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A Skincare Guide for Beauty Non-Believers

I love skincare and I’m not afraid to say it. Ever since ever, I’ve had major oily skin issues — blackheads, whiteheads, what looks like a slab of grease on my forehead — you name it. Luckily, this has made me well-versed in the realm of anything-that-will-get-rid-of-the-oil-in-my-skin, or if you want to umbrella-term it, beauty.

Retinol, extractions, vitamins, formulas that have letters and numbers as titles, I’ve tried them, not all — but a lot. If that made no sense to you, don’t worry. It doesn’t make sense to our editor-in-chief either who is one of those gals who say they don’t have much of a skincare routine, yet absolutely raves about the life-changing quality of the Kiehl’s Midnight Recovery Night Cream when she’s stayed up too late answering emails once again. I’m the only one allowed to say this because I love her.

On that note, in one way or another, we all have some kind of curiosity for skincare. There’s nothing wrong with wanting to know what will make your t-zone less oily? What moisturizer would be best for combination skin-types that live in tropical areas? What’s a serum? At any age, it’s good to know what works for you — in skincare and in life.

I’m not the expert here — I just write and do lots of research and will probably apply just about anything on my skin for the sake of this article — so I made sure to speak to someone who is. Enter: Facial Esthetician, Terrie Mosley who works as a consultant helping empower clients to take skin-matters into their own hands by educating them on skincare and nutrition. We’re working together here to get you a fresh ‘dew, pun intended. (Click below for a step-by-step guide on how to care for your specific skin-type + what ingredients to look for)

If you are just beginning to think about a skincare routine and all the steps noted above seem overwhelmingly unapproachable — I feel you. The Acure Organics Renew & Refresh Kit is great if you want a simple 1-2-3 step process that will help turn your skin from french fry-ready to camera-ready. It’s suitable for all skin types, but best fit for oily skin.  If you have combination skin and sleepless nights all too often raise your hand, make noise *sing with me* … you should consider a night cream. I hear from my editor that Adorn Cosmetics Night Cream is especially great for entrepreneurs who spend way too many nights answering emails past their bedtime — is that you? Plus, it’s vegan, toxic-free, not tested on animals and basically all things good for this world.

Before you go, and because we’re all in the business of saving the world by consuming consciously, we need to talk about this amazing new skincare + makeup hybrid brand named Onomie. Onomie’s concealers are clinically tested to reduce dark circles under the surface as well as over the surface. Yes, that means it’s helping you with the long-term coverage as well as short-term.

We hope you enjoyed this beauty guide as much as you enjoyed other things in life that are also in the realm of beauty such as sitting down in the green grass at the park on a sunny Saturday afternoon.

By Suanny Garcia  Barales