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FACE TIME:

expert tips for
foundation-free
skin

Dermatologist Dr. Timm Golueke demonstrates the power of a pore-minimizing essence and a little face yoga.


Written by MAUREEN CHOI


I include this universal truth in the same category as “Poppy red lipstick looks good on everyone” and “It’s never too late to start wearing daily sunscreen”: Makeup only looks as good as the skin it sits on. Get that right and the beauty world is your oyster. No doubt, there are plenty of dewy illuminators, velvety primers, and second-skin foundations that assist in faking a flawless face. But we all know that having the real thing with all its confidence-boosting fanfare is the stuff of dreams.

Sticking to a steady skin care routine is a start, but here’s what I discovered on a recent afternoon with Dr. Timm Golueke, a Munich-based dermatologist and the founder of plant-powered line Royal Fern Skincare: Add these golden power moves, and you’ll never have to cover up again.