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Beauty Blog of The Week:- ComputerGirl2007
Two and half years ago I set up Computergirl’s Musings, a skincare and beauty blog. I have battled with poor skin throughout my teenaged years and early twenties. While I was not as bad as many people, I suffered from patchy cystic acne, whiteheads, blackheads, large pores, dull grey skin, scars (from acne and picking spots), pigmentation… basically a horde of horrible skin complaints. This affected my confidence and use of makeup. We all crave to be that flawless pore-less beauty on a magazine cover, but for me I just wanted to lay off concealer/foundation and look alive for starters! After a particularly bad episode on my chin, I decided to set up an online skincare diary: Computergirl’s Musings.
I cover all things beauty related from makeup, Vintage (love vintage!), nail care, hair care, diet, books and much more. However the original idea was to document what products I was using and the outcome after using them for 30 days. I didn’t think anyone would read my blog, but the thought that they ‘might’ meant that I had some accountability and pressure to keep up a routine. Why 30 days? A normal female hormonal cycle is 30 days, during which your skin will undergo changes which will affect the performance of a product. Also at my age it takes my skin approximately 30 days to renew itself so after this period all the skin cells will have been exposed to that product allowing you to see and feel the full result.
I was offered antibiotics and tablets to clear up my skin but I refused them as I didn’t want to treat the symptoms, I wanted to fix the cause. For me medicine was a last result after learning all about various products, correct routines, skincare ingredients, diet and as much of everything else as I can get my hands on. I would rather do that than read a manufacturer’s claim and believe them. I’m just your average consumer, who now has a more educated understanding, which I share via my blog. I am not affiliated with any company so have an unbiased view!
Now my skin is MUCH better. The quest is not over as I am continually discovering new things. I feel much happier loving my skin and providing a great canvas for whatever I’m going to paint on top (and believe me, I have an unhealthy makeup obsession which sneaks up on the blog a lot!!). My blog has a skincare resource page linking to most of the skincare tips or product posts I have written- so if you are interested then please take a look.
I am not an expert, however I have found out a lot of things that I wish I had known in my teens to be able to prevent my skin and confidence getting into such a mess and try and fix it. If you have any questions then please feel free to ask- if I don’t know the answer then I’ll know someone who does!
My top skincare tip? Always make sure your cleanse your face properly in the morning and evening. (And no, properly does not mean those moist face wipes)!
As well as blogging I am on twitter (@computergirl200) and facebook, so stop by and say hi sometime! I also have a fashion dairy blog www.5foot10.blogspot.com which is the diary of a tall girl living in a world made for shorter people!
Check Emma’s blog out here: www.computergirl2007.blogspot.com
Tune in next week and see who will be the win the beauty blog of the week chosen by you!