Root Founder & CEO Tells All on Her Skincare Routine

by Catherine Wedemeier on May 20, 2020

Investing in your health is one of the best things you can do for yourself, & that includes a good skincare routine. If you're on the fence about getting started with a skincare routine, it's time to take the plunge! The right routine will help you glow from the inside out, & who doesn't want that? Follow along as Root Founder & CEO Krista Dolash shares all about the products she is currently using in her morning & nightly skincare routine, along with application tips for optimal results. With these pro skincare hacks, you'll be on your way to achieve YOUR best skin ever!

Krista’s Nightly Routine

Step 1 Cleanse with our Pure Glow Rose Otto + Seabuckthorn Organic Beauty Balm. Beauty Balms are pure magic that effortlessly remove makeup while cleansing the skin. Massage the balm onto DRY skin, focusing on your face first before moving onto your eyes & lips. To remove the Beauty Balm, drape a hot washcloth over your face & enjoy the spa-like steam experience for 30-seconds to 1-minute before gently wiping the balm off.

Step 2 Cleanse with our Antioxidant Boost Pomegranate + Carrot Cream Cleanser - yes pretties, we’re cleansing again! Krista is a huge fan of double cleansing, especially when wearing makeup. The first cleanse works hard to remove makeup, & the second go around deeply penetrates into pores, providing an even deeper clean. Krista also likes to apply her cleanser to dry skin & remove it using the same washcloth steaming method as above.

Step 3 Liberally spritz our Pretty Mist Organic Rose Otto + Helichrysum Restoring Facial Mist all over the face & neck. Not only is this mist an amazing gentle facial toner, but it's also super versatile & has an impressive number of uses (think sunburns, bug bites, makeup setting spray & more). A generous application will leave the skin damp, which is perfect for the next step - serums!

Step 4 Pat our Antioxidant Boost Pomegranate + Vitamin C Radiance Serum over every inch of your damp face & neck. This serum is aloe-based, lightweight & packed with antioxidants to fight off daily toxins. To get the best results from serums, they need to penetrate deep into the skin. And how do we maximize absorption? Applying to damp skin - NOT dry skin. This application technique will significantly improve your skincare game.

Need help finding which serum is right for you? Check out our guide here.

Step 5 Tap our Antioxidant Boost Pomegranate + Blue Algae Revive Eye Cream all around the eye & brow bone (remember to be super gentle on this delicate area). And since this stuff is so good, you might also catch Krista applying it around her lips & any other lines she wants to diminish. This cream works hard to reduce puffiness, fine lines & dark circles.

Step 6  Apply our Skin Bliss Blue Tansy + Cloudberry Brightening Moisturizer to face & neck. This is the newest moisturizer to join the Root family & is quickly becoming a fan favorite. It’s super lightweight but still really hydrating & will help brighten & energize your complexion.

Step 7 Massage our Blue Tansy + Borage Beauty Sleep Perfecting Serum onto your face & neck. This is another newcomer & is packed with so many incredible oils that can penetrate deeply into the skin. Since it absorbs through aloe-based products (like our Pomegranate Serum & moisturizers) so efficiently, it earns the last spot in Krista’s skincare routine. Blue Tansy has quite the reputation for firming skin & making pores appear smaller. Previously, one of Krista’s main skincare concerns was large pores, but since consistently using this product, it’s no longer a worry!

Step 8  The final product for the nightly routine is our Wonderlip Repair + Condition Lip Balm. Wonderlip deeply coats the lips & provides hydration that literally lasts ALL night. You’ll wake up with the softest lips & still be able to feel a touch of product.

Alright friends, that’s a wrap on the nightly routine! Don’t be overwhelmed by the idea of completing ALL of these steps every night. If you want to get the maximum benefits possible, take a look at incorporating all of these steps into your routine. BUT, a three-step skincare routine can be extremely effective as well!

Krista’s Morning Routine

Step 1 Cleanse with our Fresh Face Grapefruit + Charcoal Clearing Cleanser & Pretty Polishing Mitt. The cleanser can be applied directly to the Pretty Polishing Mitt to buff away dead skin, revealing your inner glow. To remove the cleanser, treat yourself to a little facial steam again using a hot washcloth. Krista prefers to exfoliate in the morning rather than nighttime because when we sleep our skin regenerates & dead skin accumulates. When time allows, she’ll also opt for a double cleanse starting with the Rose Otto Beauty Balm before moving on to the Fresh Face Cleanser. 

Step 2 Apply our Organic Peppermint + Willow Bark Clarifying Toner 1-2 times per week. Toners deeply clean pores & help extract congestion to keep blackheads away. Our Peppermint Toner is also great for gently treating acne with the natural salicylic acid of willow bark.

Step 3 Give our Rose Otto Pretty Mist a generous mist all over your face & neck. Remember that it's best to have damp skin when applying a serum, which is the next step!

Pretty Tip: For a super refreshing feel, store your Pretty Mist in the refrigerator. Not only will it keep your skin feeling awake & fresh, but it will help with the longevity of your Pretty Mist, too!

Step 4 Apply our Pomegranate Serum to your entire face & neck. This weightless formula is perfect to use under makeup, & your skin will reap the glorious benefits all day long.

Step 5 Pat a tiny amount of our Pomegranate Eye Cream under your eyes. Remember to use your ring finger to apply as this is your gentlest finger & you want to be extra careful around your eye area.

Step 6 Moisturize with our Blue Tansy Moisturizer. This lightweight formula is the perfect day time moisturizer as it keeps you hydrated without feeling too heavy or greasy. Now your skin is officially ready to take on the day!

In case you missed any of Krista’s pro skincare tips, here’s a roundup of our favs:

  • Cleansing is the MOST important step in a skincare routine. Pretty please do it every morning & night!
  • Apply all skincare products to your face, neck & chest. They are all equally important & deserve love & attention.
  • Steam your face for 30-seconds to 1-minute with a hot washcloth after cleansing to remove the product. Steaming opens up pores & allows for serums & moisturizers to better infiltrate the skin.  
  • Always apply serums to damp - NOT dry - skin for maximum absorption.
  • Consistent use of products yields maximum results. This is especially true for serums, which is why being consistent is so important!
  • Apply oil serums as the last step after all other products have been applied. They have the most power to penetrate!
  • Thanks for following along, pretties! Now that you’re ready to achieve your best skin yet, we’d love to help curate a skincare routine that’s just right for you. As always, feel free to text us at 877-773-8890 or email at hello@rootpretty.com for help!

    1 comment
    by Bethany A. on May 28, 2020

    I never realized that Beauty Sleep was intended as the last step – I can’t wait to try this! Thanks for sharing your routine with us!


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