This 32-year-old is so tired of having the skin of a 15-year-old.
PJ's giveaway this week, which is all about "everyday essentials," got me thinking about my own skincare routine and the products I regularly use. Since last summer, I've been slowly switching over to using more "natural" makeup and haircare items that are free from parabens, phthalates, and other icky stuff. I've tried a bunch of different product lines from drugstore to salon-only finds and have finally discovered some from Kiss My Face and Neutrogena Naturals that make me feel like my hair and skin are still getting as clean as they did with "regular" soaps and shampoos (I love the smell of the Big Body volumizing shampoo!). And I've wholeheartedly embraced Tarte's makeup line (I'm excited to try their new BB cream when I have a little extra cash to throw around!).
But even with all of these great natural products, I'm still struggling with breakouts. As a teenager, I always figured my skin would clear up when I was an adult - it was one of the ways I helped myself get through the anguish of it all. So, what gives?
Tell me: what are your clear skin secrets? Drinking a certain amount of water? Dietary restrictions? Cleaning routine? I'd especially like to know if you're someone who has struggled with skin woes in the past, though if you've always had perfectly glowing, blemish-free skin I won't count your advice out. :)
p.s. You can check out my own "everyday essentials" list - and Emily also has an ongoing series about beauty products on her blog!