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What I Learned from having a skincare routine

The answer to the title of this post may seem obvious but for me, it was a new discovery. I'd never really had a regular skincare routine, the most I'd do was put on some moisturiser and occasionally even use a cleanser. As I've gotten older, and through blogging, I've learned that in order for my skin to look good I actually have to take care of it. Who would have thought? The problem, however, was in finding products which actually worked for me. There are so many skincare brands and products out there to choose from and for me having too many options just becomes daunting. Despite this, I'm always open to trying new things so when I was offered the chance to try out products from Dermaviduals* I took the chance.  

I've already written a post sharing my thoughts on the products and *spoiler alert* I saw improvements in my skin when I used them. Being the lazy person that I am I stopped using them for a couple of days at a time and always saw new breakouts. I'm not the best at maths but I could see that using the products regularly added up to my skin looking better.

I've become more focused on skincare that I have previously. Whenever my face broke out my solution was to cake on makeup in the hopes that it wouldn't be that noticeable. Back then I looked to cover up my skin rather than actually use products which helped my skin. My first years at uni were the worst, especially since there were a lot of food options which weren't generally the healthiest. I also tended to touch my face more often, leaning my face against my hand when I was trying to listen to what the lecturers were saying.

My skin has always been one of my biggest insecurities. I remember having breakouts at intermediate (maybe around 11 or 12 yrs old) and having fellow school kids (mostly boys) feeling the need to comment on my skin. I've always been quiet & shy and having to deal with this just pushed me further into my shell and I just didn't want to talk to anyone. From then on it's been an issue for me. It even got so bad that I went on medication for it.

After 13 or so years of dealing with acne, I'm finally making skincare a priority. Unfortunately, I've finished all the products from Dermaviduals but have just started using some Neutrogena Visibly Clear Spot Proofing products that were sent to me. Hopefully, I'll see an improvement but if not I'll be on the lookout for brands/products to try. If you've got any you swear by let me know.

Ashley xx
*PR Samples

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