New Skin Care Routine :)
I have a new skincare routine! And that’s my new favorite moisturizer that’s pictured. It’s the Cetaphil Rich Hydrating Cream for Dry to Normal Sensitive Skin. Read more about it below. 🙂
Face Wash: La Roche-Posay Toleriane Purifying Foaming Facial Wash
I switched facial cleansers! I was using Neutrogena Hydro Boost Hydrating Cleansing Gel with Hyaluronic Acid Fragrance-Free. I’m still using it to remove my makeup, but I won’t purchase it again if La Roche-Posay Toleriane Purifying Foaming Facial Wash works. So far, it’s been working. Hmmm! It leaves my skin feeling much softer and a bit brighter. The face wash does contain ceramide np and niacinamide. It’s not on the skin for too long, but it feels nice when using it. The face wash gets soft and foamy on the skin. I prefer it over Neutrogena. It feels like a higher-quality face wash. The texture, and the consistency of the product. It just feels so much better on the skin.
Moisturizers: Eucerin Q10 Anti-Wrinkle Face Cream & Cetaphil Rich Hydrating Cream for Dry to Normal Sensitive Skin
I’m still using Eucerin Q10 Anti-Wrinkle Face Cream, but I won’t purchase it again after using Cetaphil Rich Hydrating Cream for Dry to Normal Sensitive Skin. Cetaphil’s product is more moisturizing and helps to repair my skin better compared to Eucerin’s product. It works better as an under-eye moisturizer and a face moisturizer. I just hope this product doesn’t break me out in the long run. I’m on my second tub of the product. Maybe it’s working??!!
Acne Care: Neutrogena Stubborn Acne AM Treatment & Tret
I’m still using benzoyl peroxide as my main acne treatment, but I’ve also included tret. Here’s my 1 week experiece using it right here:
My Attempt At Using Tret Again.
I’m trying to work my way up with tret. I don’t use benzoyl peroxide and tret together. I use it at different times.
Sunscreen: I was using sunscreen only when outdoors, but my skin became severely dry with cracked skin. And oily at the same time. It was an awful mess. So, I decided to use sunscreen every day again. It hasn’t been too bad. I’ve been using Vanicream Daily Facial Moisturizer Broad Spectrum SPF 30 most of the time. It’s pretty thick and heavy. Sort of moisturizing. I think it’s good enough for indoors. I use my other sunscreens such as…
- La Roche-Posay Anthelios Melt-in Milk Face & Body Sunscreen Lotion SPF 100
- Neutrogena Sheer Zinc Face Mineral Sunscreen SPF 50
- Cetaphil Sheer Mineral Face Liquid Sunscreen SPF 50
- Altruist SPF 50
Whenever I feel like it or when I’m outdoors. I mix my sunscreens up (not the products together, but use them on different days) and am trying to use them up still.
This is just a quick update. 🙂
Trying Vitamin C for the Millionth Time + Skin Care Updates
I took a break from tret for my skin to heal (see my 1 week experience right here). In the meantime, I thought I would give a vitamin c product a try once again. I thought about purchasing a different product, but I decided against it. I wasn’t sure if it’ll be worth the splurge. Instead of shelling out on a new product, I remembered that I still have Melano CC Vitamin C Essence. Why not try this product?!!
I started using Melano CC Vitamin C Essence for the first time in the morning. The product felt nice on the skin. It absorbed quickly and didn’t feel sticky. I enjoyed applying it to my skin. I really miss this product now. 🥲 I’m excited about the results (if there’s any). Well, not much to say about the first day. On the second day, I also used it in the morning. The product was way too strong for my skin’s current state. I stopped using it after the second day. I waited for 4 days for my skin to become less sensitive. On the last day of the first week, I started using it again. This time, with a moisturizer. Let’s see how this goes!
Some other things I have been doing:
- Restarted tret. Only nights. When my skin is able to tolerate it.
- Moisturizing my skin daily, morning and night.
- Wearing sunscreen every morning. I’ve been using Vanicream Daily Facial Moisturizer Broad Spectrum SPF 30. It’s not too bad for my skin at this moment. I’m leaning towards mineral sunscreens as well.
I do have a new skin care routine. I’ll post it up when I have a minute. 🙂
My Attempt At Using Tret Again.
I started using tret again. My skin was looking dull. It was lifeless. I needed to do something about those issues. Acne marks became more prominent as well. I can’t use too many skin care products, but I thought I could give tret another chance. So here I am using tret again. Here’s my 1 week experience using tret.
