How to create a skincare routine

The skincare industry is enormous and there are heaps of products for us all. While some of us have 50 products, the others may only have moisturizer. I didn’t start taking skin care seriously until about 6 months ago. I started to analyze my skin and realized that I wasn’t happy with the overall complexion. I’m not sure why I waited until 24 years old to start a proper skincare routine. I went in for a chemical peel to clear up my hyperpigmentation around my mouth. (FYI, this was the very first skin appointment in my life.) Along with the chemical peels, I was given a rigorous skincare routine with multiple steps that my esthetician recommended and within 2 months, my skin looked amazing! I was so happy with my skin that I decreased how much makeup I wore on my skin. Rather than covering up marks on my skin with makeup, I wanted to show off my skin, without makeup. I want to share with you guys, a routine that has worked for and may also work for you!

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Organic Shampoo

We all wash our hair, but do we actually look at the ingredients or what we should and shouldn’t be using? My mom is a salon owner and I’ve always used professional brands that she recommends. I feel as if the general population only looks for a shampoo that smells good and visually appealing packaging. Recently I was introduced to a brand called Maple Holistics. Their products are cruelty-free and sulfate free. Don’t know what sulfate free means and why it’s important? Check out this article. I tried the Degrease organic shampoo since I have an oily scalp and love how gentle it was on my scalp.

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Ellebox

I dread the “time of the month”. The few days are a drag and all I want to do is curl up in bed and binge watch Netflix. Who’s with me on this one? A brand named ElleBox was kind enough to let me try their subscription box, solely made for the time of the month! It is a neat idea and a wonderful treat to receive. In the box you’ll receive tampons or pads (or a mixture of both) based on your preferences. The best part is that they are 100% organic and 100% safe. Along with the necessities, there are 2 surprise goodies, one edible surprise and tea to calm the storm happening inside of you!

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Makeup Trend

If I had a choice, I would be without makeup 90% of the time; and recently, I have been. After getting my chemical peel treatment, I started to follow a strict skincare routine which did miracles for my skin. I am so much more confident to go out without any makeup on my skin. Now my go-to products include mascara, brow pencil, and a lip product. If I happen to do a full face of makeup, it’ll be for Instagram or a special occasion. I decided to do this look yesterday since I haven’t posted a makeup selfie for a while!

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Top 5 Nail Trends

Hey ya’ll! Hope everyone had a productive week as we get into the weekend again. I’m back to my brides tomorrow starting at 4 am and finishing my 7 pm! Dreadfully long day. Today I went to get my nails done for the weekend and I decided to go with my all-time favorite white nails. I have to be super careful because they can dirty quickly, but I feel so clean afterward. I decided to put together some nail inspiration for you guys. All of the designs are on natural nails since I prefer natural nails over acrylic, but you can get creative!

 

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