Favorite Product for Acne: Tend Skin

I never had a pimple throughout puberty. I would always see kids breaking out in middle school and I didn’t understand it.  I would actually find myself wanting a pimple so that I would feel normal! (Can’t believe that now as I look back…)

All of that changed when I turned 23/24.  All of a sudden, I started breaking out like crazy. I got cystic acne all over my chin. That was the main area where it aggregated, but sometimes I would get breakouts along my t-zone as well.

I was devastated and had no idea how to handle this change in my body, especially as an adult! Over the next 7 years, I would spend countless dollars and precious time going to dermatologists, estheticians, researching on the web and buying products to try and remedy the situation. Several dermatologists that I went to either prescribed medicine that caused even more issues (i.e. gastrointestinal problems) or just didn’t fix the problem at all. I have also gone to both ineffective and effective estheticians who have either hurt or helped my skin heal.  Over the last couple of years, I have found an amazing dermatologist who helped me heal my acne through medication and topical creams. I didn’t want to be on medication forever and once I got off, my acne did come back.  I have been told that my acne is hormonal and there’s nothing that will fully heal it other than medication.  Additionally, I have found a wonderful esthetician who helped me discover the product I’m so excited to tell you about today: TEND SKIN.

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Planner vs. No Planner…That is the question!

I can’t believe I’m even saying that.  I’m the girl who would love to go school supplies shopping every year, and I probably own the largest office supplies / sticky note / colored pencil collection within a 30 mile radius! 😉 Needless to say, I love to use pretty planners, I love filling them out and I love having all of my appointments / to-do lists in one place.  Last year, I used the 12 month ban.do planner from Swoozies.  It was gorgeous and I got it monogrammed.  It comes with fun stickers and it had both monthly and daily planning pages.  While I did love it, it just became too heavy to carry in my work bag or purse (it was a pretty thick agenda book.)  So I found myself using it less and just relying more on my phone for my appointments and my moleskin for my to-do lists.   My husband and I share our iCloud calendars with each other so that we know when we have dinners and events coming up.  So I was slowly starting to rely more on my phone and keeping up with both the phone and a heavy duty planner was just too much!  I personally like to write out my weekly events on paper so that I can see it all in front of me, so I knew I couldn’t give up the planner altogether.  So I started Googling and Pinteresting…and found this:

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