Monday, July 20, 2015
Today I'm partnering with Clinique to ask you all one simple question: if you could give your future self any advice, what would it be?
For me, I feel like I have more on my plate now that ever before — I'm running this blog, managing a high volume tattoo shop, and all of the other tasks that come on board with those. It's a lot — and it's not always kind to my sleep schedule or stress level. My face is my business, for a lack of better terms. It's my face and style on Mini Penny and it's my face being at the forefront of a cool, skin-related business.
With that, there are things I have to be committed to. For starters, I drink a lot of water today to keep my body feeling fresh and hydrated for the days ahead. Watching tattoos heal as part of my job is fascinating, and is sort of like am amplified version of skin health. Drinking a ton of water makes a big difference in my heal time and in my overall complexion.
Additionally, it's so very important for me to have a quick and easy skin care routine that is a no-brainer. That's where Clinique comes in. Every morning and evening I dedicate time to my skin so that I can spend the rest of my day focusing on all of the other tasks at hand. I don't let myself fall asleep with makeup on anymore. I always moisturize (because that is my biggest issue — dryness!) and have noticed a big difference.
The Clinique 3-step system shows an obvious change in my skin. I no longer have dry patches near my nose and scalp. It feels smoother, softer, and younger. And best of all, it's an affordable line that's accessible and classic.
So to my future self, I have to make a promise to stay hydrated and to treat my skin with kindness. In reality, I'm not getting any younger. The better I take care of my skin now, the better it will be in years to come.
What advice would you give your future self? What are you skin care goals?
This post is sponsored by Clinique. All opinions are my own. Thank your for supporting the brands that make this blog possible.
Headphones in header image c/o Ankit. Ankit is not affiliated with Clinique.