My personal beauty philosophy has always revolved around the idea that less is more.
Thanks to my maternal and paternal grandmothers, Bernice and Piccola, who always stressed the importance of a simple beauty routine consisting of basic skincare, a fresh, natural face and a bold lip, these are the 5 simple beauty rules I live by:
CLEANSE MORNING & NIGHT
Whether you’re an everyday makeup wearer or not, cleansing morning and night (followed by toner) is essential to keeping your skin healthy. My favorite morning cleanser is Peter Thomas Roth’s Anti-Aging Cleanser – amazing for anti-aging as well as glowing skin, and Dermalogica Dermal Clay at night – great for balancing oily skin.
TAKE MAKEUP OFF BEFORE BED
Taking off your makeup at the end of the day is just as important as cleansing. These cleansing makeup remover wipes and these skin conditioning + makeup remover wipes remove the day’s impurities without the fuss (they’re great for travel as well).
SUNSCREEN IS A MUST
The sun, which is the main cause of hyper-pigmentation and wrinkles, is one of the most powerful threats to your skin, but protecting it is simple. I never leave the house without SPF! I always apply Elta MD UV Clear Broad-spectrum SPF 46 underneath my foundation and you’ll find Peter Thomas Roth Mineral Instant SPF in my daily bag so I can reapply throughout the day.
Perfume is a simple way to add a little luxury to your beauty routine, so I rarely go without it. Dolce & Gabbana Light Blue is my go-to summer scent and Chanel Chance is my favorite for a night out or special event.