Welcome to Friday Fives, a new bi-weekly series at Influenster featuring some of our favorite product junkies, beauty experts, fitness gurus, and more!
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This week we tapped Miami-based yoga guru Jessie Potter to find out what her five favorite products are right now. Known by her Instagram handle as @priti_yoga, you can usually catch Jessica striking an amazing yoga pose, teaching public and private classes, and leading yoga retreats internationally. Her most recent trip was Costa Rica. So, how does an always on-the-go yogi spend her mornings? Check out her favorite products to find out!
How She Uses It: This broad spectrum UVA and UVB sunscreen is one of Jessie’s favorites. She uses it every morning for a light, sun-kissed glow. Fighting those days is essential in the Sunshine State.
How She Uses It: Jessie named this her go-to cleanser. Since she doesn’t use cleanser every day, she recommends using it 4-5 times a week. In between use, she uses a warm washcloth and water to gently remove dirt and makeup.
How She Uses It: Ever heard of oil pulling? Well, @priti_yoga is a fan! She says that any brand works but Carrington Farms is her favorite. Every morning, Jessie puts a tablespoon sized amount of coconut oil and swishes it around her mouth for 15-20 minutes. She will also use the coconut oil on her dry skin or even in her hair before a shower for yummy smell and moisture!
How She Uses It: We’re a huge fan of all things Jessica Alba, so we were excited to hear that Jessie loves her product line too. Here’s what she had to say: “I use this only on my body, religiously, pretty much every day. Gotta stay moisturized in hot Miami!”
How She Uses It: If there ever was a fan of essential oils, it’s Jessica. She told us she keeps a little bottle of this in her purse at all times. This oil has so many uses, her favorites being an after-shower quick all over moisture, or even as a perfume. Jessie says she’ll infuse the almond oil with other essential oils and rub it on her skin for an all-natural perfume. She also uses almond oil infusions for relaxing aromatherapy during her class’ savasana. Sign us up!
We hope you enjoyed this week’s Friday Fives! South Florida locals and yogi Instagram fans, be sure to check out Jessie’s account for some tropical yoga inspiration. Like any of her favorite products? Let us known in the comments below!