Hi and welcome to Chloe’s corner! This space is reserved for more personal talks on skincare, beauty, and advice I wish I knew before I started skincare.
For this first edition I wanted to reflect with you on my own skincare journey and give you a small challenge. I started to have acne at the beginning of university, and at the time I blamed it all on alcohol and a poorer diet (almost I’m sure it didn’t help). With each passing month my acne got worse until I couldn’t leave the house without foundation all over my face. When doing research I only read the first articles that would pop up on Google - articles my Cosmo, Allure, and Vogue. They’re well respected magazines, so surely they must know what they’re talking about.
My preliminary research made me do 3 things:
exfoliate every day with a washcloth
Remove my makeup with makeup wipes
Pop every pimple
Now any skincare junkie would know that this is a recipe for disaster, but back then I truly thought this was the holy trinity. Once you’re in a skincare community it’s easy to think that proper information is easy to find, but it isn’t. It’s our job, the skincare community to spread the word! Don’t be afraid to share with your friends and family what you have learned - the ripple effect can have a bigger impact than you think.
My challenge for you this week: Spread the word about the importance of SPF to at least 3 friends!