My Skin Care Journey And My Top 5 Tips

Skin Care Journey And My Top 5 Tips

How I have transformed my skin over the last four years

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For the last four years, I have received many compliments on my skin but it has not always been as clear as it is today. My freshman year of high school, I never wanted to leave the house because my acne was at its worst. The acne was stubborn and after trying everything, my dermatologist finally recommended that I begin Acutane. I would not recommend Acutane for anyone, unless you have tried absolutely everything. Although Acutane helped my acne be less stubborn, it did not stop breakouts completely. I have become obsessed with skincare over the last four years, and below are my top five tips to keeping your skin glowing, clear and fresh!

Always Remove Makeup

My favorite makeup wipes!

https://www.neutrogena.com/skin/makeup-remover-cleansing-towelettes/6805105.html

This is so important. Never sleep in your makeup. The makeup will soak into your pores over night causing clogged pores which lead to breakouts. I recommend throwing a pack of makeup wipes in your bag and with only a few wipes you're ready to hit the hay!

Moisturize, Moisturize, Moisturize

I have used this moisturize for years, highly recommend!

https://www.clinique.com/product/1574/26651/3-step/step-3-moisturize/dramatically-different-moisturizing-lotion

There is nothing more your skin hates than being dry. Just like your thirst for water, your skin thirsts for moisture. Especially during the cold months, you want to make sure your skin always has that extra moisture. Without moisturizing, your skin will then produce oil to help combat the dryness, but that extra oil will then cause blemishes. So, don't forget to moisturize!

Visit your Dermatologist, They Know What They're Talking About

https://www.facingacne.com/dermatologist/

Your skin is your biggest organ, so getting it checked out by a doctor is super important! Make sure to go at least once a year and they can help prescribe anything if you need extra help.

Drink Water and Then Drink More 

https://www.everydayhealth.com/water-health/water-body-health.aspx

Water is your skin's best friend. Water helps get rid of enemies like acne, dryness, extra oil, dullness, you name it water can help. Make sure to be getting in a lot of water every day to keep not just your skin happy, but the rest of your body too.

Face Masks. Period. 

My favorite face mask! Great price too.

https://www.target.com/p/sheamoisture-174-african-black-soap-clarifying-mud-mask-tamarind-tea-tree-oil-6oz/-/A-49109600

Your skin goes through a lot, so it is vital that your treat it like royalty at least once a week. I love face masks for this. Face masks help remove everything the skin doesn't want as well as helps relax your skin. I put on a face mask two times a week!

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To The Girl Who Doesn't Party In College

They are rare, I know.
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I know what you all are thinking, she is just writing the article to brag on herself or to show the world the kind of person she is. No, I am writing this article to the girl out there who feels as if she is alone.

Not being a part of the party season is not the most popular thing to do on a college campus.

Most people spend their days thinking about what they will do at night. Life pretty much revolves around the next party. But for people like me, it isn't spent thinking about alcohol or the next party I'm going to attend. And that can get pretty lonely.

It is not like I sit and wallow in my sadness or ever feel like my friends leave me out because I don't drink. I have great friends that support every decision I make.

But, some are not that lucky.

Some girls don't have the support system like me and I am here to tell you to never compromise the person you want to be just because you don't fit in. If you don't want to party, don't give in just because your friends are pressuring you into. Not to sound cliche, but find new friends because they are not your real ones.

Choosing to stay true to you will pay off in the end, and you won't regret it. I promise.

I don't know why you choose to not attend the party scene, but I would be hindering my calling if I didn't tell you why I don't. I know this guy, and his name is Jesus. He is my best friend and the person I talk to about everything. It is because of Him that I decided to not party, to set an example for the people around me.

But, I am also not 21. So I don't think, by any means, that me having a margarita when I turn 21 is hurting my reputation or my testimony.

I firmly believe that alcohol isn't a sin when consumed in the right ways. I also don't ever see myself as a partier, 21 or not. Partying is a way of conforming and a way of becoming what this fallen world deems acceptable.

So to the girl who fails to be the typical college partier, I commend you. I look up to you. I respect you. I want you to know how rare you are. You choosing to not party and rise above the college standard is something you will never regret. I don't believe that my college years are boring because of the way I decide to live my life. I wish that I could befriend each and every girl relating to this article.

So, when those Friday nights get boring, remember that you are not alone. You are rising above the standard.

Sincerely,

The girl who doesn't party in college

Cover Image Credit: Krisztian Hadi / Flickr

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