As someone who is constantly “on the go” for work and travel, I find it super important to practice a skincare routine that lends itself to a busy lifestyle.
In the past, I’ve suffered many skin issues because of my lack of care for my skin. I would, sometimes, leave makeup on after photo shoots, fall asleep with makeup on after late nights and hardly bothered with sunscreens, serums or being intentional about drinking enough water. I thought that all I needed was a good cleanser, moisturizer and occasional scrub. Needless to say, I was wrong.
So, what caused me to make a change?
I had a crazy skin-scare (a facial bacterial infection caused by an on-set MUA’s unsanitary makeup tools).
I began to get older and noticed my skin no longer had that youthful “bounce-back”.
I decided to not only clean up my regular skincare routine but also figure out small ways to care for my skin when away from the comforts of home (and all of my skincare tools and products).
Now that I've “figured it all out” (for me, I think.) I’d like to share with you my top 3 “skincare anywhere” tips.
Hydrate, inside and out. This is something that can be done anywhere. For “inside” hydration, I try to drink 64oz of water each day. I keep a 32oz water bottle with me and refill when I need. In addition to being great for my skin, I’ve also noticed that drinking 8+ ounces of water immediately after my coffee keeps me from crashing. For outside hydration, I use a moisturizer each time I cleanse and a hydrating spray throughout the day. Hydrating sprays are something that I use anytime, on clean skin, under makeup or over makeup. My favorites are Mario Badescu Aloe & Rose Water Spray and Evian Mineral Water Facial Spray. I can say that I noticed a significant change in the texture and brightness of my skin once I began to pay attention to its hydration.
Remove makeup, period. I totally used to be that girl who relied on the resilience of young skin. If it was too late and I didn’t feel like it, I would fall asleep in my makeup as many nights a week as I wanted to. I knew my skin would bounce back. Now? That’s a major “HELL NAW.” As I’ve aged, I’ve noticed how makeup can take a toll on my skin throughout the day. For me, the longer I have makeup on my face the more my skin produces oil and becomes irritated. Now, I no longer leave on makeup any longer than I need to. I remove makeup immediately after photo shoots or at the end of a day's wear. My current fave for makeup removal on-the-go is Skin Laundry Purifying Cleansing Cloths, they’re like a facial in a packet.
Feed your face. I never used to think of my skin as an organ, although I knew it was. As with any major organ, our skin needs the proper nourishment to thrive (duh!). I took my skin-care up a notch by adding skin-feeding vitamins like A, C, D and E to my daily regimen. I get my vitamins on-the-go by packing a few gummies like Smarty Pants Gummy Vitamins or opting for vitamin rich juices like carrot juice instead of sweet drinks throughout the day. In addition to adding these vitamins to my diet, I also apply vitamins directly to my skin via vitamin capsules and vitamin serums. My current topical vitamin fave: Aria Starr Vitamin C Serum.
I want to know how you take care of your skin. What are your go-to tips for healthy skin? Are there any products or natural remedies that you're in love with right now? Leave a comment or message me!