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Kim Ramcharitar Is All About Doing Self-Care On Her Terms

InAbout Face, xoNecole gets the 411 on IGers who give us #skincaregoals on a daily. Here they break down their beauty routines on the inside and out, as well as the highly coveted products that grace their shelves and their skin.

Kimberly Ramcharitar is loved for her beauty transitions, which have us all wondering how she does them every time. At the beginning of each transition, Ramcharitar starts with a fresh face and always ends with an intricate makeup look. Transitions and beauty routines have always come naturally to her since childhood.


Ramcharitar says, “I remember playing in my mom's makeup as a child; I’ve always been fascinated by it.” That fascination continued into her teenage years when she began wearing makeup for school performances. Her performing arts teacher encouraged students to be themselves but not to overdo it with the performance makeup. “She taught me there was a time and a place to be full glam.”

Ramcharitar's love for beauty wasn’t mutual when it came to skincare. Like most teens, she viewed skincare as a chore and far from the self-care narrative that is heavily emphasized today. She says, “I had only one step in my skincare routine back then, and even that felt like a chore.” Aveeno’s Radiant Daily Moisturizer and Sunscreen combo was Ramcharitar’s go-to every morning. Ramcharitar's skin glows as she reminisces on the days when skincare was an eye-rolling thought. It is hard to believe that someone with such beautiful skin today was nearly an anti-skincare routine at a point in time.

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For women, there’s a pressure to adopt self-care routines that feel like responsibility rather than pleasure. Brands constantly try to convince us that we need at least 50 steps to achieve our goals. The more we dive into ourselves, the more we block out the noise and prioritize our well-being. Ramcharitas's love for skin care developed as she learned to discover what skincare looks like. She says, “My biggest lesson in beauty and skincare: not everything works for everyone.” Since then, she’s learned to minimize her skincare routine and develop self-care practices that align her with her highest self.

“My biggest lesson in beauty and skincare: not everything works for everyone.”

Being a beauty influencer is a dream job for many, but it has consequences. Influencers can feel pressure from the industry to keep up with the latest beauty trends, sometimes taking them further away from self-acceptance. Throughout her years in the industry, Ramcharita has learned the true beauty secret: staying true to yourself is finding your anchor. “God grounds me, which helps me remain solid in the beauty space.” Ramcharita advocates for having the heart of flesh, not the heart of stone. This bible verse regularly allows her to stand in kindness, which is the truest form of beauty to her. “People can be mean to others, but you shouldn’t let that change you. Remaining in kindness will always shine through.”

Ramcharita was kind enough to share her skincare routine with us! Read to find out more.

Her Morning Skincare Routine:

La Roche-Posay Hydrating Gentle Cleanser

La Roche-Posay Hydrating Gentle Cleanser

Amazon

“I have sensitive skin and can sometimes get irritation bumps. The La Roche[-Posay] Cleanser is so gentle and hydrating for my skin.”

BYOMA Face Mist

BYOMA Balancing Face Mist

Ulta

“I’m not a toner person; this feels like one, so it gets the job done for me.”

BYOMA Hydrating Serum

BYOMA Hydrating Serum

Ulta

“I used to get eczema under my eyes, but that has stopped since I started using this product. I love it!”

Fenty Skin Thicc, Rich, And Smooth Peptide Eye Cream

Fenty Skin Thicc, Rich and Smooth Peptide Eye Cream

Sephora

I used to never use undereye creams, but this feels so nice under my eyes and around my mouth.”

Kiehl's Better Sunscreen SPF 50

Kiehls Better Screen UV Serum

Kiehls

“I’ve been testing sunscreens under my makeup, and this works perfectly.”

Her Night Time Skincare Routine:

Elemis Cleansing Balm

Elemis Pro-Collagen Cleansing Balm

Sephora

“I love to use this when I have makeup on to double-cleanse my skin without over-stretching.”

Dermalogica Oil To Foam Cleanser

Dermalogica Oil to Foam Total Cleanser

Dermalogica

“This is also a great way to cleanse my skin gently.”

The Ordinary Soothing and Barrier Support Serum

The Ordinary Soothing & Barrier Support Serum

Sephora

It helps when my skin feels irritated and dry.”

Violette Fr Cream

Violette Fr C'est La Cream

Violette Fr

What can I say? I just love this stuff! It’s lightweight, but it’s so moisturizing.”

BYOMA Hydrating Recovery Oil

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BYOMA Hydrating Recovery Oil

Ulta

This is my favorite product out of their whole skin line. It hydrates my skin well without making it too oily.”

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