HABO = (My) Health And Beauty Outlook... basically it is my outlook on how health products and beauty products can go hand in hand to give you great skin!
A little snippet about me:
I'm 22 and a nursing student about to go into my last year (yay!). My ultimate goal is to be a part of an skincare clinic (like Face Reality in California) that concentrates on the treatment of acne or a dermatology office. I'm a poor college student but I do splurge on skincare and haircare products. You can ask my boyfriend about how much time I spend online looking at research articles, product reviews and buying an entire haul only to send most of them back! I'm sure the post-man enjoys delivering 5 packages to my apartment every week from dermstore! ahem..
I'm an ingredient junkie! Everytime I go grocery shopping I look at ingredients. Everytime I go shopping for skincare products I look at ingredients. Ingredients are important, people! You can buy a facial cleanser worth $50 only to realize that their ingredients are not up to par, and that you could have easily gotten something worth much less with far better formulations!
Yes! And big time. I had horrible cystic acne since I was 14 or 15 that pretty much scarred me emotionally. A few years was enough, and after multiple visits and treatments to the dermatologist, she finally decided I was at a lost cause and prescribed me Accutane, the "miracle acne drug". Although my course of Accutane went pretty smoothly and left me with even smoother skin, I do hold some sort of regret to this day. I feel like my acne at the time could have been improved in different ways that I never got to try. Anyway, my skin was flawless for years after Accutane but I recently began to break out again (in the past few years) and my oil glands went on overdrive all of a sudden! However, I'm happy to say that it is somewhat under control again thanks to my new methods (and I was THAT close to going on Accutane again!).
So what's the blog about?
I tend to try certain products that might not be as well known as others. Because of that I haven't been able to find good reviews about those products, which is disappointing because I feel that reviews are really helpful for people when trying to decide whether they want to purchase it or not. So, I'm going to review the products that I use and that I DON'T use to hopefully help others in their decisions.
I also want to discuss other topics that promote health from within, such as vitamins and nutrition. As a nursing student, I have had the opportunity to really learn about how the body works on a smaller scale, and I feel that that knowledge has really helped me understand how certain vitamins and food work to affect the body! I just want to pass on my knowledge!