As a teenager I didn’t really get acne. Pimples here and there and no concern for my skin. Then when I turned 18 I started to be getting really bad cystic acne. I was so confused because my friends who had acne were now getting rid of it and I was barely getting it. Now I am 23 and I still struggle but it’s different.

When I was 18 my acne was mainly big cystic acne on the center of my skin. I had constant active breakouts until I was like 20. Several factors contributed. Mainly I didn’t eat enough not on purpose but I was always on the go and surviving off of smoothies. I was also going through a lot of emotional distress with my personal relationships. Very unnecessarily, but at the time no one could tell me other wise.

Now I am 23, and again struggling with acne. This time it’s hormonal. On the chin and around the mouth. Not big painful whiteheads but little under skin bumps all of the time. They leave dark spots because my skin is very sensitive. I did learn to love taking care of my skin even if it doesn’t look good it feels good and I learned to not worry about it too much. I am going to share my favorite things that make my skin feel soothed and fresh.

  • Fresh Soy cleanser. I literally have never reused a cleanser until I got to try this one. I am on my fifth bottle. It cleans my face without drying it out and smells amazing. This I think actually did help my skin. My acne doesn’t get irritated with it and it really brightens up my face and helps it look smooth. Honestly it’s my favorite part of my skin care routine.
  • Fresh Youth Lotus Preserve Cream. I tried a bunch of fresh products after the cleanser and I really enjoy quite a few of their products. The ongoing theme with this brand is that it doesn’t dry out my face, makes me feel fresh and better about skin. This is really moisturizing but light at the same time.
  • Sheet Masks. I really enjoy getting the Lapcos sheet mask pack from Anthropologie. They are thicker than regular face masks and I feel like the products really get in my skin. I got a bunch and am trying out different ones and so far I really like them and plan on writing about specific ones soon because I am very impressed. Also really excited because I am going to Seoul in a few months  and I can’t wait to bring back a bunch of skin care.

I have not been able to find a night cream, eye cream or toner I am very impressed with. I am still on the look out for those. If any of you have any recommendations please let me know 🙂 I am looking forward to trying new products that don’t irritate my sensitive skin. cropped-img_2463.jpg


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