Curology and my Adult Acne

As soon as my turned 25 my face basically told me to go F*** myself and decided to explode. I have tried SEVERAL different skin care products, routines, combinations and for two years NOTHING has worked – until I found curology. I was so skeptical at first because it was one of those things advertised on Snapchat and IG, but honestly I had nothing to lose at this point. Honestly, I am so glad I did. I just hit my 100 days and I included some before and after photos below.

Honestly, the first few weeks your face looks like shit. All the crap that is in your skin starts coming out – I am so glad I started this during quarantine. I had no idea how much sun damage I had to my skin (outside my freckles). After the first few uses, I felt a difference in the texture of my skin and after the first few weeks I had less blackheads, my skin was smoother, I had less cystic acne, and my dark spots had started to fade. Now I have prob 75% less black heads and my over all complexion and texture of skin is SO much better.

What I liked about curology is that you have your own consultation with a Dermatologist with out having to go in, and you get it free for 30 days. Thats enough time to see that something is going on with your skin. They can adjust it as needed throughout the process as well if your concerns change!

I recommend giving it a try, I also want to note that this is not a sponsored page. Just put opinion – trying to help you guys out!

Thanks for reading – XOXO

Tay

My Quarantine Skincare Routine

My Quarantine Skincare Routine

If you follow me on Instagram you may have seen my IGTV video I posted this morning. We are all going stir crazy while trying to stay inside and stop the spread of this crazy virus. One thing that has been a positive is my skin has gotten so much clearer since staying home, most likely because I actually have time take care of my skin regularly! Not just my face, but my body too.

Since about 25 my skin has done a full 360. I have always had pretty sensitive skin but it hit a new level after my 25th birthday. Now at the age of 27, I don’t have the patience for adult acne. Over the last year I have tried out a bunch of different products and these are the products I keep going back to from body wash to night cream.

Body

I have done a previous post on Raw Sugar Living products, I had switched to them after finding out I had CIN3 cells on my cervix. Since originally trying them – I had switched to a few different other brands just to try things out but I find myself back with their body wash and NOW using their lotion as well. My skin decided to become uber dry all of a sudden but this lotion keeps me moisturized for at least 24 hours.

I have done previous posts on self tanner, and I decided since I am locked in the house, why not try a new one. Oh. My. God. I loveeeeeee this Australian Gold Tanner. I don’t know why I haven’t heard of this one before, but their Gradual Sunless Tanner gives you an AMAZING color, and my skin is naturally pale as ever! I use this only twice a week because if I go too hard, it doesn’t end well.

Face

Now, this is my struggle area and I have tried for quite some time to change it up and find what works right for my skin. Wholefoods 365 Every Day Value Charcoal Acne Cleanser has changed my life. It calms my skin and keeps my acne at bay. I can’t find a link for the life of me, but it is only about $6 in stores at wholefoods. I’m sure you can find it on Prime Now as well. I also like to use

Once I cleanse my face, I like to use Sephora’s Zinc Mask. It really purifies your skin and for me eliminates blemishes. I love sephora’s skincare line because it is part of sephora clean – and it is affordable. I typically like to do masks on days before I wash my hair so a few times a week because once the mask is done, its easier to just hop in the shower and rinse it off.

Once the mask is off, I’ve been using Sephora’s Hyaluronic Moisturizer. Not sure if I will continue to use it, but for now it does the trick.  Once my face is moisturized, I add on my eye cream! I recieved Murad’s Renewing Eye Cream in an Ipsy bag a while ago and have used it since.  It is quite expensive but it lasts a while!

Since I am a ginger, my pale Irish skin typically gets sort of red and irritated. Soooo I started using Argan oil on my face AND my hair once I read the benefits of it. My favorite is Acure Argan Oil. Tip: if you ever have razor burn or soar skin from shaving – put some of this on your legs, it is so relieving.

At night: instead of using the Hyaluronic Acid Moisturizer, I useSephora’s Firming Sleeping Cream because it is never to early to start tightening that skin!

As always, thanks for reading! I know this was a long one, but all views are appreciated. Stay safe and healthy during this crazy time and keep an eye out for more recipes this week!

XOXO

Tay