Courtney’s Morning Skin and Hair Routine… Exposed!
Meet Courtney, a fair-skinned maiden who bathes every evening. She truly loves her hemp oil too… Have any of you tried it? (We have not.)
Current weather: Finally cooling down from a hot & humid summer. With the cool though comes dry. My skin hates dry.
Hair: Dark brown, thin, wavy, & as of last week: shoulder length with side-swept bangs (was previously to my elbows). A big change but I’m loving it!
Skin: Very fair, thin, sensitive, & dehydrated at the moment thanks to the aforementioned weather.
Favorite star or icon from the past (or in this case, present): Zooey Deschanel
In the shower (or bath as I usually prefer)…
I take a bath every night. There’s something so truly relaxing about unwinding in one at the end of the day. Ahhh… Right before stepping in, I massage in my DIY facial cleanser of 9:1 hemp oil & polysorbate 80 (the latter purchased from gardenofwisdom). I used to love department store lines’ cleansing oils, but could never find one that completely agreed with my skin, so alas made my own a few years ago & have never looked back. It removes absolutely everything, & leaves my skin balanced & clear. I don’t think I’ve ever loved any product so much.
I then hop in, rinse that off, & lather up with whatever palm oil-free bar soap I’m enjoying at the moment from the Farmer’s Market, Etsy, or Whole Foods. I wash my hair every three days or so with Giovanni Smooth as Silk Shampoo & Conditioner. This stuff rocks. It makes my hair so shiny! I had laser hair removal years ago on my legs, so shaving cream is one less product I need to have in my shower, but I do of course shave other bits as necessary with a Preserve razor (made from yogurt cups, so cool).
Outside the shower…
I slather some hemp oil onto my face, neck & chest. Then curl my lashes & apply mascara while that soaks in (an unmentionable one, as sadly none of the natural ones I’ve tried have pacified me thus far). Then comes my beloved Burnout Ocean Tested SPF 30+ (the BEST sunscreen ever). At this point I typically run a comb through my hair & maybe pull part of it back in a claw clip. Yep, this is why I cut my hair off. I’m that lazy with it.
Some Alima Mahogany Satin Matte Shadow to fill in my brows just a bit, RMS Living Luminizer on my brow bones & inner eye corners, RMS Smile Lip-2-Cheek on my cheeks, & a red lipstick of choice (currently back to Hemp Organics Red Zin). If I’m feeling really glam, I’ll apply some RMS Karma to my eyelids, but typically opt to instead spend that extra 30 seconds snoozing. I keep Alaffia Unscented Shea Butter in my handbag for mid-day moisture, along with my “perfume” – a bottle of Aura Cacia Vanilla Oil I added a couple drops of peppermint oil into.