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    Skincare : My current routine + Progress

    Hello friends! I’ve been waiting a while to share my little skin journey with you, and I’m finally ready (and so is my skin) so here we go!

    I’ve always struggled with my skin, around age 16 I started having really bad breakouts around my cheeks and had to go on a prescription to clear it up. Since then I have always had hormonal breakouts, along with mysterious Idontknowwhatshappening breakouts, dry patches and occasionally allergic reactions.

    My main concerns have always been acne, uneven tone and dullness. I would usually find a product that worked for me (like really worked) but after a few months the magic faded and I was back to square one!

    I started to see Danika (Omega Skin and Laser Studio) in March of this year, and have continued to see her monthly and the results have been nothing short of amazing. My first appointment we did an enzyme facial – my skin looked incredible, but then unfortunately I had a  very bad reaction to a medication I was on for a throat infection (who would have thought). I felt so discouraged, this was probably the worst my skin has looked.

    *this is my skin during my reaction – my entire face was covered in little spots, and in addition to that my skin was so dry and flaky, even with makeup it still looked red and bumpy. (This photo is with makeup).

    Thankfully Danika is super knowledgeable and told me how to calm my skin and begin to repair it. Because this was a reaction I used hydrocortisone along with my regular skincare and it began to clear up within a week. Even though the reaction was clearing my skin was left feeling dull, rough and looking pretty uneven.

    *this is after it had cleared, as you can tell my skin still healing but it’s much better!

    Now after a few months and following my at home regime and of course with Danika’s help my skin is looking awesome! I have been getting derma planing done (which is a great way to exfoliate!), followed up with an enzyme facial and then LED therapy to help with bacteria that causes breakouts as well as helps stimulate collagen!

    * this is my skin currently (yes I am wearing makeup) – my breakouts have been minimal and usually around my period (thanks hormones!). But I feel like that is totally normal, and again my breakouts are smaller, and much easier to manage compared to before I started this skincare routine/began to visit Danika!

    My at home routine:

    1. Cleanse: Alumier MD sensi-calm cleanser
    2. Tone: Alumier MD Bright & Clear Solution
    3. Retinol: Alumier MD Resurfacing Serum 0.25%
    4. Moisturize: First Aid Beauty Ultra Repair Cream

     

    If you’re looking for great skin tips definitely check out Danika’s site and blog, she has a ton of information and easy things to do to get your skin looking its best!!

    If you have any questions feel free to leave them in the comments and I’ll get back to you asap!

    Until next time,

    J

     

    Winter Skincare Routine

    Seeing as winter is in full swing, and my skin is suffering I figured it would be the perfect time to share my winter skincare routine!

    Typically in the morning I just rinse my face with water instead of washing it with cleanser, and at night I take off my makeup with Garnier’s micellar water, and then cleanse with my Marcelle Hyrda-C exfoliating cleanser.

    After cleansing I follow up with my Breath of Fresh Air toner from Lush, and then my Vichy booster. Once that soaks into my skin I finish with my Marcelle Hydra-C moisturizer and eye cream!

    If I’m having any breakouts I treat them with Grease Lightning from Lush, and put it on before my hydration booster.

    My last must have for dry skin is the Boscia gel exfoliant. I honestly love this stuff so much! I’ve heard really mixed reviews but personally it’s my favourite. It gets rid of all of the dry/dead skin without being too harsh on my skin.

    All of the products are linked here!

    Garnier Micellar Water | Vichy Hydration Booster | Marcelle Hydra-C Moisturizer | Marcelle Hyrda-C Eye cream | Lush Grease Lightning | Lush Breath of Fresh Air | Boscia Gel Exfoliant

    *For reference my skin is usually combination during the summer, and dry in the winter – but more recently my skin has gone to dry all the time. I have occasional hormonal breakouts and my skin is also fairly sensitive. 

    I hope that this helped you pick out some new products if you’re also dealing with super dry skin this season!

    Until next time,

    J

    Review : Herbivore Botanicals

     

    For the last few months I have been using Herbivore botanicals skincare in my morning + evening routines. I honestly love these products so much, so I thought that I would review them here for you!

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