Supporting Pink Power for Breast Cancer
This post is in collaboration with and sponsored by Rite Aid #RiteAidBeauty #PinkPower
When I was growing up in California, my mom and I would walk everywhere. We got so much exercise because we were constantly walking, but one of my favorite places to go with her was Rite Aid. It was something we did all the time. Daily in fact. She'd take my hand, and we'd walk to Rite Aid to get some ice cream, grab some snacks, get medicine when we were sick... the list goes on and on. Rite Aid is reminiscent of my childhood, but it was always a place I loved. Luckily it was less than a mile away, so it was a quick walk.
Neutrogena and Susan G. Komen have partnered together with Rite Aid to bring awareness to breast cancer. In case you don't know, Susan G. Komen is an organization that "strives to save lives by meeting the most critical needs in our communities and investing in breakthrough research to prevent and cure breast cancer." What an amazing mission bettering so many lives!
At the moment, I've been having some serious breakouts due to the fact that I've been running for hours and leaving the sweat on my face through the duration of the run. This is when I have been reaching for cleansing wipes, because they work well while on the go. The best part? For every 2 Neutrogena skincare products purchased at any Rite Aid retail store and online, Neutrogena will donate $5 to Susan G. Komen. I love being a part of causes that matter, especially given it's products I would already be grabbing at the drugstore. Win, win! When it comes to a long-term skincare brand you've reached to over the past 10 years, which one is it for you? Super curious if you have shared my constant love for Neutrogena since high school!
I had a friend growing up who had breast cancer within her family. Luckily this was my closest interaction with breast cancer. Even though I was not directly affected, I was part of the process with dropping off her family member and picking them up; not to mention seeing the post procedure and knowing the pain (physically and mentally) that the individual was going through. It's so sad, happens more often than we may even think and truthfully, supporting the cause is the best way to help those suffering from breast cancer.
When it comes to Neutrogena and Rite Aid, the pink grapefruit collection (for obvious reasons) is in support of the Susan G. Komen foundation. I've used Neutrogena for years as it's a brand I turn to several times a year, as you know I love testing all kinds of skincare.
The Neutrogena Oil-Free Acne Wash Foaming Scrub is the perfect solution to some of the acne I've been having after my runs recently. My pores are getting clogged with sweat and oil during a 2+ hour run, so it's been so important for me to wipe my face with a cleansing wipe and wash it as soon as I get home. When it comes to the middle of a run, or towards the end, I whip out one of the Neutrogena® Oil-Free Cleansing Wipes as they're ideal for my (again) acne-prone skin. I thought I'd gotten rid of acne for good, but with the recent activity, it's back in action. The wipe will help cleanse the skin to a deeper level and get all the dirt and junk the skin captured during the run, into that wipe. It's magical.
One of the reasons I didn't want to get back into working out (especially last year) was because I knew as soon as I did, the acne would come back. Well, I learned a few tricks for helping your skin even through intense workouts. If you're working out in the morning, wash your face first because the moisturizers, oils and products you used the night before will CLOG your skin during your workout. It needs to be cleansed away before you run. This goes for later in the day too, because you shouldn't be running with primers, foundation, etc. When your skin is sweating, the pores are clogged with product which is going to cause clogged pores which will mean the sweat, dirt and oil that is trying to come to the surface of the skin is then going to turn into acne. Makes sense when you think about it, but I never did it that way so that's a definite win. Always wear sunscreen if you're outside. Once that skin is cleansed, pop on some SPF and hit the workout. The other tip I learned is using a glycolic acid every other night. This allows the acid to cleanse the pores, but it won't dry out sensitive skin (like mine) to the point where your skin is flaking off.
Last but not least, the Neutrogena Acne Wash has been my reliable go to wash for years. Its gentle way of cleansing the skin is effective, and the formulation is foamy enough to allow for a quick wash and cleanse on the skin. Perfect on the go.