The YouTube Exec With A Stash Of Turkish Magnificence


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“Hello! I’m Nur Ozdamar (@nurozdamar). Born and raised in Istanbul, I spent a giant chunk of my life in Turkey, lived a decade in New York, and am now based mostly in South West London. I moved right here 4 months earlier than the pandemic hit. However fortunately, London is among the most walkable cities on the earth and the restrictions didn’t take away my lengthy walks. I dwell close to some of the stunning parks and go there a couple of occasions every week with my canine, Rosa.

I’ve labored in music for over 12 years, and now I lead Artist and Label Improvement at YouTube. We assist musical artists and labels throughout Europe, the Center East, and Africa discover ways to use YouTube to share their tales. My crew of six is the best on the earth, and we’re massive followers of our wonderful companions: Tems, Arlo Parks, Pa Salieu, Rote Mütze Raphi, COLORS, Meekz, and so many extra. I’ve a giant coronary heart for nurturing and creating expertise, whether or not it’s my friends, coworkers, or associate, so I genuinely really feel like what I do for a residing is complementary to my objective in life. Like everybody else, I watch a stable quantity of YouTube movies every single day for leisure, schooling, and inspiration. I am going on after I want to determine tips on how to do a lifting face therapeutic massage or apply metallic eyeliner, then one click on results in one other and I discover myself watching a video concerning the historical past of drag make-up. I do know so many individuals who discovered tips on how to lower hair or do their nails by watching movies on YouTube in the course of the pandemic.

My appreciation for magnificence comes from my grandmother. She was at all times an effortlessly stunning girl, however I observed the way in which she would prioritize no matter made her really feel good. She at all times discovered little moments to deal with herself whereas elevating a complete household of many. She handed away final 12 months—I saved the final face cream she used and maintain it on my nightstand. It jogs my memory to make extra time for myself. We at all times exchanged magnificence presents, which I miss loads. I do know I look finest after I’m blissful and relaxed, so I attempt to hearken to my physique and thoughts, work out what feels good, and regulate my merchandise and routine accordingly. My pores and skin reacts instantly to every little thing, whether or not it is stress or a chocolate bar. In case you had been to ask me my routine subsequent 12 months, I’m certain I might have completely different solutions.

I begin my day with a fast meditation and stroll across the block with Rosa. Once I get dwelling, I splash chilly water on my face to wake me up and wipe it up with a light-weight toner from Avène that smells divine. Serum will depend on how my pores and skin is feeling: I am going for Paula’s Selection 10% Azelaic Acid Booster if my pores and skin is careworn, and if not, I combine a pair drops of Melanie Simon’s Serum C with both Fenty Magnificence Fats Water or Chanel Le Carry Lotion. My go-to moisturizer is Sisley Black Rose Pores and skin Infusion Cream, which my skincare skilled coworker Steph advisable. I exploit Skinceuticals Extremely Facial Protection SPF 50 every single day even when I’m not leaving my flat. And whereas making use of every little thing, I at all times do the lymphatic therapeutic massage I discovered from my lady Frederika van Hagen’s IG to wake my pores and skin up and cut back puffiness. Extremely advocate. I spray pure rosewater from my favourite Turkish model Home made Aromaterapi, which I maintain within the fridge, to complete. Often rose waters have a bunch of random chemical substances or synthetic scents in them, however this one is pure and smells like heaven.

Since I’m already within the kitchen, I make myself a morning smoothie (oat milk, matcha, bee pollen, Vida Glow Marine Collagen, and adaptogens from Glow Bar) and down my dietary supplements, which I selected for common well being and to assist my pores and skin. My lineup is BioCare’s CO10Q and Glutathione Advanced, Altrient’s Liposomal Vitamin C, BetterYou’s D 1000 and Increase B12, and Anatome’s Day by day Biotic + Intestine Assist. Earlier than making an attempt one thing new, I at all times seek the advice of a health care provider. I additionally drink Melez Tea’s Magnificence Mix, a scrumptious floral white tea, all through the day.

