I am a total skin care fanatic, so when I got the chance to try a new product I was all in! I’m always on the hunt for new skin care lines I love, but trying them out can make me nervous. Sometimes new products don’t always agree with my skin, especially if I make a dramatic change rather than slowly introducing them into my daily routine. I’ve had serious issues in the past with new products causing breakouts, black heads, dry skin, irritation, and everything in between.
Being a girl is hard sometimes. We have to deal with hair, makeup, nails, and high heels which requires a lot of work and time commitment. In case you were wondering, no, I did not wake up like this. My mornings are crazy enough trying to juggle getting ready with remembering to eat breakfast, drink enough coffee, and plan out my day, and more than likely a few of these things will get forgotten in all the madness. The one thing I always struggle to remember is cleaning my makeup brushes.
I will go weeks, sometimes even months (gross, I know) with out cleaning them because time slips away from me and honestly, it’s the last thing on my mind. Eventually my skin breaks out, looks oily, and shows streaks of foundation under my eyes, at which point I wonder, “When was the last time I cleaned my brushes?”
At 23 I figured I would have already escaped the acne phase of my life, but it seems every week little blackheads and pimples make their way to the surface. This can be extremely frustrating, especially when I take all the necessary steps to ensure healthy skin. I wash my face twice a day with an all natural exfoliate and cleanser followed by a slew of toners and moisturizers. What am I doing wrong?
In my search for the secret to perfect skin, I came across a few unconventional tips and tricks and fell in love with a few in particular. Here they are:
Summer is right around the corner and if you’re like me, you’ve probably already started getting your wardrobe together for the warm weather. I’ve made lists of all my must-haves (which include about ten new swimsuits I don’t need), and have cleared out old shorts that are too small and tanks that are washed out. There is plenty of room in my closet for all the new trends, but before you swap out your boots and chunky sweaters for flip flops and sundresses, here are a few trends you need to know about: