Skincare Products for Acne-Prone/ Sensitive Skin

Hey everyone! I hope you are having an amazing day! Do you ever wonder which products are best suited for your skin type? It took me a while to figure out which products would and wouldn’t irritate my skin and cause it to break out. If you don’t know, I have sensitive, acne-prone skin; therefore, I have to be careful with what I put on my face. I am going to share with you some skincare products that I use that do not break out my skin.

 

Neutrogena Makeup Remover Cleansing Towelettes: These makeup removing wipes are the only ones that I will use from the drugstore. I have tried many others and most of them have dried out within a few days or just didn’t remove my makeup. I am picky about what I use to take my makeup off with because my skin is super sensitive and if I leave makeup on my face when I go to bed, I will usually wake up with a breakout. With these wipes, I find that they remove most of my makeup; therefore, it cuts down the time I spend cleaning my face. In my opinion, these wipes are the best ones to get if you are lazy like me and want to take your makeup off really quickly. 

Philosophy Purity Made Simple One Step Cleanser: This cleanser is my absolute favorite cleanser of all time because it takes a lot of my makeup off, cleans my face, and doesn’t dry it out. I’ve noticed that since I have been using this cleanser, my face hasn’t been oily or dry (Winter can sometimes dry out my skin in certain areas). It has been super normal, which is not usual for my skin. My skin is normally super oily with a few dry patches in certain areas; however, with this cleanser, it does not have that effect. I truly love this product because it works well to clean my skin and is suitable to all skin types.

 

Cetaphil Daily Facial Cleanser: This cleanser is also one of my favorites because it is gentle on the skin and suitable to all skin types. It has an amazing scent and makes my face feel clean.  I am super sensitive to smells, so whatever I use on my face has to smell decent. I don’t think that it removes all my makeup; therefore, if I use it, I will go in with a makeup remover to cleanse my face before I wash it with my Cetaphil cleanser. I would recommend this cleanser to anyone who has sensitive skin because it is super gentle and has an amazing, fresh scent.

 

Clarisonic Mia Skin Cleansing System: I love my Clarisonic because it does a great job at exfoliating my skin. When I use it, I notice that my makeup goes on smoothly and it gets rid of any dry patches on my skin. I really think that having a good skincare system helps with how my makeup goes on and sets into my skin. It allows my makeup to sink into my skin without sitting on top and looking so unnatural. If you are having problems with your makeup sitting on the surface of your skin, try exfoliating once or a twice a week and see if it helps.

 

Garnier SkinActive Micellar Cleansing Water: I use this cleansing water every night with a cotton pad because it takes the remainder of my makeup off after I cleanse my face. You would be surprised at how much makeup is left on your skin after you wash it. Once I started using this product, I realized how much makeup I actually left on my face every night. I also think that is why my skin broke out so much when I wasn’t using this product. I take my eye and face makeup off with this product and it is super gentle so I don’t have to worry about it burning my eyes. If you want to ensure that all your makeup is taken off for the day, I would definitely recommend buying this product.

 

Cera Ve Moisturizing Cream– I love this moisturizer because it prevents my skin from getting dry patches after I wash it and it also helps my makeup apply smoothly. It doesn’t make my face greasy at all and feels amazing on my skin. I also love that it comes with a ton of product; therefore, I don’t have to buy it as often. This moisturizer is my absolute favorite and I would recommend it to anyone!

I hope you enjoyed this post and found it helpful, especially for those of you with sensitive skin like mine. If I can be of any assistance, please message me any time. I would love to hear from you! 🙂

How I feel about myself is more important than how I look. Feeling confident, being comfortable in your skin, that’s what really makes you beautiful. –Bobbi Brown

xoxo,

Hannah

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5 Ways to Live a More Positive Life

Hey guys! I want to share with you 5 ways to live a more positive life. It’s extremely easy to get down when things aren’t going your way. It can also be really hard to find happiness and come out of that slump when you don’t have anything to motivate you to do that. Today I want to share some tips that have helped me stay positive when I was in a slump.

