Years ago, a smear of cold cream and pat of moisturizer could have constituted a skincare routine. But today, we are all artistes experimenting with elixirs to exfoliate, replenish, detox, tighten, and turn our blotchy façades into perfectly blank canvases. Consider the face mask: the application once reserved for slumber parties and spa visits is now regularly shared on social media. It might even be acceptable in broad daylight. “I’ll have one on while I’m walking my dog,” says Dallas esthetician Sarah Payne. “I have no shame.”
Dallas esthetician Sarah Payne recently left her longtime position at Hiatus Spa + Retreat to launch her own line of products, Sarah Nicole Skincare. Her initial drop includes a face cream, facial oil, and retinol serum gentle enough for daily use—a glow-inducing trio designed to suit even the most sensitive skin types. “I wanted to take what I was doing in the treatment room and put it into a bottle,” Payne says. She let us in on a few of her other skincare secrets.