Mariona Autran is known for treating her followers to a “magical mix” of content, courtesy of her aesthetically pleasing Instagram, which boasts day-to-day musings related to fashion, beauty, and travel. The Spanish influencer sat down with the Sunday Edit for a chat about her daily routine, her stress-less secret, and her must-have skincare products. Keep reading to learn more.
Aside from checking your phone, what’s the first thing you always do upon waking up that may surprise people?
I snooze the alarm for another 10 minutes and when it goes off again I hug and kiss my boyfriend and say good morning, I look out of the window to see what the day is like and go to make the coffee for the two of us!
When it comes to fitness, what is your favorite workout and why is it your go-to?
When I go to the gym, I usually run for 30 minutes and then do 30 more glute and leg crunches. Sometimes I finish with 10 minutes of sauna. That’s how I always do it, it has become my routine. I also do Pilates twice a week — it’s such a good way to tone the body and stretch it.
What would you like others to know about you?
I’m like an open book (in a good way). I’m very transparent, you can see me, how I feel, what I think, I can’t fake. I’m easy to be seen in everything or almost everything.
What motivates you to get up in the morning?
I love new opportunities and being able to start from scratch. Every day is a new day and I love that.
What do you do that helps you stress less?
I really like to write a lot, to write down anything in a notebook or diary. I also write about what’s on my mind, worries or what makes me feel good. Anything that crosses my mind just to write something down, which is basically what makes me less stressed, like planning my days.
Tell us about your morning and evening skincare routine.
My facial routine starts every morning when I wake up. I wash my face with a product that is not oily, as it is not the best for my skin. So, I start by washing my face with micellar water to remove and wash away all the dirt, and then a more foaming product to finish washing my face well. The products I use are: Micellar Cleansing Water from Caudalie and the foam is La Mousse from Dior. Then I use a Toning Solution from The Ordinary to close the pores after having washed my face thoroughly. I then apply a serum, which I vary according to the season. I don’t usually finish with cream.
Once a week I use an exfoliator, like Sunday Riley Good Genes Lactic Acid Treatment to undo the damage caused by sunlight, acne, pollution, etc. I also use Sunday Riley Luna Sleeping Night Oil. I finish it off with Sunday Riley C.E.O. Vitamin C Rich Hydration Cream.
What is your biggest skincare tip?
Never skip a routine. Always wash your face in the morning and before going to bed. Drink a lot of water, which is always a classic but rarely followed, including myself. It’s really important for beautiful, hydrated, and luminous skin. It’s crucial to wash your face day and night and drink a lot of water but it’s also really important to protect your face every day with sunscreen, such as Sunday Riley Light Hearted Broad Spectrum SPF 30 Sunscreen, even when you’re at home, in order to avoid all kinds of spots, wrinkles, etc. in the long run. The skin has a memory and in the long run people who have used sunscreen and those who haven’t will notice it. I am grateful that my mother, even if she is sometimes a little annoying, gives me all this advice.
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