Quarantine Skincare

Was everyone else suffering from negative quarantine skin too? You know… the dry, dull, ready to breakout skin. I was! At first I had no idea why, but I stopped to reassess my skincare routine since being home and I realized it was lacking.

To start, I don’t have a very extensive skincare routine because for me, the simpler the better. A gentle cleanser and some moisturizer seem to work best. What I did realize was that I wasn’t washing and moisturizing my face twice a day as I usually do. My logic… I wasn’t leaving the house, what was I really washing it twice for? The epitome of laziness!

I had to go back to my usual routine. Wash with a gentle cleaner, let it air dry, then moisturize. Repeat at night. Once I went back to my basic skincare routine, my skin thanked me. Until… I started working again.

Once I started working again, I had a breakout on my cheeks due to wearing a mask all day.

My advice for maskne (mask acne) is:

  1. Make sure your face is clean prior to putting on a mask.
  2. Make sure you’re wearing a clean mask everyday. Personally, I wear disposable ones, but if you’re using a cloth mask, be sure you wash them after a full days use and use a clean one.
  3. Don’t wear the mask any longer than you have to. If you’re driving in your car alone, let your skin breathe!
  4. Once you get home and remove your mask, be sure to clean your face as soon as possible.

The bottom line is… stick to the skincare routine that has worked for you in the past and be sure to keep things really clean when it comes to your face.

I’m back to soft, dewy quarantine skin and I couldn’t be happier!


Manetabolism Hair Vitamins – Product Review


If you follow me on Instagram @AHairStory (which you should), you know I’m on my second month of taking Manetabolism Hair Vitamins.

I began the Healthy Hair Growth Challenge on February 1st. I began taking Manetabolism Hair Vitamins, two capsules a day as instructed.

This was my beginning length check. My hair was twisted, but I untwisted a twist in the back to get an accurate length check. I forgot to untwist the front one though. Oops!



My mom and my sis joined me on the challenge as well.


To answer some burning questions…

I did see some awesome growth after just one month. I did not experience any breakouts. I did have a headache the first day and none after. Was it related to the vitamins? Idk. I didn’t take a break in between month 1 and month 2, so I can not say whether there is shedding when you stop taking them. I will say that I was taking Hair Volume from GNC prior to starting Manetabolism and there was a break in between and I didn’t experience any shedding.

The dose is two capsules a day. I recommend taking it with a meal and drinking an adequate amount of water because it does contain fat soluble and water soluble vitamins.

Here’s my growth for a little over one month. Focus on the length in comparison to my sweater.



I will continue to take Manetabolism hair vitamins. As I say… Ankle length or bust!