When we choose a skincare routine, we normally take into account our skin type and the issues we want to treat. But have you ever considered letting astrology decide for you?
Ophira Edut, one half of the sister team known as The AstroTwins, shares with Domino how each sign influences one's skincare preferences. Read on for tips about finding the perfect products to align your skin with your sign.
According to Ophira, your rising sign influences your skin’s appearance and physical traits. (Find your rising sign based on your time of birth with this free chart at Astrostyle.com.) But it’s your sun sign that determines the products and skincare methods you prefer. “Your sun sign will influence the products you choose (an earth sign might prefer natural/cruelty-free) or the time you spend on skincare regimens (for example, an on-the-go fire sign might not want to spend as much time fussing with it),” says Ophira.
The Fire Signs
There are 12 zodiac signs, and they each fall into one of four groups — fire, earth, air, and water. While each of the individual signs has its own specific characteristics, each group has similar traits.
The fire signs (Aries, Leo, and Sagittarius) are active, and tend to forget to slow down. Products that work on-the-go and a pared down routine are best suited to fire signs. This group may also pick up more toxins in their daily routine due to their active lifestyle and location-hopping tendencies, so thorough cleansing is essential to keeping the complexion healthy.
“Aries rules the face and hair,” says Ophira. So, they should be careful to avoid nervously touching the face, as it can cause blemishes and clogged pores. While this sign loves attention and takes pride in a good-looking complexion, Aries tend to have intense facial expressions—emotional distress will show up on their skin.
A short but sweet calming ritual (busy Aries love a streamlined beauty routine) will keep Aries stress levels in check, so that the skin won’t take a hit. Ophira recommends taking a minute to slow down and look in the mirror, while using skincare to add a bit of calm and intention to the Aries routine. Since this sign also likes to attract attention, a healthy glow is essential to keeping Aries spirits high. French Girl Organics Rose Cleansing Wash cleanses away dirt and toxins—making skin look fresh and radiant in an instant—and also has built-in aromatherapy benefits.
Celebrity Aries include Sarah Jessica Parker and Lady Gaga.
“Leo likes to be pampered after a busy day of conquering the world,” says Ophira. This sign is courageous and honest, welcomes compliments, and is comfortable in front of a camera. Leos also love a bit of romance, making rose a go-to ingredient for the sign.
The lioness loves luxury, so luxe ingredients will keep her purring like a kitten. Treat skin to a healthy dose of indulgence with La Bella Figura Modern Radiance Concentrate, which is made with Barbary Fig Seed Oil, Kakadu Plum, and Aronia Berry to ensure the Leo complexion stays smooth, gorgeous, and ready for the spotlight.
J. Lo and J. Law are both celeb Leos.
Always moving, the Sag girl is a lover of travel and the outdoors. Travel-sized products and multi-taskers will keep this sign happily on the move. Sagittarius loves what she loves, and will stock up on several versions of the same product to keep in all of her favorite places.
But all of that get-up-and-go can lead to dry skin, so the Sagittarius should use products that keep the complexion hydrated. Emollient serums that include a skincare treatment are perfect for this sign, and skincare cocktails are the ideal one-step treatment for travel-ready girls.
Celebrity Sagittarians are Britney Spears and Hailee Steinfeld.
The Water Signs
These sensitive and mysterious creatures (Cancer, Scorpio, and Pisces) are particularly intuitive, and intimately in touch with their emotions. Water signs love security and, like water, can either be refreshing or drowning in heavy moisture. Cystic acne and skin sensitivity are hallmarks of water signs.
The sensitive crab may see moods ebb and flow, and the same goes for the skin. Cancer rules hormones and glands, so their skin tends to fluctuate with emotions and hormones. This sign likes to feel secure, protected, and nurtured.
Supportive products that nourish the skin are ideal for Cancerians. Spa-quality products, like Herbivore Botanicals Pink Clay Exfoliating Mask, offer at-home indulgences. And a Cancer girl’s favorite place to be is her own abode, so Ophira suggests treating the skin while drinking a cup of tea and catching up on some binge-watching or a favorite book.
Selena Gomez and Gisele Bundchen are both Cancer gals.
The Scorpion rules intimacy and sex. So, because Scorpio is linked to reproduction, a regenerative skincare routine suits this sign the best.
Think renewing products when choosing skincare for Scorpios. Items that exfoliate and detox will help this power-loving sign banish dead skin cells and clear the pores. May Lindstrom The Clean Dirt contains white hallosite clay that draws out impurities and leaves the complexion healthy, glowing, and youthful.
Katy Perry and Kendall Jenner are Scorpios.
