Morning: Water, water, water. I drink lots of it. It makes everything better. I don’t use anything to wash my face besides what comes out of my tap. I usually moisturize twice before I leave the house, once with something like CeraVe, or a similar product meant for really dry skin like mine. I also have a salve I made of cocoa butter, olive oil and coconut oil, which smells like chocolate. I put that on my face, and anywhere else.
Makeup is barely there- usually just a light cover up for these funny pink patches under my nose that have been there for over a decade. I’m not loyal to any one brand, as long as it’s not too dry or chalky. I have the world’s most “subtle” eyelashes, they might as well not exist at all, so I leave mascara off entirely. I find little point to it. I’ve stopped washing my hair, which is also naturally pretty dry, like my skin. Maybe once a week I’ll condition with something not too terribly processed. My hair is very thick and wavy and I sometimes find it tiresome, like a pet living on the top of my head. These days it’s usually fussily french braided or tied back in a low bun.
Day: I always have an oil based salve of some kind in my bag, along with enough hair things to make my head look like loaf of challah bread, should I so please. And again, water. Truly the only thing I do consistently for my beauty regimen is hydrate, inside and out. I find that everything else is secondary. I also eat things that make me feel good- for me that means avoiding sugar and dairy as much as possible, which I notice helps my skin immensely. I’m much more keen on what I put into my body than on my body.
Night: I clean my face with coconut oil, wipe off the residue, and moisturize again after that. And duh, chug!