You have glowing skin and gorgeous hair. Share with us your haircare and skincare routine.
My skincare and hair care routine is quite simple and plain, to be honest! Believe it or not, I actually wasn’t born with flawless and smooth skin. I wasn’t blessed by the skin gods! I used to have terrible skin growing up due to my parents’ “acne genes.” Around the ages of 15-18 was when I noticed severe acne. I remember going to the drug stores daily to buy numerous amounts of countless products, but they all just made my skin worse. I absolutely felt hopeless! I would stay up all night researching products and watching videos of home remedies & skincare.
Nothing worked. A few years later, I visited a dermatologist and found out that less is actually more! I started to just rinse, cleanse, use sunscreen, and that was it! I don’t use any sort of acne-related products anymore because they are just too harsh for my skin. So my 2 biggest rules are to wash every morning and night and to use sunscreen. I can’t stress enough the importance of sunscreen; I use it at night and if I’m staying indoors all day.
I just believe sunscreen helps protect your skin from any damage, and it helps keep your skin looking extremely youthful and healthy in the long run. The sunscreen product that I always reach for is by EltaMD Skincare, and it offers a high SPF of 46. Another sunscreen I use is the Chanel UV Essential with a strong SPF 50. Both of these products are amazing and I like alternating between the two. To rinse my face of oils and any makeup I have on, I will use my beloved daily facial wipes by Olay. They make a wide range of wipes that offer different formulas for certain skin types. But for my sensitive skin, I choose the 5-in-1 wipes with grape seed extract—the one with the pink label! Lastly, of course, try to get plenty of sleep and stay hydrated.
For my hair care routine, it doesn’t look like how it used to back when I was plant-based. As I mentioned before, I lost the majority of my hair from being malnourished and from lacking certain food groups. But now, I just eat everything and try to incorporate carbs, proteins, and fats every time for the best hair growth. I have so many baby hairs now, so they are all still growing back, which is super exciting! The shampoo and conditioner that I use are by Pantene Pro-V. I choose the 5-1 formula that has a pro-vitamin B5 complex within it. This shampoo and conditioner is the secret to the strong smooth hair that I have now!
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