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.
Do I apologize or do I just say hi and spam you with long overdue content. Welcome back back to my little space on the internet where we share all things lifestyle. I have been geeking about skin lately and I am more than excited to bring you the skin series on Instagram. This week I just wanted o show yo my skin care shelf and the products that I have and take you a little bit behind the thought process of getting those products. This video is as much of the products that I have (though I have since made new purchases) and a good representation of what I usually think about when purchasing a product.
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