The most common question I get asked is what are MY daily skin rituals?
So, because so many of you have asked I decided to share it with you.
#1 I take care of my skin!
NO secret there. I never go to sleep with the end of the days makeup on. No matter how tired I am or how much champagne I might have enjoyed at a beauty event or at a party that evening.I always remove my makeup and wash my face well.
My main goal is to have healthy looking clear (blemish free skin) skin and also want to be healthy from within!
I love to spray my face with rosewater during the day.I also set my makeup with it.
I don’t wear lots of foundation.I apply it where I need it. I am not fond of looking at a couple of sunspots I got from sunbathing when I first moved to Florida.I like an even looking complexion.
I am a “water girl”…I drink tons of it!!!
I drink bottled water and also enjoy drinking a special water called All Beauty Water. I rarely drink soda or other sweet drinks.
After I wake up I drink a cup of hot water with a squeeze of lemon.This is my go to!!!
My mother taught me this since I was a little girl.She drank this daily. Then I drink either coffee or aromatic jasmine tea. Sometimes depending how my day is going to be I drink Italian coffee with a pot I bought in Italy I got addicted to it on trips to Italy.
I take Belle + Bella Probiology capsule probiotic daily.It really helps me to maintain healthy skin from within…the gut~
I also love to drink my collagen and wear it too with NeoCell‘s new collagen supplement in powder form and my standby Beauty Infusion powder skin supplements by NeoCell too. Just add them to water,sip and go! My skin LOVES it and it shows.
Since moving from NYC/NJ to sunny Florida for my husband I have gotten smarter and learned to love adding a sunscreen to my beauty skin routine.After meeting countless women with weathered sun damaged skin,I simply had to.
I also learned a good pair of sunglasses “sunnies” are a healthy addition to my fashion/SKINcare wardrobe.”They protect your eyes as well as the skin around your eyes where squinting wrinkles form.
I love to eat fresh fruits and vegetables. I buy them almost on a daily basis.Fresh is BEST! They do wonders for your skin.I love to visit Asian market and stores and farmers markets or shop at Whole Foods Market or Trader Joe’s.
I love supporting small biz farmers vegetable and fruit stands when I travel too! This weekend I am going to enjoy steamed veggies,yummy salads with edible flowers,I’ll make some blueberry sangria and a bit of naughty.Not sure what that naughty will be.
When I want to eat candy I love Sweet Pete’s in Jacksonville Florida or shop Dylan’s Candy Bar in NYC or pop in the Sugar Factory in LV…but since sweets age your skin faster I put myself on pause and eat a Beauty Burst by NeoCell.It is like candy for your skin. It has wonderful bonuses for skin,nails and my hair and tastes like a StarBurst’s chewy candy.Taking vitamins never tasted or feels so good.
Since I LOVE natural I am going to make my skin a treat! I use this mask before I put on makeup. I vary using different fresh recipes I have created through the years.
An Oatmeal & Coconut Milk Face Mask
Try this recipe if you like to D.I.Y.face mask:
3 ounces of ground oats
1 1/2 ounces of coconut milk
Optional: Grind a small vanilla bean into the oats.It will smell amazing!
Mix dry with the wet ingredients and add a dash of fresh whole milk if it is not moist enough.
Apply to a clean face and leave on about 10-15 minutes.
The Beauty Benefits?
Great for all skin types including sensitive skin. It adds moisture to your complexion and gently exfoliates dry flaky skin too. I prefer to leave it on 10 minutes or so. Rinse mask off with warm water and a washcloth. Add any one of the moisturizer’s on my shelf and apply Young Eyes eye gel.
I also will slice some cold cucumbers and place one of each on my eye lids and rest my eyes. I truly think music is healting to the soul and calms the spirit.My fav’ is listening to the beautiful music of George Skaroulis “Sanctuary or David Young’s “Bliss”. If you don’t know their music you need to!
Hope you enjoyed a peek inside my skin care rituals.
I embrace my not so perfect lovely face. Do you? What do you do?
*Due to your requests and inspired by the site Into The Gloss too. I hope you enjoyed the rituals I do.More on my skin rituals to come .