April Favorites

April 30, 2016
So I am back with this month favorites post, and this month contains a bunch of favorites that I'm super excited about! I've been feeling great lately, which means lots of interesting things for me to share with you all.

How I Cleared My Skin

April 16, 2016

A few weeks ago, I started to notice that my skin was breaking out a bunch.  I'm not sure if it was from stress, poor eating habits, allergy shots, or just being a teenager.  It was making me really uncomfortable being around people or in pictures and I didn't know how to solve it! To clarify (no pun intended), I had clusters of pimples in between my eyebrows and one big Rudolph-like under the skin pimple on my nose.

To clear up the bump on my nose I used Prid's Drawing Salve.  This is pretty much my holy grail product when it comes to larger breakouts, and I definitely notice a difference when I use this product.  I think to the key to clearing up this kind of breakout is to be persistent with treatment and avoid touching it.  I always use a q-tip when applying product so that I don't get dirt and oils from my skin on the spot. These pimples can also get quite large and red so I use ice packs to reduce swelling.

To clear up the breakouts in between my brows I did a combination of things.  I used my favorite spot treatment, which is Clean & Clear Advantage Acne Spot Treatment as well as changed my face wash routine.  As much as I love using my favorite face wash, sometimes it's best to let your skin rest from chemical and go natural.  While I was trying to clear up my skin I used Dove soap to wash my face.  I would remove my eye makeup as normal, but  I replaced my normal routine of face wash and toner with Dove's sensitive skin bar soap.  I loved the way this felt on my skin because it lathers so well and it's super moisturizing.  Because I do have dry skin, I kept using my moisturizer which is Clean & Clear Morning Burst Hydrating Gel Moisturizer but I reduced use to 1x a day.

It's been about a week since I started this new regimen and my skin is doing pretty well.  I have no new spots, and I've been using Ambi Fade Cream to clear up any dark spots or scars on my face.  I'll most likely continue this routine throughout spring and see how my skin is doing.  I'll be sure to keep you all posted!

I hope you enjoyed this post and it helped anyone who is struggling with acne. Stay tuned, xo Lauren.

*This is NOT a sponsored post*

French Braids

April 12, 2016

You guys may or may not have noticed that for the most part I always wear my hair the same way, straight, parted on the left, and sometimes with a headband. The primary reason for this is that I have hair that's short, thin, and extremely delicate. This makes it hard and risky to try out new hairstyles. I've been saying for awhile that I want to grow out my hair so I can wear it in two braids all the time because it's a hairstyle that looks good with my face and it's not super hard. I decided to wear it even though my hair is still short, and I love the way it turned out.
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