Life Check: My Skincare Routine and Trip to Heyday
First impressions are important. And if my face is the first thing a person sees, I want to look confident and glowing with my melanin. To feel comfortable and beautiful in my own skin, I am taking the necessary steps to keep my skin healthy.
As a teen, I struggled with standard skin issues, like acne and an oily forehead. It wasn’t that major, but still made me super self conscious. Although I was using recommended cleansers for acne, I wasn’t really putting in my all to clear my skin and keep it looking fresh. As I’ve gone through my twenties, my face has cleared nicely (I partially thank birth control for this) and I feel great. Now, I’m working to maintain healthy skin. During the last 6 months, I’ve become more interested in skincare and more mindful of the products I’m letting touch my skin.
Keep scrolling for my current skincare routine and a brief recap of my recent trip to Heyday for my second (ever!) facial.
My Skincare Routine
I cleanse with Biossance’s squalane and tea tree cleansing gel two times a day, once in the AM and again in the PM before I go to sleep
I protect myself from sun damage with Black Girl Sunscreen SPF 30. It’s fragrance free, has no harmful chemicals, and lathers on sheer. I was recently gifted a bottle from the BGS team and truly fell in love right away
Some of the face masks I love are Glossier’s Moisturizing Moon Mask, Biossance’s squalane and tea tree detox mask, Biossance’s squalane and glycolic renewal facial, and Kiehl’s calendula and aloe soothing hydration mask
To be transparent, I always have a “baller on a budget” mentality and some of these products have high price tags. While I’ve invested in some of them for myself, I also received a couple of these from brands gifting at my old job. I’m really thankful for gifted product because it’s given me so many opportunities to be introduced to some cool brands and test awesome products.
My Heyday Facial
As I mentioned earlier, this was my second facial ever. My first one was when I was high school and I didn’t know I had signed up for a facial focused on extractions. Long story short, I was traumatized by the unexpected pain. While my fear of extractions has lowered, I wanted my first facial at Heyday to be more low-key.
My service: 30 minute facial for a refresher and quick maintenance
My skin analysis: Normal amount of oil production and no dehydration (yay!)
My routine suggestions: Keep the same product routine I have and add exfoliation.
If you’re interested in treating yourself (or someone else) to a facial at Heyday, you can mention my name and receive $10 for the service of your choice.