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          This year I have taken my skincare routine to a new level! I have been tracking my process since the beginning of the year (youtube video coming soon) and to be honest it has been one wild ride. Like most of my acne-prone friends, I have been dealing with acne since I started puberty. It started out as little bumps here and there but quickly progressed to full-blown breakouts and cystic bumps.

At the beginning of this year, my skin was relatively clear, but since I went to the Bahamas for my birthday I have been struggling with cystic bumps specifically in my chin area. If you are into Chinese face mapping then you will know that breakouts in this area usually mean a hormonal imbalance. Which might be the case. However, I have taken the opportunity to completely change my diet and simplify my skincare routine to get my skin back to optimal health.

I have oily/combination skin that needs A LOT of moisture! With that being said, I wanted to share with you guys my favorite skincare products from July!

Bragg’s Apple Cider Vinegar:

Benefits for the Skin:

-          Antimicrobial (fights against acne)
-          Restores skin’s natural defenses
-          Removes excess dirt
-          Stimulates circulation
-          Exfoliates

Bio Clarity Moisturizer and Spot Treatment:

Benefits for the Skin:
-          Battles blemishes
-          Soothe and calms the skin
-          Helps reduce redness

Urban Rx Clear and Even Tone Pads:

Benefits for the Skin:
-          Contains glycolic, lactic, and salicylic acid
-          Exfoliates dead skin cells
-          Promotes even-looking skin tone (for those dark marks)
-          Removes excess oil
-          Cleans skin

Cerave Face Wash:

Benefits for the skin:
-          Contains ceramides which are essential for healthy skin
-          -maintains the skin’s natural barrier
-          Contains hyaluronic acid which attracts hydration and helps retain moisture
-          Contains niacinamide which calms the skin (great for combating acne)

I have been using this skin routine for about a month now and plan on keeping! Along with clean eating and taking my vitamins, I have seen some awesome improvements with my skin. I will be doing a more in-depth youtube video about my skin health soon!


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