May Favorites + My Current Skin Problems
It’s been way too long since I’ve done a monthly favorites video. I decided to rally together my faves that I’ve been using lately to put together this list of May 2016 favorites. I’m talking a little beauty, a little fashion and a little everything.
I’m wearing several of my favorites on my face for this video… Talk about practicing what you preach!
I’d also like to talk about my skin for a quick minute. If you follow me on Snapchat (click to add me) then you’ve seen that I’ve been using facial masks petty much on the daily. My skin is absolutely freaking out on me like never before. Literally, like never before. I’ve never had acne or breakouts in my life, only a single pimple here or there. Right now, I have random breakouts in my hairline, on my forehead, chin and all over my upper back. I’ve been to my esthetician (in my dermatologist’s office) and OBGYN. I’ve tried almost everything under the sun. My esthetician believes my skin is angry because of hormones. I was on BC (birth control) for 7 years and my OBGYN took me off about 4 months ago because I was getting up to 2 migraines a week and he was afraid I could have a stroke (that’s not scary at all, right?!) I came off and my body has had all sorts of whacky symptoms (just a reminder, I was only on BC because of my endometriosis. I’ve since been to a specialist and he thinks that I’ll be okay off of the BC. Praying that he’s right! Also, no I’m not pregnant.) I started with the break outs my third month off BC and nothing has helped. It began with my entire back, then started in my hair line and about two weeks ago began rearing its ugly head on my face. I’ve done a back facial and glycolic peel, both on my entire back (separate treatments) and my skin calmed for about 2 days, then was back to zit-ville. The oil level of my skin has dramatically increased and caused blackheads everywhere.
venting telling you all of this for two reasons: 1. If you have any suggestions or tips for skin issues after coming off of hormones or BC, please leave a comment below for me. 2. To let you know that I’m on a mission to find the products that will help with this so I can share with all of you because anyone who is on BC may have this exact same cross to bear with me.
Jouer Long-Wear Lip Topper (Mermaid Ltd Edition) in “Skinny Dip” c/o
Smashbox Always On Matte Liquid Lipstick in “In Demand” c/o
Essie Gel Couture Nail Polish in “Labels Only” c/o
Velcro Waist Trainer (similar) c/o
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