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How to WORK With the Skin You Have

 You wake up in the morning, and take a look in the mirror. You see your face looking back at you, and for a moment you feel like you're not seeing yourself correctly. You pinch your skin, pull at your cheeks, and do whatever else it takes to try to convince yourself that this isn't really you. But it is- there's no denying it. This is your face, for better or worse. And as much as you might wish that you could just press a button and change everything about how your skin looks, that's not going to happen. So what do you do? How do you work with the skin that you have?

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Take Care of Your Skin From the Inside Out

The best way to ensure that your skin looks its best is to make sure you're eating a balanced diet and drinking plenty of water. Eating nutrient-rich foods like fruits, vegetables, lean proteins, and healthy fats will help nourish your skin and keep it looking smooth, supple, and youthful.

Use Gentle Cleansers and Moisturizers on Your Face

Choose products specifically designed for your skin type (oily/dry/normal) to ensure they are not too harsh or irritating. Look for non-comedogenic ingredients that won't clog pores. Use lukewarm water when washing your face in order to avoid drying it out too much. And pat dry with a soft towel.

Protect Your Skin From the Sun

Wear sunscreen daily to protect your skin from harmful UV rays, which can cause premature aging. Make sure you are using a product with an SPF (sun protection factor) of at least 30 and apply it generously to all exposed areas at least 20 minutes before going out in the sun. Reapply every two hours or after swimming/sweating for optimal protection.

Treat Yourself to Facials and Peels

Regular facials and peels help to remove dead skin cells, clear clogged pores, and rejuvenate the complexion. Be sure to talk to your esthetician about what type of treatment is best for your skin type in order to avoid over-drying or irritation.

Make Time to Relax

Stress can cause a variety of skin problems, so be sure to make time for yourself and find ways to relax. This could include going for a walk, taking up yoga or meditation, reading a book, or whatever else helps you unwind.

How to Dress Your Skin

Choose clothing that is comfortable and breathable to prevent sweating and irritation. Natural fabrics like cotton are a great option, as they allow your skin to breathe and move more freely than synthetic fibers.

Different Types of  Makeup

Choose makeup that is designed for your skin type and tone. Always start with a base primer to help create a smooth canvas, then add concealer and foundation as needed. Avoid using heavy products that may clog pores or cause irritation. At the end of the day, be sure to remove all your makeup with a gentle cleanser. This will help prevent acne breakouts, as well as allow your skin to breathe while you sleep.

Common Skin Care Mistakes

Avoid over-washing, which can strip the skin of its natural oils and cause dryness. Also, avoid picking or popping blemishes - this can damage the skin and lead to scarring. Finally, don't forget to apply moisturizer - even if your skin is oily or acne-prone. Moisturizing will help keep your skin healthy and hydrated.

Normal Skin Type

If you have normal skin, then congratulations! This is the ideal skin type. To maintain your complexion, be sure to follow a regular cleansing and moisturizing routine, wear sunscreen daily, eat a balanced diet, and get enough sleep. With the right care, you can keep your skin looking healthy and radiant for years to come.

Oily Skin Type

If you have oily skin, look for products specifically designed for your type of complexion. Use a gentle cleanser twice daily to remove dirt and oil buildup, and stick with oil-free moisturizers. Also, use blotting papers throughout the day to help absorb excess oils. Finally, be sure to wear sunscreen when going outdoors.

Dry Skin Type

People with dry skin need to be extra careful with their skincare routine. Use lukewarm water when washing your face and avoid over-scrubbing or using harsh cleansers, as this can strip the skin of its natural oils. Gentle cleansers and creamy moisturizers are best for this skin type. Additionally, drinking plenty of water will help keep the skin hydrated and healthy.

Sensitive Skin Type

If you have sensitive skin, then it's particularly important to be gentle with your skincare routine. Use hypoallergenic products designed for sensitive skin, and always perform a patch test before applying any new product. Additionally, avoid excessive sun exposure, as this can cause irritation or even allergic reactions. To keep your skin looking its best, use mild cleansers and gentle moisturizers on a regular basis.


Eczema can be a difficult condition to manage, but there are steps you can take to help alleviate the symptoms and keep your skin healthy. Use mild cleansers and avoid any fragrances or dyes that might irritate the skin. Additionally, look for creams or ointments with an active ingredient like cortisone or hydrocortisone, as these can help reduce itching and inflammation. Finally, wear loose-fitting clothing made of natural fabrics to allow your skin to breathe. However, if you are skin of color, you may want to specifically look for products made for your skin type. Click also on this article, Eczema On Skin Of Color: Appearance, Symptoms, And Treatment, for further information on how to treat this condition depending on your skin type.


