Today's post is all about skincare. Skincare is something every teenage girl seems to fuss over (Including myself!). Having healthy skin is one of the greatest ways to feel confident and look beautiful inside AND out. Nobody likes having blemishes covering their face *I know I don't...* and as harsh as it sounds, no one really wants to look at blemishes either. I know they're uncontrollable, mother nature tends to pop out of nowhere and put dozens of zits all over your face and you're like 'why me?' but with the correct skincare routine, clean, beautiful skin is possible!
For me, I have very problematic skin. I do have acne, and I do get dry skin and blotchy skin throughout the year. I know you are probably thinking-oh dear lord this girl must be a monster-but I'm not I promise! But lately I've gotten into a specific routine that has made my skin remotely clearer then ever before! The sparkly secret is to wash your face more than 2 times a day. I wash my face right when I get up, when I'm in the shower, and again before I go to bed. And sometimes even more frequently then that! Especially in the summer when it's so hot and sticky out. It seems like a lot, but washing your face multiple times will get all of the dead skin off of your face, and will get rid of any gross bacteria that starts accumulating throughout the day!
Does washing your face upwards of 3 times a day seem like too much? Some may say yes, but in my opinion I think it's fine!
The first thing I do when I get up is go into the bathroom and wash my face. I like using the Neutrogena Oil-Free Acne Wash because it gives me a fresh burst of energy and cleans my skin, without being too harsh. It doesn't have any beads of color that make it a facial "scrub". I feel scrubs are too harsh to put on your face right when you get up. This one is gentle, and it leaves my face feeling smooth and clean, and also gets off any makeup I might not have been able to get off the night before. I would definitely recommend this product and I will be repurchasing in the future!
At night, it's a different story. This cleanser, also from Neutrogena, has a thicker consistency and is more like a scrub. You can feel it taking off the dead skin and any dirt or germs you may have. It leaves your face feeling a little raw, but it isn't harsh. It feel clean and cool. I like using this in the shower and I put this on before my shampoo, then once I rinse out my shampoo I wash off my face so it stays on there for a little before I wash it off. This really gives it a chance to sink into my skin. Another thing that I like about this product is that it's oil free. Almost all of my products are. I have very weird, combination skin so oil-free is a MUST! Plus I really trust Neutrogena and all of its formulas, it WORKS for my skin, and I can't get enough of it! I know some people have certain allergic reactions to different products, but Neutrogena has a lot of gentle products that do its job, without harming the skin.
This last step is CRUCIAL...makeup remover wipes. This is a beauty blog. All of us on here wear makeup every day and if we don't take it off, it will clog our pores which is one of the easiest ways to get acne. If I decide to take a shower the next morning and not at night like i normally do, this step is even more important. I love these Biore makeup remover wipes because they really get everything off of my face. It doesn't leave my skin feeling tight, or uncomfortable either. Normally after I take off my makeup with my makeup remover wipes, I would go back in with my Neutrogena wash i like to use in the mornings and use that again too. *Because sometimes just one makeup wipe isn't enough :)*
Skincare is SUCH an important step in ANY beauty guru's life. Beauty isn't all about looking beautiful, it's about FEELING beautiful too! And what better way to do that then to put your best face forward with gorgeous, glowing skin. Let me know what your favorite skin products are down in the comments below! I am always looking for new products to try out. :) You guys are the best, love you all!