“For someone who’s a night owl, I really love mornings! Mornings are the perfect time to gather your thoughts and plan out the rest of your day which is exactly what I use my mornings for! As soon as I wake up, I have to check my phone… #millennialthings. There’s just so much that can happen overnight it’s important to get updated! HA! And as a blogger, I have to catch up on Instagram and emails before anything else. After I’m done checking up on everything, it’s time to head over to the bathroom and begin my morning grooming routine!
Now because it’s the morning, I of course have to start off by brushing my teeth. Once I have brushed my teeth, it’s time to for the most important part of my day and that is taking care of my skin! Skincare is a top priority for me because there’s no greater feeling of knowing your skin is at its freshest! I begin by cleansing my skin with the Solid Face Wash. Cleansing your skin is very important, especially in the mornings to eliminate the toxins and dead skin cells from the previous day. The activated charcoal does wonders to exfoliate and dissolve the dirt deep- down my pores. And while the charcoal cleanses, the Alpine Caribou Moss fights against environmental stressors such as pollution. For someone who lives in Los Angeles, any product that fights against pollution is a win-win in my book!
After cleansing, its time to de-puff and wake up my under-eyes with the Wake Up Eye Stick. When I don’t get my full 8 hours of sleep, the Wake Up Eye Stick is everything! Nobody wants fine lines and dark circles so I make sure to take care of my under-eye areas so that overtime the thinner skin in these areas don’t lose elasticity.
Lastly, it’s time to moisturize my skin. Moisturizing is another important step to prevent dry skin and to even out your skin tone. Now since I personally have dry and sensitive skin, moisturizing is what I look forward to the most during my skincare routine. I want to make sure I lock in the moisture and keep my skin hydrated all throughout the day. This is why I moisturize using the Hydrating & Anti-Aging Face Moisturizer + Eye Cream! This two-in-one moisturizer and eye cream is the perfect way to kill two birds with one stone. Plus, it's never too early to start using anti-aging products! This moisturizer hydrates my skin really well and doesn’t leave it oily either.
After my skin’s taken care of, I’m ready to pick my outfit for the day! Now what I wear depends on the day — sometimes I have a shoot day, sometimes it’s a casual day and sometimes it’s a running-errands type of day. Regardless, I love feeling comfortable! My favorite go-to outfit is a vintage graphic tee tucked into black or blue jeans, a light jacket and simple, white sneakers. Once I’m all dressed, I like to plan out the rest of my day and create my to-do list using my planner. I find using a planner instead of online calendars is not only easier for me but also helps me remember what I have to do a lot better. Before I head out, I like to grab a juice and a protein bar for on-the-go. Finally, I grab my backpack because I like to keep all my essentials such as my laptop and notebooks with me throughout the day. And with that, I’m out the door!
I have learned that mornings are definitely something to get used to but if you have a great morning & grooming routine, you’ll always be ready to take on the day!”
Take to the oars,