skincare + selfcare


Hi there,  I'm Julie Harris-Matsushima. I am a medically trained Esthetician living in Portland Oregon. I have over 21 years of experience in the cosmetic industry. My passion for skincare began in my early teen's while I was modeling around the globe. As a model, I struggled with keeping my skin acne free and that struggle continued into adulthood. While I do still wrestle with having clear skin, more recently I have developed perioral dermatitis. This blog is a diary of sorts reviewing products, analyzing product ingredients and exploring healthy lifestyle choices. I am a firm believer that healthy skin starts from the inside out. 

My skin type is normal to dry in my cheeks and normal to combination in my t-zone. My skin is easily irritated, acne prone and often dehydrated. I have perioral dermatitis around my mouth, have post acne scarring and some areas of hyperpigmentation. My under eyes are ridiculously dry and are extremely prone to milia and irritation. I have a severe case of chronic dry eye syndrome and unfortunately, this contributes to my dry eye area. 

Keep in touch! You can find me on Instagram or if you have any questions, feel free to email me at

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