Elevate Your Skincare Regimen
If you care about your upkeep but don't want a complicated regimen, consider my list of unisex skincare essentials that integrate seamlessly into your morning routine.
There are no shortage of facial cleansing and moisturizing products on the market all touting a variety of agents and benefits. My favorites are from brands with a simple and natural list of agents. I keep it simple with a gentle cleanser, toner, and moisturizer as well as a serum for wrinkles and under eye darkness. On a weekly basis I'll use an exfoliating tool for greater efficacy.
Aesop Parsley Seed Facial Cleanser | Aesop Mandarin Facial Hydrating Cream | Aesop Parsley Seed Anti-Oxidant Serum | Berlin Skin Geranium & Rose Toner | Binchotan Charcoal Towel | Clarisonic Mia Fit Sonic System | Susanne Kaufmann Eye Creme
Nothing is more uncomfortable and unappealing than chapped, cracked, and dry lips especially in the winter. Unfortunately lips don't have the natural protection that the rest of our skin has and can't easily rejuvenate after being exposed to irritants (such as constant licking). Organic products designed to soothe, smooth, and seal in moisture are the best solution.
Our hands are one of our greatest, and most visible, physical assets. They are also subject to a lot of stress and strain and, if neglected, lead to premature aging that not only make poor first impressions but also keep the skin from efficiently repairing itself. One of the most important products in your grooming arsenal should be a moisturizing agent with organic ingredients that keep hands youthful and protect them from the elements.
I'm not much of a makeup wearer and prefer to go natural, flaws and all. However I understand the need for women to look polished and also keep a couple of staples in my rotation for times when a bare face is simply not in order.
I also believe a bright smile does more to make you look beautiful than any topical applications so oral hygiene is always a top priority.
A special thanks to Berlin Skin and Bogobrush for gifting a selection of their products. Styling and photography by Aja Nicole Edmond. Feel free to share or use images with credit back to this site. Though editorial views are my own I may make a small affiliate fee for referring brands and products that I recommend.