Tracy’s Morning Skin & Hair Routine… Exposed!



Meet Tracy, a NMDL reader with a fierce love for Marie Veronique (us too!) and hot epsom salt baths (ditto again). This routine is short but sweet, and her morning sounds so peaceful. French press coffee, baby and kitties, eggs and veggies — a lovely scene. Read on for a glimpse into this clean beauty’s morning…

Name: Tracy
City: Los Angeles
Age: 35
Skin type: Fair and lightly freckled, normal/combination, clear but with super-annoying psoriasis on one eyelid.
Hair type: Dark brown and curly. It was very thick and frizz-prone until I had a baby. Now thanks to post-baby hormones, my curls are looser and shinier and not as thick, but I have little forehead wisps from post-partum regrowth.
Favorite Star From the Past: Madeline Kahn. My love for her started early when she dueted with Grover on Sesame Street, and then of course there’s Young Frankenstein and Clue.

I wake up each day at 6, make a pot of French Press coffee, feed my two kitties, and hopefully enjoy a bit of coffee before my baby wakes. I take him for a brisk walk and we eat breakfast together, usually eggs with veggies and maybe a bit of cheese for me. If I remember, I’ll take a multivitamin and a probiotic.

In the shower, I’ll use a konjac sponge and a natural shower gel like Acure Organics and then moisturize my body with jojoba oil. Every few days I’ll wash my hair with Acure Organics Moroccan Argan Stem Cell and condition with their Moisturizing Root Repair. I’ll add a few drops of Argan oil after towel-drying and lightly diffuse my curls or blow-dry straight if I feel like it.

For my face, I’m pretty devoted to Marie Veronique, which I discovered through this blog. My skin became so clear and glowing after I switched to her products. In the morning I splash my face with water and spritz her MV Mist, then follow with a few drops of MV Face Oil and Everyday Coverage tinted moisturizer. I’ve recently been trying Wild Naturals psoriasis cream on my problem spot.
I don’t wear makeup every day, but if I do, it’s mostly RMS Beauty and Tarte. I’ll use RMS Beauty Uncover-Up for casual days, and if I want to be more made up, I’ll use Tarte Amazonian Clay foundation, concealer, and bronzer. I add a touch of RMS Beauty cream blush in Smile. I curl my lashes and use whatever mascara my mom gave me from her department store gift-with-purchase, usually Lancôme. For a special occasion, I might swipe some RMS Beauty Living Luminizer on my browbones, cheekbones, and inner lids, and I’ll use RMS Beauty eyeshadow in Magnetic as liner and in the creases. I also use an eye primer by Too Faced under the shadow to prevent so much creasing. I never met a lipstick I liked until I tried Ilia Beauty Lip Conditioner. I love Nobody’s Baby, Dizzy, and Arabian Knights.

At night I remove makeup with jojoba oil and I wash with Marie Veronique cleanser. I use the MV Mist and Face Oil, and add an eye product from Dr. Alkaitis. I drink a big glass of water and use Weleda Skin Food on my hands whenever I think of it. I also love taking hot baths with epsom salts and oils and a good magazine, but with a baby, that’s more of a rare treat these days!

Lovely, right? Has anyone tried the Wild Naturals psoriasis cream or another option that has helped? Shout it out in the comments.

7 Responses to “Tracy’s Morning Skin & Hair Routine… Exposed!”
  1. Jaime says:

    Nice routine! I have a toddler and have been trying to take better care of myself, even if it is for a minute. Thanks for the reminder with this lovely routine.
    I think MV is the next on my list to try. I love trying a whole line from one brand. Right now I’m really enjoying Kypris.

  2. AnnaMalone says:

    @Tracy CV Skinlabs might be helpful for your eyelid psoriasis. Their products have done wonders for my eczema!

  3. This is such a lovely routine! I am also a fan of Acure Organics, RMS Beauty, Ilia and am hoping to try more from Marie Veronique Organics. There Everyday Coverage SPF 30 is divine and my go-to for the summer.

  4. Netsay says:

    I love the routine and my curiosity is definitely piqued about Marie Veronique, but Madeline Kahn!!!! I love her. :-))

  5. Shana says:

    We have an identical make-up routine vis-a-vis the products! I use Tarte Amazonian in the t-zone and RMS un-cover up everywhere else. Love her morning routine as well and that she tries to take time to treat herself when possible.

  6. Steph says:

    Tracy I second CV Skinlabs! I used it earlier this year with really annoying eczema that wouldn’t go away around my mouth and on one of my eyelids. It was very good to use overnight! I would also recommend trying May Lindstrom’s The Blue Cocoon. It’s such a beautiful product that smells amazing and is incredible. I’ve had redness, dry skin, and irritation from cystic acne clear up within days of using it. Hope you find something that helps! x

  7. Samantha says:

    I use the Wild Naturals creams and my dry skin loves it! I put it on everything, dry spots, healing cuts and I can feel my skin sighing! I love it.

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