I’ve been getting a lot of emails about my skin care, makeup, and hair maintenance. I haven’t really changed my routine since becoming a mom. What has changed is how I schedule my beauty upkeep around the boys’ routine.
My skincare routine is very low maintenance. I spend no more than 3 minutes each day washing my face and applying cream after. I cleanse very well with Aveeno Positively Radiant Cleanser and use Josie Maran Argan Oil SPF40+ on my face during the day and Organic Purado Argan Oil at night. I don’t use any eye creams because milia tends to develop around my eyes whenever I use it. They stopped growing once I stopped using eye creams (yes…I tried eye gels…didn’t work!). I recently started seeing a facialist once a month for micro-dermabrasion. I should have done this in my 30s!!!
I do juice cleanses twice a week. We put organic vegetables like beets, kale, & carrots (you can buy a big bag from Costco for really cheap) into the juicer (we bought ours at Walmart for $29 by GE). Our twin boys love drinking it!
It takes me about 10 minutes to put my makeup on. I keep my makeup very simple and neutral so that I don’t have to worry about clashing with any outfit that I choose to wear. I don’t like to use heavy cakey foundation. They tend to clog my pores. My favorite brand, and I have been a royal customer for the past 7 years is Giorgio Armani Luminous Foundation….I’m addicted to this stuff…so light but great coverage. I hardly wear any eye shadows…it’s because I have no clue how to apply it correctly. I love using Mac’s eye gel called Fluidline. I like to fill in my brows (I’m Asian so we hardly have any hair anywhere!) with Anastasia’s eyebrow kit. I try to visit her once a year if she’s available. For blush, I love Laura Mercier Second Skin Cheek Colour. And lips, I like to keep my lips in a neutral color so I tend to use Nars Lip Lacquer in Chelsea Girls.
I noticed that the older I get the dryer my skin and hair get. My hair is very straight and dull, so I wash my hair every other day. Otherwise, my natural oils will weigh my hair down and make it more lifeless or oily. I put Neuma Moisture Intense Masque (deep conditioning) on my hair twice a week. I know it’s a bit excessive but it works on my hair type. I make it a goal…actually more like a job/habit to deep condition twice a week. On the days that I don’t mask my hair I put Moroccan Oil as a leave in conditioner. When do I have time to do this? Yes, it’s after the boys’ bedtime, after cleaning up the kitchen, after the yoga session, after working on this blog, and then right before I go to bed. This makes it easy and fast to style my hair first thing in the morning. To style my hair, I use Davines Wizards No. 14 Sea Salt Primer and L’Oreal Elnett hairspray. Sometimes, I put my hair in a loose bun or a pony tail. Lately, I’ve been sporting my hair half up. This takes me 5 minutes or less to style and it doesn’t hurt my head.
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