Caveman Cleansers

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So I mentioned last week that I’m doing something called the “caveman regimen” (more of an anti-regimen, really) to clear up my skin and give it a much-needed rest. The premise is simple. You do nothing. You don’t wash your face. You don’t touch your face. You don’t wear makeup. If you want to be really hardcore, you don’t even let water touch your face. The idea is that you let your skin naturally balance it’s oil production and PH. It also replenishes the skin’s natural barrier against bacteria that aggressive cleansing can strip away.

Does it sound ookey? Yeah, it’s a little gross, but I have to admit that it works. My skin tends to be at its best when I do… nothing. There are a couple of reasons why this might be the case. I could have sensitive skin and not realize it. I could be going too far with cleansing. In any case, I usually only have to do this a couple of times a year for a few weeks– typically after I’ve gone a bit haywire with trying out different creams and cleansers and masks. I get ADHD with my skincare routine, and my skin suffers. So I take a chill pill and let things happen (mostly) naturally, and then I slowly work one product per week (or two) back into my routine. Continue reading “Caveman Cleansers”

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Whish Revitalizing Cleansing Oil

For those of you who haven’t jumped on the cleansing oil bandwagon, let me implore you… Try out a cleansing oil. They’re amazing. You don’t need a separate makeup remover. You just smear a little bit onto your dry face and massage it in and then rinse it off. Your face if left feeling clean and soft and not zapped dry. Easy peasy! Continue reading “Whish Revitalizing Cleansing Oil”

February 2016 Birchbox & Ipsy Reveal

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The curated box this month didn’t really appeal to me, so I decided to go with a sample choice. Continue reading “February 2016 Birchbox & Ipsy Reveal”

November Favorites

I seem to be the only blogger not doing this, so I’ll start with a monthly edition.

Julep Nail Products

There were so many things from Julep that I’ve recently become familiar with and just love… I figured I’d cram them all into one category.I’ve really gotten into my Julep Maven subscription, and while I was never much into caring for my nails before, I’ve really established a routine. Something I tend to use a lot and will definitely reorder when it’s time… Vanish Cuticle Softener & Remover and Oxygen Performance Top Coat. Favorite nail color this month is my pick from November– Linnea. This is such a pretty pinky, shimmery neutral, and it lasts me all week.

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