My latest endeavor is a series of interviews of Inspirational Women. In my very first interview, I'm very grateful to have had the opportunity to interview my friend Destini regarding her skincare routine! I hope you enjoy! I know I learned a lot.
My long time friend and Minnesota neighbor Destini Molitor is a true inspiration in many ways. She always looks stunning even with the many demands she has on her time. Destini’s latest volunteering with her husband Paul who is a former baseball player and Hall of Fame Member, and currently is a coach for the Minnesota Twin’s, was with the Starkey Hearing Foundation. Starkey Hearing fits individuals with hearing aids locally and around the world. This latest volunteering event was in the Dominican Republic; so of course this added more travel to an already busy schedule. But, she seemed to be able to handle it all and at the same time keep up with her two grade school kids! So, how does this busy Mom manage to take care of her skin with a demanding travel schedule? I decided to ask and see if she would reveal her skin secrets and let me blog about her secrets… surprisingly she agreed!
1) What does your morning routine look like?
My morning routine kind of changes depending on what products I have used in the nighttime. But, basically I DO NOT wash my face EVER in the morning, unless I used makeup remover cloths after a late night. Washing my face in the am with my skin type can lead to dryness especially in Minnesota's winter months. Instead, I use a toner to cleanse away any residue. Currently I’m using Rodan & Fields pore minimizer toner from their REDEFINE Line. My toner goes hand in hand with Rodan and Fields Lip Renewing serum, so it's dry when time to apply lipstick. After a clean face and moisturized lips I start with my favorite serum's of the moment. They are both from Le Mieux's line. First I apply TFG – B Booster followed by their Collagen Peptide Serum. Then, I apply a daily face cream; I rotate using Rodan& Fields Anti-Triple Defense cream, Le Mieux Bio Cell Rejuvenating Cream, or Phytomer's XMF Perfection Youth Cream. Finally, I always use an eye cream, currently Le Mieux Eye Wrinkle Corrector or from Rodan and Fields the multi function eye cream. Phew, seems like a lot, but really this only takes about 3-5 minutes depending on who's in my bathroom, lol.
I like to apply vitamin C also whether in a serum or cream.
I have added pictures of some of the products Destini uses. I hope this is helpful. I also have added a tab in the "Tiffany's Therapy Store" labeled "Destini's Skincare" Where you can purchase some of the product if you are interested.
2) What does your Night-time routine look like?
WASHING: I wash my face every night. My nighttime routine is more intense with cleansing and exfoliation based on my skins needs. I like to use Rodan and Fields Daily Cleansing Mask from their REDEFINE line or Glymed plus Gentle Facial Wash (oddly enough Paul uses the same stuff). 2 times a week I incorporate Rodan and Fields Micro-Dermabrasion paste, that leaves your skin feeling like butter! I follow with their Night Time Renewing Serum, apply the PM Overnight Restorative cream along with the lip renewing serum and I'm good to go. Every Sunday night I use the Redifine Macro Exfoliator a hand held exfoliation tool that sweeps away dead skin cells, followed by a cooling serum (then repeat night time routine minus the cleansing). It's amazing what lurks in the filter after you clean it out, thousands of dead cells, yuck.
3) What is the ONE thing you would always do if you could only do ONE?
Hmmmm, that's a tough one. Kind of like choosing concealer over mascara :) But I would say the one thing that ties all the products I use together would be (I try) a monthly Restoration Micro-peel (45 min) that Includes Dermaplaning (my favorite, no need for waxing lips, and the blade takes care of all peach fuzz) an AHA Peel, and a Treatment Mask all done at Niki Robison's brow and skin Studio found at www.nikirobison.com in Eden Prairie, Minnesota.
4) Is your travel skin care routine different than your regular routine?
Yes, Funny you should ask. The night before I travel I apply a Hydracontinue Relaxing Moisturizing Mask from Phytomer. Then the morning of, I use Rodan and Fields Soothing Mask. Or I apply the Phytomer mask as a base if traveling in the am. I daily use Dr. T’s Supergoop, SPF 35 Daily Correct CC Cream-Light/Medium as my foundation and then lightly brush on Glo- Minerals Pressed Base mineral make up with a favorite MAC brush (187 Duo Fibre Brush) that creates a finished look. But as we know travel dehydrates the skin. So, I spray Revive Hydration Mist from Glo-Minerals throughout the flight that refreshes and sets your skin a glow. I actually do this every am as well to set my make-up, and carry it in my purse. This works great at the pool also; I like Mario Badescu's facial spray that contains Aloe, Herb and Rosewater, etc (Not expensive, but nice to stay Hydrated, and keep in your beach bag.)
5) What Beauty advice would you give?
What you put into your body you will receive back. Be kind to yourself. DON’T FORGET your NECK, CHEST and HANDS. They should be treated as part of the face. Keep a hand cream in your car with your cuticle oil for those long stoplights. I like Supergoop called “Forever Young Hand Cream with Sea Buckthorn SPF 40…It’s great! WATER WATER WATER… SLEEP SLEEP SLEEP.
6) Do you take any vitamins for your skin?
Yes, Borage oil particularly for skin with many to follow that benefits body and skin.
7) Are there certain foods that you feel benefit your skin? Why?
I'm a huge believer in Greens/certain veggies/fruit. I'm trying to eat 70% raw Greens/veggies/fruit, the rest protein. I could right about this for a long time! I'm addicted to Truce Juice in Uptown (drinktruce.com)! My Uncle Andrew Lonnquist is a chiropractor in Minnetonka (Lifesouce Chiropractic) and I remember walking into his office one day and saying, "Wow, you look so tan, where did you go?" He gave me a puzzled look and explained it was probably from all of the raw carrots he was eating all week. He really had a mystic like tan.. My skin and body looks and feel healthy when doing this. My body craves the greens when I'm not drinking/eating them.
8) What is your favorite sunscreen? Why?
I use the Sunscreens that are built into the product I use 35-40SPF. Otherwise, I have relied on the Skinceuticals line, especially the sport UV Defense SPF 50, for longer days in the sun. It has held up well against other SPF's I have tried for long days in the sun. My husband applies this religiously when on the field.
9) Do you have any other little skin care treats?
Well, every 2-3 weeks I apply a deep hydration mask from It Works, I love the way my skin feels and lifts afterwards. My absolute favorite for events if there is no time for anything else is from SK-II, their facial treatment mask accompanied by their signs eye mask, leaves you looking red carpet ready! Sleep on your back and if you must sleep on your side, sleep with a silk pillowcase for your skin and hair :)! I personally always end up on my side.
Again… Many Thanks Destini for revealing this skin regimen to me and my blog followers; I truly believe we all need to help each other out and I know you believe in that too! I had SO much fun talking with you... it makes me miss Minnesota more. I hope everyone can see your true humor through this interview (i.e. “Who’s in the bathroom with you?” I have a feeling I know which two kiddos are in there)! Miss you guys a ton and hope to see you all soon! Also...thanks for humoring me by sending me extra photos, I always think pictures say more than all the words I type!!!