Morning, Noon, & Night: Jhene Aiko

BeautyRituals_slide1Photo: Courtesy of Jhene Aiko.
Routines get a bad rap. So often, we're encouraged to "shake things up" or "get out of that rut." But, for many, these daily habits are necessary. So, to get some insight into others' day-to-day customs, we asked inspiring women to share theirs, for our new series Morning, Noon, & Night. We break down their days hour by hour to see what rituals they love. Turns out, each routine is a comfort and something that can set the tone and mood for the type of day or night that lies ahead.
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Jhene Aiko is an R&B singer on the rise. She's performed at Coachella, hung with Rihanna backstage at the BET Awards, and is about to head out on tour with The Weekend in September. But, when she's at home, Aiko's routine is pretty low-key.
"The first thing I do when I wake up is hit snooze and try to get more sleep! Once I'm actually awake, the first thing I do is wash my face and brush my teeth.
"I use my Clarisonic almost every day. For skin care, I'm always trying something new. My friends joke that my bathroom looks like a Sephora! But, I always go back to Sunday Riley's Good Genes Treatment. It really just depends on what my skin needs. As for daily rituals, I try to start my day with a hike, but I don't push myself as much as I probably should.
"Since sleeping is one of my favorite things to do, if I have time midday, I take a nap. When I don't have time [for that], I try to take a minute to sit in silence and soak up some vitamin D from the sun. But, not for too long — and with sun block, of course!
"At the end of the day, I wind down with my daughter. We usually watch Cartoon Network together and play with the two new kittens we just adopted.
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"Before bed, I wash my face, brush my teeth, and make sure I have a good thought in my head that makes me smile."


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