Anyone who knows me, knows I love nature. Whether that’s hiking in the canyons, wandering through the desert, or just sitting on a sandy beach soaking up the sun - I’m an outdoor junkie.
When Kiehl’s asked me to share my feelings about how I bring nature into my everyday life, I was thrilled! With 166 years of experience, they really know what they’re talking about when it comes to using natural ingredients. They’ve actually sourced ingredients from nature from all over the world — even Antarctica! With that in mind, here are my favorite tips for how I work to infuse nature at every turn to live a happy and healthy life.
I’ve always been a fan of Kiehl’s products — my mother introduced me to their products when I was a teenager and I’ve been going to the Santa Monica store ever since. Kiehl’s is really great about tailoring a skincare routine for your specific skin type (all you need to do is ask one of their Kiehl’s Customer Representatives for a consultation — they wear white lab coats so you can’t miss them). Here is the routine I was prescribed when I was last in their store. It doesn’t require too many steps and you may find it’s a great starting point if you’re looking to get healthier, glowing skin.
I like using Kiehl’s Calendula cleanser for a deep face wash in the morning after I get out of the shower. It smells like citrus and helps give me a little boost if I’m still feeling sleepy.
Then I use the toner which has whole Calendula petals in it to balance and soften my skin. The flower itself is a vibrant hue of marigold orange, and the petals have this almost magical ability to gently soothe my skin.
After that, I like to show my eye area a little love - one of my favorites is Creamy Eye with Avocado because... who doesn’t love avocado? It also works really well under my concealer.
I like to seal it all in with a light moisturizer in the summer and a more nourishing cream in the winter months.
Last but not least, UV protection is a must, especially here in Los Angeles where the sun shines all year! I make sure I use at least SPF 50 every day. It’s the best way to keep skin looking young and wrinkle-free!
At night, I swap out my Calendula cleanser for a makeup removing cleansing oil that works magic on my waterproof mascara. It smells like lavender and I swear it helps put me to sleep.
Three times a week, or whenever my skin feels run down and dried out from all the makeup and stress that comes with my day job, I use the new Calendula mask to instantly combat that dull, dry feeling. It immediately cools your skin thanks to the addition of aloe, and the soothing effects of the calendula extract hard at work as itprovides an instant moisture boost. The best part is, it only takes 5 minutes!