The medicine cabinet takes on a whole new personality in all of our homes. For some, it's exactly as its advertised, suspended above the bathroom sink. For others, a pile of makeup palates on your nightstand, or bottles of supplements in your kitchen cabinet, maybe even tinted moisturizers that have found a home in the console of your car.
The Medicine Cabinet Series was created to give you a unique look at the everyday lives of a diverse group of women from around the country. Dive in for a candid approach to wellness unlike any other.
The Medicine Cabinet Series:
Brielle from Los Angeles, CA
Founder of The Gilded Bellini & On-Camera Personality
BINTO: What does your daily wellness routine look like?
Brielle: I start my day with a solid breakfast and a strong cup of coffee. I’m a breakfast person- without it would have no energy to get through my busy days. My beauty routine is pretty simple, I put on some eye cream and a light moisturizer ( I really love the Peter Thomas Roth Water Drench Hyaluronic Cloud Cream moisturizer). Because I work out in the morning, I don’t do too much to my skin.
At night, I’ll wash my face with a gel cleanser- I only exfoliate a couple times a week. I always put on a serum and an eye cream. I do like using certain face oils because they actually help prevent breakouts for me. Some of my favorite brands are Goldfaden MD and Fresh.
BINTO: What product can’t you live without?
Brielle: Goldfaden MD Fleuressence cell oil! It makes such a difference, after a few days my skin is glowing and I look so much more awake.
BINTO: Was there a defining moment when you realized you could take your health into your own hands?
Brielle: When I had just gotten out of college and was working in PR, a couple of my clients were in the the beauty and wellness field. That introduced me to natural skin care, researching natural products- stuff like that.
I’ve had stomach issues my whole life, and after seeing a doctor, I decided to cut out dairy years ago. While that helped my skin and my stomach, there were still times where I was having issues. My doctor prescribed me medication, and I was like great, how long do I use it for? She responded something like you know, forever. Something about that was really unsettling, so I took the initiative to cut out things I knew bothered my stomach. I’ve been off the medication for a year, and though I still get stomach aches from time to time, it’s been way more manageable since I took the reins on it. I think that if your situation isn’t severe and you can manage it by yourself, don’t take medicine if you can avoid it.
BINTO: Have you seen your wellness routine evolve over the years?
Brielle: I read up on what’s in the products I’m using a lot more than I used to. When I was 18 or 19, I would look at a product and buy it because of the brand, instead of really looking at what was in it. Now, I really look into what I’m using-whether its food, skincare, or beauty products. I’m also more cautious when it comes to purchasing anti-aging products, especially since under-eye bags are hereditary in my family.
BINTO: Any wellness mistakes you regret making?
Brielle: When I was in college, I hate admitting this, but I used to sleep with my makeup on all the time! It’s the worst thing you can do. Someone once told me, “If you sleep with your makeup on, you’re aging your skin by 7 years.” Something about that has stuck with me since, so no matter how exhausted I am, I have to take off my makeup.
BINTO: Do you feel like there is something you’re still searching for in your wellness journey?
Brielle: Though I feel good, I still feel like something is always off- whether its my stomach, my hormones, my pH levels, and anything like that. I’m 26 and I feel like in the last couple of years my body has changed. I know I am for the most part very healthy but I am a firm believer in adding new and improved ways to continue and maintain a strong health and wellness regimen.