In Bustle’s Beauty Detail, we dive into the beauty kits of our favorite talents for information on the rituals that keep them glowing and the MVPs (most valuable products) they can’t live without. Here, Jessica Marie Garcia tells Bustle about her favorite BIPOC brands, the best products for psoriasis and how her character Jasmine Flores has influenced her beauty routine.
On my block Sadly ends with the show’s fourth season, but its magical and groundbreaking portrayal has created a legacy that will last for years to come. Jessica Marie Garcia, who portrayed the affable Jasmine Flores throughout the series, was an integral part of the Netflix comedy-drama X factor. The 34-year-old actress, screenwriter and producer mirrors her character in so many ways: both have a fun style, an undeniable warmth, and a pride where they come from. These qualities (especially the latter) shine through Garcia’s beauty routine.
Whether face bare or dressed in a full beat, Garcia always ensures that his complexion is nourished. “For me, the skin is everything,” she told me over the phone. “I don’t need anything else if my skin is good. ”
The actor suffers from psoriasis, which led him to seek out gentle skin care products that soothe flare-ups. “I’m one of the lucky ones because I don’t have it on my face or my arms,” Garcia explains. “But I have it from the knees on both legs, so it’s a lot.” The condition of the skin affected her greatly as she grew older; she tells me she has always been too shy to wear shorts. “And that girl grew up in this fucking Florida, so it was hot as hell.”
Now, she has overcome the stigma and proudly proclaims that her legs are one of her favorite features. When Garcia is working out and having a flare, she uses KKW Beauty’s Body Foundation to reduce redness. “It covers my [psoriasis] without being too thick and it doesn’t transfer until I let it dry.
When she’s not filming, her main goal is to give her skin a little extra love. For that, she turns to The Body Butters, an all-natural brand owned by blacks that she calls her “main savior from psoriasis.”