No, I haven't blogged since the dawn of time. And I'm sorry. But I've been busy, and lazy and spending time away from the computer. But hey, I'm back now. I just don't want to feel like I have to blog everyday so I'll just blog when I have something to blog about. Anyway, today's topic: skincare.
1. If you have oily skin you should wash your face as much as possible.
Could that statement be more wrong? No. If you over wash your face it will learn to produce more oil hourly. Instead, just stick to twice a day and DON'T freak out if you miss a rinse. If you wash your skin frequently but not fussily, your skin will adjust and over time, produce much less oil.
2. You should skip moisturizer if you have oily or combination skin.
Terrible myth. If you skip moisturizer, your skin will feel too dry and start producing more oil. Instead, just look for and oil free moisturizer that will keep your skin hydrated but not shiny. If your skin still gets shiny by noon, get a pressed powder from the drugstore (makes ya photo ready too! ;)) If you've got a few extra bucks, Physician's Formula may be slightly more pricey but it is great quality.
3. Stick to one product. Experimenting can result with drastic changes of skin type (i.e. from dry to sensitive to oily to combination in a matter of days)
Experimenting with products is the only way to find your perfect skin routine and you can change that routine whenever you want! It is true that if you keep switching, your products may become less effective but it's the only way you'll ever find your favorite products. So switch up your routine whenever you want.
DIY Facial Masks (Personalized for YOU)
Reduce Redness - Soothe irritated skin with an ultra-gentle cooling mask.
- 1/2 cucumber
- 2 tbsp. aloe vera gel
- handful chopped mint
Clear Acne - This spot treatment will start healing zits overnight!
- 1/2 cup plain steel-cut oatmeal
- juice of 1/2 lemon
- 1 egg
Soften Up - Give your dry patches a sweet shot of moisture.
- juice of lime
- 2 tbsp. olive oil
- 1 chopped peach
Get Glowy - Looking dull? This yummy scrub will reveal your pretty radiance!
- 1/2 cup chopped strawberries
- 1 tbsp. milk
- 1 tbsp. rice powder
So clear up buttercup and get ready for back to school, end of summer or whatever the fall means for you!
Bai Pink Nerds,