My relationship with skincare is like dating. I went through a few bad apples in my younger years, but I learned from every trial and error and I learned to be better to myself and to embrace my skin as it is. From there, I was able to find the skincare that treated me right and made my skin glow!
My skin type is acne-prone and combination. I’ve been dealing with acne all of my life, but after having my first child, I’ve been battling consistent hormonal acne breakouts along my chin, jawline, and temples. It’s quite a task to maintain, but I’ve come to view my daily regimen as a ritual of peace and discipline for myself. It’s my act of self care that helps reduce any stress that I have and be mindfully present within myself for the moments I spend on my skin. It is a very welcome break from the complexity of a day in the life of a working parent.
When I start my 4-step regimen morning and night, I make sure I’m never in a rush. I slow down to give my skin the extra TLC it needs and deserves by massaging the Deep Cleansing Oil into my skin for at least one minute. I make sure to gently press the points on my temples and the points on my inner eyes to release tension. I then mindfully cleanse again with Mild Soap. I keep my Soothing Lotion right by my sink, because I love the minimalist look of the bottle and it is a go-to for me several times a day whenever I just need a hydration replenishment. I just use my hands to pat and press the liquid lotion into my skin. I do it this way so that I’m not leaving any product behind like I would on a cotton round. Then I moisturize with Extra Nighttime Moisture and I apply this with gentle strokes on my face upwards and outwards. At the end of my routine, my face feels soft, plump, and loved.