My Pre-Shoot Skincare Routine

This skincare routine is mostly geared towards moisturizing the skin before a shoot as the goal is to arrive on set with skin that is as healthy as it can be, ready to be a blank canvas. I'm a fan of simple natural organic products where I can actually recognize what the ingredients are. Everyone's skin reacts differently, and my skin is super sensitive so the products I mention are all very gentle. What you put inside your body is just as important if not more important for the health of your skin so hydrating by drinking lots of water, eating clean and balanced food groups, and practicing lifestyle rituals to combat stress are equally important.

  Photographed by Bliss Katherine.

Photographed by Bliss Katherine.

The day before: If my skin is very dry before a shoot I use organic Vitamin E oil on face and neck while at home (it's very oily so you won't want to wear it out). Otherwise I douse my face with HERBIVORE Rose Hibiscus Coconut Water Hydrating Face Mist. Next I massage THE ORDINARY 100% Organic Cold-Pressed Rose Hip Seed Oil on my face and neck. To moisturize my lips I use Olio E Osso No.1 clear lip balm. 

The night before: I apply organic coconut oil on my body and Kora Organics Noni Glow Face oil on my face.

The morning of: I wash my face with SUKIN Organics face wash and/or use the DERMALOGICA Micro Exfoliator to remove dead skin cells and get my skins circulation flowing.

I switch up what I use in the morning depending on the state of my skin and what it needs so I apply either rose hip oil, vitamin C oil, or Noni glow oil. I like to apply these by massaging them deeply to help my skin absorb the moisture. I learned this technique when I was modeling in Japan where most of the makeup artists are trained to apply moisturizer with a 5-10 min intense massage (that felt VERY good and always put me to sleep!) Just in case you don't believe me you can watch a hilariously endearing tutorial here. I only do it for about 2-3 min but I do find this really improves circulation and brings a glow to my skin.

 Japan just gets it. What your looking at is moisturizing mask!

Japan just gets it. What your looking at is moisturizing mask!