#SKINBABE: Ashley Wottring
Each #SkinBabe will help us share confidence, gain confidence and inspire confidence!
This week's #SkinBabe is actually a lady I've never met - it's another one of my late-night Instagram stalking connections! HA! Ashley Wottring is an Indianapolis-based fashion blogger who also focuses on promoting confidence, which I LOVE! Ashley works full-time in Marketing and Product Development for a body care brand. That means, Ashley knows how to read a skincare label and what ingredients work and what ingredients may just be a marketing ploy! After work, Ashley spends her time writing for her blog fASHionately Me, which is about empowering women to feel confident and comfortable in what they wear. Ashley was recently featured on WISH-TV's Indy Style talking about Summer Beauty Must-Haves - she's a natural on camera!
Ashley shares several products with us that she trusts for her sensitive skin. She also jokes that "botox is life!" - and, I kinda agree! I'm working on a new VLOG post for you soon talking about the dos & don'ts of Botox. Ashley's also tells me her favorite motivational quote is "Live Each Moment." In fact, she has it tattooed on her wrist in her late Mamaw’s hand writing. AMAZING! Ashley reminds all of us to measure life by moments, not minutes!
#SkinBabe Ashley Wottring shares her favorite products and reminds all of us that your skin your first impression. Don't view skincare as a chore. Skincare is part of your wellness routine, #SkinBabe!
#SkinBabe, be sure to read all of Ashley's skincare knowledge as she shares detailed skincare tips & tricks, favorite products & CONFIDENCE!
What Does #SkinBabe mean to You?
For me, being a #SkinBabe is taking care of your skin so well that YOU feel confident being makeup free. It’s putting in the time to take care of your skin because it makes YOU feel better. I’m all about self care, as a society and women especially we put EVERYONE else in front of ourselves and it’s important to take time each day for ourselves. I use to look at my skincare routine as a chore, and something I HAD to do. I now look at skin care as me time and I enjoy it because it makes me feel better about ourselves!
Why Do You Like Skincare, #SkinBabe?
Your skin is forever, and your first impression. Skincare is amazing to me because I know that when I’m consistent, routine and put time into it I actually get better skin! I can go on all the Tinder dates I want but it doesn’t get me a man. :) I also love how much more confident I feel when my skin is healthier looking, which is especially important to me as I get older.
What's Your Biggest MUST DO for Your Skin, #SkinBabe?
Keeping my skin clean. When I’m tired I get lazy and I don’t want to take off all my make-up. So at the very least, I'll use a makeup remover to remove my foundation followed by a toner. I also make sure after the gym I use a toner on my face so I don’t let sweat sit on my skin and clog my pores. Since I’ve started being so religious with keeping my skin, I’ve noticed I get less breakouts.
What's Your Current Face Routine, #SkinBabe?
Cleanse and Moisturize: I cleanse and apply the Rodan & Fields Soothe Line. This line is made for sensitive skin. I was having trouble with break outs, tiny bumps from irritation, my skin was turning red, and dry - it was plain irritated. Now my skin looks and feels healthier and it isn’t easily irritated. If the Rodan & Fields line is too pricey, find a natural, sensitive skin line at Target and use it consistently.
Extra Moisturizer: I use Embryolisse 24 Hour Moisturizer. This moisturizer is extremely hydrating, which is the key to keeping skin looking younger and fresher.
- Cleanse with Rodan & Fields Soothe Line.
- Moisturize Keihl's Midnight Recovery Concentrate: THIS PRODUCT IS AMAZING! I literally love the way my skin looks the next morning so much it motivates me to remove my makeup the night before.
- Exfoliate: Two or three times a week I use the Rodan & Fields Mircro-Dermobrasian Paste. This product removes dead skin build up so my face is smoother, more radiant and my makeup goes on better!
- 1x a week: Peter Thomas Roth Water Drench Hyaluronic Hydra-Gel Eye Patches LIFE SAVER. This rejuvenates my under eye area, helps them look fresh and more subtle. Plus if you refrigerate them they’re a boost of cooling. I learned about these from #MaskingwithMimi on Nicole’s page!
- 1x a month: I get a Mini Facial with Demaplaning too. Demaplaning is honestly SKIN CHANGING.
What skincare procedures or injectables do you use, #SkinBabe?
BOTOX IS LIFE. Ha I think there is a big misconception that Botox for people of a “certain age” or will have you looking like you belong on Bravo TV but that’s so not the case. I get Botox about 3 or 4 times a year. I work with my lady to get just enough to prevent wrinkles and smooth fine lines but still want to be able move my face. I get Botox with Michelle and Kurr Med Spa and she’s amazing! I also have gotten my lips filled just enough to give me a plump. At the end of the day, both fillers and Botox make me feel more confident but I only do enough to enhance my look and not change how I look. :) I also got my eye brows microbladed and I’m digging that they’re constantly filled in. I also SWEAR by my girl Fallon at Fallon’s Little Studio, I get monthly dermoplane and mini facials from her for only $40. She’s my little angel!
Who's Your Favorite #SkinBabe?
I love following Courtney Kerr. She’s constantly trying new treatments and products to find what works best. As a result, her skin looks amazing and she’ll go makeup free on her Insta in front of hundreds and of thousands of people!
What the best advice you can give to women when it comes to skincare and confidence?
Girl, BE YOU. I use to feel so insecure going without makeup but now I throw on a little mascara and I feel like I can conquer the world. Social Media and the media make us believe that we have to wear a full face just to be beautiful, and that’s not the truth. When you’re confident in your own skin it shows through to all aspects of your life. If you follow me on IG, you know my IG stories are pretty natural, I’m usually makeup free with a hat on. I don’t worry what others think about me, because everyone has an opinion but the only ones that matter are God’s, my family’s and mine. Take risks, do something you’ve never done. Life is short, live and love every moment of it! Be you, because you are so amazing and you deserve to live an amazing life!
Thanks #SkinBabe, Ashley Wottring! 💋
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