Thursday, August 20, 2015

Let's Talk About: Skincare

The I'm not sure many of you know, but I went to Esthetics school in 2004-2005. I'm obsessed with finding that miracle cure for troubled skin. 
While I was in skincare school, I was diagnosed with Tuberous Sclerosis, and I found out after seeing a dermatologist for  an unknown skin condition.  
The TS caused these angiofibromas all across my cheeks and above my eyebrows. They looked like acne, and it was a serious confidence killer for me. So I was always trying new things. 

Luckily, after my daughter was born, the angiofibromas cleared up. There's no medical research showing this has ever happened before, which leads us to think I was possibly misdiagnosed. But I still had acne, so my search continued. 

I've tried it all!  

And finally, I found it. My skin care "Holy  Trinity". 

I'm currently super into Lush, and can't get enough. My best friend recommended the AquaMarina cleanser and I haven't looked back since. 

It looks funky, it's pink from calamine powder (yes like the mosquito bite lotion!) and there's flecks and pieces of seaweed inside.
It smells a little weird, but Oh My God. Leaves my skin clean, smooth, and breakout free. FINALLY 

I follow Aqua up with another Lush product, Mask of Magnaminty. It's a minty green mask with peppermint, kaolin clay, and aduki beans for a gentle scrub. It's packed with other ingredients that help deep clean and spot treat breakouts!

And the last is a new discovery for me. I was noticing that as great as the AquaMarina was at cleaning my skin, it wasn't great at taking off my full face of makeup. And I really don't enjoy those makeup removing towelettes. I've seen Micellar water all over social media lately as a great makeup remover and skin cleanser so I decided to give it a try. 

I got mine at Target, and it's by the Simple brand, so I know only necessary ingredients are inside!  And it's so simple, just pour some on a cotton round and wipe!  Eye makeup comes off in a snap!  And I wear some pretty difficult mascara. Not a problem for this stuff. 

So I start with the Micellar water, wash with the AquaMarina
, and about 2-3 times a week use Mask of Magnaminty  

And guys. I'm serious. My skin has never looked better!


Do you use Lush products? Leave your favorites in the comments!!