I personally believe moisturizers are a huge must in any skincare routine. Honestly, if you can only afford one thing I’d say the moisturizer. You want your skin to feel good as well as look good and if you don’t properly hydrate it, then your skin won’t look its best. It doesn’t matter what skin type you have, you still have to moisturize, and there are tons of moisturizers out there that target specific skin concerns.
It’s the question everyone has. It passes through our minds when we’re shopping at the beauty stores, looking at all the glossy packaging of these name brand products. Where should I spend my money? To some, it seems like a much better investment to pay $50 for a foundation instead of $48 for a moisturizer. To others, that luxury $80 four-pan eyeshadow palette seems like such a better use of money than that $50 serum. Now, it’s your money, use it as you like; there is no wrong thing to buy. Beauty is about experimenting and reaching the end goal of you feeling like your best self. However, why does your best self have to be covered in a mask of full-coverage foundations, concealers, blushers, bronzers, highlighters and everything in between? Skincare can make you look just as good by treating your problem areas instead of covering them.
Let’s face it (pun not intended), people don’t take care of their skin as well as they should. So many people think they can simply wash their face with whatever soap they have and they’ll be fine. Or worse, acne prone people will reach for the peroxide or salicylic acid that causes more harm than good. It especially doesn’t help if you’re on strong acne medications to help battle those pesky breakouts, which 9 out of 10 times leaves you with sensitive skin, pealing, and dry. Seeing as I’m in the latter category, I thought I’d share a few of my favorite cleansers to help battle the breakouts and help to soothe irritated skin.
First ever monthly favorites! Woo! I always love watching favorites on Youtube or reading about them in people’s blogs, so I thought I would try my hand at one this go around. I haven’t tried too much this month, as I tend to be a creature of habit, but I think I have some bits and bobs that would be nice to share.
I have suffered from acne for as long as I can remember. I had a really nice period between eighth and ninth grade where my skin was completely flawless, and then it just went downhill from there. I’ve tried acne creams, gels, pills, face washes, scrubs, pore strips, you name it, I’ve probably tried it. They’ve helped, for a while, but with all of them, my skin is always left dry, irritated, and stupidly sensitive. I’ve been on the never-ending search for a moisturizer that wasn’t going to make my face greasy but was going to do the job I needed it to.