Like many, I struggle when doctors and makeup artists ask me what skin type I have.
It's sensitive, of course, and can be described as an unfortunate, temperamental mix of both dryness and oily-ness at the same time. I'm prone to breakouts around my chin and nose, admittedly spend far too long on a quest to pop blackheads and will scrutinize every freckle and pimple in the mirror post-shower.
No, it's not nearly as bad as I'm making it out to be. It could have been worse. But it also could have been better.
And one thing I learned from my acne-filled teenage years? Acne doesn't vanish, even when you're 24. But luckily, thanks to a little bit of internet research, residing in a city like New York where there's a beauty store on every corner, and talks with some of the best skincare brands on the market, I've found the products that worked for me. Worth every last drop of serum and penny, these fancy-shmancy products have changed my skin.