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Love. Your. Skin. And take good care of it. It's our largest organ that protects us from external threats, regulates the body's temperature, and produces vitamin D, just to name a few of its many essential roles in maintaining our overall health.
And so, to motivate you to start your skincare routine (if you haven't already), tweak it a bit, or stay on it, we spent a week gathering some of the most inspiring skin care quotes from all the corners of the Web – from short Instagram pearls to the more heartfelt thoughts on beauty shared by some of our favorite authors and celebrities.
Popular Skin Care Quotes
If you feel like you need a little nudge to perfect your skincare routine, these quotes will certainly motivate your to do so:
"Skincare must be good enough to eat." – Joanna Runciman (the author of The Radiant Woman's Handbook, the collection of tips on how to simplify your life and skincare regime)
"Remember your skin is like an onion – it's got many layers." – Gloria Lu (a professional skincare chemist and the author of Skincare Decoded: The Practical Guide to Beautiful Skin, explaining the science behind skincare)
"Skincare is like a workout for your skin." — Amit Kalantri (a professional mentalist and the author of Wealth of Words, the collection of wise and witty sayings)
"Invest in your skin. It's going to represent your for a long time." – Linden Tyler (a skincare educator, published speaker, and the owner of Linden & Co. Salon & Spa)
"Your skin is an investment, not an expense." – Unknown author
"Beautiful skin requires commitment, not a miracle." - Erno Lazlo (a dermatologist, trusted skincare expert, and the founder of The Ernő László Institute, helping world-famous Hollywood clients, like Greta Garbo and Katharine Hepburn, as early as 1939)
"Take care of your skin and your confidence will take care of itself." - Amit Kalantri
"Loving your skin isn't vanity, it's sanity." – Andre Gide (a mid-20th century French author, known for his autobiographical works as well as fiction, exploring the duality of his own personality and how one can stay true to themselves without betraying their values)
"Your skin will only be as good as your skincare routine." – Unknown author
"Life isn't perfect, but your skin can be." – Unknown author
"If it doesn't nourish your skin or your soul, let it go." – Unknown author
Skin Care Quotes by Celebrities
There's nothing wrong with watching your favorite celebrities on small screens from the comfort of your home and marveling at their beautiful skin. However, except for the lucky few, their beauty isn't their birthright – it does take some effort. Here's what some of the well-liked stars said about their skincare habits:
"I'm obsessed with my skin. I'm very conscious of my skin. I think that's why I look so good." – Jennifer Lawrence
"My skin is like an old, dear friend I've known since I was a teenager. I treat it well because I want it to be around forever." – Emma Stone
"--My mom-- would always tell me to wash my face twice a day and use moisturizer every night. I think that's why I've had such nice skin since I was little." – Jessica Alba
"A woman is most beautiful when she smiles. Other than that, the most valuable tip I've learned is always use a skin moisturizer!" – Beyonce
"I'm a big believer in that if you focus on good skin care, you really won't need a lot of makeup." – Demi Moore
"Drink a bunch of water and get facials regularly. I take care of my skin." – Angela Bassett
"I like my skin best when it's clean and glowy, and that comes from sleep, hydration, and happiness." – Tracee Ellis Ross
"Nature gives you the face you have at twenty; it is up to you to merit the face you have at fifty." – Coco Chanel
"I am most particular about removing all my makeup and keeping my skin clean before I go to bed. No matter how tired I am or how hectic my day has been, I always make it a point to take it off." – Deepika Padukone
"Skincare is so much more important than makeup. Makeup is for when you're having fun and going out. But your skin is forever." – Halima Aden
Inspirational Beauty Quotes
Beauty isn't just about beautiful skin – it goes beyond the surface. Here are a few unique and fresh perspectives on the beauty and aesthetics concept in general, our beauty standards and stereotypes, as well as insecurities:
"The absence of flaw in beauty is itself a flaw." – Havelock Ellis (a writer, physician, and social reformer from Britain, popular in the late 19th century. He co-wrote the first medical textbook on homosexuality and was the first to introduce the concept of narcissism, later used in psychoanalysis)
"Love of beauty is taste, the creation of beauty is art." – Ralph Waldo Emerson (an American poet, essayist, philosopher, and the leader of the transcendentalist movement, most active in the mid-19th century)
"Will you still love me when I'm no longer young and beautiful? Will you still love me when I got nothing but my aching soul?" – Lana Del Ray (the lyrics of the song by Lana, Young and Beautiful, featured in the movie The Great Gatsby)
"You glow differently when you're actually happy." – Unknown
"People often say that 'beauty is in the eye of the beholder,' and I say that the most liberating thing about beauty is realizing that you are the beholder." – Salma Hayek
"No matter who you are, no matter where you come from, you are beautiful." – Michelle Obama
"We delight in the beauty of the butterfly, but rarely admit the changes it has gone through to achieve that beauty." – Maya Angelou (an American poet, actress, and activist; born in the early 20th century, published her first autobiography, I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings, in 1969, and in 2001 was named one of the most powerful women in America)
