Admittedly I can get rather lazy when it comes to my skincare. Previously I could catergorize my skin as oily and sensitive. As I began to get a bit older, however, that changed to combination, sensitive, acne-prone. My t-zone remains my problem area as far as trying to combat oil whereas the perimeter of my face tends to be dry. It took a lot of trial and error to get in touch with that diagnosis and unfortunately my skin suffered in the interim.
It wasnt until I was having to deal with repeat breakouts and a heightened level of hyperpigmentation that I began to get serious about taking care of my skin. When I attended the five year anniversary party for The Makeup Girl blog I had a consultation with Joelle Lyons, esthetician for our beloved first lady Michelle Obama. The consultation involved sitting in this contraption that allowed both Joelle and I to see my skin up close and way too personal. I was at once shocked and disgusted by what I saw. That was my turning point. Since that day I have been a bit more diligent with washing my face twice a day and eating a bit better. I now see the results and in addition have taken a much needed break from applying foundation and powder every day. My skin is much happier and showing me by behaving.
I did a video to showcase the products currently in my skincare arsenal. Most items I picked up from CVS but if you have a question about anything I used please do not hesitate to ask.