Hi There Friends!

So I need to talk about something that I am truly passionate about today, skincare. 

Don’t laugh.

I’m being completely serious.

Ever since I was around 13 I started having problems with my skin. 

What teenager didn’t?

But for me, my problems didn’t clear up and go away as I got older, or as I adjusted my skincare regimen to include prescription-strength medications, or even as I went on birth control pills. 

My mother was beautiful, she was the envy of every girl in town, but she always had bad skin as well, so I just thought that bad skin was my destiny.

Over the years, I have purchased thousands of dollars in products, treatments, and even doctors appointments to try to clear my skin up, and with no major results to speak of, I have always just assumed that bad skin was my cross to bear. 

Then, about a year ago, I found a routine that not only changed my skin, but changed my life as well. 

I hope my routine works just as well for you, as it has for me, and if you have any skin care secrets of your own to share, let me know in the comments below.

With Love,

♥ Emma Rae Thomas + The Pretty as Pie Team

The Ultimate Guide for Clear Skin

Drown Your Sorrows: Soul Check? I work around the clock like some sort of insane robot bent on taking over the world and because of that I like a nice drink at the end of the day, and honey, I don’t mean water. That being said, if I don’t force myself to drink a ton of water throughout the day, I won’t, and that end of the day that drink would only further serve to dehydrate my body and eventually turn my skin into living leather. Just drink water. I know it’s not the most fun thing to do, but it keeps you hydrated, youthful, and as a bonus, also keeps you pretty full. ♥

Walking on Sunshine: My name is Emma Rae Thomas, and I have a Sun allergy. I know, it’s ridiculous, it’s unfair, heck, it might even be unamerican, but if I stay out in the sun more than 15 minutes at a time my stomach starts to hurt and my skin breaks out in boils. Not. Cute. For those of you who are lucky enough to be able to feel the sun’s rays without skulking away like Dracula at the back door of an Italian restaurant, protect your skin! It doesn’t matter if you’re only going to be in the car or if you’re just going out for a few minutes, your 70-year-old self will thank you later. ♥

You Get What you Pay For: I hands down attribute the majority of the change in my skin to Proactive +. I am not a spokesperson, but boy would I love to be because no other product that I have EVER tried in my 27 years of life has touched my heart and improved the quality of my life quite like this one. It took a while to see the results, but now that they’re here, my life will never be the same. I strongly suggest checking out their catalog and determining exactly which products would work best for your skin care concerns and daily needs so that you can find the products that are the best fit for you.

You Better Work B*tch: I hate working out. It’s such a chore. My primary mode of calorie burning would probably be described as “mad keyboarding” or “ultimate gesturing.” That being said because my crazy job brings me a ton of stress, if I don’t work out, boy does it show on my face! I suggest doing something really intense like kickboxing or Krav maga if you can, to really get that stress game in check, but consistent exercise of any kind will absolutely do your body and your skin some good. ♥

Wash away my Fears: So hear’s the sitch, I know you love to dust your face. Who doesn’t? But, what goes on, must come off. It doesn’t matter to your pores that you are dead tired from your insane job, or that your kids were on your back all day and you had to take them to the mall. Your Skin does not care if you don’t feel like washing it. Unfortunately, adulting is hard and you’ve just gotta do what you’ve gotta do. Grab some wine and a wash cloth and consider your “me time” well spent.

This blog is not intended to be used as medical advice. I’m just a silly girl who once had bad skin, and wants to share her secrets with you. ♥  If you’re looking for more skincare secrets check out my articles 10 Easy Secrets to Perfect Skin this Winter and Key Vitamins for Healthy Beautiful Skin ♥