• Clean Beauty

    Acne-Fighting, Clean Skincare Routine

    OK – let me start out by saying that I do not suffer from chronic or widespread acne, nor have I visited a skincare professional, nor am I a skincare expert.  Over the past several months, my dry, non-acne prone skin has gone through an uncharacteristic period of oiliness and acne flareups, and I want to share my latest routine for those of you who may be going through the same thing and want to gently resolve these issues with clean skincare. For the record, my skin does present as more combination during the humid summer months, but I would definitely say that the blemishes I’ve been experiencing since earlier…

  • Clean Beauty,  Makeup

    Clean Lip Care

    Lips have been having their moment for a while now (thanks, Kylie!). It’s all about the healthy pout and I’ve finally discovered how to achieve mine, thanks to clean beauty! Optional Step 1: Exfoliate There are so many products marketed and sold specifically for this purpose, and I’ve tried my fair share, but I always seem to come back to this, super basic method – rub your lips gently with a towel. I know this might sound too simple, but it really works. Once or twice a week, while getting out of the shower, I gently rub my lips with my bath towel. This works to slough off dry skin, leaving…

  • Beauty

    Nighttime Skincare Routine

    Back in February, I posted my morning skincare routine with all intentions of following right up with the nighttime version. However, things didn’t quite work out that way (clearly 😛 ) Between finishing up products (yay!), the change of seasons, and trying to break bad habits (makeup wipes!!), my PM routine was in some sort of limbo. I didn’t want to share my process without having a consistent one for at least 6 weeks, and I’m happy to report, three months later, I got one! Products may change here and there, but the steps remain the same. For the sake of time and filming, I only included my current routine…

  • Beauty

    Morning Skincare Routine

    This post has been a long time coming, both because I have been planning on writing this for a while and also because it took me a long time to develop a skincare routine. Up until my late twenties, my routine, if you could call it one, consisted of two items: an oil-free moisturizer with SPF 15 and a jar of cleanser. While there is nothing wrong with either of these items, they stopped addressing my skincare needs long before I stopped using them. In my previous skincare post, I mentioned that I have dry skin. I had just about gotten used to the tight, stretched out feeling that comes…