In our Instagram edition of #ByrdieBedtime, we take a glimpse into the nightly beauty routines of some of our favourite Australian women. This week it's Jasmine Yarbrough, co-founder and designer at Mara & Mine.
Having co-started her luxury shoe business in 2013 with business partner Tamie Ingham, they created an it-shoe that possessed style and comfort—remember the Jem skull slippers? When celebrities such as Margot Robbie and Kendall Jenner wear your designs, you know you're doing something right.
Running a successful fashion business comes with its sacrifices, but Yarbrough maintains her skincare routine isn't one. And it is her night time routine in particular that she reserves as a special moment for self-care.
Keep reading to learn more about Yarbrough's night time routine and the importance of switching off.
Step One: Cleanse
Yarbrough's evening skincare routine starts with a thorough cleanse with the Rational ProCeramide Cleanser ($92).
"I love how gentle this is on my skin and it actually removes all my makeup from my face including my eye makeup."
Step Two: Post-Cleanse Serum
After cleansing, Yarbrough applies the Rationale Catalyst Serum ($154).
"It feels a little tingly like it is doing its job. The Rationale serum helps to prevent breakouts and helps to fade pigmentation."
Step Three: Overnight Serum
Yarbrough next applies a second serum. To help promote overnight repair, Yarbrough massages several drops of the Estée Lauder Advanced Night Repair Synchronized Recovery Complex II ($150) into her face using her finger tips. “I love the way it feels on my skin because it’s so hydrating”
Tip: Massage the product over the face and neck, starting at the centre, outward.
Step Four: Facial Treatment
Next in Yarbrough's routine is the SK-II Facial Treatment Essence ($112). "My skin texture is uneven and I have slight sun damage now on parts of my face. I also have some mild scarring from breakouts from when I was a teenager."
Formulated with pitera, the essence helps to improve the texture and pH balance of her skin.
Step Five: Moisturise
After toning, Yarbrough applies a pump of the La Mer Moisturising Soft Lotion ($370) to lock in extra hydration and achieve a healthy, supple complexion.
Step Six: Eye Care
It can be exhausting going from design showrooms to press appointments, all while staying digitally connected. Yarbrough explains: "I actually believe that when I get red, blood-shot eyes in the evening, it's from being on my phone or computer too long that day."
Yarbrough relies on the Estée Lauder Advanced Night Repair Eye Supercharged Complex Synchronized Recovery ($105) to help reduce dark circles and give her eye area the TLC it deserves.
Step Seven: Switch Off For Self-Care
When she has some extra time in the evening, Yarbrough loves to run a bath and do nothing but relax and soak.
After a long, productive day, take note from the designer and switch off completely. "I like to unwind by leaving my phone upstairs in my bedroom and enjoy my dinner with no interruptions."
It's a simple thing to forget but it's also important to find those quiet moments for ourselves.