The Ins and Outs of Euphoria Star Sydney Sweeney’s Nighttime Ritual
Sydney Sweeney is a 24 year old American actress who has become widely known thanks to her current roles as Cassie Howard in “Euphoria”, Emaline in “Everything Sucks!” and Eden in “The Handmaid's Tale.” As an actress, Sydney Sweeney faces many challenges, one of which is keeping her complexion camera ready at all times. The actress admits to having problematic combination skin that was incredibly acne-prone until she was about 20 and got her skincare routine fine tuned. Like many who share their routines, Sydney Sweeney relies on her years of trial of error. One advantage that she has over most is that in addition to that she has received the knowledge from makeup artists and skincare professionals throughout her career. This routine is custom tailored to her, and her unique skin; however, the products and steps she does might be something you want to add to your routine!
- Sydney Sweeney has worked for years perfecting her skincare routine for sensitive combination skin.
- Red light therapy is one of the crucial steps in her routine.
- Laneige is her favorite skincare brand, but always patch test and read ingredients to find what's best for you.
1. Clear the face
Sydney Sweeney begins her routine by putting her hair back with a silk hair tie. If you have bangs, as she currently does in this tutorial, clip them back so that your face is fully clear. She has found and recommends the Laneige cream skin milk oil cleanser for taking off makeup. She does 2 pumps without water and massages it entirely over her face. Then removes using lukewarm water, to get any residual she uses a towel to gently pat the face.
To remove any excess eye makeup she recommends Vaseline. This helps to avoid harsh rubbing that can cause skin damage.
2. Facial peel
Once a week she does a facial peel to help neutralize her combination skin and helps with rashes that form around her nose and mouth from constantly changing makeup. She recommends the Dr. Dennis Gross Alpha Beta Universal Daily Peel. It comes in two parts, one is an exfoliator and one is an anti-aging neutralizer that contains retinol. It is instructed to wipe the first pad gently and evenly over your face until it feels dry. Let the product sit for 2 minutes, and repeat with step two. Wait until dry before applying the next step.
*She uses this product once per week, however depending on your skin more or less frequency may be ideal.
3. Hydrating Serum
Her next step is a hydrating serum. She uses the Laneige Water Bank Blue Hyaluronic Serum as a base for any and all skincare. It is very nourishing and prevents dryness. She uses about 4 pumps and applies it evenly to her face and neck. She warns us to avoid massaging it in fully before the next step.
The Solawave Wand is a device that uses vibration and red light therapy to alleviate skin issues. Sweeney uses it for 5 minutes daily. When using this product, it is beneficial to have extra moisture as it helps the tool glide over the skin more smoothly. Red light therapy has been known to have many skin benefits including:
- Stimulating collagen production.
- Increasing collagen
- Increasing blood circulation
- Reducing inflammation
Her next step is a moisturizer, specifically the Laneige Water Bank Blue Hyaluronic Cream Moisturizer. Simply apply a pea-sized amount evenly to the face. She then adds a second moisture layer via the Laneige Water Sleeping Mask, it stays on all night and in the morning you rinse with lukewarm water. One of her other big tips is Vaseline under her eyes for extra moisture. She says that other eye creams cause drying or irritation for her sensitive skin. And, finally, a third moisturizer just for her lips, the Laneige Lip Sleeping Mask. They have a variety of flavors to pick from, and she's currently hooked on vanilla.
6. Acne treatment**
IF she has a pimple or zit she uses Epiduo Forte prescription gel. Even then she does not put it all over her face. Sweeney recommends only spot treatment with this product.
Sydney Sweeney has a fun final step in her nighttime routine. Just before bed, she applies some perfume simply because “she likes to smell good.” Her go-to scent is Armani Beauty My Way Eau De Parfum. If you do choose to copy this step be wary that many artificial scents and alcohols in perfume can cause irritation to your skin. Essential oils are also a great choice before bed, especially if you add a few drops of lavender oil to help you sleep.
Sydney has adapted her routine and has tried out tons of products. In high school, she did not use any products and tried just water because she was scared of facial products causing breakouts. Over the years, she has gotten advice from makeup artists who are experts in the field of skincare. With their knowledge combined with her own, Sydney feels incredibly comfortable sharing her routine in hopes that it can help others struggling with similar issues. While this routine might not work perfectly for you, there are certainly some tips and products that might be helpful to your own skincare journey. If you do try out any of these products, remember to perform a patch test to ensure that you do not have any major reactions.
Written by Kiana St. Onge