Malibu is a landscape plucked straight from our seaside daydreams. It's a place of thriving surf culture, eternal sun, and, of course, beautiful people. It's where so many celebs go to hide away and de-stress; it's where Barbie and Ken call home.
Malibu's combination of sun, soft sand, and the breezy sea can seem a world away to residents of the East Coast and Midwest (or, let's be real, even the surrounding Los Angeles area). But that doesn't mean the beauty benefits of its stress-free living can't be ours. In order to replicate that enviable, effortless Malibu look, we had to know: What are Malibu girls' skincare secrets?
To discover them firsthand, we grabbed a photographer, drove up the PCH, and posted up at the Malibu Country Mart for an afternoon. There, we met six flawlessly complected women and made them dish their skincare routines. (Spoiler: They're very laid-back, just like Malibu itself.)
Keep scrolling to hear what six real Malibu girls have to say about their skincare routines!
Name: Hannah May
"I have really sensitive skin so I really don't do a lot. I do try and take my makeup off religiously. I wear foundation with sunscreen in it. And I don't drink enough water, but I try my best to stay hydrated."
[Ed. note: Remember to drink water through the day with an aesthetically pleasing water bottle, like this one by Cantigo ($10)!]
"I love Mario Badescu's Seaweed Scrub Face Wash ($14). My best friend uses it, and one time she scrubbed my face with it and it felt great, so after that. I was like 'I'm gonna use seaweed scrub from here on out!'"
Occupation: Retail employee at Bailey44
"I wash my face, I do masks every week, eye creams, the whole thing. I love Korean beauty."
Occupation: Director for Development and Programs for Sea Save Foundation
"It always circles back to the ocean. I have been a scuba diver for more than 30 years. It sounds so cliché but it's true, the sea has healing properties. I'm not kidding you. You may have a scar, or an itch, or a rash, and you go diving, you come back up, and as you dive more and more over the days, you'll notice that it's healing double time. It's crazy. So, I'm a complete scuba diving enthusiast. Besides learning and experiencing the beauty, it's good for your skin!"
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