MY SPRINGTIME SKIN ROUTINE | Natalie in the City - A Chicago Plus Size Fashion Blog, by Natalie Craig
Natalie in the City - A Chicago Plus Size Fashion Blog, by Natalie Craig

A PLUS SIZE LIFE + STYLE BLOG

April 30, 2017

MY SPRINGTIME SKIN ROUTINE

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I'm 25 and I still get acne. What is the deal? I thought that pimples were supposed to stop popping up once I exited my teen years, but I haven't been so lucky. So I currently put a huge focus on how I cleanse, moisturize, and treat my skin to mitigate some of my adult acne, and improve the overall look and feel of my skin. I took a trip to Meijer and scooped up my favorite skin essentials that help me fight acne and achieve my best skin! I'm a girl on the go, so any time that I can get all of my favorite products at one place, it's a win-win! If I am ever in the mood to switch things up or seek a different treatment for my skin, I love that I can find any remedy on Meijer's beauty section shelves.

I have been using the following products for the last month, and my skin has taken a turn for the better. I have fewer breakouts and my skin rarely flakes! (Peep these high-resolution images for yourself, you can see every little pore!)

Goodbye acne!
My favorite way to control my breakouts is with the Neutrogena Light Therapy Mask ($34.99 at Meijer) Sure, it looks like it came out of a Star Wars movie, and the dog runs away every time I slide the mask on, but there is no denying its acne treatment powers. I hate putting acne medication on my face because the harsh chemicals dry out my skin, which is one of the key reasons why I turn to this mask when I'm breaking out. The mask uses both red and blue lights to reduce inflammation and kill bacteria. It's FDA cleared, chemical free, and UV free, which means my skin doesn't flake after I use it, and my acne is gone in a matter of days.

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After I use the Neutrogena Light Therapy Mask, my face can feel a little warm and tingly, so I apply this Yes to Cucumbers soothing and calming paper mask ($6.00 at Meijer) to cool my face down and moisturize.

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A facial detox to brighten and tighten
Aside from getting my acne under control, I'm also always looking for ways to brighten and detoxify my skin from the makeup I wear every day. I have two coveted detox methods that I use once a week. On Fridays, I use the L'Oreal Detox & Brighten Clay Mask ($7.99 at Meijer) to remove the stressful week and its toll on my skin. I love, love, love clay masks, but I especially love this one because it combines charcoal and three different kinds of pure clay to tighten my skin and remove pesky blackheads. I leave the mask on for 15 minutes before I go to bed, and then I rinse it off with warm water and moisturize.

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The second part of my skin brightening routine is the Yes to Grapefruit Pore Perfection Brightening Peel ($15.99 at Meijer). I do this peel on a Sunday night before bed or on Monday morning before work, if I have time. This peel prepares my skin for the week ahead and leaves my face glowing.

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I know everyone has a different skin type, and it even took me years to understand what mine was, but good face masks—like the detoxifying clay mask and brightening peel—are universal! Are you currently trying a product that you love?  Tell me about it in the comment section below or send me an email natinthecity@gmail.com. I'd love to hear all about it!  

Big thanks to Meijer for partnering with me on this post! Thank you for supporting the brands that make Natalie in the City possible!
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