Today begins my 31-day beauty blog challenge!! Get EXCITEDDDD!!!
Today’s post is about my bare face. Pretty boring right? WRONG! It has taken me awhile to become totally comfy with my bare face on camera for the whole world to see. I have gotten so used to putting on makeup every day that it has become routine. The worst is when you don’t wear makeup and someone asks, “Are you feeling well?” Only because they think you look ill without makeup.
Our society has become so obsessed with being deemed “flawless” or “on fleek” at all times. I think we often forget to see the beauty in our flaws. The truth is that flaws are perfection. It is hard when that’s all you see on television , film, and social media.
I often discuss with my partner how men are so “lucky”. The only thing a man is expected to do is shower, shave, and get a hair cut. While I have to have flawless skin, eyebrows waxed, fleeky lashes, pouty lips, and a beaming highlight. Don’t even get me started on the upkeep of hair, mani/pedis, and all of the other things we as women go through to be what society deems as “beautiful”. HA! Although, I truly enjoy the complexities of it all. I see it as a form of pampering and self-love.
When I was younger I never wore makeup. I thought it was too complicated and unnecessary. OH, HOW THE TIMES HAVE CHANGED! Earlier this year, I realized I was not properly cleansing my face after wearing makeup. I was breaking out which left my skin with lots of acne scarring. I am currently on my skincare journey. I will be sharing products with you guys below that I love and recommend. In return, I would love for you to share your favorite skincare products as well.
Right now I am obsessed with Formula 10.0.6 line. It’s affordable and really works for my sensitive skin.
Best Face Forward Daily Foaming Cleanser
Their face wash works wonders for my sensitive and oily skin. It doesn’t leave me feeling overly dried out and has a refreshing scent.
So Totally Clean Deep Pore Cleanser
I hate using this but I love it at the same time. It’s definitely deep cleansing and leaves my skin feeling tight and right!
Get Your Glow On Skin Brightening Peel Mask
This mask gives my skin a great glow! It has a brightening agent that makes your skin look amazing! I normally use it twice a week.
P.M. Perfecting Overnight Hydrating Cream
I love the consistency of this cream. It is super creamy and moisturizing.
Seriously Shine Free Mattifying Oil-Free Moisturizer
This is a holy grail product of mine. I used to only use it under my makeup, but now I use it on my makeup free days too. I have an extremely oily T-zone and this really helps combat it.
I love that this skincare line is affordable and available almost anywhere! In the states, I pick it up from Ulta and in the U.K. I pick it up from Boots.
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