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Skincare has always been a big priority in my family. From learning to wash my face at four months old (okay, slight exaggeration) to my Great Granny moisturising her face EVERY SINGLE DAY until her death at 96 (not an exaggeration), it has always been a priority. I am no expert in what products suit what skin, but I am a guru on three basic skin-related-situations. Not everyone in my family escaped skin dramas, so we all rallied together and followed these three basic rules. Now here I am, passing them on to you to pass on to your kiddies or anyone, really. I call this mini guide “Alex’s Three Basic Rules For Skin Situations… And Other Stuff Like Life Lessons, I Guess”.

1. Teach your kid good skincare habits … and start them young!

Growing up it was always “Alex!!! Brush your teeth, wash your face” each night before bed. Even if it meant at six years old, I was simply splashing water on my face…it is now a habit that I still religiously follow to this day. No matter how tired I am, or if I have barely been able to crawl through my front door at 3 in the morning…I ALWAYS wash my face. To me, it is something that must be done- no matter what the circumstance is or how many cocktails I have enhaled politely drunk. For this, I am forever grateful to my parents for reinforcing nightly ‘teeth, face’ habit so it is now just a normal routine, something I do now without even thinking about.

So parents and even non-parents, I feel it is important to teach your kids (or other people’s kids for the non-parents out there, like me!) good skincare habits, and start them early. Find what suits them with regards to a routine (and products) – whether it’s washing their face each morning, maybe even washing their face morning and night, or washing their face at night and applying sunscreen each morning. Whatever they prefer and works well for their skin and their lifestyle, it’s very important to teach them habits and start it from an early age, so that it will stick around forever.

Think of my Great Gran, people! 96 years old and was still moisturising her face every.single.day.

Good skincare needs to start early

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Professional beauty blogger Kimberly Nissen of The Plastic Diaries shares her personal blogger burnout advice and tips.

This article is Part 1 of a three-part series about my personal experience with Blogger Burnout – My Demise + My Recovery + My Future

In Part 1 of my Blogger Burnout story I shared about how my 5+ year blogging career was blown apart. In Part 2, I shared with you the work I put in to learning some big lessons. Now, in Part 3, I’m going to share what happened as a result of my blogger burnout and absence, and what the future may hold for The Plastic Diaries. I have some important blogger burnout advice and let’s not forget, like all trilogies, the third instalment is the best, right?  Continue Reading

Professional beauty blogger Kimberly Nissen of The Plastic Diaries shares her personal blogger burnout recovery story and experience

This articles is Part 1 of a three part series about my personal experience with Blogger Burnout – My Demise + My Recovery + My Future

In Part 1 of my Blogger Burnout story I shared about how my 5+ year blogging career was run into the ground. In this post, Part 2, I’m going share with you what took place after burning out. I’ll share the journey of my blogger burnout recovery and how rebuilding a life meant destroying it a little more first.  Continue Reading

Professional beauty blogger Kimberly Nissen of The Plastic Diaries shares her personal blogger burnout story and experience

This article is Part 1 of a three-part series about my personal experience with Blogger Burnout – My Demise + My Recovery + My Future

I started The Plastic Diaries in 2008, became a full-time blogger in 2010 and vanished from the blogging universe in 2015. Where did I go? Why? What happened to me? These are questions that have been asked of me during my 18+ month disappearance. The short answer was blogger burnout – a rarely spoken of condition that is fast becoming a serious concern amongst the influencer industry. Have you ever followed a blogger and notice that one day they have just disappeared? Their blog stopped posting new content, their social media went untouched – it happens often. In my almost 9 years of blogging I have lost count of the bloggers that have come and gone, most of which I have no idea why or where they went.

Upon my return to blogging at the end of last year I’ve put off explaining what exactly occurred in my life. I confided in a few select friends and trusted individuals about my story but I’ve brushed over it with the wider community by saying the cause was “personal stuff”. I don’t believe bloggers owe anyone an explanation when they disappear but I know that when my favourites have gone AWOL I’ve missed them and been concerned for their wellbeing. I didn’t want to be another blogger who vanished without a trace and leave you wondering. I also believe Continue Reading

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