I was initially scared of this family of ingredients growing up. The number of times I went into the GPs office, came out of the consultation and read the leaflet in the cream that they gave me and it said something like “this will make you sensitive to the sun” is more than I can remember. I was those people who were scared of the potential of the chemicals to harm my skin and therefore didn’t use any of the creams. I kind of accepted at some point that probably my acne was predetermined to stay with me. That was of course until I took the retinoid plunge , a little over a month ago.
I have just opened this blog in almost over two months. To be fair its actually three months now that today is the last day of February. Saying that this year started on a rather hectic note would be just a tip of the ice bag. I have struggled in all aspects of life in every sense of the word. I actually shared a bit of that on this Instagram post.
If you live in Kenya and you regularly browse through this Internet streets, you have probably encountered the Garnier skin active intensive 3 in 1 charcoal mask. Its literally the celebrity of masks. Its impressive the work loreal East Arica has done to make skin care accessible for a lot of us. So this is their flagship product that is found in many states and on the Garnier official store on Jumia. But is it worth the hype?
Every time my skin behaves, I do a little happy dance because if like me you have acne, you know how real the struggle can be. One of the steps that I have taken is to mask my face 2-3 times a week. This may actually seem a lot to people but it has been working for my skin… To keep it calm. I am still learning to manage my skin and show up in the best way possible and that has meant listening to what my skin needs.
I was watching a video from my channel of some time last year when I was showing my skin care routine….I think its the last skin care routine I shared with you on the channel….and I was cringing all through and through. Not only did I have some gross mistakes in the video, but the sheer lack of sunscreen…..
I am hoping that you caught up with my basic skin foundation post that I shared here.…if you haven’t already, that would be a good place to start . Today however I just wanted to take you with me while I do my skin care….and chat a little about my steps. Let’s get right into it
I think the last time I was on here is probably 3 weeks ago. I decided to go on an unannounced break that if I am to be totally honest with you, I didn’t even anticipate. 2020 has truly been a year full of surprises and sometimes unwelcome ones at that. That is also how it is almost midnight and I am rushing to finish this blogpost so that I can try sleep. I genuinely hope you all have been doing well and perhaps even been busy so you didn’t miss me that much. Before we delve into my little skin highlight, I just wanted to say a big thank you for the support that you have been giving me on my platforms… I have felt so much love coming my way…. We even hit a whooping 200 subscribers o the channel…Can you believe it? (if you haven’t subscribed yet, you are missing out in the fun over there…and also, support a girl no?)
Mondays are usually a struggle for me, infact, I stopped counting them as the first day of the week. Today however I decided to change the rhythm for this week. Actually, this is what happened. Last week was a DIFFICULT week, wueh! I shared part of it here in this post….the part that I did not share however was a little personal crisis that I fell into somewhere in the middle of the week. Hopefully I will find the right words for it to share soon, because I strongly feel that its a topic that needs to be shared. It ended up making me feel like I was the worst person in the world however, without even knowing why necessarily. Somewhere along the week though as I was sitting with my feelings and processing them, I got this strong resolve about my self perception that I can’t even explain…but that’s what is driving me this week.
If there is something that changes in my life, it is definitely my skin care routine. i am constantly learning and trying to implement everything that I am learning in order to give my skin the best experience.Learning means a few tweaks in products or methods . Read More