Shay Mitchell swears by this unlikely skincare hack - iffie okoronkwo md

Shay Mitchell swears by this unlikely skincare hack

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Shay Mitchell’s skin is quite frankly, flawless. She’s forever got that just-been-on-hols glow – something us normal folk spend hours trying to recreate using a combination of fake tan and highlighter.

Two days ago, The Pretty Little Liars star announced that she was pregnant in a stunning Insta post showing off her bump – aka, be prepared for her ever-radiant complexion to become even MORE so, very soon *sob.*

We digress. In a recent interview with Allure, Shay spoke about her beauty routine – namely, her obsession with skin care (with that face, go figure). “Skin care is my number one thing. To have good makeup, you need to have a good canvas to start with. I take off my makeup with micellar water to really get it all off,” she said. Hey, us too!

The most important product in her bathroom cabinet? Eye cream.
“Undereye cream is crucial — there’s nothing worse than having dryness underneath your eyes.” We’re 100% with her on that.

We’re suckers for unlikely beauty rituals – especially when it’s something we’ve never tried ourselves. So, when we discovered that Shay swears by steaming with essential oils, we were all ears. “When I do at-home beauty spa days, I fill up a big bowl of hot water, add essential oils like lavender, and steam my face. If I want to wake up a little bit in the morning, I’ll use citrus oil. And if I have a shoot where I need even more of a wake-up, I’ll put my whole face in a bowl of ice water. It’s really good to de-puff your skin.” Who knew!?

It might sound obscure, but if it gets us one step closer to Shay’s complexion, we’re game. Brb, just dunking our head in a bowl of cold water.


Iffie Okoronkwo, M.D. is a Spine and Sports Rehabilitation Medicine and Pain Management physician at Manhattan Spine and Sports Medicine (, a private practice based in New York City with 40 years of experience providing the finest expert medical care and services to patients around the world.

Dr. Iffie is board certified in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation and, as a physiatrist, utilizes ultrasound guided injections, fluoroscopy guided injections, PRP, regenerative medicine, and more to evaluate and treat a variety of conditions affecting muscles, joints, ligaments, and nerves.