When I discovered my first pimple as a teenager I literally freaked. The fuck. Out. And as a response, I decided to buy the strongest acne wash and most popular medication I could find. As a result, I piled my face with chemicals that proceeded to ruin my skin. All because of one measly zit on my nose.
Years have passed and since then I've learned that just because I have one pimple does not mean I have an acne problem. I realized that instead of waging war against my skin, I should've been pampering it. So, if I could turn back time, here are 5 things I'd want to tell my younger self:
1. Wash Your Face Daily
Quite possibly the most cliché of my 5 skin care tips but definitely the most important, washing your face every day is something you should never skip. When I was younger I used to stay out all night, so when I got home the last thing I wanted to do was wash my face. I thought I could just wipe it down with a facial wipe and be done with it. But I soon learned, as my skin started to break out, that a quick wipe down was not going to cut it. Now I've adopted the 10-Step Korean Skincare routine and even though it sounds like a huge time commitment, I assure you it's worth it. My favorite cleanser at the moment is the Innisfree Jeju Volcanic Pore Cleansing Foam ($13.98).
Hope everyone's having a great weekend so far! If all goes as planned I should be in the middle of a photoshoot right now so tune into my Snapchat (@wcmelle) for a live stream. Now onto the awesome articles I found this week:
Who hasn't heard of the Collection Lasting Perfection Concealer? A cult favorite amongst UK beauty bloggers, this concealer is a an affordable high-street buy that works just as well, if not better, than many high-end concealers.
The moment I found out Beautycon tickets were on sale I scooped one up along with my friend. She ended up being scheduled to work that day so she couldn't join me, but my wonderful boyfriend volunteered to go with me in her stead. So bubbykins, if you're reading this, thank you for spending hours in a warehouse packed full of screaming girls!