When I think of my nightly beauty regimen, I liken it to being embalmed because let’s face it, all of these things we do lead to one thing + one thing only, self-preservation! Bear in mind though, it varies from season to season, so for today I’m going to address Summer.
Stage One, with two parts: WASHING THE FACE – I usually rely on one of three facial cleansers:
Part One – Neutrogena Pore Refining Exfoliating Cleanser
Part Two – To make sure my face is squeaky clean, I dab this toner onto a cotton ball + rub it on my face until its clean. You might have to do this a few times.
Step Two: MOISTURIZE SKIN since it’s always thirsty. So to quench the thirst, I use the following two masks, sometimes one after the other, if not just one for the night, several times a week. There are two by Mario Badescu that I simply adore:
Stage Three: covers four areas + without this step, you might as well have your wrinkles pay for half your rent. Now this is where the embalming begins!
FACE, NECK + DÉCOLLETAGE: A few drops of this Mario Badescu wonder will do the trick.
BREASTS: Because it’s Summer, your girls will get more sun than usual, thanks to tank, v-neck or strapless tops. Add that to your occasional beach visits + come September, you’ll be crying for not having moisturized. That said, this oil by Dr. Hauschka is perfect for breasts. Guaranteed to make your skin supple, which explains its success in preventing pregnancy-induced stretch marks, do you really need anything else? (Remember, these are all preventative measures.)
Step Four: FEET become high maintenance, with sandal season in full gear + with this cream, you can’t go wrong. Sadly, my heels tend to crack, but with this, I saw a difference in 2 days! For Reals!
Step Five (optional): RID OF SCARS +/ BLEMISHES: This animal fat remedy, although smelly, not only works super fast + it also works on old scars too. So for any of you ladies out there sharing your beds, you might have to mention this disclaimer. (I’ve grown accustomed to the odor.) I do this step all year round + I’m also very single – connection? Nah!
Hope this helps make your Summer that much better!