After having Olive, I really got into a funk where I put almost almost no effort into my appearance. I rarely wore makeup and avoided mirrors. It was a little embarrassing when I would run into people I knew on the street since I always wore my bummiest clothes, didn’t have a stitch of makeup on and had unwashed hair, but I didn’t have enough energy to change. I was depressed, but nowhere near the worst episodes I’ve had in the past, so I just chalked it up to the difficult early years of parenting. Earlier this year I finally made some big changes, started taking better care of myself, and started feeling much better. And looking better actually does make me feel better — lately I’ve been wearing makeup 4-5 times a week, instead of 4-5 times a year!
I’ve always loved beauty products, and lately I’ve added a number of new products to my routine that have had a huge impact on my skin, so I thought I would share!
1) DHC Deep Cleansing Oil – Koreans believe in a two-step face cleansing system that involves first removing makeup with an oil like this one. I’ve been using this Japanese product for well over a decade and it does a fantastic job of removing all your makeup before you cleanse. As the popularity of cleansing oils grows, many American, Korean, and Japanese brands carry similar products.
2) Blum Makeup Wipes – When I’m too tired/lazy to use the deep cleansing oil, I turn to these natural wipes. They’re now a must-have in my skincare routine.