Flawless Face

My face is far from flawless. I'm convinced I was cursed. I see a dermatologist regularly to control my cystic acne. If you've ever had cystic acne you know it sucks. I don't wear a lot of makeup, that goes back to the whole 'I hate getting ready' thing, yet I still have to deal with managing bad skin. My facial skin is pale in comparison to the rest of my body, lightly freckled and quite dull. I also suffer from dark under eye circles; it runs in the family. And I was blessed with forehead wrinkles by the age of twenty. Sense my sarcasm. It drives me crazy, but I do what I can to give it a boost.
As like most women with bad skin, you try every product under the sun hoping for a miracle. After years of experimenting I finally found a routine that I like and seems to be working pretty well--knock on wood! I stopped washing my face twice a day in hopes that it would stop producing excess oils and guess what? It worked! I rinse my face with cool water in the AM and follow with a quick spritz of  Lush Tea Tree Toner after that I apply Aveeno Clear Complexion Moisturizer and I'm good to go. Quick and easy. If I feel my skin is looking particularly dull that morning I use Bare Essentuals Skin Re-ver Upper serum in between toning and moisturizing. My night routine varies and is slightly more complicated. If I'm wearing makeup that particular day I use Almay Makeup Remover before washing my face. I have four cleansers I alternate between in no specific schedule. For a daily clean I use Lush Angels on Bare Skin or Fresh Farmacy. For a deep clean I use Burt's Bees Deep Cleansing Cream. To exfoliate, Lush Dark Angels. No matter which cleanser I choose to use the one thing that is always the same--using my Clarisonic Mia 2 Cleansing System. It gives me that deep clean I need after a long day.

B R A N D S  M E N T I O N E D:
Lush USA
Burt's Bees
Bare Esentuals



  1. Where is the container from you keep your products in?! I love it!

    1. I'm not sure which one you're referring too (there's three in these photos) - the black & silver makeup bag is from bare esentuals, the glass jar with the cotton rounds is from the craft store, and the triangle/geo container is actually a terrarium from UO!


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