Mornings, during the day and before bed – what is your beauty routine throughout the day?
On a good day, I wash my face in the morning with Shiseido cleansing foam and then continue with the softening lotion from the same brand and a moisturizing cream from La Roche-Posay. I just wear light make-up during a normal work day. In the summer or when I have to travel, I love to use a mineralizing Thermal water spray throughout the day( from Vichy for example).
At night I wash it again and put a rich night cream on (depending on my account I choose La Roche-Posay or Shiseido) and lots and lots of eye cream from Clarins.
On a bad day, I am so tired that I look at my face while I brush my teeth and say to it: „You will have to survive with the mascara smear til tomorrow. Sorry.“
What about…Hair: Ahhh, you got me there. I love good hair products and I love when hair is freshly washed and nicely blow-dried. Just doesn’t seem to happen with me all the time. I always use conditioner otherwise my hair feels like straw. I love the products from Aussie. Hair masks I use definitely not often enough! But your question just reminded me to do so! Thank you!
Hands: I am obsessed with hand cream. I have tried them all. And will continue to do so. I have different hand creams in every room and in all my handbags. My all time favorite is from Clarins though.
Feet: I go through phases. In the summer I scrub them and try to be kind to them. Decleor has a nourishing body balm „Aromessence Encens“ that I love to put on my feet before I go to bed.
Perfume: I am very faithfull! Or boring. However you want to look at it. Caroline Herrera’s 212! Since decades.
How did you find out what works for you and what doesn’t?
I simply try it. I love trying out new products. But after some years of intense testing I can tell by the smell or the textures of a cream if it works for me or not.
Did your beauty routine change over time? Why and when?
I was always quiet lucky with my skin. It just tends to be dry. I was super lazy in my twenties. But when I was shooting every day with tons of make up and powder on my face, I had to start taking better care. Now as a working mom, constantly sleep deprived and god damnit, yes, I am also getting older, I try to really stick to my routine.
What are your 3 absolute must have items that you recommend without hesitation?
Please share your beauty secret with us.
Have fun and laugh a lot! Sometimes to not sleep a nite but to have tons of fun makes you look better then a week of retreat. And yes, even if it might sound lame: Drink lots and lots of water.
(Note to myself: Don’t just give good advice: Do it!)
Picture credit: Mujo Kazmi