Kristin Larson writes the beauty and fashion blog Simply Chic for The goal of the blog is to deliver "Fresh & Fun Style Advice." She also writes her own blog,, focused on luxury for less and luxury worth the splurge.


1. How would you describe your skin type? Oily/combination.

2. What is the best skin care advice anyone ever gave you? To wear sunscreen, avoid smoking and avoid the sun during peak hours (from 12 noon to 3 p.m.)

3. In your opinion, what is the single most important thing you can do for your skin? Wear sunscreen daily.

4. What is your personal skin care routine like? I wash my face twice daily, followed by toner and moisturizer—using Mario Badescu products formulated for oily/combo skin, I wear sunscreen and try and do a mask at least once a week.

5. What is your first skin care memory? My mom steaming her face, applying a mask and putting sliced cucumbers over her eyes. It made me think you can create a spa experience at home. Later on, my sister was a makeup artist at Dior and got me using undereye cream at age 13!

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