Is it ruining your beauty game? Because it sure is ruining mine! I understand the occasional breakout during that time of the month, but lately the champagne popping early in the morning or the anxiety and stress that come from watching my team making it through the first round is not working out to my benefit. I love to watch sports and love supporting a good team—who doesn’t? My home team (Colombia) has won two of the three soccer matches they needed to make it to the second round, and U.S.A won their first match as well! It is a BIG deal, but I didn’t realize the extent to which all this fun would ruin my skin, nails and hair! It’s crazy how, sometimes, you don’t realize things until they are REALLY bad, and that’s what happened to me late last night and early today.
We all know that alcohol, stress, early mornings and a lack of sleep are not good for your health … or your skin. So, if I want to continue this bender I need to step up my game when it comes to my skin care routine and taking care of my body! Here’s a plan I started this morning—if you’re in the same boat as me, these suggestions should come in handy. I’m very hopeful they will work, just as I hope U.S.A wins on Thursday and Colombia makes it all the way into the semifinals!
If you woke up with more than one breakout after having champagne for breakfast and finishing the day with a shot of limoncello, you probably deserve it. It’s time to step up your game and start using an acne treatment product on a daily basis. I started using the Effaclar Duo Dual Action Acne Treatment by La Roche-Posay. It isn’t as drying as many acne products, which I like because I have dry skin.
I’m very conscious when it comes to keeping my nails and hands looking their best, but lately I haven’t been taking good care of them like I usually do. I’ve broken several nails (don’t ask me how because I sure don’t remember), and I’ve been so nervous that I can’t stop biting my cuticles! I’ve always been a fan of the Nail Protein Formula 2 by Nailtiques. This morning was time I re-united with an old best friend again. I am also making sure I always have a hand cream around. It helps out a lot.
My hair has started to get dry, and due to a lack of sleep I’m always rushing in the morning, so all I’ve done lately is put my hair in a bun. I’m going to bring my hair back to life with a Deep Conditioning Mask and an Overnight Nourishing Treatment.
I’m very excited about my world cup damage control tactics. Even though I only wish I could be in Brazil right now taking selfies with my friends and family. For now, I have to stick to flipping through my Instagram feed and watching the games from my laptop. However, I can assure you that my fellow travelers do not have access to these amazing products like I do!
Go team Colombia and team U.S.A!