Beautiful On The Inside and Out


photo by Lauren Kim Photography

Ever since my junior high years, I struggled with acne. I figured the breakouts were just a phase, something I would grow out of. But as I moved on to college, my breakouts just got worse. If I'm being honest, I wasn't getting great sleep, fueled my body with unhealthy dining hall food, and was constantly stressed out. I realized that how I looked on the outside was a reflection of how I felt on the inside. On this little space on the internet, I always try to stress the importance of true beauty and really, truly loving yourself for who you are. For the first time in my life, my acne was effecting my confidence, and I knew I had to make a change. I started trading sugary frappuccinos for green juice. I replaced Netflix bingeing with a daily yoga class. I made getting my eight hours of sleep a night a priority. And I committed to finding a skincare routine that actually worked for me. I started using toner, a gentle cleanser, a really nice moisturizer, and the Clarisonic Mia 2 each morning, night, and after a workout. This routine may not work for everyone, but it sure did work for me. Now, I can't believe that I would ever even think about leaving my makeup on overnight or not washing my face in the morning! If I don't use my certain skincare products and my Clarisonic Mia 2, my face just doesn't feel clean! I committed to taking care of my sleep, food, exercise, and skincare routine, and I felt so much better all around. It is amazing what taking a little extra time out of the day to and invest in your health can do. How I felt on the inside, began to reflect on the outside in the most positive way. I still struggle with the occasional breakout, but thanks to these changes, I look and feel so much more confident, healthy, and truly beautiful.

PS- You'll be seeing more posts featuring the incredible photography of Miss Lauren Kim in the upcoming weeks! We shot some really fun content together and I cannot wait to show you! She is so talented and I just love working with other young creatives who are passionate and driven and just excited about life. Definitely check out her site and reach out if you're looking for a photographer in Southern California. She's the coolest.

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