My morning skincare routine

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I’ll be honest, I wasn’t one of those kids that struggled with their skin during puberty (Don’t roll your eyes and stop reading, because my skin didn’t stay perfect).

So, when I got into my 20s and my hormones started to change, I really didn’t know what to do with this new issue of breakouts. Turns out, I was doing a lot of damage to my skin. I was over-exfoliating with physical exfoliants, essentially scraping my skin and causing it to produce more oil to make up for all the moisture I was taking away. BAD.

To make matters worse, the psoriasis that had previously decorated my elbows and knees, decided to make it’s way to my nose and around both of my eyes. Yeah, I had psoriasis-goggles. Not the cutest. When you’re dealing with health issues, the last thing you want is for them to be present where everyone can see them. And, because I struggle with autoimmune diseases, my skin has a difficult time healing, and loves to scar.

So to recap, I was dealing with:

  • hormonal breakouts
  • patchy psoriasis around my eyes and nose
  • scarring from acne

Fast forward a year, and I have the best skin I’ve ever had. I’m not a doctor or dermatologist, but this is what I do every morning and it’s made a giant difference. Plus, my process has been confirmed by the babes at ITG so it’s got to be good.

2 Comments

  1. I love this blog post. Ever since I started working in the fashion industry I’ve been getting more and more aware of how important it is to take care of your skin from a young age–it’s never too early to start!
    I’ve never thought I would need to get into skincare (it’s so much hassle and I’m super lazy) but when a girl at work asked me what soap I used to cleanse my face at night and I said “the same soap I use on my body, some CVS brand”, she almost fainted.

    I want to start taking care of my skin but don’t know anything about which products are best (for my skin and for my wallet!) I love how your skin glows!!!

    I’ll definitely look into these Glossier products.

    Thanks!

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