I’ve been talking about my skincare routines the past few weeks but I wanted to devote a post to what I used while pregnant and nursing since I receive so many questions about this topic. Also, I am sharing a pregnancy skincare post from a cute beauty blogger I met at #rsTheCon last weekend that may be helpful as well!
(If you are looking for details about this dress, see this post!)
Last week I shared all about my struggles with hormonal acne, specifically cystic acne. I was so touched by all the feedback I received. I am not alone in my struggle! Anyway, I did that post first so you could understand what I base my skincare regimens upon. I want to use effective anti-aging products, but ones that don’t break me out.
Note: In a few weeks I am writing about my skincare regimen when I am pregnant and nursing with several “clean beauty” products that I have discovered. I mention some of them in today’s post, too!
Today begins a new five-part “spring cleaning” weekly skincare series answering all the questions I receive about my skincare routine. Some of the topics I’ll be covering include: my morning and nighttime skincare regimens, beauty tools I love, pregnant/nursing skincare products, including “clean beauty” favorites. Today’s post I am starting with my history of acne. As much as I didn’t want to write about this first topic, I feel like it’s a big part of my skincare decisions. I also know there are probably lots of people out there who struggle with this and may benefit from hearing my story. So here we go!
In my year-end reader poll, one thing that came up again and again was readers’ interest in proper skincare. As a history major (hello research!) and former (very short-lived) newspaper reporter, my tendency is to interview people directly in the field, someone with a bit of expertise. So that’s why I thought it best to start this skincare conversation on DoSayGive with an actual dermatologist. I really think y’all are going to enjoy reading what she had to say.
To be honest, I have always been very hesitant to try any facial products other than what my dermatologist recommended, because my skin is so…shall we say…finicky. So when a sweet reader from Tennessee named Ashley sent me several Beauty County samples, I was a tad skeptical.
But I set out to try them for two weeks, day and night, to give you an honest, unbiased take on them. So if you have been thinking of trying out some of Beauty Counter’s products, I am going to tell you what I have LOVED so far and maybe this post will help sort out what are the best products to spend your money on!