So I’ve already written quite a few posts about skincare, covering basics like hydration and going into depth about certain ingredients. This being said, my skin has reached a turning point and is now getting worse with my old routine. 🤔 This is because Toronto has very inconsistent environmental conditions so I’m adjusting from winter to spring (ish… it’s still 5 degrees C here ❄️). With my recent saving up, I’ve decided to completely replace my old products with some new ones that I’ve been eyeing recently. I’ll also explain why I chose them.
Unfortunately not everything works for everyone…
Almost every brand now has their own version of Vitamin C. What does it actually do? How do I use it? Why is everything orange? 🍊 I answer these questions and more in my second lesson of Skincare School! Also happy new year everyone 🙂 Haven’t posted in a while because I was away on vacation… and now back to the cold Canadian winter 😦
We all want beautiful, clear skin. That’s why we invest so heavily in products that cleanse, brighten, tone, purify, detox, hydrate and whatever else is labelled. Did you know though, that there are very simple habits that may be interfering with your results? Fixing these 8 simple things could make a huge difference to your skin, without having to buy a $60 face mask. Photo by Sarah Gray on Unsplash
Another great bag this month!
#NoFilter #NoMakeup. I wanted to wait until my regular routine gave me consistent results before dedicating a full post to it. I’ve been using the same products for a few weeks now and my skin looks and feels great! I do have some minor blemishing on my cheeks and jawline, but for the most part I’m pretty happy with my bare face (minus my uneven eyebrows). These are the products that are working well for my sensitive, oily/combination skin during this dry winter season. Heads up: lots of best sellers and cult favourites ahead!
Most of the time, I buy things after reading ratings & reviews online (a term called “webrooming”) so it’s uncommon for me to not like something. But of course everyone is different, and there will always be products that work for some people, and don’t work for others. This is my first post about products that didn’t work for me. They don’t necessarily suck, but if I went back in time, I wouldn’t have bought any of these items.
This is going to be a long post. If you’ve ever wondered what eczema is, or how to deal with it, I literally detail everything I did wrong and right when I got hit with it this year. I have no photos of the damage but I do go in detail to help as many people as possible. Some of this will sound gross, but I’m hoping I’ll help someone with their eczema too!
This past Halloween weekend, I flew to SoCal to attend a music festival (THE BEST WEEKEND OF MY LIFE… I may just write a full post on it) and do some touristy stuff. Of course, one of the most exciting parts of my trip was having the chance to shop for beauty south of the border. Most of these products aren’t available in Canadian stores so I had to pick them up!
I’m starting a new series called Skincare School, where regular consumers like me can learn about beauty ingredients on a simple (ish) level. The science behind everything is complicated, but it doesn’t have to be! My first segment is on Alcohols and Sulfates: what are they, and what kinds should I avoid?