Prevention Before Correction: Why I Started When I Turned 20

Skin care was never something that interested me as a teen. I was a lifeguard in high school, I loved to tan, I would buy the first face wash I saw at CVS, never moisturized and never wore make up. While I cared about my appearance, it was in the form of buying great clothes and working out every day- my skin was never my priority. Anytime I would get my make up done at Nordstrom or Barney’s I would get a lecture by the artist about how dry my skin was before they pushed an $80 moisturizer my way, which I knew I would never touch. It wasn’t until I turned 20 that I realized what I had been doing to my skin.

Without my knowledge, my Mom had scheduled for me to get a