Skincare is SO BEYOND important! As teens it’s so hard to find the time to take care of our skin and we usually end up putting it on the back burner. I even went through a phase where I would sleep in my makeup and just use a makeup wipe in the morning *cringe*. Only on rare occasions would you catch me actually using a full skincare routine. I’m sure plenty of you can relate to poor skin care since we are always so busy with other things (like school work or extra curricular activities). Now, I’ve made it a habit to take really good care of my skin and I’ve found myself feeling more confident without makeup on. Check out what I use down below for my super dry skin.
Step 1 Makeup Wipes $30: Usually I don’t have too much face makeup on but I find it extremely important to remove your makeup before you wash your face. Some people just wash their face once but then you only get the makeup off and you’re not actually CLEANING your face.
Step 2 Acne Face Wash $7: Despite the fact that I don’t suffer with acne, I always make sure to PREVENT. It’s crazy because everyone knows how much of a product junkie I am so the fact that my favorite face wash is such a basic one from the drugstore is hilarious. And, obviously no one wants pimples and this face wash does the job.
Step 3 Cetaphil $10: Moisturizer is the key to healthy, soft skin. Whether you have oily, dry, or combination skin you should moisturize daily.
Step 4 Spot Treatment $8-9: Normally I use 100% Tea Tree Oil whenever I have breakouts. But, I recently discover this Burt’s Bees Blemish Stick that is a much easier way to use tea tree oil because it’s a roll on.
Step 5 Rosewater Spray $12: If you have been reading BBBM, then you KNOW how much I love rosewater and I’m always putting it on. If you want to hear more about the benefits of rosewater then be sure to check out my post all about it!
Aside from my routine (above–which I do morning and night) I also make sure I do simple things throughout the day that help out the condition of my skin.
- Avoid touching your face, our hands gather so much bacteria and the last place you want to put that bacteria is on your face
- Do NOT pop pimples (only some stuff comes out, the rest goes back under your skin and creates more blemishes– I know, GROSS)
- Drink a TON of water, you will notice a difference in how moisturized your skin is and how much it glows
- Exfoliate at least once a week, I love using my Clarisonic but if I use it too often it can be rough on my face. Exfoliating is a major part of having fresh skin since it gets rid of the dead skin cells and makes your face look 10x brighter