Madeline Brewer Shares Her Everyday Skincare Routine

Actor Madeline Brewer is best known for her portrayal of Janine in "The Handmaid's Tale," but the New Jersey native has starred in several supporting roles over the last few years as well. She notably appeared in "Hustlers" alongside Jennifer Lopez and Constance Wu, and she played a recurring character in the first season of "Orange Is the New Black" on Netflix (via IMDb). Though her on-screen performances often require Brewer to look a little rough around the edges, the 29-year-old is the epitome of glamour whenever she's attending red carpet events.

Brewer's 2021 SAG Awards look landed her on numerous "Best Dressed" lists. Her perfectly styled hair and dewey skin caused significant buzz, and rightfully so (via Byrdie). Luckily, Brewer shared her skincare secrets during an interview with Glamour, and her preferred products are affordable for those who have a limited budget. As Brewer said during her conversation with the magazine, "Skin care should be affordable, because it's something we all need." We couldn't agree more! Now, let's take a look at Brewer's everyday skincare routine.

Brewer's everyday skincare routine is a multi-step process

Brewer's daily skincare routine technically starts at night before going to bed. The actor revealed to Glamour that she applies prescription retinol to her face every night before following this up with a hydrating face oil. Brewer recommends the Anastasia Beverly Hills Hydrating Oil and Goop face oil for this step of the process. "The Handmaid's Tale" star also suggests using a vibrating scrub brush to help loosen clogged pores, and says this tool helped her address even the most stubborn acne.

"I feel like you know your skin the best because your whole life you've seen the little changes. Right now I have a nice little system that works for me that I'm really enjoying," Brewer shared. This system transitions from nighttime skincare to a daytime routine as soon as Brewer wakes up and washes off the prescription retinol she applied before bed. To do this, Brewer starts with the super affordable Vanicream Unscented Gentle Facial Cleanser, which you can purchase for around $10. The formula works well for those with sensitive skin, like Brewer. After she cleanses her face, her skincare routine starts to ramp up with a few more lotions.

Brewer shares the skincare products she swears by

Once Brewer has used her Vanicream Unscented Gentle Facial Cleanser, she dives deeper into her skincare routine to hydrate and protect her face. First up is the Super Bounce hyaluronic acid and vitamin B5 serum from Glossier. Brewer recommends this product because it doesn't leave a tacky residue like other serums (via Glamour). Next is her favorite face cream, which alternates between the Augustinus Bader cream when she can afford it, and the less expensive Natural Moisturizing Factors + HA from The Ordinary for regular use.

Finally, Brewer says she always finishes her everyday skincare routine with SPF to protect her skin. Her preferred formula is the Anthelios 50 Mineral Ultra-Light Sunscreen Fluid SPF 50 from La Roche-Posay. To make the most of her routine, Brewer says she likes to use a gua sha every day as well. Adding a gua sha to your skincare routine is worth your time because this handy tool helps drain your lymphatic system and it reduces puffiness and inflammation in the process. While it's always exciting to learn what celebrities use to perfect their skin, it's important to follow Brewer's advice and find a skincare routine that works for you, whatever products that may include.