I was able to use tret 4 times this week. I used it back-to-back for a total of 4 days and took a break for the rest of the week. During my use of the product, I was using a moisturizer. It was the Neutrogena Ultra Gentle Face Gel Hydrator. It worked amazingly for my skin. My skin felt extremely moisturizing. At one point, I thought it gave my skin too much hydration. I thought about dialing back on the product. I didn’t. I just kept using it. Tret and this moisturizer went well together. I noticed smoother skin that’s brighter (probably the niacinamide in the hydrator). I was so happy that I was seeing results with this combination of products. Yesss! Finally! It’s working! Sadly, the moisturizer ended up breaking me out. I had clogged pores in areas that were acnegenic. I had to stop using it. Once I did, the breakouts went away. Once I stopped using the moisturizer, my skin couldn’t take tret daily anymore. It burned my skin. For the rest of the week, I took a break. I picked up another moisturizer called Cetaphil Rich Hydrating Cream for Dry to Normal Sensitive Skin. I purchased this to use as an eye cream, which works so much better than what I was using (Eucerin Q10 Anti-Wrinkle Sensitive Skin Face Creme). Eucerin wasn’t that moisturizing and did nothing for my skin. I noticed some fine lines and wrinkles underneath my eye area vanished with Cetaphil! It works better as a moisturizer! I’m switching!
So! The Cetaphil Rich Hydrating Cream helped to alleviate any scalding, burning, and redness. This is awful! I burned my skin again. I’ll have to use a moisturizer with tret. I hope Cetaphil Rich Hydrating Cream works! I’ve been using it for 3 days and night without any issues. No breakouts. Nothing yet. It leaves my skin feeling soft too. It’s a two-in-one product for me. It works as a face cream AND an eye cream. Hey! Let’s see what happens. So far, so good.
Stay tuned for what’s going to happen next! 🙂
Review: Neutrogena Ultra Gentle Face Gel Hydrator
I picked up a new moisturizer/hydrator. It’s the Neutrogena Ultra Gentle Face Gel Hydrator! My skin was very dry from the acne products I was using. My skin was falling apart. Flakey, crusty, peeling. I needed a moisturizing product. I stumbled upon the Neutrogena Ultra Gentle Face Gel Hydrator and thought I would give it a shot. It comes in a large tube also (5.0 oz bottle). Maybe it might work. Maybe not. This is my experience with this product!
The texture of the product is a lightweight gel. It’s soft, smooth, and easy to apply to the skin. Once applied to the skin, it makes the skin look so much better. I loved how it made my skin appear softer and smoother after a single application. My skin felt hydrated, and it helped alleviate any dryness I was experiencing. The product does contain the ingredient dimethicone. Hmmm! That’s what’s giving it that silky, smooth texture, which I love very much!
So I used it for about a week. The first couple of days went well. The rest of the week? I questioned the product since I was noticing some breakouts in random places. My skin felt good, but weird things were going on with my skin. Since it contains dimethicone (a hit or miss for my skin), I thought it was breaking me out. I continued to use it because I was hoping for the best. Unfortunately, my skin started to get clogged up so fast. I really wanted this moisturizer to work! I can’t seem to find a moisturizer that works on my skin. On a good note, the 4% nicinamide helped to fade some acne scars and brightened my skin. My skin texture, pores, and acne marks looked SO much better using this product! But it didn’t do any good for my acnegenic skin. And the bottle says that it won’t clog pores too. That was a lie. At least for my skin. Back to the drawing board. sigh I’ll use the rest under my eyes or something. It works great as a makeup primer!
My Updated Thoughts on Purito Cica Clearing BB Cream
I still have Purito Cica Clearing BB Cream in #21 Light Beige. I also picked up another shade as well (#13 Neutral Ivory). #21 Light Beige is a bit too dark for my complexion, so I thought I would try #13 Neutral Ivory.
What do I think about this bb cream now?
Purito Cica Clearing BB Cream is very affordable and lasts for quite some time. If you’re looking for an affordable bb cream, this one looks attractive. So the texture of the bb cream is soft and smooth. It’s very simple to apply and blend into the skin. It doesn’t provide much coverage though. I had to use a concealer to cover up any blemishes and dark under-eye circles. The bb cream does make the skin appear somewhat dewy. I would even say shiny. But not if you have dry skin. This bb cream is terrible on dry skin. Make sure to exfoliate any dead skin off and moisturize for a smooth application. Even after exfoliating and moisturizing, it settles into every little pore. Ugh.
The shade of #21 Light Beige is too dark on my skin as I mentioned. I’m trying to finish up the very last bit of it. It also has greyish undertones too. It makes my skin look dull and lifeless. I won’t purchase it again after I finish it. As for #21 Light Beight, it looks yellowish. It is lighter compared to #21 Light Beige. The color worked better on my complexion. But, unfortunately, it didn’t provide much coverage either. The product wears off on the skin fast. I had the same issues with #13 as I did with #21. It was just a different shade. I wasn’t impressed by this bb cream (even after trying another shade). Like, what’s the point of using this product if it has so many negatives and doesn’t do much for my skin? It’s just taking up space at this point.
Once I finish both tubes, I’m done with Purito Cica Clearing BB Cream. I’m so over it. I’m going to look into other foundations or even another bb cream. I just wasn’t impressed by this brand and their products. Yeah, I’ve tried other products from them, and they didn’t do much for me. Meh, it’s time to move on and try something new.