Wedding planning on our budget causes me stress.
Stress causes me to break out.
∴ My skin hates me.*
For my married friends, you know that wedding planning isn't always pretty. Four months away from the big day and I am in the midst of the not-so pretty stage. I am getting to the root of the problem by starting a more structured skin care regimen that will hopefully help me get rid of my current break out/the never-ending break out. Each day I make sure I am drinking 64 oz of water to keep myself hydrated. Also, in the morning, I use a gentle face wash, followed by a balancing toner, and a facial moisturizer with SPF 20. In the evening, I am taking the same steps, but also using a spot treatment. I am using a calming and clarifying mask from Lush twice a week and using a exfoliating treatment once a week. Our bathroom has turned into a one-stop med spa, except I don't get a hot stone massage at the end. (sadface.)
I am also doing my best to manage my stress from work and wedding planning. I am taking evenings off to do other activities I enjoy, like cooking and knitting. I have also started my walking regimen again. I walked three miles after work last Friday and three miles on Saturday morning. I also walked the six miles home from work yesterday. (It's not six miles normally. I took a wrong turn. . . )
Since starting this more structured regimen a few weeks ago, my skin is beginning to look clearer. I am hoping that by managing my stress levels and focusing on other activities, I will be able to prevent future break outs.
So, you can probably tell that I have done my research on skin care, but I'd love to know if anyone has any miracle treatments.
*Mrs. LaBarge, my high school math teacher, would be so proud of my real life application of logic proofs!