During my first few months living in New York City, I was confronted with an influx of cystic acne and blackheads. The new blend of air pollution, humidity, and sticky subway rides on top of the now-needed arsenal of foundations and concealers, which are packed with chemicals and hormone-disrupters, left me with more acne than I’d ever had before.
My first instinct was to mask my skin’s symptoms under a mask of makeup, but a little voice in my head told me that packing on the products wasn’t the solution. In fact, it only exacerbated the problem. READ MORE