The Monday Edit, January 25, 2021

Some articles to read, videos to watch,

and words to think about for the week ahead.


articles to read

Since I have sensitive skin, I’m constantly having trouble finding an exfoliating routine that doesn’t cause irritation. After coming across this article, The Best Exfoliating Acids for Sensitive Skin, on POPSUGAR, I decided to take a closer look at lactic acid. The POPSUGAR article breaks down which acids work for different skin concerns. Even if you don’t have sensitive skin, you may find the information helpful for other problems like acne or inflammation.

I currently use products that contain salicylic acid and niacinamide, so I did some additional research to make sure trying lactic acid wouldn’t cause an issue. I learned from The Skincare Edit that you can use acids and niacinamide together if you alternate them. So now I’m curious to see if alternating my products will improve my results. If so, I won’t need to incorporate anything new.

In non-beauty news, an updated article from theInventory, details phones under $500 that don’t suck (according to Gizmodo). They are calling these budget phones, which of course, depends entirely on what you can afford. But it caught my eye because I don’t know if I can bring myself to pay the price for another iPhone once my current XR stops working. Time will tell.

Videos to Watch

I’m not really into the “clean” beauty scene, but when I am interested in brands that market themselves that way, it can be difficult to find good reviews from a dark skin perspective. I recently came across the YouTube channel Keeping up with BB and have been enjoying her videos. She posted her 2020 Clean Beauty Favorites and it’s worth a watch if you have been interested in brands like Saie, Ilia, Vapour, and Fitglow Beauty.

Reviews for Becca’s new Light shifter collection are starting to trickle in on YouTube. I’m very curious about the Light Shifter Finishing Veil Powder more so than the dewing tint. For me, Becca releases always interest me, even if I don’t purchase anything. I have a feeling that this may be the type of product that needs a more in-depth review. So far, I’ve only seen first impressions, which I understand is because the product has just launched. I hope to see some follow-up videos or a full, more extensive review.

Words to think about

“You’ll never change your life until you change something you do daily. The secret of your success is found in your daily routine.” — John C. Maxwell, The 15 Invaluable Laws of Growth

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