My Evening Skincare Routine for Dry Acne Prone Skin

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It’s nighttime, I’m exhausted and all I want to do is collapse in bed, but I always drag myself to the bathroom and do my evening skincare. Over the past few months, I’ve really nailed down my routine. Usually I bounce around trying fair few products, but lately I’ve been sticking to just a few. All of these products work well for my dry acne prone and sensitive skin and they’re affordable.

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Leven Rose Oils for Skin & Hair | Review

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We all have our own journeys to adopting natural beauty products. For me, it happened about three and a half years ago after I had a very painful and ugly reaction to a moisturizer formulated for sensitive skin. Determined to figure out what ingredient/s had caused it, I delved into researching the cosmetics and personal care products industries and I didn’t like what I found. I promptly replaced that terrible moisturizer with a bottle of Leven Rose jojoba oil and it’s been a part of my daily skincare ever since.

Not to brag, but c’mon, that’s a pretty good love story. Though jojoba oil was my first love, I’ve tried three other oils from Leven Rose and I want to share my thoughts. In a perfect world, I would own all of their products. At the end, you can read about the ones I’m particularly desperate to get my hands on.

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My Pamper Routine & Why it’s Non-negotiable

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When the days are long and full of to-do’s, I’m guilty of not taking time for myself and by the way, nearly all of my days are jammed packed. After a couple weeks, I finally embrace the seemingly unimportant activities that I’ve been putting off and something amazing happens. I feel better. Dedicating an evening to relaxation and treating myself makes me feel like a new and refreshed little lady, who is ready to kick ass.

Recently, I’ve finally realized that “me time” is just as valuable as work time, and actually it makes work time better because I’m not distracted by little things like my unsightly chipped manicure as I type, or how dull and dry my skin is because I can’t remember the last time I did a mask. No, not everyone needs to have polished nails or do a face mask weekly, but if it makes you feel better, you do. Furthermore, you need to do it and not feel guilty about it. I often catch myself thinking it’s silly and a waste of time, but once done, I never regret it. Give yourself permission to do those things that may not make sense, but make you feel better because when you feel better, you do better.

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How I Healed My Severely Dry Skin

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Winter is hard on the skin. For me, winter brought more than just a dull complexion. I’ve struggled with severely dry patches on my cheeks that are red, itchy, flaky and scaly. Needless to say, it’s been less than pleasant. Finally, I’ve cracked the code and my skin is well on it’s way to a full recovery. My skin rehab routine is simple and full of natural vegan ingredients for a happy face. All it takes a little dedication.

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