Australian creative Jasmine Dowling shares the tools and rituals that elevate her every day: from her morning non-negotiable, to her favourite meditative practice and nighttime skincare ritual.
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The Australian visual storyteller, known for her illustration, design and photographer work, makes a ritual of her nighttime skincare routine and takes a shower to reset her day.
Read about the daily routines and tools that help Jasmine elevate her everyday.
I wish I had a different answer but it's definitely my phone.
I am someone who needs to turn off my alarm as soon as possible which normally leads to that instinctive scroll.
Second is coffee.
Speed and efficiency most days, it makes those nights when I make a ritual out of it that much more special.
Morning routine always starts with cleansing, I like something with a little bit of texture to it so the Milkfoliant by Dermalogica has been my go-to at the moment.
Then into my serums with a Vitamin B, Vitamin C and a hydrating serum (I have been loving the Habitual Beauty one) to mainly address pigmentation, brightness and texture.
In the warmer months I go straight into my SPF.
The Ultra Violette Supreme Screen is really hydrating that often in warmer months I don’t feel like I need to layer a moisturiser underneath.
For my nighttime I am repeating the cleanse, sometimes doing a double cleanse with a balm or oil cleanser depending on how much product I have on my skin that day.
Now that I am answering this, maybe I am more a multi-step ritual type of girl!
SPF is my only non-negotiable when it comes to my skincare, on my laziest of skincare days I will still have it on. One SPF I am always re-purchasing is the Supreme Screen from Ultra Violette, it is hydrating while not feeling heavy or sticky on the skin.
I like to use a collagen, my personal go to is one from Imbibe as it can be added into whatever I am drinking (usually coffee) and doesn’t add any extra flavour or texture.
My morning coffee before anything else.
Even if my first thing on that day is going out for coffee, I still need a coffee at home first.
I am currently listening to the panel discussions put out by ShowStudio on YouTube.
They do post-show discussions during fashion week on particular shows and I find it really interesting to hear different points of view on not only the clothes but the direction of the brands and the creatives behind them.
Pure pleasure is a late, long lunch. Usually Italian or Greek food with good company and nowhere else to be. Bonus points if it can be by the ocean.
For me a shower always feels meditative - I often will take a quick shower in the middle of the day if I feel like a need a reset but don’t have the time to take a long walk.
Since I work from home, I love the afternoons that I can finish at 5pm and do a little routine that feels like I am switching off from work and moving into ‘home time’.
So that is usually doing some at home pilates, then showering and making dinner while listening to music or a podcast.
Before I fall asleep I can get carried away with thinking about work so I like to distract myself in that last hour whether that’s with watching a show, reading or even better my partner reading to me.
I recently cracked the 6hr mark but let’s blame the increase on the additional social media apps needed for work. I am looking at you tiktok.
+ Seeds for my favourite flowers. I feel like I might have a better chance of keeping them alive while I am on the island because they’d have my full attention?
+ Polaroid camera so that I could take and see the images.
+ Lastly, would have to be something to play music on so an iPod with all of my favourite music downloaded on prior to my island mishap.
Waking up around 8-9 am (so a little sleep in) then enjoying breakfast in bed with coffee. Then going to a gallery and book stores before stopping for a long, late lunch.
Then coming home for a wine and listening to music, burning an incense while cooking myself something for dinner to have on the deck.