Thursday, March 22, 2012
I just started using Latisse! Everyone was telling me about it so I went to my eye doctor to find out more. I was scared at first because I read it could change your eye color, but I decided to try it. I’m literally two days into it and keep checking my lashes in the mirror to see if they’ve grown!
Skin care-wise, I’ve just been using Pond’s Cold Cream—it’s a heavy, rich, really saturated cream that I think my grandma probably used when she was my age, but you can’t mess with the classics! It works.
I also like misting my face with rose water in morning. It’s so refreshing! It’s moisturizing and great for the winter when my skin gets really dry.
In the morning, I always make sure to wash my face with a salicylic acid cleanser and moisturize with a combination of lotion and Estée Lauder Advanced Night Repair. I know it’s supposed to be used at night but I like putting it on for daytime because it makes my skin look dewy and glowing!
I also use the Advanced Night Repair before I go to bed—during Fashion Week my skin gets really cracked and sensitive with all the touching and rubbing that happens when putting makeup on and taking it off. It’s important that I get nutrients back into my skin.
Dermalogica’s foam cleanser is awesome! It’s gentle but removes all my makeup. I use it once and the makeup is gone!
I also like the Labcconte lotion from Chile—it’s a snail cream and helps my face look fresh and glowing.
In between shows during Fashion Week, I’ll dab Darphin eye cream on my lids. I carry it everywhere! The skin around the eyes is delicate and goes through a lot during Fashion Week, so I try to keep it moisturized.
I also always take my makeup off before I go to sleep. And once in awhile, I’ll get facials. At the Bristol Hotel there’s a spa that gives really good facials but unfortunately, it’s in Paris! I live in New York.
I use a gentle scrub every night—it’s really, really important. It unclogs all the pores. I use the Clinique one—the 7 Day Scrub Cream. I just massage it in and use a lot of moisturizer afterward. Massaging is especially important because it increases circulation.
I use RMS Beauty Raw Coconut Cream to cleanse my skin and take off my makeup. I also use the skin care line by Dr. Alkaitis—he’s based in California and his products were recommended to me by Rose-Marie Swift, the founder of RMS Beauty.
For spots, I use tea tree oil—I get it from health food stores like Whole Foods.
My favorite oil is Rodin Olio Lusso. It’s amazing and it just makes the body so beautiful and glowing. I use it on my face too—I use it everywhere! Right after a bath, I rub it all over my body and it gets me into that zone of going to bed and sleeping well.
I don’t smoke, and I use moisturizer every day and night. I’m not particular about moisturizer as long as it has a UV filter—I always wear SPF on my skin to protect against wrinkles.
Sometimes if I’m coming off a plane and I know I have to do a casting, I’ll use Yves Saint Laurent Touche Éclat concealer to cover any blue or darkness underneath my eyes. It also helps for pimples.
I eat healthfully—I like to eat big portions but of healthy things like whole grains, fruits, and vegetables. I’ll eat pizza once in awhile but if I ate it every day my skin and body would suffer! I live in New York City and my favorite restaurant is Sticky Rice. It’s this Thai restaurant right across the street from my apartment. I go every week!
Right now I’m using Neutrogena’s cleanser—I like it because it gets rid of my makeup and washes my face in one step!
After taking my makeup off, I’ll wash my face with Dermalogica cleanser and use Nuxe oil as a moisturizer—it’s a very good oil because it’s non-greasy and has a lot of A and E vitamins. It keeps my skin soft.
During Fashion Week, I’m getting makeup on and off my face all day. It can be tough on my skin so I use a lot of moisturizer and masks to help rejuvenate it. I especially like masks because they’re relaxing—I use the Estée Lauder Re-Nutriv one. I also drink a lot of water, and orange juice for vitamin C. I’m so busy during the day with shows that I don’t have a lot of time to eat, so I just make sure to always stay hydrated!
Before I go to bed, I always use Lancôme makeup remover. I’m Senegalese so I also eat a lot of fish—it’s full of omega-3s, which are good for your skin.
When I’m not working, I only wear concealer—I wear makeup so much for shoots and shows, I like to be free of it! Bobbi Brown’s concealer is great for hiding the bags under my eyes.
I have pale skin and burn easily—the sun can be very harsh. I always wear a day cream with SPF. I like Avène’s.
In the morning, I use Christine Chin’s cleanser. It’s a soft exfoliator and great for during or after a shower when my pores are already open and warm. After washing my face, I splash cold water on it to close the pores and make any swelling go down.
I use a lot of products from Origins’ mushroom line. They work really well on my skin and they’re organic, which I like. When I see that a product is “organic” I want it! There can be a lot of crap in products, so when I see that something’s organic I trust it more.
Before and during Fashion Week I also take a lot of vitamins so that my skin looks nicer. I take zinc—from what I know, it’s the best for your skin.
I drink a lot of water and get as much sleep as possible. I also use Ling Chan’s skin care products—I use her mask once a week and get facials from her three or four times a year. She’s great because she assesses my skin and tailors the facial to my skin’s needs at that given moment.
It’s hard to eat healthfully during Fashion Week because you’re always running around but in New York there are lots of delis to grab fruits and nuts from in between shows. In Milan and Paris it’s a little tougher to find places—I’ll usually pack my purse with snacks at the start of the day.
I use all different things but right now I like Sisley Paris All-Day All-Year cream. I carry it around in my purse during Fashion Week—it’s a really good moisturizer. At nighttime I use the Sisley serum. It brings out the best in my skin!