#SKINDIARIES 006 - DOLAPO MORGAN
Hiya! We're back with another skin diaries episode, and this time, featuring the beautiful Dolapo Morgan (@dolllyy.m) She shares the journey she's had with her skincare, her insecurities, her self-care and how God has helped her through all this.
DESCRIBE YOUR SKIN JOURNEY IN A FEW WORDS
DM: A longggg one of figuring out what works for me
WHAT DOES YOUR MORNING ROUTINE LOOK LIKE?
DM: I alternate often but right now I am loving kbeauty
Cleanse with Cosrx salicylic acid cleanser
Tone with Some by Mi - AHA, BHA,PHA toner
Hydrate with Cosrx advanced snail mucin essence
Treat with Glow recipe pineapple c bright serum or mesoestetic pollution defence ampoule
Protect with body shop skin defense essence SPF 5
IS THERE ANYTHING IN PARTICULAR YOU FOCUS ON IN YOUR ROUTINE? (COULD BE HYDRATION, EXFOLIATION, MOISTURE, BRIGHTENING, GLOW)
In the morning, hydrate and brighten!
At night, exfoliate and moisturize!
HAVE YOU BATTLED ANY INSECURITIES BECAUSE OF YOUR SKIN? HOW DID YOU DEAL WITH IT?
DM: Yesss major and makeup did not help it but made it worse. I dealt with it in 2 ways: Figuring out works for me, there is so much out there and so I started reading and watching videos to educate myself about what skin concerns I had and trying different products till I figured out what worked for me. Secondly, by coming to understand that God has made me so much more than my physical appearance. I started focusing on my inner beauty and once I felt whole and beautiful internally, I began to exude that energy externally.
WHAT IS ONE BEAUTY PRODUCT THAT YOU CAN’T LIVE WITHOUT?
DM: Retinol (Vit A) - Initially, it can be a bit tricky to get the hang of it but it's super effective
TOP 3 SELF CARE TIPS
Caring of my mind / spirit - Everything flows from there and I do this by having quiet time with God through different ways - could be journaling, being still, worship music, praying, bible study, fellowshipping with friends
Caring for my skin - By maintaining a skincare routine that I change when required and I love giving myself mini facials at home or going for professional facials when I can
Caring of my physical body - Through any form of movement - my faves are pilates, walking and tennis.
WHAT WOULD YOU SAY YOUR JOURNEY HAS TAUGHT YOU?
DM: My skincare journey taught me patience lol - just when I think my skin is nearly what I want it to be, something new would come up (might be my fault or beyond my control like hormones) so I just try to focus on having an effective routine to keep my skin healthy rather than striving for perfection (I have to remind myself this often!). It has also taught me discipline by ensuring I follow a routine every morning and night.
QUICK FIRE QUESTIONS
what’s one thing you do every morning? - Talk to God, even if it’s just a few words
what do you love most about yourself? - The way I care for people around me
soft glam or full glam? - Soft
what makes you the happiest? - A lottt - eating good food, exploring, pampering myself through shopping or a spa day, being around family and friends
advice you’d give your younger self? - God has made you unique so own everything about yourself - it is from walking in your true identity in Christ that you would blossom into who God has made you to be and fulfil your purpose on earth
Love MB xx