I’m fine with recieving credit for what I’ve worked on, but the thought of my name all over the internet is a little daunting to me. Besides, the main goal of this blog is not for credit, but to share my research to help others feel confident in their own skin. So for now, I will only share my nickname- Moe. I hope you guys understand. :))
Who Am I?
I am the researcher and blogger of Skincare Tea. I am also someone who is passionate about skincare and helping others feel confident about their skin.
I have very few photos of my acne from middle school (and after) as I would avoid taking photos of myself. Even if I did take photos, I would blur out the pimples on my face before posting the photos on instagram (all of these photos are deleted since I felt they were too fake to keep).
The photos I do have will be shared, as I find them, I will add them to this page.
Why Did I Start This Website?
I grew up surrounded with the mindset that having fair skin means to be beautiful. Along with this, I attended schools surrounded by Americans- all had white skin- who would make compliments about my skin and hair. I, on the other hand, was an Indian with dark brown, uneven skin, hairy arms, and more.
I felt like I stood out. I felt like I needed to change myself. On top of this feeling, I could have listed every comment about my skin that my classmates, Indian aunties, and others had said to me.
I tried many skin whitening products that hurt my skin or proved ineffective. I even straightened my hair daily.
That’s a photo of me from 7th or 8th grade. I’m wearing a full sleeved sweater during summer to hide my hairy arms, my hair had been professionally straighten (something I did every weekend… it wasted a lot of money) and you can kind of see some scars on my face under the foundation. My eyelids (though you can’t see them) are swollen because of some product I had tried to use.
Soon, I gave up on trying to lighten my skin as I started to gain HORRIBLE side effets of enlargened pores and acne (worse than my usual skin during puberty). I entered middle school looking like a walking pepperoni pizza- with the grease and everything.
At the end of middle school, I started to bleach my facial hair (made me look lighter) and put foundation on everyday to hide the oiliness and acne of my skin.
I despised my skin so much that my mood would be ruined, and I would go to school feeling like a zombie almost everyday.
High school, sophomore year, is when I really started to look into skincare. It started with basic cleansers my mom bought from Walmart- my skin would be oil-free for about an hour! After that I became obsessed trying to solve my skin problems.
Though I never had any large skincare problems, I know what it feels like to be judged by your skin and what it’s like to be uncomfortable because of it. By no means did I start a skincare routine to change myself, it simply made me feel more confident to have clear skin.
My Skin Now
It’s still not perfect, and it doesn’t have to be. I also still have ups and downs as I am continuing to find the right products to use on my skin.
Now that I have the time to go deep into my research, I plan to have less hit and misses with skincare products. Hopefully my website will help everyone who reads my blogs so that we can all go to school next year after quarantine with better skin! :))
With all of that said, I just want to say I am NOT an expert, but I’m going to share the information I’ve researched as often and as accurately as I can. I will ALWAYS check my research with multiple other resources. Lastly, I will NEVER share any false opinions and will be completely honest in any reviews I write.
I went from an acne-filled and scarred face to (almost) clear skin! If I can do it, you can too! Let’s go through the painful, bad skin days together and, soon, kick its ass to the curb!
Love, Moe ❤