I was around 13 years old when my interest in the beauty industry began. Throughout high school I experimented with many different types of beauty products and trends. Now that I am well into my early adult life, I’ve finally managed to figure out what works best for my skin. The beauty industry has grown rapidly over the past few years and with all the new trends and products launching, it can be hard to keep up with everything. Today, I wanted to take a step back and remind you of the importance of taking care of your skin and being aware of what you put on your skin. And as you experiment with new makeup and skincare products, be mindful of what your skin is telling you.
Here are some of my tips for bringing balance back into your beauty routine.
1.Drink water! You hear it time and again but that is because it is crucial not only for your skin but for your health. Our body mass is made up of approximately 50-70% of water! So always be sure to replenish. Drinking water will flush out toxins from your body and cleanse it. It is also essential for maintaining moisture and renewing skin tissues. What are you waiting for? Go drink that glass of water and get that soft, supple skin!
2. Try to get into the habit of having a solid beauty routine consisting of at least these three basics: a cleanser, toner, and moisturizer.
It is fine to experiment with different products but don’t overdo it and switch products every month. Give your skin time to get used to the products you are testing. I recommend having a cleanser, toner and moisturizer because these three products will help your skin remain clear and healthy. Cleanse in the morning and at night to remove any buildup. After cleansing your skin, the next step is toner. A lot of people forget this step but it helps tremendously. Toner allows your skin to go back to an ideal pH balance after cleansing. It is common for cleansers to strip the skin of its natural moisture and toning helps bring back that moisture, prepping the skin for the last step. Moisturizing your skin is the final step in any skincare routine and is necessary for all skin-types, yes even oily skin, so don’t forget it!
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3. My final tip is to include natural oils at least once a week. Natural oils does wonders for your skin. I understand that it can be a little intimidating at first but trust me; oils will help your skin! I like using vitamin E oil or rosehip oil on my skin. I apply these oils once a week in replacement of my moisturizer. They will help rejuvenate your skin and brighten your overall completion. I would definitely recommend researching which natural oils would work best for your skin-type. Are you dry, combination, sensitive, or oily? Are you looking to add more moisture? Maybe trying to heal some hyperpigmentation or redness? Help with blemishes? Whatever the case may be, there are natural remedies to help your skin!
I hope these 3 tips help you focus on your skin and bring light to pampering yourself more often. You deserve it! I look forward to discussing more topics about self-love and self-care. Until next time!
Yours Truly,
Michele Datu


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Michele Datu
Michele is a content writer for The Wellness Institute (Wellness-Spring). She graduated from UC Berkeley in the Spring of 2018, and holds a bachelor's degree in English. While attending UC Berkeley, Michele created a project titled: "From a letter to" which is a collection of stories and photos to express her love and passion for writing and photography. Michele believes that incorporating holistic habits in one's lifestyle is important. During her first year in college, Michele took a health class about alternative medicine and holistic health. This class opened her mind because it focused on the importance of listening to our body. She learned that even though medication and drugs can minimize pain, physically or mentally, sometimes the problem has a deeper root that needs special attention.