If you're dealing with acne, it's important to take a gentle approach. Use oil-free cleansers and avoid scrubbing your skin too harshly, as this can irritate the area. Additionally, use topical treatments such as benzoyl peroxide or salicylic acid to help treat breakouts. Lastly, be sure to get plenty of sleep and drink lots of water to keep your skin hydrated from the inside out.


Rosacea is a chronic skin condition that can be difficult to manage. To help reduce flare-ups, use gentle cleansers and apply sunscreen whenever you go outdoors. Additionally, look for products specifically designed for rosacea, such as creams or serums containing ingredients like green tea extract or niacinamide. Finally, speak to your doctor about any potential triggers and lifestyle changes you can make to help minimize the symptoms of this condition.


Psoriasis is a skin condition characterized by red, scaly patches on the body. To help manage this condition, use moisturizers to soothe dryness and irritation. Additionally, try to avoid any potential triggers such as stress or certain foods. If necessary, your doctor may recommend topical treatments or light therapy to help reduce flare-ups.

Premature Aging

If you're concerned about premature aging of your skin, there are steps you can take to help prevent it. Be sure to wear sunscreen whenever going outdoors, eat a balanced diet full of antioxidants and vitamins, and avoid smoking cigarettes or drinking too much alcohol. Additionally, look for products containing vitamin A or retinol as these can help stimulate collagen production to maintain a youthful appearance.

Dark Spots

Dark spots can be caused by sun exposure, but they can also be hereditary. If you want to reduce the appearance of dark spots, look for products containing ingredients like vitamin C or hydroquinone. Additionally, avoid any excessive sun exposure as this can worsen the condition. While it may take some time before you start seeing results, with proper skincare and patience, you'll gradually begin to notice an improvement in the appearance of your skin.

Photo by Alina Scheck on Unsplash

All skin types require different levels of care and attention. To keep your skin looking healthy, it's important to identify the specific needs and create a skincare routine for yourself that fits those needs. Be sure to use gentle and natural products, avoid triggers like stress or certain foods, get plenty of sleep, drink lots of water, and wear sunscreen when going outdoors. With the right approach, you'll be able to maintain healthy-looking skin for years to come!

Creating Ageless Skin with the Right Skincare and Wellness Routine

Let's face it: as you grow older, your skin won't be as supple as it used to be. If you add all the time you've been in the sun, all the activity you've done in dirty or dusty environments, and all the hours that you've allowed your skin to go dry, then you shouldn't be surprised if wrinkles are beginning to appear. 

If you notice wrinkles and fine lines becoming more prominent despite your efforts, it’s high time to evaluate your current skincare routine. Rather than accept what you think is inevitable, it is recommend switching to the use of top-notch skincare products to slow down skin ageing.

The healthy glow

Top-notch skincare products like SkinCeuticals Phloretin CF contain nourishing ingredients that impart a revitalising effect to keep the skin  free from signs of skin ageing. Certain nutrients extracted from plants such as apple tree leaves and Manchurian apricots slow down the ageing process due to their potent antioxidant content. Natural plant extracts combined with skincare essential vitamins such as Vitamin C and Vitamin E boost collagen and elastin production resulting in silky smooth skin that glows from within.

Protects against the sun 

Aside from being an excellent antioxidant, vitamin C boosts the skin's defence against harmful UV rays. With daily use, it promises to keep your skin softer, smoother, and more supple. 

Minimises blemishes 

When applied externally, vitamin C-based skincare formulas are known to help repair skin imperfections, such as age spots, wrinkles, skin lesions, cuts, and wounds. This anti-wrinkle formula is designed to be easily absorbed so that it can hydrate and reinvigorate your skin from the inside out. Other anti-ageing ingredients such as vitamin E, retinol, and ferulic acid are potent antioxidants that help diminish signs of skin fatigue brought about by exposure to harsh external elements. 

Eliminates free radicals 

Anti-ageing skincare products containing vitamin C are breakthrough products due to their high efficacy in neutralising free radical damage, perhaps more effectively than any other product available on the market. It features all three key ingredients at higher concentrations to deliver noticeable anti-ageing results faster. This skincare bestseller from SkinCeuticals also enhances your skin's protective qualities by infusing high doses of antioxidants that eliminate the free radicals that come with ageing. 

