Becoming a blogger really changed the way I look at some things. It’s fair to say that it expanded my beliefs and knowledge. Also, there were things I already knew in theory, but somehow couldn’t get myself to do them. I’m still learning every day, but here’s a short list of what blogging has already taught me:
1. regular skincare routine is important: before I’ve discovered the world of blogging, my skincare routine was non-existent. Of course, even then I knew about essential skincare steps, such as cleansing, toning, moisturizing, but never actually bothered to stick to them. That changed when I started reading other green beauty blogs and writing Organic Beauty Blogger. It sort of inspired me to follow advice and experiment with my own routine to see what works best. It wasn’t as much for my own benefit, but so I could share my insights with the readers. I must say it worked out well, this regular skincare routine thing is probably what made the most positive change for my skin.
2. always remove makeup before bed: I have a feeling that I’m not alone in this, right, girls? It’s a common sin; however, I was able to overcome it by reading blogs and articles and by understanding why it’s bad practice to leave your makeup (even if it has all the healthy ingredients in it) on your face through the night. I started washing it off religiously every evening and have been doing this to the present day.
3. how to contour and highlight: these techniques were probably my favorite thing to learn. They are just so powerful when you know how to do them properly.
4. to always use a sunscreen: for me, sunscreen was a summer thing, something you need to apply only in Summer. I was looking for some information about SPF for my blog and imagine my surprise when I stumbled on an article explaining why it’s important to use sunscreen (or creams with SPF) all year round, especially for the face.
5. invest in skincare rather than in makeup: it’s pretty obvious that the healthier your skin is, the less makeup you need and the better it looks on you. However, in the past, I’ve spent a lot of money on makeup to conceal my skin condition (I have rosacea, which is now, thankfully, under control) instead of actually taking care of it. A few years back, I could only dream of using a BB cream or a tinted moisturizer, because my skin was so irritated and unhappy. I made the switch to natural/organic products way before I started to blog, however, blogging encouraged me to keep looking for more information and green beauty products that could help my skin. So happy I learned all these lessons.
What blogging or reading blogs has taught you about beauty? Please let me know in comments! Or if you wrote about it on your blog, post a link, I’d love to read it.