How I Evolved From Carefree To Conscientious About My Skincare Routine




Skincare. It’s very important for most women and they do not even know it. Over the past ten years, my skincare routine went from carefree, effortless and minimal, to tedious, (scheduled), and conscientious. My makeup routine? It honestly did not exist.  I look back and laugh sometimes about how I went from wearing NOTHING, to being totally and utterly in love with cosmetics. Change is good.

When I was in my teens, I was hormonal. Pimples near and far. I couldn’t catch a break and you know what I used to use to clean my face? Rubbing alcohol. And when I was not using rubbing alcohol, I was using hydrogen peroxide. Drying out my skin, thus causing more damage.


By the time I turned 21 and got married, my hormones took a nose dive, and my skin was in much better condition. I was still not taking proper care of my skin, and it took my husband purchasing a Clinique skincare set for me to consider caring about my skin.

It was not until I turned about 24 and got into cosmetics that I realized you can not have one without the other. It is a personal pet peeve of mine when women wear cosmetics on skin that is in poor condition. You can not put foundation of top of bumpy, porous skin. You have to wash your makeup off at night. In order to have the best looking makeup, you have to have the best looking skin.

This is the time that I went from washing my face with bar soap, to using face washes and face creams to moisturize. Eye creams to take care of the bags under my eyes. My skin was bright, dewy, and moisturized.

Now that I am pushing 30, my skin is trying to go back downhill. After having five children, my hormones have made an attempt to destroy my face. My face is clear literally one week out of the month. I’ve went back to oil cleansing my face for deep cleaning and moisture. I wear a night cream now, to give my face even more moisture.

I imagine in my 50’s I will wear more anti-wrinkle products, worry and obsess over getting wrinkles, and blog about it for you guys to read!


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Aprill Coleman is an award-winning beauty, lifestyle and wellness blogger and freelance writer based in Jackson, Mississippi.

2 thoughts on “How I Evolved From Carefree To Conscientious About My Skincare Routine

  1. Olana

    I completely agree that taking care of your skin is very, very important. I do not wear make-up but I do have a pretty extensive skincare regimen that I follow daily. I have not tried the Olay brand yet, but I am a big fan of BB creams, it is one of my staple products. You pretty much can't go wrong when moisturize, protect, and corrects flaws, all in one product!!
    My recent post Winter Beauty Tips


    1. GGGarbage

      BB creams are a must have!!!


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