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Sensitive Skin: a Handful of Favorites

The following content includes referral links and/or gifted products (*). Read my disclosure policy for more info. Sometimes, it’s the simplest of products that can do wonders for your skin. Take my favorite moisturizer for example- it’s good old Cetaphil in the tub and no other moisturizer, high-end or otherwise, has helped my skin as much as this baby. It wasn’t really until I got off Accutane that my skin became a lot more sensitive than it once was. I can’t tell you…

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Things to Start Doing For Your Skin, Right Now

Things to Start Doing For Your Skin, Right Now

This content includes referral links. Read my disclosure policy for more info. Okay, so if you’re a skincare junkie, you probably won’t find this post to be very informative. I want to talk to all the newbies, those looking to switch things up in the skincare department, and, those who are after that glow. So yes, it’s time to learn from my mistakes and see how I was able to transform my skin. And to my fellow skincare lovers- I’d love…

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Let’s Talk Acne: My Accutane Results

Oookay this post was in the works for a while now, let’s talk about my Accutane results. Most of you know that I’ve been dealing with acne for as long as I can remember. I don’t ever remember having clear skin. Until now. I talked about my struggles with acne in great detail in my previous post. If you want to know why I decided to go on Accutane (Absorica), how large my dose was and what my skincare routine…

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Skincare: Brighter, Softer + Gentle

One of the most important things I’ve learned about skincare, after battling acne for years, it’s that gentle is the way to go. Even if you know your skin can “tolerate” a lot, gentle is the only way to go. I also used to think that I could *scrub* my skin problems away. Then I became best friends with AHA and BHA products and kissed mechanical exfoliation goodbye. No more drying cleansers, no more beady scrubs, no more toning my…

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Imperfections, meet kindness-my thoughts after going makeup-free for a month

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I was sitting in a chair, my back facing a huge mirror in my grandmother’s closet. My aunt, who is really more like a sister since there’s a small age difference between us, asked me if I wanted to put on some makeup. I was just staring at her while she layered her lashes with endless coats of mascara. She sat me down on a chair, curled my lashes, added some mascara and a red lipstick, teased my hair and said “what do you think?”…

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