Morning: I like to start my day off with vinyasa yoga, running or barre pilates. It gives me a boost of energy in the morning and a natural flush. When I’m getting ready I have a coconut water mixed with Garden of Life green powder. I take daily supplements – probiotics, algae, vitamin d and B12/folic acid – which keep my body and skin healthy. A few years ago I saw a holistic nutritionist (Sally Kravich). She completely changed the way I saw health and skincare – good skin truly comes from what you put in your body unless you are very genetically blessed.
Before I shower I dry brush to exfoliate and activate my skin (my mom encouraged me to start doing this – it increases you circulation and releases toxins in the body). I wash my face with Joanna Vargas all-natural Vitamin C cleanser (I go to Joanna Vargas for facials). If I have time I use Eminence probiotic mask (a mix of yogurt, cucumber, shea butter and tea tree oil). I then massage my face with John Masters Organics 100% argan oil and add a layer of EltaMD broad–spectrum sunscreen. It’s oil free and helps with breakouts. In the summer, or if my skin is acting up, I use Eminence probiotic moisturizer instead of argan oil.
On the weekends I don’t always follow a makeup routine – I like to have my skin breathe. During the week I either use Laura Mercier tinted moisturizer or I will dab By Terry touch expert under my eyes. I add a light bronzing powder (Guerlain terracotta) to my jawline and cheekbones and sometimes Kevyn Aucoin creamy glow blush. I always brush my eyebrows up and use clear Bobbi Brown eyebrow gel. I find that it instantly makes you look fresh and awake. After that I either finish with a coat of Armani black mascara or draw a thin line on my eyelids with Armani smooth silk eye pencil in brown or charcoal and smudge it to enhance my eyes but not look “done.”
When my hair is damp, I spray it with Oribe wave spray. I normally let my hair air dry but in the winter I let it dry for a bit and then finish with a blow dry. If I have time, I use the wand and curl the ends for no more than five seconds to give it a soft, messy wave. Whenever I use the wand it looks great the next day after sleeping on it. All you need to add is Klorane dry shampoo.
Day: I carry By Terry rose lip balm in my bag (it exfoliates and moisturizes your lips at the same time) and a thick hand crème during the winter. I also drink a lot of water throughout the day to keep my skin hydrated.
Night: The only products I add for evening are Clarins beauty flash balm (it brightens and makes your skin look really radiant) and either a soft smoky eye or a lip. I smudge Armani eyeliner in charcoal around my eyes or use Benefit smoky eye kit. If I decide to do a lip I love Nars velvet matte lip pencil in Cruella.
I always wash my face before going to bed. It’s become such a habit that I can’t sleep on my pillow with makeup on even if it’s past midnight! Twice a week I use Joanna Vargas exfoliating mask with Kaolin clay and hyaluronic acid. It works so incredibly well – your skin instantly looks brighter. I then massage the argan oil on my face and off to bed!