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Evan Shinn, one half of @dewydudes: Emilio and I are from Kansas, and we met on MySpace once we had been in center faculty. We had been each bizarre scene children. He went to highschool in Chicago and I stayed in Kansas, however ultimately I moved to Chicago and we lived collectively for about three years. And whereas we had been dwelling collectively, we seen that we had been each actually into skincare.
Emilio Quezada Ibañez, the opposite half: My dad was all the time harping on me to look probably the most presentable I may when leaving the home. However my mother is the one obsessive about skincare, and once I was in highschool she would ensure that I washed my face, used moisturizer, and wore sunscreen. I did all of it as a result of I used to be petrified of my mom, however once I went off to varsity I began to understand skincare by myself. My mother and I’ve actually related pores and skin sorts, so she lets me know if she tries one thing and actually likes it, and I let her know what I’m making an attempt too.
Evan: I additionally obtained into skincare due to my household. My sister and I each struggled with teenage hormonal zits, so her routine was an enormous affect on me. Once I was in faculty I realized about the entire Ok-beauty craze from the individual I used to be relationship—clearly the girlfriend-to-dewy-dude pipeline is actual. However I hadn’t actually met some other dudes who had been equally into skincare.
Emilio: A lot of the guys I had lived with up till then thought that I spent an excessive amount of time within the lavatory. Dwelling with Evan was the primary time that I may have these sorts of conversations with a buddy.
Evan: We wished to start out a podcast about skincare, however didn’t know if an viewers for that will exist. So we began with a meme web page to check out our tone. A number of our info comes from Reddit—you’ve in all probability heard of r/skincareaddiction, however there’s additionally r/SCAcirclejerk which is extra ironic. We’re shit-talkers, and lovers fairly than consultants. I’m a contract digital graphic designer alongside making an attempt to make Dewy Dudes pop off.
Emilio: And I’m a music producer, writing and releasing music beneath my artist identify. The podcast takes up nearly as a lot time as my music profession, although it positively doesn’t pay as effectively. I am going to Glowbar for extractions as a result of it’s low-cost and fast, and I all the time have an awesome expertise. I’ve been utilizing the Is Clinical Cleansing Complex ever since—it does simply sufficient with out stripping an excessive amount of.
Evan: I additionally use that cleanser as a result of it was beneficial to me at Glowbar. It retains popping up with different skincare lovers, together with the Is Clinical Hydra Serum.
Emilio: It’s fairly costly, however at any time when they use it in our facials, it feels wonderful. At evening I’ve been utilizing the Ole Henriksen Dewtopia 20% Acid Night Treatment and Tatcha’s Overnight Repair Treatment. It’s actually laborious to discover a nighttime moisturizer that’s thick but in addition doesn’t make me really feel like I like a ton of shit on my face. This one is basically wealthy however absorbs instantly, and once I pair it with the Dewtopia serum, I discover a distinction in my pores and skin’s texture within the morning. If I’m feeling loopy at evening, I’ll additionally placed on Muri Lelu’s Indica Oil. A visitor beneficial that on the podcast.
Evan: One of the best skincare recommendation I’ve gotten is that you simply don’t need to do your nighttime routine at evening. In the event you simply obtained dwelling from work and aren’t going out once more, do it. That means, you don’t need to pressure your self to do it while you’re about to move out at 11PM. Like I mentioned, I take advantage of that Is Medical cleanser, then use Dr. Loretta’s Tightening Eye Gel and this Avani silicone scar gel above my eye the place I not too long ago had some pores and skin most cancers eliminated. Realizing I’m susceptible to pores and skin most cancers like that has positively made me put on extra sunscreen and exit within the solar much less. I’m not a recluse, however it’s a new precedence for me. After that I take advantage of tretinoin—
Emilio: Oh shit, I forgot about that! We purchased a ton of .025-percent tretinoin the final time we had been in Mexico Metropolis. I take advantage of it at evening, too.
