Keri Waxer from Tata Harper’s Morning Hair and Skin Routine…Exposed!
Good afternoon everyone, it’s time for our weekly installment of Morning Routines Exposed! Keri Waxer is the founding ambassador at Tata Harper—and we love her! She is a joy to work (and play) with and does an incredible job teaching people about the brand. She also has an amazing morning routine, full of recommendations (and not just from Tata!). Enjoy.
Name: Keri Waxer
Current Weather: Fall in New York (which now means snowstorms) Hair: Bond, longish and fine hair, which I don’t enjoy styling myself.
Skin: Normal to sensitive, prone to redness and irritations.
Before the shower…
I start my day in the am with hot water with lemon and take Vibrant Health greens with water to alkalize my body and to hydrate my skin.
I use a Waterpik, as I prefer it to flossing, and then use my Ascended Health clay toothpaste, OraLive which has superfoods in it. I love it—it has multiple uses, and contains probiotics and microbes to help with body detoxification and immunity. The price tag is super steep, a friend recently pointed out the pair of shoes I could buy if I stopped using it for a few months, but it hasn’t stopped me. This is one healthy addiction I can’t be without.
Then I drink my coffee with my morning emails and TRY to do some yoga.
In the shower…
I use an exfoliating glove twice a week instead of a loofah to dry brush my body. An ayurvedic doctor told me it was better for my vata type and I try to also use this great oil prior from Sarada Ayurvedic Remedies.
My showers are normally quick as I avoid washing my hair often so I swear by Lulus Geranium Hair Powder. I buy bottles by the dozen, even in fresh, clean hair it makes fine hair like mine so much fuller. On the days I wash, I used Rahua Shampoo and Conditioner and sometimes the Rahua Elixir which is super intense and I never wash it out. (I love treatments.) I use Dr. Bronners Peppermint or Rose Soap for the body (I also use this for everything else) and I really like this rose geranium bar soap I found at Wake Robin by these Brooklyn soap makers. The wrapping is so pretty I even leave one in in my kitchen just to look at and one in my shower (I buy them as gifts too).
After the shower, I spray the large floral essence from Tata all over my body and follow with the Revitalizing Body Oil. Between that and the dry brushing, you give yourself a lymphatic body treatment and keep your immune system healthy. On those days when I do wash my hair, I will finish with Rahua Finishing Creme, Pipino’s Primer (for protein) and either Intelligent Nutrient Volumizing spray or Sachjuan Ocean Spray and put my hair in a bun to dry and do its thing.
Out of the shower…
Most mornings, I just wet my face and then follow with the Hydrating Floral Essence but I recently started using Vapours Cleansing Face Oil. It makes my skin feel clean and looks dewy and fresh. I follow with this very light product from SkinCeuticals, Phyto Corrective Gel (one that has almost synthetics) that Leiticia from Gee Beauty introduced me to, to bring down the redness. Then I use the Tata serum which of course I’m obsessed with, Restorative Eye creme and Tata Harper Replenishing Nutrient Complex. It all makes me and my skin feel happy and nourished and I always notice the skin to be slightly more supple and thicker each time I use it.
Morning makeup is usually on the go (like in a cab) so it’s minimal. I love Vapour
so I use their 115 Foundation Stick which doubles as a concealer where necessary, Eminence SPF 30 powder
( a recent discovery I found in Atlanta at Fabu Face Spa) which is awesome; protects and gives slight coverage and Vapour Aura for everywhere face, eye—and for my lips I am using the color Courtesan now which is so pretty. Shu Umera lash curler
(this step I try do at home) followed with Jane Iredale mascara
. Last is Kjaer Weiss lip tint
; it’s so chic and we have the same initials which makes me love looking at this beautiful gloss in my bag even more!
Last but not least: I don’t leave the house ever without my Tata Stress treatment as that has become my fragance and natural scent… Plus my sanity.