Daily Wellness Routine: Jordanna Levin, Author, Podcast Host & Self-Love + Manifestation Expert!

First up, briefly tell us a bit about yourself and what you do!

I’m an author and podcast host who believes that self awareness is your greatest superpower. With a background in journalism, I like to take big topics often deemed a little woo woo) and make them relatable, practical and digestible, so that they appeal to broader audience, but also because everybody deserves access to some deep ah-ha moments!

What time do you wake up most days and how many hours of sleep do you aim for?

I rise at 5:30am most mornings. I’ve always been an early riser but I also have a kitten who has decided 5:30am is an appropriate time to walk all over my face. I like to get 8 hours sleep in so I’m usually in bed by 9pm.

What’s your morning routine to set you up for a great day?

I always start with a homemade cup of oat milk chai in bed (Oatly is my fave oat milk!). Then it’s some type of movement whether it be a walk up to the lighthouse, a studio yoga class or an at home pilates workout – I use HUSTL for these.

Describe a typical day of eating for you.

I’m never any good at answering questions like this because each day is different.

I start with an oat milk chai. Breakfast is usually a slice of My New Roots Life Changing Bread (Google it – or just click the link) with some avocado and Oomite (delicious miso-based vegemite alternative available at cafes all over Australia). Lunch might be a salad with a can of Sirena tuna or some sauteed vegies, sauerkraut & cashew cheese. I’m not a big snacker but sometimes in the afternoon I’ll make a hot cacao with medicinal mushrooms in it. Dinner is always different it might be a chicken and vegetable soup, sauteed greens and baked salmon or some sort of veggie pasta dish. I’ll always finish with a square or two of dark chocolate. My current 
favourite is Pico Mint Crisp.

Tell us about your daily beauty routine! What are your non-negotiables for looking and feeling your best?

I take skincare VERY seriously. In the mornings I cleanse with Go-To Properly Clean, then I apply a Vitamin C serum of some kind – at the moment I’m using Sunday Riley. I spritz with a toning mist like Mukti Rose Blossom Hydrating Mist and then apply a hydrating serum like Mukti Hylauronic Marine Serum. I’ll spritz again and then apply Go-To Face Hero the most incredible face oil! Then I finish off with Go-To tinted Zincredible which is the best SPF I’ve found.

I don’t wear much make up during the day. I instead get a lash lift and tint every 6 weeks, and a little tint on my eyebrows. I cover up any imperfections with RMS Uncover-Up and apply Trinny London’s lip treatment Anna.

At night it’s much the same but I’ll remove the SPF from my day with Go-To Fancy Face, an excellent oil cleanser, then I’ll follow with Go-To Properly Clean again for a good deep double cleanse. 3 times a week I use Go-To’s Exfoliating Swipeys and follow with Go-To Face Hero and their Very Useful Face Cream.

I swear I’m not sponsored by Go-To just absolutely obsessed with their product line – !!

My only other extra beauty tips are that I use an LED face mask 3-4 times a week and I’ve just started having PRP treatments aka Vampire facials (Google it, AMAZING). I also use an infrared sauna 4 times a week – mostly for joint pain but you also can’t beat the glow it gives your skin.

Do you take any supplements, vitamins or special wellness elixirs? If so, we’d love to know!

I’m obsessed with Life Cycle Medicinal Mushroom tinctures. I add them to everything. I currently use Lions Mane, Reishi and Chaga.

In terms of supplements I’m always taking Vitamin C, Magnesium, Zinc and Fish Oil. I also love rubbing Magnesium oil or cream on at night before bed for a restful sleep.

Do you have an evening wind-down ritual?

Yes! Pukka Herbs Night Time tea always helps me wind down. I rub Magnesium oil or cream on my belly and soles of my feet. If I’m finding it particularly hard to switch my mind off I play a sleep story or some soundscapes through the Calm app. I set a timer so it switches off after 30 minutes. I’m telling you, having Matthew McConaughey, Idris Elba, or Harry Styles read you a bedtime story is something you never knew you needed!

What are your top 3 wellness non-negotiables?

– Water
– Infrared Sauna – I have really bad rheumatoid and saunas are the only thing that ease the stiffness in my joints.
– Rest – so underrated but 100% a non negotiable for me.

Your absolute favourite healthy cafe in Byron Bay is?

My favourite healthy café in Byron Bay is High Life.

♥ Dreamy smoothie from Vagabond, Byron Bay

Best place to get a green juice or smoothie in your city?

My favourite place to get a green juice or smoothie in Byron is Vagabond.


Favourite farmers market or healthy place to shop for healthy goodies.

Best Farmers Market on the Northern Rivers are Mullumbimby Farmers Markets.

What’s your fitness routine & favourite way to get sweaty and where’s your go-to?

During lockdown I became obsessed with Hustl. and their online workouts (I even started teaching yoga for them). They do a combination of pilates and circuit training, but it’s the only at home workout that I’m excited to get up and do every day (even though we’re allowed back in the studios). When I want to get outside I do the Byron Bay lighthouse walk! It never gets easier but it always gets more beautiful!

♥ A cute set from @arcaa_movement

If you could only wear one brand of activewear for the rest of your life it would be…

OMG so hard! Hmmm I can’t pick one. My favourite leggings are Lululemon. I love the crops from Arcaa Movement and always lust after Nagnata activewear.

What’s the one beauty or wellness treatment you can’t live without? And your favourite place to have it done?

I’ve recently started having PRP treatments and I am obsessed. They basically take your blood and spin it in a centrifuge, which enables the separation of the blood cells from your plasma and platelets. Then they inject your own platelets back into your face to stimulate collagen and new skin cells. Look it’s not a pleasant experience AT ALL, but it has amazing results and it doesn’t involve any toxins or fillers. I always recommend having PRP with a doctor and not a beautician. I see Dr Mayada Zaki.

Other than that it would hands down be Infrared Saunas and I go to Trybe Wellness in Byron Bay (its directly across the road from my house) or if I’m in Sydney or Melbourne I’ll go to Nimbus & Co.

You’ve got a big event in 7 days time that you need to look incredible for. What’s your plan of attack to look & feel your absolute best?

Definitely no fasting or restrictive eating. I’d probably up my water intake and pop my LED mask on daily. I’d be sure to get in a few sauna sessions and just make sure I’m eating lots of fresh foods. The day of the event I’d apply a Go-To Transformazing Sheet Mask and depending on what time of year it was I might consider throwing on a self tanning mousse like Three Warriors or Eco Tan a couple of days prior. On the day of an event I like to make sure my body is silky soft so I use Bare Body Beauty’s Scrub in a Tub, it makes your skin so silky smooth and then I’d apply a body moisturiser or body oil. My favourite body oil is AYU it smells like heaven and it often means I don’t need to wear a fragrance.

What’s your dream wellness vacay?

I have always wanted to go to Aro-ha Retreat in New Zealand!

And lastly… do you have any top secret tips you use to keep looking / feeling great?

Dry Shampoo! Can’t beat it! Minimal Alcohol, it’s so dehydrating and minimal sun exposure (unless you’re wearing natural sunscreen).

Thank you so much to Jordanna for sharing her beautiful routine! If you’d like to follow what Jordanna is up to, or check our her books, head to her Instagram for more information!

Be well

xoxo

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