my morning routine
How I Dry Brush (and Treat My Skin)
Blair Armstrong | founding father of Gilded Body
If you’re inquisitive about dry brushing or skeptical in regards to the hype (total-body glow! wide-awake power!), the skin-smoothing, tone-evening, mood-boosting advantages are actual—and transformative, in response to Blair Armstrong. “I’m obsessed. I do it every morning to feel more centered,” says the Atlanta-based founding father of Gilded Body, a skin-care firm that makes what is likely to be the world’s most beautiful (it’s fabricated from marble) dry brush.
“It helps clear my head before the day gets going and allows me to pour back into myself when I’m stretched thin,” continues Armstrong, who left a profession as a dermatology PA to create her firm. “I love art, marble, and neoclassical sculpture—my dream vacation is to travel to some incredible museum, not to go to the beach.” Armstrong drew on all her inspirations to design the comb. “I wanted to make something beautiful and elevated that people won’t put away and forget about but actually look forward to using. The brush lasts—you can send it back to us and we’ll refurbish the bristles.”
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An early riser, Armstrong bounds off the bed to dry brush. Then she turns her consideration to her pores and skin—a toner made with flowers and two exfoliating secret weapons are the important thing to her glow—earlier than delving into the day and work.
6 a.m.: I get off the bed, drink water and a small cup of espresso, and speak to my husband about our plans for the day. Having that point with him helps me really feel related.
7 a.m.: My exercise is biking round my neighborhood; it’s an effective way to get going, and my greatest concepts come to me. Atlanta is so inexperienced in spring, and the flowers are all blooming proper now. I attempt to get in three morning rides per week. On the opposite days, I take courses on my MIRROR.
8:30 a.m.: I get again residence, and earlier than washing up, I dry brush. It feels so good, like getting your again scratched however higher. I brush the whole floor of my physique with sluggish, intentional, broad strokes within the route of my coronary heart. I begin at my ft, transfer as much as my legs and hips, then the back and front of my legs, after which from my wrists as much as my shoulders, throughout my décolleté, and all the way down to my stomach. I don’t go over the identical space too many instances, and I take advantage of firmer stress brushing over my knees, elbows, ankles, and tops of my ft because the pores and skin is thicker in these areas. We readily put power into taking good care of the pores and skin on our face, however taking good care of our physique can really feel extra intimate, like one thing you’re doing only for you.
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8:35 a.m.: I normally bathe, however a morning tub is simply the most indulgent slow-morning begin. I don’t do it usually—solely once I want readability on one thing. I wash my face within the bathe with the jelly cleanser from goop. I really like all the pieces about it. It jogs my memory of a spa facial.
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A couple of instances per week, I exfoliate extra intensely with the Microderm face polish. The texture is ideal. The microexfoliating minerals are simply the proper dimension, and I would like solely a bit of dab for my complete face.
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8:45 a.m.: I’m out of the bathe and smoothing on this resurfacing flower toner. I take advantage of it morning and evening, and OMG. Obsessed. I like toner for serving to to hydrate and stability my pores and skin after cleaning, and this one is particularly good as a result of it moisturizes and retexturizes on the similar time. I instantly discover a distinction in my pores and skin if I skip it—it’s next-level, and I really like the components.
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I therapeutic massage on the nourishing face cream. It’s so hydrating and exquisite. I save my full-on face therapeutic massage for nighttime.
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8:50 a.m.: I apply physique oil or balm, which helps me really feel extra centered and targeted. I like a system with a thick consistency, particularly in winter, but it surely additionally is dependent upon what I’m carrying; you may’t put sure supplies on instantly after utilizing sure physique oils.
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9 a.m.: I attempt to be minimalist, however I’m actually a glam lady. I really like, love, love pink lipstick; I don’t like to depart the home with out it. It makes me really feel pulled collectively and prepared for something. I clean on this lip balm first. I really like the feel. It feels very nice and softens my lips.
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I apply basis simply to even my pores and skin out after which do some gentle eyeliner, a bit of orange or pink blush so as to add a heat flush, and a spritz of Tower 28 face mist.
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