The Skincare Products You Should Use in April, According to Astrology



With a degree in neuroscience and art history from UCLA, Rose Theodora is an expert when it comes to color therapy and astrology. Each month, she'll be sharing astrological insights for your sign, as well as the beauty products you should be using—consider these your personal beauty horoscopes.

Exfoliation. This month is about prepping your skin for the warmer months ahead, sloughing off the dead layers that have built up from winter, reviewing where we feel guilty in our lives, and determining where our confidence lies—and not in search of confirmation from others but in ourselves. This means prepping your skin confidently with a product that truly works for you after last month's experimentation.

Notable Dates:

April 15 to May 3, Mercury direct in Aries: Still the shadow period, this period is about revisiting ambivalent ideas with a fresh perspective and resolution. The shadow period post–Mercury retrograde means you'll continue to sort things out.

April 15, new moon 26 degrees Aries: The new moon paired with Mercury direct and Uranus inspires originality, authenticity, freedom, and momentum. Your emotional responses are an instinctual reaction to the current of life without the need for self-reflection based on other's needs. The only shadow tendency here is to react rather than to act on instinct.

April 17 to September 5, Saturn retrograde: The wounded healer of the zodiac, Chiron changes pace after seven years moving from mystical Pisces to Aries. Both require that you turn inward and recognize where you've held onto guilt, cultivating a deeper sense of responsibility and self-confidence. This means that your skin will be more sensitive.

April 19, sun enters Taurus: Stability, quality, and sensuality are highlighted all month, and your skin wants luxury now.

April 22 to September 28, Pluto retrograde: Assess your need to be in control and learn to let go and to surrender to the unknown.

April 24, Venus enters Gemini: Harmony and abundance are felt through conversation, socialization, and lightheartedness now.

April 29, full moon in Scorpio 9 degrees: Sudden emotional impulses stem from relationship imbalances and considering the needs and support of others while letting go of secrecy and fear. Plan to do a detox mask today.