1. Do something that you absolutely love! Whether it is watching your favorite show, drinking coffee (like me), working out, or whatever makes you happy. It might be coming out of your comfort zone and doing something you have always wanted to do; however, whatever it may be, just do it. You want to continuously have something to look forward to so that you can keep those positive vibes throughout the day.

2. Spread love and encouragement everywhere you go. Even if you are having the crappiest day ever, make it a point to spread those positive vibes. This can be through complimenting someone, holding the door open for them, or just simply smiling at people as you walk by them. I never noticed this, but when I am happy, I realize more people around me act that way as well. Also, you never know how much of an impact you could have on someone’s day by simply spreading some kindness.

3. Take some time to reflect on all that you are given. I know this tip seems very simple, but when you get overwhelmed and feel like nothing is working out, think about everything you have been given and all you are grateful for. The way I do this is through walking. Walking gives me the chance to reflect on my life and enjoy the beauty that God created. Many times we have this mindset that we are entitled to much more than what we are given and that is the time when we have to sit back and realize that this life we are given is a privilege and God can take it away at any moment. Also, God knows what we need and when we need it; therefore, he will provide for us in his time, like always.

4. Surround yourself with people that make you happy. More than likely if you are always around negative people, then you are more likely to have a negative attitude. Make sure that the people around you are encouraging and make you feel good about yourself. There is nothing worse than having someone degrade you or your ability to do something.

5. Download either a devotional app or an inspirational app with daily quotes. I downloaded “Inspirations” which are bible verses that pop up on my phone once a day. They are great reminders to stay humble and inspire me to apply them to my own life.

I hope that you will try some of these tips and that they will work for you as they have for me. Sometimes it can be very hard to see the light at the end of the tunnel, but just know that only you can make it better and that there is always a reason to be positive. I hope that these tips were helpful and if you have any questions or comments, feel free to message me any time!

Love yourself. It is important to stay positive because beauty comes from the inside out. -Jenn Proske

xoxo,

Hannah

“That’s What Faith Can Do”

Hey guys, I know this isn’t normally what I talk about on the blog but feel that I need to share this with you. If your faith is weak or you just need a blessing, please read this blog post.

A few days ago, I received my devotional for the day, which said “Beloved, now we are children of God, and it is not yet revealed what we will be. But we know that, when he is revealed, we will be like him; for we will see him just as he is. Everyone who has this hope set on him purifies himself, even as he is pure.” I thought it really spoke to me because it reminded me that God is not done. He has a plan for all of us whether we believe it or not. As stressed as I had been with all the unknowns in my life, I felt so much peace that morning and knew that God didn’t want me to worry anymore.

Later that evening, I went to Daniel’s house and sat beside him as he read his bible. After a few minutes of thinking about the verse that I read that morning from my devotional, I decided to share it with him, not knowing what he was reading. After I shared it with him, he looked at me with a scared look and said “look what I’m reading.” It was the exact same verse that I received this morning on my devotional! Guys.. God is so real!! I know there are many things that can get us down and allow us to think that God isn’t on our side, but days like these confirm that God is always there and that if we truly trust in him, he will not let us fail.

That what faith can do

Also, something that I do when I feel down is listen to worship music. I love the song “What Faith Can Do.” When I listen to it, I remember all that God has done in my life and what he continues to do for me daily. It’s a great way to take the focus off of myself and just praise him for a little while.

I hope this story blessed you as much as it blessed me. I wanted to share it with you because we have so many things happen daily that we don’t understand and little miracles like these definitely confirm our beliefs and what God can really do in our lives. If you have any questions, please feel free to message me any time! Also, I would LOVE to hear about some miracles that God has performed in your life!

He replied, “Because you have so little faith. Truly I tell you, if you have faith as small as a mustard seed, you can say to this mountain, ‘Move from here to there,’ and it will move. Nothing will be impossible for you.

xoxo,

Hannah