Name: Polyana de Oliveira
Hometown: Governador Valadares, Minas Gerais, but live in São Paulo, SP
Occupation: Travel and Digital Marketing Entrepreneur
My alarm is set for: 7:00 AM
Once I get up, I stumble to my kitchen to make myself a “green juice,” to wake myself up. I’ll throw collard green cubes (i freeze my greens!), cucumber, ginger, mint leaves, and coconut water in a blender.
After I walk my dog and shower, I eat! I’ll have a small loaf of whole wheat pão francês (in most homes, it’s a loaf of White bread) from the corner bakery. This is the staple food for Brazilian breakfasts, and is accompanied by butter, ham and cheese, or in my case, requeijão, a sort of cream cheese. I’ll wash it down with coffee, and a banana or papaya.
On days when I’m short on time, I’ll have an açaí juice and a granola bar.
Shower: It’s common to buy shampoos that are “salt free” in Brazil because it doesn’t dry your hair out as much. I like Granado Sálvia + Confrey (sage and comfrey) shampoo and conditioner. La Roche Posay gel on my face, and regular Dove bar soap.
Post Shower: I use Natura’s cotton scented body lotion, Tododia Algodão, and run a dollop of Flores e Vegetais leave in conditioner through my ends, and let my hair dry out naturally.
Face: La Roc Minesol Oil Control, SPF 70 every morning! I don’t wear much makeup, but when I do, my go tos are: Natura’s long lasting black eyeliner, Sephora mascara, Body shop powder, and pink contém 1g lip stick (with SPF!).
My commute lasts about 2.6 seconds. One of the reasons I have such a complex and long morning routine is that I’m fortunate enough to work from home.
That also means I need to have decent routine so I can produce and not Wake up and work from bed all day. I’ll work from my desk or hammock (!) in my room, or with the news on in the background in the living room or my balcony to keep things interesting.
Thanks so much for sharing, Poly! Any other Brazilian readers care to share their routine?