It’s officially the first day of Fall and I honestly couldn’t be happier. This season just oozes self-care, rest, and peace to me. Except I definitely could use way more rest, but duty calls. And, this time, it’s in NYC. I am preparing to speak at the WWD Beauty & Wellness Forum on September 26th and it is my first IRL panel.
I started speaking on Beauty panels during the pandemic, but everything was on Zoom. I have to admit, I am a bit nervous about not having my security blanket (being in my home) for this speaking engagement. So, in preparation, I’ve been working on looking and feeling my best. Like doing the most with my self-care. The less I have to worry about, the better. I don’t know about you, but when I am happy with my appearance, I speak more confidently.
Making sure I spend extra time on my skincare has been imperative, so that I feel my best when I hit the stage has been imperative.
Below are is my current morning skincare routine:
DEON LIBRA | SMOOVE Exfoliating Cleanser
The best damn face + body cleanser on the planet.
LUSH | Don’t Look at Me Fresh Face Mask
This thang smells like Froot Loops and is super scrubby. Rinse well.
Only sold in stores.
T.N. Dickinson | Witch Hazel Alcohol-Free Moisturizing Astringent
I can’t believe I didn’t find this sooner. I really feel like this has been helping me control my excessively oily skin.
LUSH | Grease Lightning Spot Treatment
Okay, so it says spot treatment, but I’ve been using this all over for over a decade. It really helps keep breakouts at bay and minimizes my oiliness.
Sunday Riley | B3 Nice 10% Niacinamide Serum
I’m convinced this one serum is single-handedly tightening or shrinking my pores. Not quite sure which, but them thangs smaller fa sho!
Caudalie | Beauty Elixir
I mist this tingly skin elixir on skin after any serums/treatments, prior to any moisturizer or glaze. I find that misting before applying my final steps allows my oils and moisturizers to absorb so much better.
DEON LIBRA | BIG UP Body Glaze
Our Allure Best of Beauty Award-Winning glaze needs no introduction. This is the glass skin inducer, boo! Say no mo’.