Iskra’s Morning Skincare Routine

Our #AerieREAL role model always shines from the inside, but we got the scoop on how she gets her outside glow, too! Watch below for her morning skincare routine.

Find some of Iskra’s must-have beauty products right at Aerie.com! We especially love Saturday Skin’s moisturizing products and Tonymoly face masks. What’s your skincare routine? Comment below and tell us!

Iskra's Morning Skincare Routine

Iskra’s Morning Skincare Essentials: Saturday Skin Cleanser, Caudalie eau de Beaute Facial Mist, Saturday Skin Eye Cream, Tonymoly Face MaskKiehls Daily Revival Concentrate, Embryalisse Lait-creme Concentrate and La Roche-posay spf 50+ BB Cream

What’s your go-to skincare secret? Share and comment below!

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#AerieREAL Love From Iskra: Feel Fab In Your Swim

Hi Aerie Girls, I’m excited to start blogging and sharing topics that mean a lot to me with you all. In this post I wanted to remind you that you deserve to love your body and appreciate it for what it does for you. I believe changing how you view yourself and deciding to practice self-care will help you to feel more confident in your swim.

 
With summer and swim season approaching it can start to feel quite intimidating because we are bombarded with messages saying we need to get ‘beach body ready.’ What the fudge is a ‘beach body?’ And why are we conditioned to believe if we don’t have one we can’t feel confident?

Because the concept of a ‘beach body’ has literally been created by society and the media to make us feel insecure so that we are a motivated consumer. Striving to look like the perfected images of unrealistic bodies that are apparently what we all need to look like on the beach. SO NOT TRUE, the airbrushed images aren’t even real and it’s not possible to look like that. And we shouldn’t because we are all meant to be imperfectly perfect – that’s what makes you YOU!

#AerieREAL Love From Iskra: Feel Fab In Your Swim

So here are my top 5 tips to help you feel fab in your swim:

  1. Give up the pursuit of perfection. Perfect does not exist, nearly everyone has cellulite, stretch marks, scars, who decided that these are flaws? Well they’re not, they are the beautiful unique markings that make your body completely unique. Your body does not define your beauty, you are so much more than that. Instead start dedicating time to looking after you from the inside out. Because health starts from the inside and when we start respecting our body and looking after it we become happy and full of positive energy.
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  3. Stop comparing yourself to others. Sometimes we do it without even knowing, not just celebs or models we may look up to but even our friends and sisters can sometimes have us feeling jealous and insecure. I used to look at others and think why do they have: perfect skin, slim legs and a thigh gap and I don’t? I had to train myself to think ok well they have x,y,z but that’s them and I can never be them I can only ever be me and also have wonderful qualities. By seeing the beauty in others we can’t diminish our own beauty.
     
    #AerieREAL Love From Iskra: Feel Fab In Your Swim
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  5. Be more bodyposi with your girlfriends. I’d love you to share this post with your girlfriends and all start to look out for each other. If you see your girl tearing herself down don’t join in ‘Ah I can’t wear this bikini look at my thighs’ ‘Ugh I know I hate the way I look in my swimsuit’ you can be the one to stop this cycle. Build her back up, tell her how much you love her and how beautiful she is because she’s her.
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  7. Stop body shaming others. We can accidentally say something that could be hurtful so always be careful and online too think before you write your comment – would I like someone to say this to me? If the answer is no then stop yourself. Also make sure you protect yourself online, unfollow accounts that make you feel bad and fill your timeline with inspirational ones that make you feel happy or inspire you.
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  9. Start celebrating your body for its abilities not its imperfections. For me this is how we change the way we look at ourselves. Instead of looking in the mirror and seeing your imperfections commit to practicing self-care by retraining what you focus on. Try my mirror challenge by looking at yourself and picking out 5 things you love about yourself (I go into more detail on my TEDx talk) these should be personality traits, your accomplishments, morals and values. Then pick out 5 things you love about your body not just for what it looks like but actually what it enables you to do in life. Because we have a lot to be grateful for by having these unique homes that have incredible abilities. So when you hit that beach you’re now thinking wow I’m the bee’s knees, this body is all mine and it’s powerful. I’m so grateful to be here enjoying each day and I will not let the artificial fear of not having a ‘beach body’ ever make me feel insecure and hold me back from living life to the fullest.
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xoxo,

