I am a morning person, but it does take me a minute to “get there.” Without fail, every morning I wake and b-line it to the kitchen for a cup of delicious matcha tea. Then my matcha and I head to the bathroom…and so it all begins.
Let me be very clear when I say that I truly enjoy the time I spend in my bathroom preparing for the day. I always have. It is my ritual, my quiet space where I can truly appreciate the skin I am in, no matter where I am.
The shower goes on, and once warmed up, I hop in and gently exfoliate my complexion and my body every single day without compromise. The act of sloughing off dull, dead skin cells is the key to radiant skin, as far as I am concerned.
My current favorite scrub is May Lindstrom’s The Clean Dirt. I don’t feel that my complexion is at its glowing best without it. Then I cleanse and hydrate my body with The Body Deli’s invigorating Moroccon Mint Hand & Body Wash and Osmia Organic’s Emerald Body Essence oil (aka heaven).
Before applying my W3LL PEOPLE good-for-you makeup, I prep my complexion with a spray of SW Basics’ Toner. The apple cider vinegar helps to keep my pores in check while readying my skin to absorb my powerful serums (note the plural).
I apply one pump of ARCONA’s Youth Serum and then layer Marie Veronique’s Serum du Jour over it. If I am feeling drier than usual, I add a boost of hydration with The Body Deli’s Melon Peptide Crème Gel to my face and neck. All three treatments are loaded with wrinkle-fighting peptides and collagen-boosting Vitamin C, which equate to a killer anti-aging cocktail.
(Did you know that Vitamin C not only repairs damaged collagen, but it also helps diminish hyper-pigmentation due to sun damage?)
I can easily spend an hour on my makeup, but it’s just not realistic for my day. I dedicate about 10 minutes to color.
Since every woman has a facial feature she loves, I educate women to embrace and celebrate these features. For me, it’s my eyes. As a very passionate, energetic and expressive woman, my eyes help me communicate intentions and actions.