My fight with Adult Acne

I remember it like it was yesterday (though in reality it was 10 years ago)...

I was in college while simultaneously working a fulltime retail job (bless you past Rachel) and (at the risk of sounding braggy,) the compliments on my skin by strangers were a regular occurrence. To be REALLY honest, I didn’t get the hype….until my skin was no longer clear, smooth, and soft.

Just as clear skin was once my norm, so became my inflamed, hormonal cystic acne ridden chin and cheeks. Almost overnight I developed adult acne (I would later discover it as a result of living with PCOS) and was suddenly self conscious in a way I’d never experienced before!

And better yet, I had zero time or knowledge to fix it.

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Why your selfcare routine is for more than just skincare…

TO BE HONEST the BEST part of my day involves my hair and skincare routine!

And after sharing this realization with YOU on Instagram, I’m confident I’m not alone! And GIRL, I’m going to go out on a limb here and guess you and I LOVE this time of our day for more than just the products or routine – we love the time spent on US!

But before I dive into THAT, let me explain exactly how I came to this realization…

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What to do When You Land Your Dream Job…and Lose it

Everyone teaches you how to chase your dream, but no one tells you what to do when it’s gone!

Well GIRL, Austen Tosone lost her dream job… TWICE!

But with great resilience in very difficult times, Austen capitalized on her own strengths, and now works as a blogger, Youtuber, and beauty content director for Jumprope – an app for women who create content around beauty, fashion, fitness, and beyond. 

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I’ve decided to go gray…

I vividly remember the moment I found my first gray hair…I had just turned 21, I was living and working in London, and I was DEVASTATED!

GIRL, I know it sounds extra BUT I am not exaggerating when I tell you I cried A LOT when I found that first gray hair. You see, I was TERRIFIED at the idea of getting “old” and for a LONG time, I had NO idea why.

But then I realized…

I’ve grown up in a society that praises “young” and fears old!

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