These mermaids are the most sensitive of the signs, and emotional intensity and food sensitivity can show up on skin. “They will get the weird rashes and mystery skin stuff,” says Ophira. So, it’s all about balance for the fish.
Since Pisces girls love anything new age and holistic, Ayurvedic skincare and essential oils are this water sign’s best friend. Pratima Skincare Nourishing Essential Oil is an Ayurvedic blend that offers mind/body benefits while balancing and hydrating delicate skin.
Pisces celebs are Rihanna and Eva Mendes.
The Earth Signs
Consistent and hard-working describes Earth signs the best (Taurus, Virgo, and Capricorn). The most grounded of all the signs, these people are practical, loyal, and the ones the rest of us depend on. It’s typical to find these dedicated souls in fluorescent-lit, air-conditioned offices every day of the week—and often burning the midnight oil, too. Tired, dry skin is a common issue for earth signs, so it’s not uncommon for them to stick with a favorite product for life.
The most sensual sign, Taurus is ruled by Venus, the goddess of beauty. The bull loves high-end beauty that is sophisticated and (better yet) exclusive. The Taurus gal isn’t interested in trends, and remains loyal to her favorite products.
A bit of luxe with staying power is a Taurus girl’s dream come true. Tata Harper Crème Riche, made in small batches with an expiration date, offers rich hydration to ward off dryness and protect the skin. And best yet, it also feels like pure silk.
Taurus celebs include Gigi Hadid and Megan Fox.
This sign rules digestion, so often what a Virgo eats shows up on the skin. Too much of the wrong foods can lead to skin disorders, so it’s important for a Virgo to maintain a healthy diet and avoid the junk. As avid label-readers, the earthy Virgo girls love hand-made, artisanal products that are both natural and nontoxic.
Skin sensitivities and flare-ups can be due to pH imbalance—Mad Hippie Antioxidant Facial Oil is a veritable fruit salad of healthy skin oils that hydrate, boost glow, and keep the skin calm and happy. Since Virgo also has an edgy side, the funky label is sure to please.
Beyoncé and Pink are both Virgo girls.
This sign rules skin, bones, teeth, and the jaw, and often has a distinctive bone structure (lucky Cap!). Not one to go for a face full of makeup or heavy skincare routine, the Capricorn is a minimalist at heart. The no-makeup look was made for Capricorns.
Since a simple moisturizer, foundation, and lip color routine is all Caps are about, skincare is the cornerstone of this sign’s beauty plan. Let healthy skin show through with S.W. Basics, a no-fuss line that makes the complexion look like you’ve spent hours on it.
Kate Middleton and Michelle Obama are Capricorn stars.
The Air Signs
Social, on-the-go spirits, the Air signs (Gemini, Libra, and Aquarius) are always shaking hands, hugging, and interacting with others. Hand care is essential for this group, since they often use their hands while they talk. These signs are the first to follow brands on social media, and give shoutouts of their favorites to their followers.
The twins like the newest items. Trendy is the name of their game, and they're willing to try anything. Gemini loves modern packaging, stays tuned-in to the latest brands, and is all about variety. It may surprise you to learn that this sign loves natural products too. But while Virgo loves natural skincare products for their ingredients and cause, Gems like them because they create a splash.
Innovative ingredients and the latest products to hit the natural scene will make a Gemini swoon. Fitglow Cloud Comfort Cream is made with cloudberry oil, one of the hottest new natural ingredients—and it's said to help the skin hold water like a cloud holds vapor. Plus, the packaging is good-looking enough to earn a place on Gemini’s highly-curated bathroom shelf.
Gemini celebs include Angelina Jolie and Amy Schumer.
Ruled by Venus, Libra is the most feminine sign, and loves anything having to do with beauty. Known to spend hours pampering themselves, this sign loves an in-depth beauty ritual. Gift sets and limited editions also strike the fancy of a Libra gal.
Therefore, a multi-step Korean beauty ritual seems to have been designed with Libras in mind. Likely the favorite step in the regimen will be the facial essence—this beautiful product can be layered, mixed with serums and facial oils, or used on its own throughout the day. In Fiore Vitale Toning Floral Essence is hydrating, makes skin soft, and smells lovely too.
Gwen Stefani and Kim Kardashian are famous Libras.
Influenced by her friends, the Aquarian’s greatest source for shopping is good ol'-fashioned word of mouth. This sign gets her beauty advice via blogs and social media, and is the first to share what she’s found with her friends—product trials and sample kits are some of her favorite things.
Futuristic and tech-loving, Aquarians love a good beauty gadget. NuFace Trinity facial toning device delivers microcurrent technology that's said to improve skin tone and lessen the appearance of lines and wrinkles.
Emma Roberts and Ellen DeGeneres are well-known Aquarians.
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