What’s the first thing you do when you wake up?
I definitely go through cycles, so it really depends on how I’m doing. Sometimes I’m so bombarded with work and being pulled in a million different directions that I don’t really have a schedule or time to focus on a beauty routine. I'm lucky if I can make a coffee and sit in peace for 10 minutes.
I think we all just try to keep up with how fast life has become, but I also know when I need to stop and take care of my wellness inside and out, so those mornings would be waking up and not looking at my phone immediately and having a coffee and breakfast or a smoothie to start the day.
Ideally, I'll have gone to bed early and wake up early enough to go for a swim in the ocean, catching that light early sun. That truly is the best way to start my day.
Describe your morning and evening skincare routines.
Mornings, I cleanse, tone, and moisturize, and use a strong SPF. Nighttime, I double-cleanse, tone, and use a retinol or U Beauty's amazing Resurfacing Compound
and moisturize with a thicker product.
I love your hydrating moisturizer, The SUPER Hydrator
, and I never forget my eye cream. If I have time, I use product on my body. I use The SCULPT Arm Compound
on my entire body.
Do you have a fitness routine? If yes, what are your objectives/goals when you work out?
My routine is constantly changing but depending on what is going on in my life, I am either allowing my body to rest or working out for a specific goal. My goals when working out are to build on my foundation. I am naturally extremely thin, so I need to add weights to keep my curves, which is how I feel my best and most beautiful. I don’t overdo it, as I like to keep a natural feminine figure. Thirty minutes a day, four times a week does the trick for me–if I can be consistent. Which is not always the case.
I also work out just for the mental strength. If I am overwhelmed, I feel working out helps me to feel mentally stronger, too.
Have you tried any in-office cosmetic procedures (lasers, microneedling, etc.)?
Yes, I’ve tried a couple of things. There is no miracle procedure, in my opinion, but I do find laser procedures to be preventative and help the skin from aging. I have oily skin, so I need to do extraction facials occasionally and am a firm believer in exfoliating and trying your best to stay out of the sun–something that is very hard for me to do.
Which procedures do you love, and which would you never try (or never try again!)?
I tried microneedling once and broke out terribly, probably also why I’m not very experimental when it comes to new facials.
What’s your diet like on a typical day?
If I am home with my children, we love to switch breakfasts up: some days eggs, some days pancakes. I love a smoothie in the morning or post-activity. I love homecooked meals. We usually have rice and beans in the fridge for everyday; a very Brazilian meal, with a protein, vegetables, and salad. Then at dinner, I enjoy sushi or Italian food.
I don’t stick to a specific diet. I eat whatever my body needs or craves. I have to eat a lot to maintain my weight, so I’m lucky I can eat anything, but I do focus on foods that make me feel good and give me more energy.
What's the last thing you do before you go to bed?
Drink a glass of water and put on eye cream.
Who’s your beauty idol?