The Radio City Rockettes in their new finale costumes. Photo courtesy of MSG.

Two Radio City Rockettes Share the Skincare Products That Get Them Through the Christmas Spectacular Season

Given how regimented the Radio City Rockettes are, from their precise kick lines to their Christmas Spectacular season show schedule (which can include up to four performances a day), it's no surprise they're just as strict with their skincare routines. After all, sweating in stage makeup six days a week can cause dryness and breakouts for even the most easygoing skin types. We caught up with Rockettes Alyssa Lemons and Nina Linhart for all of their tried-and-true skincare picks.


Alyssa Lemons

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"I feel like we've all found what works for us individually and we try to stick to the same routine," Lemons says. "Usually, I get to Radio City Music Hall an hour before to warm up and get my hair and makeup ready for the show. I stay about an hour afterward to cool down and ice, but one of my favorite post-show rituals is washing my face and taking off all of the makeup."

Nina Linhart

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"I have really sensitive skin, so I try to keep my skincare routine as consistent as possible throughout the season," Linhart says. "When we're in shows, I'm sweating more, and things like the beard that we wear during the Santa dance can cause more breakouts if I'm not consistent."

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