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Updated Skincare Routine for Early Spring 2016

March 7, 2016

It’s been a while since I’ve written anything about the skincare and beauty aspect of my self-​care routines! After answering a friend’s question about skincare and literally writing enough for a blog post…I decided to modify it and turn it into a post, since I’ve gotten to know my skin and what it needs a little bit better than I did the last time I talked about my routine.

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Current curl care: autumn 2014

October 27, 2014

I’ve been adjusting my curly hair care routine as needed for the past 8 months, especially as fall settles in. Read about my process & the products I use!

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My current skincare routine.

September 16, 2014

Earlier this year, in the wake of serious depression, I started watching makeup tutorials as a form of self-​care. Specifically Sinéad Cady’s tutorials, a la The Makeup Chair. (If you stop reading right now and just go sit on her channel for hours, I will not blame you. Maude knows I do it.) This week, Sinéad talked about her skincare routine as of late, and I thought I’d write a bit about mine as well. This will double as a mini product review for everything I use.

I have combination skin, both dry and oily — and sometimes in the same places! It’s not unusual for my nose and forehead to be both oily and flaky, which is frustrating to deal with sometimes. In fact, my skin is the number one physical reason I didn’t wear makeup for years. (There were philosophical reason as well, but I’ve written about those before.)

It’s taken me a while to figure out what works for my skin. In fact, I’ve dedicated this entire year to figuring it out! So please don’t take what I say to be gospel truth — your skin will tell you what it needs and what works for it, so be sure to experiment until you find what’s best for you. Pay really close attention to how your skin reacts to different products and treatments, and be sure to give them a couple of weeks before determining whether it’s working or not. Unless something you’re using is causing rashes or chemical burns, then stop immediately.

My skincare routine is concentrated at night before bed, so I’ll be starting there.

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