• Skin Care

    Favorite Moisturizers While On Isotretinoin

    Normally, I would give an update on my isotretinoin journey with pictures and an updated skincare routine. However, I do not feel that I have had such a huge change this month. My skin care routine is pretty much the same. While my skin seems to be a little bit dryer, it’s nothing unbearable. So, this month I decided to go over all of the best moisturizers that I have found, everything from head to toe. I don’t feel like my skin has made any huge improvements this month and I have not had any changes with symptoms or mood. Although that is great, it makes for some lame progress…

  • DIY Projects

    DIY: Whole Foods Face Masks

    While everyone knows how important whole foods are for our health, not many realize the benefits that whole foods can have for your skin. Think of it this way, why should you spend extra money to put harsh chemicals and other unknowns on your skin when you can achieve the same results with produce from the local market? Here are some of my favorite foods for your skin: Honey is a humectant, which promotes the skin to absorb moisture and lock it in. It also is highly antibacterial which can be beneficial for acne-prone skin. Oatmeal is fantastic to soothe irritated skin and to reduce inflammation. A mix of flavonoids,…

  • Skin Care

    My Skin Diary

    This last month has been great! At least it has when its come to my skin. I haven’t noticed any symptoms with taking isotretinoin except for my skin is getting increasingly more dry. However, it isn’t too bad and I think that has to do with my use of oils in my skin care routine. I’ll discuss that more below, but first here is my morning and evening skin care products in order. AM Face: Farsali Rose Gold Elixir (DIY Version) Origins Ginzing Moisturizer  Origins Ginzing Eye Cream Hanalei Lip Treatment AM Body: DIY Shimmer Body Oil Sunscreen Essence of Beauty Hand Cream PM Face: Tarte Gel Cleanser Tarte Maracuja…

  • DIY Projects

    DIY: Smoothie Face Mask

    One of the best parts about summer has to be all the fresh fruit. While we can always find apples and oranges, during the summer I love indulging in apricots, cherries and mango. One of my favorite breakfasts during the summer is fruit smoothies. It a quick and yummy way to give your body a lot of the nutrients it needs to stay healthy. So, I figured why not make a smoothie face mask?  What you need: 1/3 Banana- has many different good skin ingredients. Potassium hydrates the skin, B-vitamins protect against free radicals, Vitamin-A heals scaring and Zinc fights acne. ¼ Ripe Mango- has high amounts of Vitamin-A and…

  • DIY Projects

    DIY Honey Rose Face Mask

    I love face masks. I have at least three different ones one had at all time. Only problem is, that they can get pretty pricey at $30-$40 per container. Recently, I have been playing around with making my own beauty products. I have been doing this because it is inexpensive, I can customize each product for my needs, and it is fun! Today, I’m sharing a simple three ingredient mask. All you will need is honey, Greek yogurt and Rose Hip Seed Oil. First of all, here is why I chose each ingredient: Honey is antibacterial and works great for acne prone skin. It is also moisturizing and soothing on the…