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.
“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.”
Neutrogena Ultra Light Face Cleansing Oil & Makeup Remover
“I use a Neutrogena oil-based makeup remover. It’s great because it moisturizes and takes off all of the waterproof makeup we use.”
Fré Hydrating Facial Cleanser
“The Fré skincare line was designed for an active lifestyle, and it’s great for pre- and post-performances,” says Lemons, who uses the line’s cleanser in the morning and at night after removing her makeup.
Fré Defense Facial Moisturizer
“I use this moisturizer before shows to protect my skin from all of the sweat and makeup, and then post-show, I use their moisturizing serum.”
Fré Post-Sweat Clearing Mask
“I religiously use this on my day off,” says Lemons of the line’s detoxifying mask. “Every Thursday I wake up, wash my face, put my mask on, have my coffee and just relax and recover from a crazy week of shows.”
“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.”
Clean & Clear Night Relaxing All-In-One Cleansing Wipes
“After a show, I use Almay Eye Makeup Remover just on my eyes to get the lash glue off and all of the eyeshadow. Then I use the Clean and Clear wipes to take off my face makeup,” says Linhart.
“After I remove my makeup, I do the exact same routine that I do in the morning,” Linhart says. “I started using the GlamGlow face wash over the summer, and it is so nice for my skin—especially in the morning, my face is rejuvenated and ready to go.”
Clinique Clarifying Lotion
“I’ve used the Clinique toner my whole life. It’s the first toner I’ve ever used, and it really keeps my skin under control.”
Cetaphil Moisturizing Lotion
“My skin gets really oily, so I try to keep it hydrated,” Linhart says. She also likes to give her skin a break from the stage makeup halfway through her long performance days: “During our four-show days, I take off my makeup, wash my face and do my skincare routine after two shows.”
“I have this GlamGlow mask that I love to do on my day off,” Linhart says. “If I’m really having trouble with my skin or breaking out, I’ll use the mask in the morning, too.”