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5 Tips for Community College Students

Thursday, May 7, 2020

This is for community college students preparing to transfer to a university, all from my experiences (pretty recent too). I am finally attending the school of my dreams, and I've learned some lessons on the way. So I thought it would be best if I could do a good thing by sharing with others who are probably worried about a smooth transition into a university.

5 Things I Wish I Knew As a Young Adult

Sunday, April 19, 2020

Growing up in the USA as a firstborn child of immigrant parents can be very stressful AND eye-opening. You see different perspectives, learn to balance the two cultures, and most of all, learn to create your own identity and lifestyle.

I made many mistakes between the ages of 14 to now, 23. Here are some thoughts on what I should've taken more seriously to have become better prepared. I know I have so much to learn because I'm still young, but I am a firm believer in these 5 beliefs.

Minimal Skin care Routine

Wednesday, February 26, 2020

My Minimal Skincare Routine

I was trying to use acids and exfoliators as a normal part of my routine and I did more damage than good. So, instead of giving a big lecture on what I did wrong, let's go into what I did right.

Heal the skin with moisture and protection and most importantly love. 

BlogHer Health 2020

Thursday, February 13, 2020

BlogHer was a one of a kind event, something I felt was desperately needed for women like me. Looking for a balance between health and life.

2020 Desk Setup

Tuesday, January 7, 2020

My back injury made life a tad bit harder when I needed to study or do work. Looking down at a laptop or phone can have a strong impact on your neck and spine.

Here are some things I purchased to help me create the "desktop" setting without a desktop!


Thursday, December 12, 2019

Avoid Breakouts During Finals week 

Its finals week and the stress levels are higher than ever. It's okay to feel frustrated, nervous, and moody. But do not neglect your health at this time. Breakouts aren't just a physical appearance but also can indicate how you're eating, drinking, and resting.

P.S While I'm writing this blog post, I'm masking my face, oiling my hair, and eating. All in between my finals, which I have in 30 minutes, so you're welcome. How am I doing this as a full-time student? That's another blog post.

My Skincare routine 2019

Thursday, December 5, 2019

On a daily basis, I get asked "what's your skincare routine like?"
I'm here to tell you, it changes every season, but I always have my basics down. 

My backstory

My skincare game drastically changed late March of 2018. Why? I was extremely stressed, unhappy with my situation at work, and I had poor eating habits because let's face it, I am a compulsive eater. 
I started breaking out like never before, and estheticians call this "hormonal breakouts". 

Hormonal breakouts can be treated, and in my opinion, can be cured if you really flip your lifestyle. 

It takes time. Setting a regimen, and sticking to it will show you improvement in a week to 90 days. So learn to be patient. Scroll down to see what my holy grail products are!

"Learn to be patient"

  • Murad's Refreshing Cleanser (here)  is gentle enough to cleanse the skin of makeup and oils. 
  • Daily Microfoliant by Dermalogica (here), gentle and effective. Only use a small amount! 
  • I only exfoliate once a week, sometimes once in two weeks, but I will exfoliate my nose and chin area. I try to use less of any exfoliant where my hormonal breakouts are. 

Face Oils (Noncomedogenic oils)

Of course, we know to add sunscreen to this routine, I won't be adding my personal favorite sunscreen because I don't have one just yet. I'm looking for the best mineral sunscreen that will not leave a white cast on my face.

My skincare routine is simple, I don't like having a million products on my face because at one point, you've filled your pores and there's only so much you can do. Depending on what your skincare goals are, you can alternate once a week with retinol, different serums, and face oils (different post about that later).

Personally, my goal is to get my skin barriers strong again. Any small change in diet or hormones will flare up my acne and that can be physically painful. Regardless, I'm learning to stress less (negatively) and live in the moment. It all happens for a reason. 

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