As I previously mentioned, one of the parts of taking care of myself this past year meant that I needed to take care of my skin – and this presented its own set of challenges for me. Since my skin had been somewhat regulated in my pubescent years (thanks to Yaz), I never experienced puberty-related skin problems at the same time as everyone else, meaning I didn’t know what to do when things went wrong. So I spent the whole year trying different products, until I spent some time with the Kiehl’s team and was given a range of products that really worked well for my skin.
When I was younger – or pretty much up until matric prelims – I had notoriously good skin by no efforts of my own. I seldom broke out, and if I did, it was just two or so pimples on or between my eyebrows. So suffice it to say, I was (and still am) pretty ignorant on skincare and beauty regimens. The most effort I put into my skin was removing my make up before bed and using a daily face wash and face cream. I didn’t use face scrubs, masks, cleanses, toners or change my products often – and I was fine in my complacency. Until my skin decided to forsake me.