NS: A routine I can certainly get down with, what is your daily routine?
AA: I am not part of the 5am club but I often wake up by 6am during the week . I start most days with reading a daily devotional and a prayer- this is a major part of my self care routine. As we now have to homeschool, I get stuck into helping my son with his home work. Once that is done, I start with Candour Beauty work. I schedule all my meetings for the afternoon and I do my exercises in the evening, followed by dinner with the family.I usually go back to work on the business just before I call it a night.
My weekends are not has packed with activities but I still wake up early. My weekend activities continues to spread across family and business but I also make time to do things I enjoy, at the moment I’m watching Decoding Disruptions Masterclass and its really encouraged me to keep my focus during these challenging times. Oprah’s Super Soul Sunday is a weekend staple.
NS: Do you have a morning and evening beauty routine, if so what do you use?
AA: My morning beauty routine always starts with a thorough cleanse, I am currently using Nuhanciam’s Dermo Purifying Cleanser and Micellar Water. I also switch between The Ordinary’s Glycolic Acid Toning Solution or the Paula’s Choice 2% Salicylic Acid BHA Exfoliant for a good cleanse. I love to play with my serums and flip between Hyaluronic Acid, Niacinamide and Arbutin before finishing off with my Sunday Riley CEO, Augustinus Bader Rich Cream and my Black Girl Sunscreen.
NS: Outside of skincare?
AA: Beauty comes from the inside, they say you are and what you eat so, I eat a health balanced diet and I drink plenty of fluids - I drink a lot of hot water, honey and lime. I have also been keeping up my supplement efforts, I am trialling vitamins for hair and nail growth, containing a high dose of Vitamin D3 at the moment.