Since filming began for my new HGTV show, I’ve had to completely overhaul my self-care routine.
I went from wearing no face makeup, using zero hair products, eating on a regular schedule, and sleeping until I naturally woke up to doing the opposite of all that, literally overnight.
For a few weeks, I went on with my normal regimes without realizing that a new makeup and hair routine, a new sleeping schedule, and essentially a completely different lifestyle would require different self-care. It took me a few breakouts and a few over-tired mornings to clue in, and it took a while to perfect a new system, but I’ve consciously and deliberately struck some balance!
Because more than just beauty, tied into all of this is wellness.
It would be very easy for me — or anyone in my position — to let stress overwhelm me. I’ve now signed on to film another HGTV show (Home To Win, here I come!) but on the flip-side, I’ve had to succumb to a crazy-busy schedule, all while juggling many moving parts, being nimble on my feet, and remaining as fresh, knowledgable and “on” as possible. Not to mention looking rested and fresh-faced.
It’s a lot. And I’m pleased that I enjoy it and can handle it, but that doesn’t mean the lack of sleep, long hours, and far commutes don’t physically take a toll. And when you’re on-camera, anyone and their dog would want to look and feel their best, so that’s what inspired this post.
Today, I’m sharing the products and things I use and do daily to take care of number one and keep me feeling healthy and happy.