Hydrating the skin with the right ingredients

Anti-ageing ingredients like vitamin E, hyaluronic acid, and phenols are added to enhance the absorption and efficacy vitamin C in diminishing the appearance of wrinkles, fine lines, crow’s feet, and other skin ageing signs. With its ability to stimulate faster skin cell turnover, vitamin C-infused skincare products will bring you a brighter, more luminous complexion. Lastly, vitamin C is also known for its  healing properties that allow your skin to rejuvenate from previous damage, such as permanent scars that tend to stay on your skin for years at a time. 

Final thoughts

Vitamin C is the ultimate anti-ageing skincare ingredient for those looking to slow down the hands of time. Before including vitamin C-based skincare products into your routine, it is recommended to first seek your dermatologist's advice to determine whether you are allergic to their ingredients or not.


Makeup for Busy Moms

This conversation has been sponsored, via product or payment but all opinions, chit chat and ideas are my own.

As a busy mom, sometimes I feel like I have to sacrifice sometimes. You know the joke, 'It's the house or me. We both can't look good at the same time.' That rings entirely too true in my life some days. As an example, last week when I attempted to style my hair my sweet little 2 year old climbed atop a counter and found a bottle of honey in a cabinet... I might have looked halfway human after 5 minutes with my curling wand, but my house was an entirely different and sticky situation.

When it comes to my makeup routine, time is always of the essence. With active little movers and shakers in the house and limited patience, I need products that make my skin look amazing without requiring a detailed regimen. I am kind of a wham, bam, thank you ma'am kind of woman. Not that I wouldn't love to devote 30 minutes to getting ready for the day, but life moves fast.

Mineral Hygienics is my go to makeup these days. Not only is it a matter of steps for a polished look, but geez you guys. Have you ever tried this stuff? It is incredible. Let me tell you why.

I have fair skin. I burn fairly easy for a few weeks in the spring and early summer, but then I am fortunate to develop a nice tan. However, it doesn't seem that I tan evenly. My high cheekbones generally catch all of the rays. My skin tone looks a little blotchy and uneven at times.

With 2 shades of Mineral Hygienics, I can even out my skin tone. I love that these are natural products and even better- for my high cheekbones- this makeup offers natural, chemical-free protection from the sun and those damaging rays!

After adding my foundation tones in the appropriate places, I follow up with a cool mineral enhancer, which adds a pop of pretty color to my cheeks. A quick brush with silk translucent and my face is silky, even looking and picture perfect.

Even on the busiest of days, this is a few moments I can spare for myself. As a mother, I feel it is important to look and feel confident. While sometimes it is nearly impossible to get yourself dressed and get your makeup on, it really makes a difference in how we feel as mothers. When I am dressed in a nice outfit and I get a little dolled up, my attitude is positively impacted. I feel like I can face the world.

If you are a busy woman, this is one makeup brand I insist you try. After receiving my starter kit, I tossed all of my other foundations. I finally found the perfect one for my skin.

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A Pretty Pair of Panties Delivered to Your Door With Panty by Post

Thanks to my friends at Panty by Post for providing me with a sample to inspire this post.

Ladies, I know I am not the only one that sometimes puts my own needs last. Between working, managing our homes, the busy season of raising kids and being a good partner... seriously. Sometimes, the efforts I put into everything leave me drained. I might look halfway presentable at any given moment but under that untucked mom shirt and a skirt or leggings... my poor husband. It is almost always some good old mom panties, you know, the kind you buy in a 5 pack at the grocery store. Not at all glamorous. 

Do you end up rocking those kind of panties too? It seems like once a week I think, Sara, girl buy some panties. Buy something that is pretty, something that has been missing from your wardrobe since you became a mom... but like I mentioned earlier, life moves fast and that to do list gets longer and longer. Making a trip to the mall for something I desire? Please. I will always desire time at home more than time at the mall. 

I found a service that is a ton of fun and is helping me stock my panty drawer with so not my normal mom style panties!

Panty by Post is a 3, 6 or 12 month subscription service that delivers a great pair of panties to your door each month. With feminine styles and several levels of subscription to meet your panty style wishes, this is something you really want to try! It is a nice way to try new styles, to get something awesome delivered to you and to avoid a trip to the mall!

This is a great idea for a gift for a special lady or a fantastic treat for yourself. Because we are friends, you can tell Panty by Post I sent you when you subscribe and use this code IMNEW15 at checkout to save $15 on your subscription!

I got a really great bordeaux thong from the Signature Line. It is really comfortable, feminine and stylish. It is kinda crazy, but girls, when I started rocking some not my normal mom undies, I felt incredible! My confidence level seemed to improve.

Overall, Panty By Post rocks. This is a cool service that I think you will like as much as I did!