My on a regular basis make-up look begins with Chanel Les Beiges Water Tint in Medium, Charlotte Tilbury’s Truthful/Medium Contour Wand, and Pat McGrath Divine Blush in Nude Venus. For my eyes, I exploit KKW Magnificence’s Eye Contour Duo in Mild [Ed note: discontinued] and Natasha Denona’s black Macro Blade Liquid Liner. (Although when the event presents itself, I like their Chromium Liquid Eyeshadow in Infra Nude.) Mascara primer is magic—I exploit one from Dior beneath my Milk Make-up Kush Mascara. I used to get lash extensions, however that primer does the job. I go away my brows as pure as doable, simply taming them with a bit little bit of Anastasia’s Forehead Freeze Styling Wax. Both plain Vaseline is nice for my lips, or I exploit a combo of Dior Addict Stellar Gloss in 640 J’Adoir with NYX Lip Pencil in Nude Truffle. That’s the finest nude liner—a pal launched me to it.

A couple of occasions in the course of the week I spend extra time on self care, that means I dry brush my physique with Clarins Tonic Physique Firming Therapy Oil or take a really lengthy tub with a physique scrub. I like Home made Aromaterapi’s Rose Physique Scrub, and my good pal Marina bought me a tremendous one from And Different Tales’ Humlegården collection [Ed note: that one’s discontinued, but there are others] for my birthday. I normally do a face masks within the tub as effectively. Tata Harper’s Radiance Masks is an all-time favourite. I additionally use an LED masks two or 3 times every week—I am going to Mild Salon as soon as each few months to get the skilled dose, however the at-home model has been an incredible funding. Facials are a uncommon deal with. I’ve a couple of favorites all all over the world: Sarah Bradden in London (an actual religious reset), SB Pores and skin in NY (a unbelievable human with magic therapies), Dr. Dray in London and Paris (I get mesolifts, a medical cocktail of hyaluronic acid and antioxidants), SaintlySkin in Spain (she is aware of her instruments and facial massages) and Merve Akkaya in Istanbul (to get spoiled head to toe). For something extra invasive, the one particular person I belief with my face is the fantastic Aysun Mamak.

I lately met Sami Knight, the sensational movie star hairstylist chargeable for all of Adele’s stylish current seems to be. He talked about that Adele does numerous moisturizing therapies and avoids warmth as a lot as doable, two suggestions which have influenced my present routine. I’ve a great head of hair (because of my Turkish DNA), although pure almond oil and Kérastase’s Nutritive and Self-discipline merchandise maintain it wholesome. Additionally: K18’s leave-in molecular restore hair masks really works. I’ve been paying much more consideration at hand and nail care since assembly an excellent nail artist named Karolina. She does a imply gel French mani and bought me into Byredo Suede and Tulipmania Hand Scrubs and Dior Crème Abricot. I additionally love L’Occitane’s Amande hand cream, which my neighbor gave me. Once I do my very own nails, I begin with a strengthening base from Nailtiques and use a clear, nude shade like Chanel La Base Protecting and Smoothing.

Earlier than I am going to mattress I do a severe cleanse with one thing oil-based that melts into pores and skin, like Elemis’ Professional-Collagen Rose Cleaning Balm or the Medik8 Lipid Steadiness Cleaning Oil. I apply it to dry pores and skin and wipe it off with a moist fabric. I take away my eye make-up with a Turkish staple: Bebak Almond Milk. It smells divine and removes make-up like no different product can. If I really feel like I nonetheless want a cleanse after that, I exploit Dr. Sturm’s Enzyme Cleanser, a cult product I’ll by no means not use. My nighttime merchandise are thick, so my pores and skin can soak up them whereas I sleep. I normally use Estée Lauder’s Evening Restore adopted by Biologique Recherche’s Crème ADN Elastine Marine Collagène Marin. If I really feel like my pores and skin wants a bit extra moisture, I both use Disciple’s Dreamy Pores and skin Retinyl Oil or Chanel’s Camellia Restore Masks. Once I don’t neglect eye cream, I like the one from Dr. Jart’s Ceramidin line. It’s tremendous easy and hydrating, and pairs properly with my Dieux reusable silicone Endlessly eye masks.

I get numerous my power from individuals, so the pandemic has been notably arduous for me. As of late, I attempt to spend as a lot time with individuals (just about or in particular person) because the universe permits. I additionally make certain to step away from the screens, exit for a fast stroll, or learn a e-book. However for me, spending time with my canine is one of the best and best technique to unwind. Rosa may be very loving—even when she’s hyper, her fluffy presence makes every little thing higher.”

—as advised to ITG

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