Iskra

 

 
 

 
 

 

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Love The Swim You’re In! #AerieREAL

 

Love the swim you’re in! For the second year in a row, we’re asking #AerieREAL girls to help us bring body positivity to the beach and beyond. For every 100% unretouched swim photo you post with #AerieREAL, we’ll donate $1 (up to $10,000) to the National Eating Disorders Association.

To keep up with all the love, follow us on Twitter and Instagram. And share your photos! Tell us why YOU love the swim you’re in and encourage your friends to join, too. Because EVERY body is a perfect beach body.

 

 

 

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#AerieSUPPORTS NEDA

We are SO proud to celebrate our third year partnering with NEDA, a non-profit that supports individuals and families affected by eating disorders and serves as a catalyst for prevention, cures and access to quality care. Aerie sponsors all NEDA walks across the country that raise funds for advocacy and educational programs and provide support for local communities.

#AerieSUPPORTS NEDA

We’re extra proud of #AerieREAL role model, Iskra Lawrence, who partners with the non-profit as a NEDA Ambassador. She attends walks throughout the year and shares her personal story about learning to accept her body and love her REAL self.

#AerieSUPPORTS NEDA

This year, we brought back our Limited-Edition NEDA Tee, and it’s going fast! Shop now and we’ll donate 100% of sales to NEDA. Earlier this month, we met our goal of donating $25,000 from Aerie and American Eagle Outfitters credit card sales to NEDA, and this Sunday 2.26 we’ll be matching all sales made at our SoHo pop-up in NYC (up to $10,000) in donations to NEDA. 

#AerieSupports NEDA
“Aerie’s dedication to socially-responsible campaigns is inspiring,” said Claire Mysko, CEO of NEDA. “In a world where girls and women continue to struggle with negative feelings about their appearance, Aerie is creating needed change by celebrating diversity and promoting positive body image. We thank Aerie for their continued support of NEDA and their commitment to fostering strength and confidence in their customers.”

Check out www.Aerie.com/AerieSupports and www.MyNEDA.org to learn more about NEDA and for additional resources. And always remember to love the REAL you!

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ERIN’S OUTFIT OF THE WEEK: ISKRA’S PICKS

What happens when our stylist & our #AerieREAL role model get together? A sweeps! Head to our Insta today, 2.6, for a chance to win a $100 gift card to shop Iskra & Erin’s picks.

ERIN’S OUTFIT OF THE WEEK: ISKRA’S PICKSShop Iskra’s Look: Blooming Lace BodysuitOff-The-Shoulder Peasant TopSatin Track Pant | Blooming Lace Bralette | Shine Cheeky Undie | Stainless Steel Waterbottle | Blossom® Scented Lip Gloss | Blossom® Cuticle Oil | Round Sunglasses | Kocostar Mask

Iskra is in full U-Day mode this week with her fave pretty, feminine pieces. Start with our pretty track trend on the bottom with our Satin Track Pant, and go with the flow on top with our Off-The-Shoulder Peasant Top. Layer our Blooming Lace Bodysuit underneath, or swap it for our Blooming Lace Bralette paired with our Shine Cheeky Undie. It’s all about U, girl!

ERIN’S OUTFIT OF THE WEEK: ISKRA’S PICKS

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V-Day = U-Day

Forget V-Day. This year is all about U-Day! Make yourself happy & show us how you’re celebrating everything you love about YOU. Whether it’s treating yourself to a pint of ice cream or spending the day in a spa, U-Day is about making yourself happy and loving the real you!

Watch the video below to see how some of our #AerieREAL girls are going to be spending U-Day and celebrating themselves!

How will you be spending U-Day? Comment below & tell us!
 
 

 
 

 

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