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.
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.