My Skincare Routine

One of my most coveted routines, my skincare routine is one that I take great care for since I know that moisture and proper skincare can give you the most glowing complexion, which ensures that you don’t need to cover your skin with much makeup. My skin type is oily combination and for years through adolescence and now into adulthood, I have battled acne on and off. It was definitely more pesky in adolescence and I think I have finally lived into a skincare routine that makes sure my skin stays balanced which minimizes breakouts; hydration and minimizing oil on your skin is key.

Over the years, I’ve accumulated quite a bit of knowledge related to healthy skincare, and many times, you will read about how drinking lots of water, exercise, and a healthy, balanced nutrition is also involved with having great skin. This is all true in my opinion, and it’s also about identifying the best regimen for your skin type with identifying any triggers that could cause any issue for your skin (for example, I think certain chocolate can make me breakout).

I think the formula to great skin (whichever skin type you have!) is the 3-Step concept that was initially released in a 1968 issue of Vogue magazine to orient readers to a new cosmetics line that Estée Lauder was planning to release called Clinique. My mother (whose degree is in cosmetology) has showed me the best way to take care of your skin, which has always included these steps which are the key to great skin. The 3-Steps which never fail:

  1. Cleanse
  2. Exfoliate
  3. Moisturize

Clinique has a 3-Step kit where you can buy the products famously associated, but you can also tweak the products to be of your preference of brand and adapt to your skin type. One tip: never go to bed without washing all of your makeup off, that is the golden rule of skincare. Every evening, I enjoy a cup of Chamomile tea to help me relax and fall asleep, as well as combat acne. I drink it as often as I can and definitely in the evening. Also, avoid poor lifestyle habits which will take a toll on your skin (smoking and drinking). Moreover, take care of all of your skin, it’s vital to your health.

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