Things I Added To My Skincare Routine That Made All The Difference

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For the past year my skin has been going through some serious changes. After being on the pill for so long it was like I had to relearn my skin. My skin recently has been a lot more oily and acne prone. So the simple skin care routine that I use to have has needed an upgrade. I have added a few things to my skin care routine that have change my life.

Tea Tree Oil

Tea tree oil has amazing benefits for your skin specifically in treating acne. Tea tree oil helps with the severity of acne. I use it as an on the spot treatment for when I had those unexpected breakouts. I just take a Q-tip and put a few drops on it and put the tea tree oil on the acne spot. Usually it will dry the acne out overnight or within two uses; depending on how stubborn it wants to be.

Micellar Water

I recently traded in my makeup wipes for micellar water. The idea is that micelles are attracted to dirt and oil, so they are able to draw out impurities without drying out the skin. Therefore, micellar water can be used as a facial wash, makeup remover and moisturizer all in one. It really does the job of taking away all of my makeup and doesn't leave my skin dry. I also noticed that it really moisturizes my face and doesn't leave it dry like the makeup wipes use to. Since I've been using it I have been breaking out less which is pretty awesome, that lets me know it’s doing it job.  

Spin Facial Brush

Lastly is my amazing spin brush. This thing is a game changer. I have always had super sensitive skin so I was on the fence about trying out a facial spin brush because I thought it would just irritate my skin. But I decided to go ahead and get one because I had some acne scars on my forehead that I wanted to get rid of and I needed a better way to exfoliate my skin than just by using my hands. So once I tried it out I could see an immediate difference in my skin. It helps cleanse my pores a lot more and I have been breaking out less. I normally just use the sensitive spin brush attachment and will occasionally use the exfoliator spin brush attachment to use on my forehead and chin to get rid of my dark spots.

3 Step Skin Care Routine For Sensitive Skin

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My skincare routine has changed more than a few times in my life. I have very sensitive acne prone skin, and over the years I have learned that less is more when you have sensitive skin. I have a 3 step skin care routine that has stood the test of time. I do this routine day and night and occasionally add other products depending on what my skin is going through.

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Cleanser

My first product is my cleanser which is the Cetaphil Dermacontrol Oil Control Foam Wash For Acne-Prone Skin. I have notice when it comes to sensitive skin a foam is ideal because it’s not too harsh on the skin. The Cetaphil Foam Wash is very gentle but very effective when it comes to cleaning my face and keeping me acne free.

Toner

After using my cleanser I use a toner which I started using only a year ago. I know what was I thinking! Toner helps really clean those pores and get all of that dirt and makeup out. My toner of choice is Thayers Rose Petal Witch Hazel. I am so cautious when it comes to trying new products on my skin because I can have a really bad reaction and do more harm than good. But this product is amazing definitely a game-changer. I take a cotton round and wipe it all over my face and really focus on my acne-prone spots which are my forehead and chin.

Moisturizer

After my toner has dried I add my moisturizer. I use the  Neutrogena Ultra-Gentle Facial Moisturizer. This moisturizer is unscented and very light, it doesn't clog my pores but keeps my skin very moisturized. And that's it short simple and sweet! All of these products you can find at your local drugstore:)

Blog Maintenance Routine

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There is a lot that goes into blogging besides making content and posting it. There are a lot of moving parts that make a blog function to it's full  potential one of those things are blog maintenance. All of the things you see on a blog have to be maintained and updated consistently. There are a few things that have become a staple in my blog maintenance routine. 

Update Old Photos - When you look back at your older post and look at the photos do you cringe a little bit. One misconception about blogging is that you can't go back and edit past post, which is totally not true. If you see a photos you no longer like than updates them. 

Check for Broken Links - On a lot of my older post there are broken links to things I might have referred to in the post. Maybe the link no longer exist. This happens a lot with fashion post when the item sells out, so you can do your best and go back and find something similar to that item and re-link it. 

Delete Post Your Not Happy With - Through the evolution of my blog I have delete or updated a lot of post that I am no longer happy with. I think that is the beauty in blogging, you are always growing and getting better at it and it is reflected in your content. So it's ok to no longer like a post. 

Respond to Comments - Sometimes during the weekday it might be hard to respond to comments if you have a busy schedule. So I just make it a part of my routine to reply to any comments on the weekend. That way I don't have to rush through them. 

Update Sidebar - Your sidebar on your blog is just as important as you homepage. Keeping that updated is very important. I make sure no links are broken and all picture are updated. 

New Profile Pic - Some people forget to update the profile pic on there blog if you have one at all. You should update it because you are forever changing  and growing and you should show that in your profile pic. I try to change mines 4 times a year with the seasons. 

Reply to Emails - This as the same as replying to comments. Normally I reply to all emails during the weekend unless it's super urgent.