You might remember our friend Julia from this post. We brought her back to chat all things beauty :)
What is your morning beauty routine?
Wake up and make a matcha in the blender (sacrilege, I know), with some oat milk, collagen powder, honey and hot water.
Take 4 Nutrafol since postpartum and losing alarming amounts of hair on the daily. I also take a zinc for immunity, and a prenatal vitamin.
Clean my skin with BestSkinEver Sea Buckthorn cleanser on a cotton pad.
Finish off with some Protocol Daily Molecular Hydration and a squirt of mineral based sunscreen that I buy from the bulk store.
I really just give my hair a good brushing with my Mason Pearson brush.
What products do you use throughout the day and why?
I live in California and probably have way more sun exposure than I should since I am always in the garden. I try to re-apply mineral sunscreen (again from the bulk store) often, especially to my hands. If my skin feels dry I use a pump or two of Pai Back to Life serum on my face.
What is your evening beauty routine?
Wash with either Marie Veronique daily exfoliant or EO cleanser. I use The Ordinary .5% retinol in squalene most nights, and the Drunk Elephant 1% Retinol A-Passioni Retinol Cream a few times a week (working my way up).
Balance. I spent my twenties careening from one extreme to another, never feeling grounded and I think that was visible — in a literal sense, but also in my energy. My 30s have been about settling into myself, knowing what works for me and what doesn’t. I feel so much more beautiful since figuring these things out.
When do you feel most beautiful?
I feel the most beautiful when I feel healthy, when I am consuming everything in moderation, feeling active and happy. The effects are always visible on my face. For me, beauty is 100% about how my skin looks.