Glow Chat: Kara Ngamsopee (@smolandsilky)

Our Glow Chat: #WomanCrushWednesday interview series features inspiring female beauty influencers. Today we are spotlighting Kara Ngamsopee (@smolandsilky), a Thai beauty marketer based in San Francisco. Check out our interview to learn more about Kara's story, her skincare routine, and tips for getting into skincare!

What's your story & inspiration for creating content?
I work in marketing in beauty - currently at Beautylish! I was creating social media content for another makeup brand I was working for, then I realized I should start my own page to share my passion for beauty and photography. Beauty is both my job and hobby :)

How do you choose your skincare products?
I have dry, dehydrated skin. I choose my products based on the ingredient lists. For example, I would go for AHAs rather than BHAs. I also use a lot of Hyaluronic Acid products and oils in my routine to combat dehydration and dryness. I try to avoid fragrance and essential oils as my skin is sensitive to those.

What's your favorite thing about being a content creator?
I love that I get to work with my favorite brands - such as Youth to the People, Cocokind, ILIA, Glossier, and more. Sometimes, I get to test out products pre-launch, which is super cool! I have the opportunities to voice my opinions and advocate for things I care about, such as sustainability in beauty. I love meeting new friends who are also beauty enthusiasts on Instagram.

What is your typical skincare routine like?
My typical routine consists of a cleanser, a toner, a hydrating essence, a serum, an eye cream, a moisturizer, an oil, and a sunscreen in the morning. I double cleanse whenever I wear makeup and use a chemical exfoliant 2-3 times a week. I change up the products in my routine based on my skin's current needs or concerns. Other products I occasionally use are clay masks, hydrating masks, and spot treatments.

What advice do you have for people getting into skincare?
Start with a simple routine - a cleanser, a moisturizer, and a sunscreen (very important!) and be consistent. Then, try to get to know your skin better and see what ingredients your skin likes or doesn't like. Keep in mind that everyone's skin is different, and people can have different opinions on skincare.

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