Although my mind and internal body clock are still convinced that Summer just began, my skin knows differently. I’ve spent the last few months slathering on SPF, frolicking in sand and salt water, and maybe neglecting those facials that I usually get so diligently. Fall is just around the corner, and despite LA’s still-broiling temps, my clogged, sun-drenched pores are in desperate need of some hydration and TLC. In summary; I’m nursing a summer skincare hangover while simultaneously trying to prep for the harsh dehydration that the next few months will bring. And just like swapping our your wardrobe staples for seasonally appropriate sweaters and booties, I’ve recently had to adjust my skincare routine to prep for Fall, with the help of Advanced Clinicals.Read More
As happy as I am that skincare is IN right now, sometimes I feel like a total hipster about it; I mean, I liked skincare before it was cool. My skincare obsession started during my junior year in college while I was studying abroad in London, which is about the time my acne got real bad. I started reading beauty blogs galore, savoring posts from gurus like British skincare queen Caroline Hirons and Vivianna Does Make-Up (now known as The Anna Edit). And while my skin issues definitely were not solved overnight (in fact, they are still an ongoing battle), I have learned a lot and formed meticulous habits with attention to products, ingredients, and a wholesome approach to what my skin needs. And ever since I started blogging, I've wanted to share this knowledge with those starting out on their skincare journey, hopefully helping them to gloss over some of the more turbulent parts of this process.
For those lovely peeps in their 20's*: building a skincare routine in your 20's is essential. And it's not just simply about warding off wrinkles for sheer vanity, but about creating healthy habits that will benefit you in so many other ways. I know too many gals who still, in their post-college years, don't wash off their make-up before bed (the horror!). And I know even more young dudes who have never even looked at a facial cleanser or moisturizer, much less applied them to their face. For most people, they simply don't know where to start. They walk into a drugstore or Sephora and are paralyzed by the sheer volume of choices-- how can they possibly know what they need, what will work for their skin, and what isn't full of toxic ingredients? Well, I'm here to simply all of that. Please keep in mind that while I don't know your specific skin type, concerns, or potential allergens, this is a general guideline that will break down the phases of building a skincare routine, detailing the types of products that I believe make up a well-rounded routine for the average person.Read More