If you’ve been following me since my pregnancy days, you’ll know that growing and birthing a child radically changed my skin- for the worst. It became dry and flakey- so much so that I was convinced I had eczema all around my mouth and nose. When I tried to treat it, my skin would go to the other extreme and become exceedingly oily. It was a mess. I needed to switch up my skincare routine starting by finding a line that would work well for my skin. This is what I started to change up:
- I moved from using a scrub to a cream cleanser. I’ve always used a scrub because that sounds best for getting clear skin, but what I figured out was that I was actually dehydrating my skin which was causing it to flake.
- I started to moisturize day and night. I know, I know. I should have already been doing this. But all I can say is that I was being lazy and wanted the extra 10 seconds to rush into my cozy bed at night. Don’t worry, I have since realized it’s importance and now moisturize right before sleep. Often times while in bed. So you know- win-win.
- I switched up my skincare to the Josh Rosebrook line. He uses words like “nutrient”, “balance”, and “hydrating” in his descriptions- words that partnered with the reviews on Follain drew me in. The entire line has been life changing. It soaks into my skin and brings the balance it was desperately in need of. I love it and will likely always have a bottle or two in my cabinet.
- I also swapped out a lot of powder based products in my makeup bag for creams instead. The RMS line is my go to. Not only does it offer up a little extra moisture to my skin, but the little pods are so compact and portable, it’s become a whole lot easier to tote my makeup bag around with me. Which is almost always necessary since I’m usually putting it on while in the car. Mom probs.
- I cut back on my makeup wear. I realized I had fallen into a cycle of using makeup to cover up my skin that was in turn making my skin worse. So I just suffered through some terrible skin days and let everything clear up before going back to it. Now, I basically wear it to balance out any redness, dark circles (helloooo, sleepless baby nights), and what’s left of acne scars. I’ve switched my opinion of makeup from an accessory to a tool, and my face is thanking me greatly.
So if you’re struggling with your skin, I would recommend a few things. First, switch over to natural skincare and makeup. There are so many fillers in regular market products and those tend to wreak havoc on your skin instead of supporting it. Next, find a skincare line that works to balance your skin. The needs of your skin can change from day to day so treating for oily vs. dry skin can be a bit of trap. Find your dream all in one product and love it well. Lastly, remember that sometimes less is more. Makeup is fun and can add so much to our egos, but remember that it can also be damaging to our skin over prolonged use and will more from being fun to necessary.
Until next time!
*Disclosure: this post was created in partnership with Follain. All words and opinions are my own. For more information, visit my disclaimer page.