Skincare tips!

the one thing I get complicated on the most, is my skin. I have to admit… I have be so very blessed when it comes to my skin! I’ve struggled with many things, but I really do consider myself so lucky that even when I was a little kid my skin has always been so, so clear.

Since I started wearing make up at around 14 years old, I’ve washed my face every single morning, and every single night. Always taking good care of my skin. I may have looked like a scary clown who didn’t know how to wear make up, but at least my skin was clear.

I just wanted to share some of the things that I’ve picked up. If anyone wants a routine post or even a video, I’d be more then happy to share that, I think I’ve perfected my routine (for now, we all know I’ll change my mind eventually) but for now, I’ll just share some tips.

1. ALWAYS wash your face at night. No exceptions. You should not get into bed with make up on your face, your skin so desperately needs that time to breathe! Even if you end up staying over a friend’s house and you can’t do you whole routine, at least wash your face with something! It’s so important!

2. Use silk pillowcases. I know this one might seem silly, but silk won’t pull at your skin the way other fabrics will. anyone who knows me at all, could tell you that the thought of being wrinkly really does scare me! So I take precautions to try and postpone the wrinkles. (Yes, I’m only 23, but I firmly believe that it’s never too early to start preventing wrinkles.)

3. Charcoal mask. Charcoal is a natural cleansing ingredient, and really digs into your skin and pulls everything out of your pores. I use a charcoal mask every sunday, and it always makes my skin look so radiant! On that note:Add a mini facial to your routine. Once a week I’ll make myself a tea steam for my face, exfoliate, and do all the extra serums and all that. I was trained how to do facials, and all of that, so again if anyone wants me to show you how I’d be more then excited to.

4. Try not to work out in make up. As someone who goes right from work to the gym, I know this one is not always possible. But sweating opens up your pores, so if there is a layer of make up on your skin, it will likely clog your pores. So be careful with that! I don’t normally have a problem with sweating, and I’ve never had a problem with it making me break out, but if you are someone who sweats, maybe carry make up wipes in your bag and try to get that make up off. 

5. DRINK WATER! I used to be so guilty of never drinking water. There were days I’d have nothing to drink except my morning coffee for the entire day. SO bad! I now drink at LEAST 64 ounces of water every single day! I can seriously notice a difference in my skin when I don’t. It is seriously so important to stay hydrated for more then just skin benefits, but you’ll really see the difference if you’re drinking water!

I have TONS more tips. I had trouble picking just 5 to share with you… Skincare is something I’m really passionate about. Just stating out with this blog, I’m not trying to feed my (very few) subscribers too much information at once. But if you have anything at all you’d like to add or any questions, comments or recommendations. Please let me know!!

I’ll be happy to purchase and review products for you guys if you want to know about them.

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-Lo

laurenelizabeth33@outlook.com

2 Comments

  • Kai February 17, 2015 at 12:50 pm

    I always use cotton pillow cases. I guess I was blessed with great skin. I only wash my face with a steamy hot wash cloth. I only use face scrub when I’m on active duty. My main choice for makeup is eyeliner, over the eye never under. I also use clear or peach lipgloss, sometimes eyeshadow and brow pencil . I’m was never a make up girl, but after being around nothing but males for 9 months I had to get girly. I love skin care though. One should always take care of their skin.

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    • Lo February 17, 2015 at 1:10 pm

      Kai,
      I completely agree that it’s so important! The pillow case thing is more of a ‘long term’ thing. it probably doesn’t make a huge difference, but it just helps to keep your skin’s elasticity (for those of us that can’t sleep on our backs) since it’s not pulling at your face.
      right now I’m working on an at home facial blog post, if you’re interested in skin care you should definitly check that out:)
      assuming you’re a military member, I’d like to thank you for your service!
      Have a great day and thank you so so much for visiting my blog! 🙂
      -Lauren

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