Looking back on this past year, I can say 2018 has been one of my favorites: my acne flare ups became a distant memory (thus why the category has been removed this year); pregnancy and the birth of Chloe showed me the joys of motherhood – and the need for clean, efficacious and safe baby products; and while dry/dehydrated skin and perioral dermatitis persisted, I found a rhythm of gentle skincare products to help with both giving me my best skin to-date! Typically, I reserve this best-of list for year end, but it always seems to hit at an inopportune time after…

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The best thing to do if you’re dealing with any kind of inflammatory skin issue is to avoid makeup. Makeup can cause irritation, it can prevent your skin from healing, no matter how “clean” it is, and clog pores. That being said, going makeup-free can be very difficult for some – myself included. I try to go makeup-free as much as I can, but on days I have a work meeting or social engagement, I will wear makeup. Below is a list of face and lip makeup that I have found to be safe for me and the best makeup for perioral…

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Looking for a face oil? This matrix is all you need. You’re welcome.

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Real talk with Jennifer Nguyen on growing up Asian in a small midwest town, wearing makeup to the gym and Botox injections for jaw slimming

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