Urban Skin Rx Founder and Esthetician Answers Our Burning Questions

And spills the tea on her self-care musts


Kortney K.
ByKortney K.

With the colder weather approaching and the new concern of maskne (who would have thought?!), we wanted to get the details on what it takes to have your best skin, every day. We spoke with Rachel Roff, Urban Skin Rx founder, medical aesthetician and melanin expert for tips ranging from self-care, how to keep your skin happy and why voting is so important this election:

With the colder season officially here, what aesthetician-approved tips do you have to keep our skin hydrated and happy?

Lactic acid is a great gentle exfoliator that removes dead skin cells while ensuring the skin’s natural moisture functions are working properly. To help the skin retain moisture longer, you can also layer an oil on top of your moisturizer. 


Your #RaisetheBarandVote campaign is super active on IG  what do you want to share about Election Day and why it’s so vital to vote? 

The only way to make a change right now is through voting and our country needs change more than ever.  


“Maskne” is unfortunately a thing now — any advice to steer clear? 

Make sure you’re using a new face mask or freshly cleaned face mask. Also using antibacterial ingredients like sulfur and benzoyl peroxide such as our Clear Skin Cleansing Bar, and Clear Complexion Acne Serum

What are your three best self-care tips? 

  1. Workout without makeup on. A good sweat is great for detoxifying your pores!

  2. Maintaining a low-sugar and low-inflammation diet is great for skin and energy.

  3. Sleep!

I’ve heard about the new Purifying 2-in-1 Pumpkin Pore Detox Mask & Scrub, tell us more about it.

The 2-1 Pumpkin Pore Detox Mask & Scrub, in addition to its [skin] benefits, has an amazing sensory experience. The smell and warmth is so unique. 


What are your all-time favorite Halloween looks? 

Sexy bumble Bee was my favorite look to date! 

How is your skin handling the transition to fall? Let us know in the comments!


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Kortney K.
Kortney K.
Copywriting Strategist @ Influenster ∙ Cat mom ∙ Skincare addict