When it comes to skincare, I’ve always been pretty basic – wash, moisturize, sunscreen, repeat. I’ve stuck with the same brands and products for as long as they have worked for me, and I’ve never been one to buy into fads or overly-pricey items with lofty claims. Just plain and simple has seemed to be my best option for as long as I can remember.
Until lately that is. And let me start by saying that I am definitely going to blame my skin problems on our unseasonably hot and extremely dry weather. Basically, my skin has been struggling. I’ve experienced more redness, more dryness, some breakouts, and in general, I am having a hard time finding the balance with all of these skissues. (skin + issues = skissues. yes, I have skissues.)
Since I have never run into any of these skissues before, I feel like I am in uncharted territory. Well, I guess I feel that way because I am. And since I have been lucky enough to not be plagued with skin problems, I haven’t paid very much attention to different beauty products. And now I am lost.
Long gone are the simple days of having a few items to choose from at your local drugstore, and hello to needing to sort through thousands of beauty products. Aside from not even knowing where to start, it seems far too easy to throw down a pretty good chunk of change in order to just ‘try‘ something out. But as my skin changes, I know that I need to change with it. So the real question is, I need to send out a skincare SOS, but who do I send it to?