I would have never guessed that one of the things I miss the most about being away from home is my job. I miss my clients, the actual work and of course...the money.:) But really I miss pampering people. I love transforming their day from stressed to serene. I see their shoulders relax the minute they walk in. Laying down and listening to the music and being surrounded by beautiful soft scents does it for them. I miss getting my facials too so now it's up to me to deliver that same tender loving care to myself.
The climate up here is so dry it makes Southern California seem downright humid. The altitude combined with the dry air here produces legendary snow, beautiful summers and super dry skin. I still use my favorite moisturizer, olive oil, which you can read about here and here but hiking for hours everyday in the sun is taking a toll so I've had to call in the big guns, otherwise known as my favorite Aveda products. If you don't mind I will share what I use and how I use them. This is not a sponsored post but I have been an Aveda esthetician for ten years and I honestly love them.
So after our hike I gave myself a tender, loving facial. Larry had to come into the room to check on me because my skin felt so good I was purring like a cat. I'm not kidding.
After a cool shower and a tender cleansing with Dermalogica Ultra Calming Cleanser (my favorite) or Cetaphil Ultra Hydrating Cleanser or anything similar, I left my skin damp and applied a pretty thick application of Aveda Tourmaline Charged Radiance Mask. Now some of you may be asking why no exfoliant? Don't worry because this mask has a built in chemical exfoliant and because my skin has been parched the last thing I'd do to it is scrub it with a mechanical exfoliant. So apply the mask liberally and lovingly and don't forget to apply it over your eyebrows because this area notoriously hides dry, flaky skin. I would normally apply it to my lips but Larry wouldn't stop talking to me and I didn't want to be rude. Apply it right up under you eyes and don't forget your neck either. And whatever you do, please don't rinse your hands off yet...
Apply any excess to the back of your hands.
After laying down for about 20 minutes while the mask does its work, rinse off with water and spritz your face with a soothing toner (my absolute favorite) and then apply a good moisturizer, I swear by Aveda Green Science Moisturizer and Green Science Firming Eye Cream but use whatever suits your skin type and works best for you. Now go lay back down...all day if possible x