Good morning friends! It’s been a few days since I’ve shared a post. I took a small vacation to the mountains with my friends and really tried to actually vacation and distance myself from my job so I would come back refreshed and ready to go. While I still wish I had a couple more days to actually get back into the swing of things, I’m ready to go – this month is about to get CRAZY. I don’t know about you, but when I start getting stressed, my skin takes the brunt of the consequences. My good friend Molly, from Clinique, reached out to me about trying some of their skin care. I grew up using their products and slowly drifted away as I got older. In reality, my skincare routine NEEDED to change as I got older. I never knew what skin type I had, even after asking my dermatologist – you read that right. My dermatologist told me I would just know my skin type – funny thing is, I’m not a dermatologist and can’t magically read my skin! As you age, the same products you used in middle school may not be what you need now. Molly really wanted to get to know my skin to give me the best way to care for it. She matched me as oily even though I felt I was dry and had been using products for dry skin for years! She also gave me a 3 step morning and night routine that included a cleanser, clarifying lotion, and moisturizing gel. Along with the 3 step routine, Molly stressed the importance of protecting the sensitive skin around my eyes. She gave me an eye cream to prevent dark circles and wrinkles. I told her about those pesky, Lone Ranger pimples I so dearly HATE and she tossed in an acne spot treatment. To really put a cherry on top, Clinique included a stay matte foundation to keep my skin’s oil controlled when I wear makeup. It is SO important to know your skin type when looking for products to care for your skin. After all, it’s the biggest organ you have. I have also been able to try their exfoliating scrub, city block face mask, smart serum, and smart night serum. With my own money, I purchased the take the day off makeup removing wipes – complete game changer. One wipe takes off ALL my makeup. It’s like a magic eraser for your face. The combination of skin care that Clinique gave me has completely changed my skin for the better. I very rarely get acne, and if I do, the spot treatment takes care of it in a day. My skin feels hydrated and happy, to the point where I don’t feel the need to wear makeup all the time. I sincerely encourage you to check out Clinique’s products. There is a reason they have been around so long – their products work! I’ll also link the products I use below if you’re interested in trying them yourself!