Stress plays such a huge role in modern day America. We all experience it, some more than others, but learning how to navigate through stress in a healthy manner is one of life’s most valuable challenges. Everyone is different – one thing in particular may help you more than the next person, but through trial and error, you’ll arrive at a solution that will bring you zen and clarity.
Behind the scenes of my busy life running my own skincare company is an extensive and well thought out de-stressing and anti aging routine. Keeping stress at bay is more of an practice than a one-off act, so I have a nightly routine that has stuck with me throughout the years. Here is an inside look at my own nightly routine.
The first step of my nightly de-stressing routine is to apply the Aromatic Bedtime Treatment between 1 hour to an hour and a half before bed. Apply a few drops in your palms, rub together and take three to five deep breaths. After that, I prepare a nightly bath. I do this every single night with the company of my kiddos! My perfect bath recipe consists of a dash of magnesium or a pack of Aura Cacia bath salts – Lavender or Camomile are my favorites. I sometimes also add essential oils, depending on my mood and how I am feeling that day. My bath lasts for about 45 minutes because I bathe all 3 of my children during it!
An essential part of my skincare routine starts in the tub as I will double cleanses my face during my bath. My first cleanse is the Nourishing Oil Cleanser, which is massaged onto dry skin. After rinsing that off, I then cleanse with the Purifying Cleanser, which provides a deep clean. A double cleanse is an essential part of my routine.
After the bath, I’ll lather on the Redefining Body Balm. My skin always stays so soft after applying. The Redefining Body Balm makes your skin feel so soft, I put it on and when I get into bed it feels like I’m just melting into the sheets. The perfect way the nourish your skin and turn in after a long day.
My skincare routine continues with the Concentrated Brightening Essence, before I mix 2 pumps of the Elixir Vitae with 1 pump of the Boosted Contouring Serum. I apply the mixture from my chest up. Your neck needs love too, so never forget to apply product there as well. I then apply Elixir Vitae Eye Serum all around the eye area, followed by the Boosted Contouring Eye Mask. Melt the Boosted Contouring Eye Mask between fingers first before applying. The last part of my routine is using our newest product Creme Riche. The trick is to warm the Creme in your hands until it takes on a rich velvet texture, and then massage into skin until the foam is gone and fully absorbed.
Whether you take bits and pieces of my nightly routine, or copy it completely, make sure to find a de-stressing routine that fits in with your personal lifestyle. You won’t ever regret it – trust me. Happy relaxing!
Author: Tata Harper
I want to create beauty products that meet the standards of the modern woman: luxurious, effective, and nontoxic.