Let’s talk about skincare, specifically my favorite Maelove Skincare. I have struggled with skin issues since puberty. The majority of that being acne and oily skin. I remember being in high school and so embarrassed at how bad my skin was. I would go to the dermatologist and it would clear up for a while and then it would rear its ugly head again. The same cycle over and over. At 16, I started working at a video store and it had a tanning area in the back. That’s when my tanning bed addiction started. I felt prettier with a tan. I would go max amount of time and use the hottest bed. I also noticed with tanning, my acne seemed to clear up. At the time I thought win-win. Oh boy, was I so wrong. I continued laying in tanning beds (sometimes twice a day) and the sun with no sunscreen all the way into my 20s. I knew better but for the first time in my life, I felt confident in my skin. Now here I am in my early 30s, still having issues with acne and fine lines, wrinkles, and dark spots. One thing I’ve never incorporated into my routine that I wish I would have started in my teens is a skincare regimen. I started using MaeLove skincare products a few months ago after receiving them as a gift. As crazy as it sounds, I didn’t know what the different products were for and when was I supposed to put each product on or in what order. I was a little bit overwhelmed. Needless to say, I figured it out and now I love my skincare routine. Let’s go through all the MaeLove skincare products I use.
The Sun Protector
The one most important thing with any skincare routine is sunscreen! This is something I really regret not starting to use in my teens. It would have saved my skin so much. I have sunspots and wrinkles on my face that I know is the direct cause of sun damage. MaeLove sunscreen is a sheer mineral sunscreen with a broad spectrum of SPF 30. I love how light it feels on and not greasy. I use it as a primer and put it on under my makeup. I’ve even mixed it in with my foundation before. I feel good knowing I have on sunscreen to protect my face from further sun damage. Take my advice and please wear sunscreen. It’s the largest organ you have and just like anything else you have to take care of it.
Before getting a skincare routine. I was not consistent with washing my face. Especially in my early twenties, I would even sometimes go to bed without taking off my makeup. Gasp! I know, I know! This was more than likely not helping the acne situation I had going on. Once, I did start a nightly skincare routine it has helped my acne clear up and I don’t seem to get that deep cystic acne as I used to. MaeLove’s facial cleanser is so good. It’s gentle enough to use up to twice daily and doesn’t use any harsh chemicals that pull the skin’s natural oil production down. When this happens you can experience dryness. The triple AHA cleanser helps to revitalize your skin. If you like the smell of mint then you’ll enjoy this facial cleanser.
MaeLove’s deep exfoliating facial scrub is something I use 2-3 times a week. I really look forward to this because it makes my skin feel soft and clean. It uses salicylic acid and clay to help unclog pores and rid your face of those dead skin cells. I didn’t realize how important that was to help to prevent those big pimples. It’s also important to get off the dead skin cells because it allows for better absorption of your other skincare products. I always wet my face a little bit before applying any cleanser or scrub. I just take a small amount and rub in circular motions for about 30 seconds then wash my face with warm water.
The Night Renewer
Unfortunately, I’m noticing more wrinkles and fine lines. The years of not taking any sun precautions are definitely showing on my face. This glycolic acid night cream has been a much-needed asset to my skincare. I use this after washing my face nightly. I used it 3 times a week in the beginning just because glycolic acid can sometimes be harsh on the skin. I was very impressed after using this for a week. My fine lines on my forehead didn’t appear as noticeable. The dark spots I had from the sun were also diminished. It does have a tingling feeling when you first put it on but that is completely normal. I don’t notice the tingling anymore.
You know the old saying, “It’s better late than never”. Which is so true! I finally started a skincare routine in my 30s. Yes, I should have started a routine much sooner than I did. But I am so happy that I finally started one. Your skin is the largest organ you have. Just like exercising to keep your heart healthy, we should take care of our skin too. I’m getting older but I feel like my skin looks better now than it did in my 20s. I definitely credit that to the wonderful Maelove skincare products. If you have taken anything from this blog post, please remember to wear your sunscreen. Learn from my mistakes. If I could go back to my teen years and tell myself one thing it would be to wear sunscreen and get on a skin care routine STAT! These four Maelove products have changed my life for the better. If you try any of the products listed, I’d love to hear your experience with them! If you haven’t yet you can follow me over on my Instagram where I share behind the scenes of my chaotic and fun life as a stay-at-home mom.
Check out my other blog post on self care