Winter Nightly Skincare Routine

Back at it again with the skin care
The progress that my skin has made in the past 4-5 months is REMARKABLE.
I have struggled with acne since puberty struck in middle school.
Unfortunately for me,
acne runs in the family so escaping it has been quite the challenge.
I tried everything:
Proactive, numerous visits to a dermatologist,
and every other skin care program you’ve seen.
Nothing. Worked.
I felt so disheartened…
People without acne don’t understand how it can affect your mental health.
When my acne is at its worst,
all I can think about when someone is talking to me is:
How does my face look? Do you think they notice? Is it bad today?
It’s a struggle all around.
my mom did some research for me because she knew how negatively it was affecting me
and came across Bakersfield Acne Care.
When I went for my consultation back in May, I was SO nervous.
I had been to Beautology but could not afford to pay thousands upon thousands of dollars
to fix my issue.
That just wasn’t in the cards for me.
After talking to Nondy for 30 minutes and having her test my skin,
she broke down the cost
and I realized it would be less than a fourth of what I would’ve paid elsewhere.
I was shocked…
I wanted to cry
(and I’m pretty sure I did when I got back in my car);
I was SO happy.
I have had so much progress since that day and it is amazing…
check it out!
One of my favorite things about Nondy is the fact that she takes the time to
break down the list of ingredients that you should avoid in skin care products!
It has helped me so much in choosing makeup, serums, face masks, etc.
Lucky for me,
Valentia continues to sell products that are nice and gentle on my skin!
Their Night Revive Retinol Serum has helped fix discoloring on my skin
and has made my skin so much softer and hydrated every morning.
I am so glad that I recently incorporated it into my nightly routine
because the results have been AWESOME.
Let’s jump right into the routine, shall we?
1. Face wash
I get this face wash from Nondy as a part of my skin care program.
The smell isn’t my favorite but I love how well it cleans without irritating my skin.
Something important I found out about acne:
if you have acne, DON’T EXFOLIATE.
This face wash is a gel because
exfoliating spreads the bacteria and can actually make your acne worse.
2. Toner
I used to use a toner from LUSH but some of the ingredients were not best for my pores,
so I stick to the one included in the program given to be by Nondy!
Toning your skin feels amazing and I’m bummed I barely got into it!
I go to bed feeling so fresh.
3. Acne Med
This acne medication is also given to me by Nondy to help combat breakouts.
I have acne scarring which can be taken care of…
but only if all of the active acne is gone,
so that is what this little guy does!
If I feel a zit coming on, I throw this on top at night and BOOM, gone!
This little bottle of magic leaves my skin feeling so hydrated every morning.
My skin is losing its discoloration and looks so hydrated and fresh!
Just throw it on before your nightly moisturizer and you will be set!
I wish you could all feel how soft my skin is
but I guess you’ll just have to take my word for it…
(Trust me, your skin will thank you.)
5. Moisturizer
Moisturizer is key here, people!
Take care of your skin while you are young so that wrinkles stay away!
I use the moisturizer given to me by Nondy to complete my system.
I have VERY oily skin in my T-zone and struggled to find a moisturizer
that wouldn’t make that problem worse…
and this one doesn’t!
And that’s a wrap for my face!
As for my body,
I bathe with Dove soap every night and
use Bath and Body Works lotion afterwards!
Moisture, moisture, moisture is all I have to say.
Thank you, Valentia, for sponsoring this post!
Your products are so natural and so good for my skin!
(Check out my post on one of their face masks by clicking HERE!)
I can’t wait to keep trying more of your products and
incorporating you into my routine.
Check out their social media by clicking these links!
If you guys like these types of posts,
let me know in the comments and I’ll keep it up!
Until next time, friends…
stay hydrated 😉
P.S. If you want information about the products given to me at Bakersfield Acne Care, contact Nondy through the website.
She will set you up with the products that are right for you!
Sponsored by Valentia.
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Bye Bye, Pixie Cut!

You read that right:
I’m growing my hair out!
I know, I know…
it’s probably incredibly shocking considering how much effort
I put into finding the right pixie cut for me
I decided that I wanted to try longer hair again.
Don’t worry, I’m keeping it a couple inches above my shoulders.
I just want to try something new, ya know!?
And besides, if I decide I hate it,
I’ll cut it right back off!
That’s why I LOVE hair.
once I made the decision to grow my hair out again,
I started looking into different hair products that could help keep my hair
extra healthy so that it would grow faster!
Lucky for me,
I stumbled across HASK Superfruit Hair products and am so glad I did!
Let me break it down for you:
1. Scent
I am a huge smell person when it comes to beauty products so I always need my shampoo and conditioner to smell nice or I won’t be happy.
This set has such a nice, subtle, fruity scent.. I love it.
2. Ingredients
The formula for this line is BOMB.
They don’t include any harsh ingredients that will be harmful to your hair and
even mention the fact that your hair will get shinier! Yay!
3. Quality
You know how hotel soap and shampoo is never quite up to par?
Your hair feels dry and slightly crispy after each use.
That is DEFINITELY not the case with these products.
I have been using the shampoo and conditioner every day for a month
and used the deep conditioner four times in that month
and could not be happier with how soft and healthy my hair feels!
My sister started using the shampoo and conditioner because I told her how much it helped with the frizz in my hair..
and she loves it too!
With my hair this healthy,
I’ll have my long hair back in no time!
So, if you are feeling at a loss for good hair products,
check out HASK!
Your hair will thank you,
just like mine is thanking me!
I can’t wait to keep sharing my beauty tips and tricks with you all…
And let’s hope this isn’t the last we hear of HASK
because they have a few more products I’m dying to try 😉
Talk to you all soon!
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Care For Your Skin With: Valentia


Face Mask: Valentia– $25 (30% OFF with code REFRESH35 until May 31st!)

If you are like me and have troubled skin

Or are like my sister and have flawless skin

It is never a bad idea to pamper your skin!
After all, it goes through a lot of work to keep you looking good all day long!
I have always been a fan of face masks so I was SO excited to try this one from Valentia!
I had never done a clay mask before so the consistency and sensation were different!
I, personally, love when I can feel a face mask tingling and working to clean up my skin!
It lets me know that it is doing its job!
The smell of this mask was definitely unique!
I couldn’t quite pinpoint what it was, but Paige and I decided that it was close to Starburst!
We did this mask together after her senior prom on Saturday…
my little girl is growing up :’)
After a face full of makeup for a few hours, a mask like this is just what your face needs!
My skin felt soft, hydrated and SO happy afterwards!
As if you weren’t already sold on the idea of a great face mask alone…
All of their products are vegan, cruelty-free AND naturally made!
Just when you thought that it couldn’t get any better, right?!
BONUS: You can use the promo code “REFRESH35” for 35% off your purchase made through their website! Caring for your skin just got that much easier!
Check out their website by clicking HERE!
Shop their Instagram by clicking HERE and their Facebook by clicking HERE!
You can also purchase the mask on Amazon by clicking HERE!
And check out #ValentiaFreshFace for other reviews and products!
If you would like to see more skincare/makeup/beauty posts, please like this post!
I would love to talk more about the products that I love!
Paige bought me one of those candy bouquets for my birthday…
So naturally, we broke into the peanut M&Ms after we were finished.
It was a good day.
As for now, that’s a wrap!
Have you tried Valentia before?
If you have, comment below and tell me what you thought!
I can’t wait to hear each of your thoughts!
I’ll talk to you all on Wednesday!
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