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Why this journalist wants you to pair your skincare with your star sign

A lot of us like to skim our horoscopes once a week to see how the next seven days are shaping up, whether we should dump our partner and if we’re going to win the lottery. But, have you ever considered using your star sign to guide your skincare? Here, we’re diving into the world of astrology, and pairing the signs with the skincare products that most fit their energies.

Aries

You’ve got it all, Aries, with your creativity and natural drive to see things through, but you can sometimes get a little stressed out. Try adding something calming to your skincare routine and give yourself a chance to slow down a little. Pai’s The Antithemis Calming Cleanser is a perfect solution, described as a little bottle of calm, and ideal for sensitive skin. 

Taurus

Old faithful Taurus, you stand by your friends and those in need, and you always know how to work hard to achieve your goals. However, sometimes you can become stuck in a routine. Try integrating something new, which gives you a bit of glow. We recommend Tired Faace, which contains caffeine to wake you up and lactic acid for a gentle exfoliant.

Gemini

You’re a social butterfly and incredibly likeable Gemini, but you’ve probably been accused of being a flake in the past. You can be indecisive, but good skin is all about consistency. Try and rein yourself in, and experiment with just one area of your skincare routine at a time. Our masks are an ideal way of trying out different things as you can switch them up from day to day, depending on if you’re feeling tired, have just worked out, or are on your period. 

Cancer

Sensitive Cancer, your love for others and natural empathy can’t be beaten. You have a natural instinct to care for others, but sometimes forget to care for yourself. If you also have sensitive skin, looking after yourself is even more important. Try shrinking your routine down to a few well-thought-out steps that cater to your sensitive skin while ensuring you make time to look after yourself. Avène’s Extremely Gentle Cleanser is perfect for looking after yourself while keeping things simple.

Leo

No one would ever accuse you of not being likable, Leo. You’re the biggest personality of the zodiac and are always on the go. However, even you crash and burn occasionally. When your body finally tells you to slow down and take a break, slap on Tired Faace to bring back that radiance, Leo.

Virgo

Fellow, Virgo, you know how much we love tracking things. We are ALL ABOUT using data to better understand ourselves, and that includes our skincare. Try tracking your skin over the course of a month and see if you can spot a correlation between other factors. The menstrual cycle is a big one for your skin, as is what you eat. Period Faace is perfect for that time of the month, but you may also find that you need to switch up your choice of moisturiser around that time of the month. 

Libra

You’re a social butterfly, Libra, and the people around you mean everything to you. You can fit in anywhere thanks to your social skills, but you sometimes struggle to escape your comfort zone. It’s time to break out of your shell in your skincare routine as well by trying something new. Intimidated by retinols? Start slow and small with The Ordinary’s Retinol 1%.

Scorpio

Scorpios know exactly what they want and are willing to work hard to get it. You’re extremely ambitious, and highly intuitive. You’re always looking for answers and easily bored, so try adding something a little more complex to your routine. Drunk Elephant’s Protini Polypeptide Moisturiser uses some cutting edge technology and is packed full of amino acids and peptides.

Sagittarius

You’re always on the go, Sagittarius. You take advantage of every opportunity you can and travel as much as possible. As such, it’s probably a good idea to keep your skincare routine simple. The Kate Somerville Exfolikate Cleanser doubles as an exfoliator and cleanser, meaning you only need to cram one product instead of two into your hand luggage. 

Capricorn

As perhaps the most disciplined sign of the zodiac, you deserve a break Capricorn. You’re always working your way up to the top, so it’s time to treat yourself to something fancy. The Allies of Skin 20% Vitamin C Serum may be pricey, but it works like a dream. Splash out and invest in yourself for once. 

Aquarius

As the revolutionary of the zodiac, you’re extremely creative and fiercely independent. However, when you’re done saving the world you need a little down time. Try experimenting with facial massage with a gua sha or jade roller and work away that facial tension.

Pisces

Pisces are incredibly passionate people, with their heads in the clouds and capable of deep connections. However cliche as it may be, you’re all about that hydration baby. Focus on maintaining and healing your skin barrier, as you also concentrate on your inner self. Amp up the moisture with Period Faace’s hyaluronic acid. 

Written by beauty and features writer Bethany Fulton

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