|Tina Turnbow: Source|
I came across an interview that Ms. Tracee Ellis Ross did for NYTimes back in December.
In the article she dishes about her hair and beauty regime!! Here is a snippet of the article via: http://tmagazine.blogs.nytimes.com/2011/12/19/face-time-tracee-ellis-ross/:By TINA TURNBOW
TT: How do you keep your hair so fabulous looking?
TER: When I’m not working, I spend a lot of time on my hair. When it’s time for my hair to get some rest, I either wear it in a ponytail, bun or my favorite “milkmaid” braid. My everyday essentials are Kim Kimble satin rubber bands, Bumble and Bumble Quenching Complex leave-in conditioner, Aestelance Hydrate leave-in conditioner. When slicking my hair into a clean pony, bun or braid, I mix a little Moroccanoil with water and smooth it on. The shampoo and conditioners I use depend on how I’m styling my hair — that list is reeeally extensive.
TT: When it comes to your lovely skin, what is your usual regime?
TR: For my face, the regime is always the same — keep it clean and hydrated. I use CosMedix Benefit Clean and their Emulsion lotion. Recently, I was talked into buying a stuuupidly, insanely expensive product. I resisted forever, but during my 13 hour shoot days I got desperate! So I surrendered and I love it. It makes my skin look like I got an extra two hours of sleep. It’s called ICS Intensive Collagen Serum by Purigenix. I keep that in the fridge. I also love light therapy for the skin. I have a LightStim Red Light that I travel with. At night I take my eye makeup off with Klorane. I remove lipstick with Klorane Wet Wipes. It is important to me to take care of my skin. In general I don’t like to wear foundation; I’m not a fan of the look. I like my skin fresh and natural enough so my freckles show through. I am big on moisturizing. I switch it up and mix products all the time, but my main moisturizer, the Cosmedix Emulsion, is the one thing that stays consistent.
TT: Do you have a body skin care routine?
TR: I dry brush as often as possible. I like to sit in front of the TV and work on my “problem areas.” I don’t drink coffee, so I especially do it when I’m really tired and can’t wake up. It gets the circulation flowing, which is key. I love scrub mitts from the Korean spa with my Jason Rosewater Body Wash in the shower. Then I mix two lotions from Whole Foods: Kiss My Face Calendula and Honey, and Shikai Dry Skin lotion.
TT: When you want to glam it up, what do you reach for?
TER: Besides the bold lip that I love so much — it would be a smoky eye. For that I use lots of mascara for a nice, full, spiky lash, a deep smoky grey or black eyeshadow and black liquid liner by Prestige — it’s the best!
TT: You usually have an array of essential oils. Are there certain ones you always have with you, for various purposes?
TER: I love essential oils. I go through phases with what I wear as my perfume. Haley Van Oosten, of L’Oeil du Vert, makes a special oil for me that we developed together. That is my main scent. It’s called “Tracee.” But I also wear others of hers like Raven, Doves at Dawn or Peacock. Or I use Young Living Oils. As perfume, I love their Geranium oil. I often use an array of their other oils medicinally: Gentle Baby, Release, Peace and Calming, Immune and Inner Child, depending on my needs. And lastly my body worker, Linda Bienenfeld, makes extraordinary body oils that I live for. The one called Bliss is a favorite.
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