Hello everyone! How are we today? It’s now two days into July and I’m already over the month! LOL. I get to move and within this moving process, I’m in the middle of building my own makeup vanity. It’s not going to look all that fancy but I hope it will look at least aesthetically pleasing enough to show off to you guys in the next month or two! I’m debating on purchasing a professional lighted mirror or getting a huge standing mirror and put string lights around it and a small desk and chair in front of it. I HAVE VISIONS. IT’S LOOKING BLURRY BUT I SWEAR IT’LL BE GREAT, OKAY?!
In today’s post I’m going to be explaining my skins phases throughout all of my years of being on this planet. Things sure got really rough when puberty hit! I was breaking out almost everywhere. And in the most embarrassing parts too. I was obsessed with picking at my skin but luckily never got acne scars from my gross habit. This started for me in the sixth grade. I remember being so embarrassed in class lolol!
You guys know, we’ve all been through those insane hormones and overactive imaginations on our flaws. I was also really insecure about my pale skin and freckles. So with acne on top of all of my insecurities, it was no wonder why I was such a shy human being. I didn’t look like how I wanted to look at the time and it REALLY bothered me. Here’s an extremely old picture that will now and forever haunt me. But it gives a good glimpse as to what I had going on back in the good old days of blockbuster rentals and intimidating girl slumber parties.
I was fourteen years old here. Ugh I miss being that young but definitely don’t miss what I looked like lmfao. You can see clearly that I had a bumpy face, I had small yet noticeable red dots in certain spots. This wasn’t even the worst of it but it’s not like I’m about to dissect my past. It was really difficult to try to shake the acne away, since it was bound to happen for a good while. But even when I tried to calm things down nothing worked. The only product that barely wiped out my acne was Clean & Clear. You can also tell that I had a huge dehydration problem, I was extremely flaky but it never occurred to me that I had to exfoliate and moisturize at least twice a day. I was stupid back then, I don’t know what was wrong with me.
It seemed that the only thing that treated my acne was patience and time. The less that I stressed about it, the less noticeable it was. I wasn’t even into makeup then. But I learned from my past mistakes on not properly treating my skin. Since the past is over and done with, I’ve gained helpful tips on how to keep your face clean and pimple free. And now with maintaining an acne free face, I can share all of my tips and tricks to you guys!
It all starts with your pores and declogging them. Especially if you’re into full coverage looks on a daily basis, you want to keep your pores constantly empty, tight, and clean. Like a vagina! By cleaning out my pores, I had a professional esthetician do a Hydra-Facial service on my face. This is to extract the blackheads and the sebum out of my pores.
“The HydraFacial bills itself as ideal for all skin types and targets hyperpigmentation, oily/congested pores, fine lines, and wrinkles.”
With this done every so often, my face starts off on a fresh new note. I go home and apply a pore minimizing toner. I use the Kiehls Rare Earth Pore Refining Tonic. This is to tighten the pores and not let any bacteria, makeup, debris, etc. in.
My morning and night routines are fairly similar to each other. I wake up and use my Kiehls Rare Earth Deep Pore Daily Cleanser paired with my, you guessed it, Kiehls Hydro-Plumping Re-Texturizing Serum Concentrate. This acts like a moisturizer without being a moisturizer. My skin in this Florida summer weather with all the humidity gets pretty oily, so I skip the classic moisturizer that most people use. The only thing that’s different between my night and day routines is the face oils I use. I don’t use a lot, only two drops will go a long way, especially for me. But for the morning, after I’ve applied my serum, I use my Kiehls Daily Reviving Concentrate. Another way to apply this is by mixing it with your favorite foundation. Just try it, trust me. And for my night routine after I use the serum once again, I use the Kiehls Midnight Recovery. These oils have anti-aging benefits infused in the liquid. I don’t use these every single day, only when I feel like my face needs an extra pick me up.
You see, I like Kiehls a lot because they use a lot of natural ingredients in it. Not claiming that they are 100% natural/organic whatever. But their products really do revive my skin; Especially when I’m feeling fatigued or stressed. Even my boyfriend compliments my skin after I use my Kiehls products. And that says a lot because he’s not the type of guy to really notice anything different on my face too quickly.
Do you still get those occasional zits that take a little too long to get rid of? Puberty is over but no one seems to warn you about the second puberty you go through in your early 20’s. I learned that your skin can be dry in some places and oily in others. Like right now, my T-zone is overproducing too much oil, making my pores clog up quicker than usual. Maybe take a step back and wonder if this is your hormones talking, or your face trying to tell you to get a new face wash routine going.
Tell me what’s going on with your skin problems below, and I’ll do my best to help you out. Don’t forget to like and follow! Thank you guys SO much for reading. I’m off to decluttering my nightstand now. Wish me luck.