Once I Hit My 30s, I Rehauled A Lot Of My Skincare Routine — Here's What Changed
There's been a lot of trial and error along the way.
Hi! I'm Kathleen. I'm a 35-year-old mother of two little kiddos with a true love of skincare. (I promise I'm so much more than that, but skincare is what we're talking about here. 😘) Here's a picture of me, low-key hanging out in my bathroom, with messy hair + morning skincare applied + lip balm + a little mascara.
My skin concerns? Yeah, pretty on par for someone in her mid-30s.
Discovering and trying new skincare has been a bit of a journey — and there has definitely been some trial and error involved.
Take it from me: Introduce new products one at a time! If your skin has a reaction to something, you want to make sure you know which product to avoid.
I often find new products through Instagram. When I can, I try and support eco-friendly brands in my household — and that includes beauty brands with recyclable packaging and sustainable practices. Because that's important, too!
I also recommend consulting with a dermatologist, if you have access to one. They always seem to have the most amazing skin (makes sense), and they're always happy to share their secrets and knowledge, while keeping in mind what your specific skin may (or may not) need.
And while there are SO MANY products out there, there are ways to save time and money while you find what works for you.
OK, here are my holy grails! 🏆
There are always other products that I'm sampling and trying out for fun, but these are the ones that I'm consistently head-over-heels for.