Our skinspirational series highlights a few of our favorite skincare enthusiasts in the Skinspo community. They’ve shared skincare routines that work for them – and here, we go behind the routine and chronicle their skincare journey. First up? We chat with Jaimi from IG @jaimigetsglowing, who tells us how the pursuit of well-being and hormonal balance led her to glowing skin goals!
Q: Tell us a little bit about yourself!
A: I’m 26 and from Melbourne, Australia! I work in People and Culture (fancy term for HR) by day, and indulge my skincare obsession by night. I have oily/combination skin [and am] currently on a journey post (contraceptive) pill. For my skin, I focus on rebalancing my hormones and working towards clear, glowing skin goals.
Q: What got you started on your skincare journey?
A: I had pretty good skin throughout high school and uni, and for years after actually… largely because I was taking the pill to keep it that way (for 9 years in total!). The pill helps to “regulate” your hormones (by suppressing them and replacing them with synthetic hormones). This is great for minimizing breakouts, but not so great for many other reasons (that would take too long to go into here haha). After discovering this, I spent hours reading up on it before deciding to take myself off the pill around 12 months ago. As a result, I knew my skin would freak out, and it did! Thus began a journey of working to rebalance my hormones and find out what my skin needs to be happy.
Since then, I have learned so much about skincare (and the many other elements that go into healthy skin, like diet and stress management). I’ve also found some amazing products and been inspired by many wonderful members of the skincare community. I decided to create my own little skincare Instagram a few weeks ago (jaimigetsglowing), so I could share my growing obsession and join in the fun. My friends were getting sick of hearing me talk about it, so I kind of needed another outlet 😂
Q: What’s your HG (holy grail) product?
A: Is it too cliche to say Paula’s Choice 2% BHA Exfoliant? I feel like it’s every oily skinned gal’s HG! I noticed such a difference to the appearance of my pores and the congestion on my chin when I started incorporating this product every day.
In addition, I also love every Aspect Skincare product I’ve tried. It’s an amazing cosmeceutical skincare brand, on the pricier side but such great quality that it’s hard to resist. I’m currently using the Aspect Purastat Cleanser, Oil Free Moisturiser and 50+ SPF Envirostat Sunscreen.
Q: Who is your skinspiration?
A: There are SO many! I think Zoe Foster Blake is fantastic. I love her skincare brand Go-To, her approach to skincare and her book Amazinger Face. In addition, Caroline Hirons is obviously the long reigning skincare queen. Her no-bullshit approach to skincare is just spot on: cutting through the crap and getting to the results (also cannot wait to get my hands on her soon to be released book SkinCARE).
Then there are the YouTubers! I like Hyram’s focus on ingredients. James Welsh of course, and I’ve recently started watching some of Dr Sam Bunting’s videos, particularly those that touch on skincare layering and routines. I’m loving her content, it’s educational, and she manages to make complex information seem super simple.
Check out Jaimi’s Skincare Routine for Combination Skin!