Makeup and Beauty Blog Monday Poll, Vol. 633

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Have a beautiful week, my friend!

So…what is the Monday Poll?

Excellent question! It isn’t, contrary to its name, an actual poll, like with little clicky buttons. It’s just a list of five more or less random questions I’ve been posting on this blog every Monday morning for the past quadrillion years (since 2007). I love reading your answers, and it helps me get my week off to a good start. 🌻

The Skin Care Edition!

1. What’s your skin type?

Combo. Dry on my cheeks and around my mouth, and oily on my nose and forehead. Acne prone errrrrrrywhere (UGH), but especially around my mouth and chin, and on my forehead.

2. Your latest skin care love?

First Aid Beauty Ultra Repair Cream. It’s moisturizing, layers beautifully on top of other products and underneath makeup. SO GOOD!

3. Something skin care related that’s currently on your wish list?

A bottle of Biologique Recherche P50 1970 Toner. I used it a while back, and when I look at pics of my skin from that time, I think it was more even-toned. Anywho, I have a pigmentation blob on my cheek that I think is getting darker, so I’m saving up for a big ol’ bottle.

4. When did you have the best skin of your life?

Hmm… Honestly, when I was a kid! Sh*t hit the fan when I hit 10, and I started breaking out.

5. What skin care products have you been using the longest?

Wow, I just did the math, and I realized that I’ve been using Kate Somerville Anti-Bac Clearing Lotion for nearly seven years!

6. What’s your skin tone?

I’m a medium tan, and my undertones lean warm, although they’re *not* overly warm, if that makes any sense. I’m definitely not neutral or cool, but I’ve noticed in some instances warm shades look jarring and cooler tones look better. I think it also depends on what season it is. During the fall and winter my skin seems to be less warm.

7. What brings out the worst in your skin?

When my skin starts acting fussy it’s usually one, or a combo, of the following: lack of sleep, not drinking enough water, or stress. Also, I’ve definitely noticed that there’s a sweet spot with the Kate Somerville Anti Bac. If I use anything less than two pumps, my skin breaks out.

8. What things bring out the best in your skin?

Obvs, lots of sleep and drinking enough water, lower stress levels, and benzoyl peroxide, but as I’ve gotten older I’ve also noticed that what I eat plays a big role, too. When I eat more vegetables and unprocessed foods, I swear my pores look less intense, my overall skin texture is smoother, and it it just seems overall more glowy and healthy. I do try to eat as much healthy stuff as I can, but ya know…I’m not crazy strict about it or anything. Sometimes you just really gotta have a chocolate chip cookie!

9. An expensive skin care procedure you’d be willing to try if you didn’t have to pay for it?

Soooo, I currently don’t do fillers or anything (as evidenced by my deepening smile lines!), but I haven’t ruled it out for the future. If someone offered the future version of me a way to do filler that wasn’t overly obvious, I *might* give it a go.

Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,

Karen

P.S. Here are the questions to copy/paste with your answers in a comment. Talk to ya soon.

1. What’s your skin type?
2. Your latest skin care love?
3. Something skin care related that’s currently on your wish list?
4. When did you have the best skin of your life?
5. What skin care products have you been using the longest?
6. What’s your skin tone?
7. What brings out the worst in your skin?
8. What things bring out the best in your skin?
9. An expensive skin care procedure you’d be willing to try if you didn’t have to pay for it?

P.P.S. Hope you’re having a nice day so far. 🤗