Megan Thee Stallion revealed in a recent interview how she got acne-free, clear, glossy skin. She shared her nighttime skincare routine with Harper’s Bazaar. Megan explained how she keeps her face clear and moisturized after a long day of performing.
The iconic rapper said she keeps her routine simple with three basic steps: cleaning, moisturizing, and applying facial oil.
Insider spoke to dermatologist Dr. Hadley King to review the star’s routine and get suggestions on what she is doing well and one tiny spot where she can improve.
The Grammy Award winner said the first step of the night is to clean her face using Neutrogena Makeup Remover Cleansing Wipes. It dissolves her makeup and clears her face. Next, she cleanses with the Cetaphil Daily Facial Cleanser. The cleaner is available for around $10 at your local drugstore.
In fact, she revealed that to have bad acne. Then she switched to a face wash for sensitive skin. Therefore, she leans towards gentle cleansers to avoid any breakouts.
“I think it’s great that she emphasizes the importance of washing her face before bed. It is important to remove makeup as well as oil, dirt, and pollution that may have free radicals that contribute to cellular damage,” she said.
Moreover, she gave an extra tip: the best way to tell a cleanser is right for you is if it leaves your skin feeling hydrated rather than dry and tight.
Moisturizing after the wash
After cleansing her face, Megan said she moisturizes with Le Mer moisturizing cream — a crucial step for good skincare, according to King.
“Moisturizing supports our skin barrier and ensures that the skin stays hydrated,” she told Insider.
Moisturizing properly can actually reduce acne because it prevents the skin from overproducing oil to compensate for the lack of moisture. Meghan said while Le Mer is a solid moisturizer, there are similar options at less expensive price points like CeraVe Moisturizing Cream, Pond’s Rejuveness Advanced Hydrating Night Cream, and Aquaphor Healing Ointment.
Moreover, Megan likes to finish her routine by putting Bio-Oil on her cheeks to reduce dark marks and acne scars. Facial oil locks in any moisturizer you put underneath it to ensure you stay hydrated all night long, Dr. Heidi Waldorf previously told Insider.
In addition to that, the Bio-Oil also works as a light exfoliant to reduce dark circles, hyperpigmentation, and scars.