I used to have super bad skin as a teenager. It got to the point where I was going to a dermatologist once a month and getting painful deep peels that caused blisters all over my face. And they didn’t even help with my acne at all.
I currently have the best skin of my life. Honestly, skipping the harsh acne treatments and switching to a gentle plant-based cruelty free skincare routine has made a huge difference.
After removing my makeup, I use the Superfood Cleanser by Youth To The People and a facial brush to cleanse, exfoliate, and unclog my pores. Then I use the Jasmine Green Tea Toner by Herbivore Botanicals, which tones and balances my skin without drying me out and causing my oily skin to overproduce oils. Then, I use the Bakuchiol Serum by Herbivore Botanicals, which is basically a vegan retinol alternative. Lastly, I use the Superfood Air Whipped Moisture Cream by Youth To The People. I love it as a moisturizer because it’s light and doesn’t clog my pores or leave me greasy.
My favorite part of my cruelty free skincare routine is my jade facial roller. After using all my serums and moisturizers, I give myself a super relaxing facial massage. The massage helps push all of my products deep into the skin while also de-puffing, toning, and encouraging lymphatic drainage. After my facial massage, I apply my GradeBrow and GradeLash serums by Grande Cosmetics to try and help my brows and lashes recover from my high school years. Finally, I put on some Agave+ lip balm by Bite Beauty to keep my lips nice and moisturized.