Note 6/15/2017: This routine is a bit outdated now. While I still enjoy many of these products, my routine looks a but different now. I would still recommend most of the products, but I have found moisturizers and an eye cream that I like better than the ones listed. If you are interested in an update, let me know and I can work on a new post!
My skin has been something that I have struggled with quite a bit over the past year. Before that, I had been pretty lucky in the sense that I had fairly normal skin and only ever dealt with the occasional superficial zit or two…even through my teen years. However, when I made a hormonal birth control change about a year ago, my skin completely freaked out. I got cystic acne on my cheeks for the first time in my life like a revolving door– every time one or two of them would settle down, a new painful one would show up and the old one would leave a lovely reddish-purple mark in its place. On top of that, my skin changed from normal to combination-oily. Hitting my mid-twenties, I also started to see my first fine lines around my eyes. At this point, I started to get serious about skincare.