Saturday, August 30, 2014

Skin Care Routine: Intro

I've been struggling with acne and oily skin with enlarged pores for 15 years. Over the years I've lost my self-confidence, and have hidden behind a hanging head or an overload of makeup to get through each day. Since I discovered Memebox, I've really stepped up my skincare game, with an overall goal to get my skin to the point where I can where my usual eye and lip makeup, but eliminate the pore-clogging foundations I've previously been chained to. Granted some foundations are better than others, but all of them I've tried cause me to break out in one way or another.

I've always lived under the mentality that "less is more" and assumed that if I used too many products it would aggravate my skin and make my acne worse. It wasn't until the past few months that I was introduced to Korean skin care products, and (more specifically) Memebox. I jumped into the Memebox craze and started ordering every box that sounded like it might help my skin in some way, and hoped for the best. Soon I found myself with boxes of cleansers, toners, moisturizers and sheet masks. While trying to find the perfect combination of products to use, I happened upon an article about layering. Layering would literally solve almost all the problems I was having with conflicting thoughts I had about the ever-growing mountain of skin care products I had in my bedroom, so I immediately started layering products morning and night.

While using several of the same types of products that offered different benefits to my troubled skin, I quickly found my skin taking advantage of everything, and slowly clearing up. Over the course of about a month I noticed my cystic acne started disappearing and soon I was experiencing fewer whiteheads and my blackheads were fewer as well. While I still experience the occasional whitehead (especially around "that time of the month") and my blackheads have not exactly disappeared, I have been wanting to scream from the rooftop to all of those who feel self-conscious about their acne as I do and share with you the mile-long routine that literally transformed my skin into something new.

Each post will cover products from a new category that I use either in the morning or the evening, and will feature the tag "skin care routine" so they are easy to follow. I thank you for following my journey and I hope that the info to come will help someone else as much as it has helped me.

1 comment:

  1. Hello,
    This post is super helpful...thank you for this and the following posts!! I am dealing with this right now.