"Beauty comes in all shapes, colours and sizes and when we can accept this truth, we will no longer hurt ourselves or each other for the simple things that make us human." – Gregory Landsman (an author of Face Value: DIY Secrets to Beauty and a Younger Face, the collection of anti-aging tips, natural ingredients, and simple DIY beauty recipes for younger-looking skin)
"Imperfection is beauty, madness is genius and it's better to be absolutely ridiculous than absolutely boring." – Marilyn Monroe
"You can admire someone else's beauty, without questioning your own." – Unknown author
"My advice: Don't waste so much time worrying about---your weight. Develop what you do, what you put your hands on in the world." – Meryl Streep
"I want my girls to know what's real, that how you should or shouldn't look—all of the "shoulds"—it applies to no one. It's not real. It's made up." – Melissa McCarthy
"The flower that blooms in adversity is the rarest and most beautiful of all." – Walt Disney Company (Mulan)
Witty Skin Care Quotes
While taking care of your skin is important, to keep it looking and feeling healthy, skin care should still be fun. Make it a ritual you'll enjoy and not something you'll have to do. Here are some skincare quotes that will inspire you to do just that and maybe make you smile:
"By the time I'm done with my nighttime skincare routine, it will be time for the morning one." – Unknown author
"Where's all your money? It's on my face." – Unknown author
"It takes a lot to shine without makeup: it takes courage, strength, self-esteem and a good serum." – Hanya Marie (a blogger and skincare enthusiast)
"Be picky with your time, friends, and skincare." – Unknown author
"I regret taking so good care of my skin –– said no one ever." – Unknown author
"I am a better person when I'm moisturized." – Unknown author
"I like my skincare like I like my people –– non-toxic." – Unknown author
"Good things come to those who remove makeup before bed." – Unknown
"I am looking for a moisturiser that hides the fact that I have been tired since 2010." – Unknown author
"May your coffee be strong, your SPF stronger, and your Monday short." – Unknown author
"SPF is a girl's BFF." – Unknown author
"It's not hoarding if it's skincare." – Unknown author
"If only my sunscreen was as good as my writer's block!" – Martin Link (the author of Misdirection, an action-packed crime thriller)
Skin Care & Beauty Quotes From Social Media
Sometimes, social media can be an inexhaustible source of positive vibes and inspiration. Here are some interesting quotes we found on Instagram, Pinterest, and others:
"Good skin is 90% of your selfie."
"Filters are great, but good skin is better."
"Glowing skin is always in."
"Eat, sleep, skincare, repeat."
"Exfoliate the bad vibes."
"May your day be as flawless as your skin."
"The best foundation you can wear is healthy, glowing skin."
"It's a skin-vestment."
"But first, skincare."
"Skin is a beautiful thing – wear it well."
Funny Makeup Quotes
Makeup is fun. Makeup is expressing your artsy side and accentuating your best features. Makeup should be playful, without rules. Here are some famous quotes we found on makeup and beauty:
"I'm going to use all of my old makeup before I buy new makeup. Said no woman ever." – Unknown author
"Eyebrows: the only thing you can get into shape without going to the gym." – Unknown author
"Inner beauty is great, but a little mascara never hurts." – Unknown author
"If you're sad, add more lipstick and attack." – Coco Chanel
"Beauty to me is about being comfortable in your own skin. That, or a kick-ass red lipstick." – Gwyneth Paltrow
"When life gives you Monday, dip it in glitter and sparkle all day." – Unknown author
"A smile is the best makeup any woman can wear." – Marilyn Monroe
"Boys will never understand the struggle of long hair and lip gloss on a windy day." – Unknown author
"Never ask a girl with a winged eyeliner why she's late." – Unknown author
"Joy is the best makeup. But a little lipstick is a close runner-up." – Anne Lamott (an American novelist and essays, a part of the California Hall of Fame)
"Every woman deserves a man to ruin her lipstick, not her mascara." – Charlotte Tilbury (a popular British makeup artist and the founder of the skincare and makeup brand Charlotte Tilbury Beauty Ltd)
Skin Care Quotes by allprettybits
And, as the cherry on top, here are a few skin care and beauty quotes and (hopefully) witty bits we came up with:
"The best skin care advice I've ever received is to wear sunscreen every day."
"If you could take only one combination to a desert island, what would it be: sunscreen and shades, lip balm and nail clipper, or fishing net and a box of matches?"
"A little (or a lot of) SPF a day keeps the wrinkles away."
"Having one too many once too often will make your skin feel (and look) hungover too."
"Is beauty sleep merely a myth, or is there something to it?"
"Every day, do one thing that scares you (said Eleanor Roosevelt), but don't skip your sunscreen (said allprettybits)."
"Start your day with a bowl of delicious oatmeal for breakfast and finish it with a nutritious oatmeal face mask."
"Oh shoot, yet another breakout is staring back at you in the mirror. Was it your favorite dessert you had yesterday, or was it something else?"
"From the juicy green flesh to the fuzzy brown peel – all parts of kiwifruit offer incredible perks for our skin."
And that's it for today, folks! We hope you enjoyed the quotes we picked! If you find some interesting ones or come up with your own, please let us know – we always love to hear feedback from our readers and have a sneak peek into what interests you.
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