated skin is healthy skin. And maybe you want to test cutting out dairy as much as you can, Michele says, for her, it was life-changing.
What to keep in mind
There you have it. She takes care of her skin by exfoliating, cleansing, nourishing, moisturizing, and protecting it. You can do it too, just remember that if you’d like to make some changes in your skin care routine, it’s always a good idea to take into account your skin type and test out products beforehand. Her skin looks flawless. No wonder people on Reddit were asking her if she was an angel and calling her gorgeous.
What is your secret for flawless skin? Do you think nourishing creams, SPF, and serums are more effective than keeping your skin hydrated by drinking water? Tell us your theories in the comment section!