2016 is perhaps the first time I started to think about altering my skincare routine. I was getting tired of expecting a breakout to come as soon as my skin finally cleared up. I have very dry skin, and the products I was using to control my breakouts and to cleanse my face only seemed to make my skin dry out. (You mean all the ultra-drying face masks I was using were actually hurting my skin? Shocker!) I was recommended a “gentle cleanser” that wouldn’t strip my skin of its natural oils. My skin was definitely becoming more balanced with this simple concept when something finally clicked in my head.