Evan: I often use a moisturizer to create a tretinoin sandwich, as they are saying. Proper now I’ve been doing a layer of Kiehl’s Ultra Facial Cream, slightly little bit of tretinoin, after which extra moisturizer. I do this two or three nights per week, and on the alternating nights I take advantage of the Environ Skin EssentiA AVST Moisturizer. So I’m mainly all the time utilizing a retinoid. I exfoliate about twice per week with the tried and true Dr. Dennis Gross Peel Pads. Within the morning I simply splash my face with water, placed on a moisturizer, and use sunscreen. I’ll get DMs which are like, “Yo, what’s SPF that doesn’t get caught in your beard?” and I’ve to say, Dr. Loretta’s Urban Antioxidant Sunscreen is it. Or the Supergoop Unseen Sunscreen. If I’m going to the seashore or I’m out all day, I’ll use the Elta MD UV Shield Broad Spectrum SPF 45 as an alternative. I used to be watching this massive wave browsing documentary not too long ago, and it was good to see all the fellows on the market with their faces coated in sunscreen trying actually white. Sunscreen is about defending your self, and generally you wish to comprehend it’s there!
Emilio: Within the morning I’ll placed on Dr. Loretta’s Intense Replenishing Serum, which is the one factor I’ve discovered that really hydrates. For moisturizer I’ll use Is Clinical’s Reparative Emulsion, after which I take advantage of Ole Henriksen Banana Bright Eye Crème and my Dieux masks. Most eye lotions don’t do a lot, however this provides a little bit of brightness. Then, I shut off with Elta MD’s sunscreen. Currently, I’ve been sticking this Lesse antioxidant Regeneration Mist within the fridge, which is sweet and funky on a scorching day.
Evan: I’ve by no means had a man come over and masks, however generally we would like that quick glow earlier than a Zoom name!
Emilio: The Tatcha Violet-C Radiance Mask is nice, and the Lesse Bioactive charcoal mask is very nice and purifying. I’ll do this at evening if I’m feeling clogged up, and the Violet-C earlier than an evening out.
Evan: I had to purchase some 3-in-1 some time in the past to make a meme, so I’ve been utilizing it—not on my face or hair, however on my physique. I ran out of all my Nécessaire stuff and, fuck it, proper? I’ve to get by way of this factor. I do additionally use the Panoxyl Wash on my again and chest, that are the one locations I get zits now. Rio Viera-Newton swears by this. So far as my hair, Emilio turned me on to this Oribe Airstyle Cream I actually like.
Emilio: I’m making an attempt to get extra into haircare. My hair is basically curly but it surely’s not fairly as skinny as white individuals’s hair—I’ve been having a tough time discovering a shampoo hydrates and with out making my curls look frizzy. This Briogeo currently shampoo and conditioner is the primary that I really see a distinction from. For my physique, I’m obsessed with these nylon washcloths from Mexico. They price about 10 cents and do such a greater job than a loofah at cleansing and exfoliating. Even earlier than I moisturize, my pores and skin is all the time fairly comfortable. At any time when my mother visits my household there I ask her to deliver again 20—I gave Evan one!
Evan: I take advantage of it! When strangers come over who don’t know concerning the podcast and meme web page, there are blended responses about what number of merchandise I’ve in my lavatory. No person’s gushing over all of it. Possibly they’d crack a joke, or assume, “What’s this man’s take care of all of the skincare?” Basically I don’t are likely to date people who find themselves into skincare.
Emilio: We’re dying to attempt Augustinus Bader’s The Rich Cream subsequent. We each need it very badly. I wish to begin utilizing Vintner Daughter’s Active Botanical Serum too—I attempted a pattern as soon as and it was unbelievable. I’d like to get a lymphatic drainage therapeutic massage…
Emilio: Yeah, a vampire facial! I actually identical to the dewy look. That is sort of dangerous to say, however now that I’m so into skincare, I discover boring pores and skin.
Evan: Ultimately the dewy factor has to move, proper? I’m curious to see when all people goes to wish to look very matte once more. Is that already occurring? Possibly we’ll have to alter the identify of the pod to Matte Males.
—as instructed to ITG
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