Ania’s Morning Skin and Hair Routine… Exposed!
Exciting news! We’ve had such an influx of Morning Routines (please keep ‘em coming!) that we’re going to be posting these even more often. Today, we travel across the pond to hear from the lovely Ania of Europe. Look out for exciting and mysterious European clean brands. [And a special thanks to Sylvie who will be helping us get these bad boys up. —S&A ]
Hair: Shoulder length, straight, no problems here
Skin: Dry and sensitive, reddish and uneven, with a long history of acne (forehead, jaws, sometimes chin), now almost gone
In the shower…
I’m a believer in body brushing but I’m way too lazy to do it regularly, so: body brushing, sometimes :) I use Weleda Sea Buckthorn Creamy Body Wash(smells divine!), just on the parts that need that…
I’m still looking for my perfect shampoo…I’ve tried Eubiona, Weleda, Lavera, Logona, Urtekram and more, I’m reasonably happy with Lavera rose milkor almond milk but I feel I need to change shampoos every few weeks or so, so that my hair does not get used to it… anyone else feel the same?
I use conditioner few times a week, no favourite here: I quite liked Intelligent Nutrients Harmonic Conditioner, now I’m using Jason Aloe Vera one (weird consistency).
If it’s the weekend and I don’t need to put my clothes on immediately and run out of the door, I put some oil on my still wet skin: argan, coconut, or sea buckhtorn. My new favourite is Shea Nilotica, with a delicate vanilla smell—amazing!
After the shower…
I use Weleda Salt Toothpaste (I will never use anything else now, it doubles up as a gentle scrub for lips), Dr. Hauschka Cleansing Milk and Santaverde Aloe Vera Tonic for sensitive skin (this is a really good German brand that uses pure aloe vera juice where other brands use water), then I massage a few drops of argan oil into the wet skin (or, when my skin feels really dry, a bit of Dr. Hauschka Rejuvenating Mask). If there’s any inflammation, I put a few drops of pure lavender essential oil to calm it down
Usually I just put a touch of mascara (Hauschka volume, which nice but could stay a bit longer…) and RMS Living Luminizer and I’m good to go! If I have a few more minutes and want to look more polished, I use Vapour Soft Focus Foundation (my new buy and I’m loving it!) and Dr. Hauschka lipstick in warm red (I’m not so happy with it as it’s a bit too drying, but want to finish it before I get a new one).
If I use a hair dryer, I apply a few spritzes of Logona blow dry styler with bamboo.
After a long search, I found a clean deodorant that is ok for me: Weleda lemon (haven’t tried Soapwalla yet; this one is not amazing but compared to other clean ones, at least does its job fairly ok and smells nice).
And, last but not least, a little bit of Pacifica Persian Rose Solid Perfum, my Vpure omegas and I’m off:)
I mean, right?! Who loves what? Did Ania mention any of your favorites here?