Skin Milk: Alyssa Coscarelli’s Dewy Beauty Routine

In this chapter of Skin Milk, it’s all about the dew. Alyssa Coscarelli has a definitive glow about her. Her skin always appears flawless and healthy, even while bouncing from meeting to meeting or traveling the world riddled with jet lag. We needed to know just how she pulls it off. Here the busy freelancer breaks down her beauty habits one by one, shares the products she uses daily, and explains why they work so well for her.

Tell us a bit about your morning routine.  “The morning is all about hydrating for the day ahead and getting my glow on point. I usually wash with a gentle cleanser and pat dry, follow with a toner and whichever serums my face needs most that day, and a deeply hydrating moisturizer that doubles as a primer and will stay put and keep my skin looking healthy throughout super-long days. I also use a mist before my makeup, but after my skincare (let it absorb before applying makeup), and use Tatcha Dewy Skin Mist to set my makeup. I love continuing to use the Caudalie, Avene, or Tatcha mist throughout the day to maintain moisture and dewiness.”

Tell us a bit about your skincare.  “My skincare is always evolving because my skin is always evolving. Whether it’s hormones or season to season, for me it’s all about being in-tune with my skin’s needs, and trying to strike that balance between consistency (the skin likes routine!), but also adjusting where needed when my environment changes or my skin changes. It’s dryer in the winter, greasier in the summer, etc. I also recommend getting a dermatologist you can trust and talk through things with. Mine has been a lifesaver for everything from advice on sunscreens to emergency pimple help.”

Photos courtesy of Alyssa Coscarelli.
Photos courtesy of Alyssa Coscarelli.

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Tell us a bit about your makeup.  “I keep my makeup natural and super glowy, accentuating my brows and eyelashes, and evening my skin tone while adding glow using hydration and highlighter.”

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Tell us a bit about your hair.  “I used to straighten my hair every single day growing up, but in recent years I’ve finally learned to embrace my natural curly-wavy texture. I usually use products from The Ouai, Context, or Bumble & Bumble to air-dry my hair, and I get it trimmed every 4-6 weeks to maintain the length and the bangs.”

Tell us a bit about your body/beauty from the inside/wellness.  “I have to admit my diet could be much cleaner than it is. I’m a sucker for fast food, Italian food, chips, snacks, sweets, you name it. But, I balance that out with a fairly consistent exercise routine. For me, working out is more about the mental aspect than it is the physical. It’s my way of staying healthy mentally and keeping sane in my busy life. There’s no medicine like a good sweat! I enjoy working out because there are so many fun classes to try in New York that it never gets boring, and it really makes a difference for me not only physically, but mentally and emotionally. I mostly do a mix of group classes along the lines of hot yoga, cardio, and pilates.”

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Tell us a bit about your nightly routine.  “I use my nighttime skincare routine to really focus on rebalancing and rehydrating my skin, sometimes with overnight masks (I love the Glow Recipe Watermelon Mask and the newer Avocado Mask), or with serums or night creams. I also always make sure to remove every ounce of makeup with micellar water and cleanser, and I also use my nighttime routine to exfoliate, either with an exfoliating toner like Biologique Recherche P50 or Glossier Solution. I also love masking a couple times a week depending what my skin needs. Sometimes it’s a sheet mask; sometimes it’s a clay mask. Other times, it’s for extra hydration.”

Biggest beauty secret/advice?  “I have to say I’ve recently become obsessed with Skin Laundry’s Laser & Light facial. It’s a 15-minute facial that has completely changed my skin. If you have one in your city I highly recommend trying it and seeing how your skin responds. It’s become a vital part of my skin maintenance because it’s quick, easy, and effective.”

Written by: The Editors

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1 Comment

  1. Alice

    April 24, 2019 at 2:46 am

    I’m so in love with Alyssa. Thank you for interviewing her!!!!!


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