My Acne Journey: 2 Months + 1 Week Results!

The Ordinary Ascorbic Acid 8% Alpha Arbutin 2%

Hello!! It’s been 2 months and 1 week on this journey. Slowly moving on to 3 MONTHS! Whoa! 🀯 Here are my results for this week. Enjoy! 😊

Moisturizers πŸ’§

Last week, I mentioned that I started using a heavier moisturizer. It’s the GUERISSON 9 Complex Cream. When I said I was going to take it slow, I’m taking it realllll slow. I’m only using it on my face once a week if necessary. If my skin doesn’t need the moisture, I don’t use it at all. I tried using it twice in a week, but my skin retaliated. It’s just too rich and too moisturizing for my skin type. I love the way it makes my skin feel and how it heals my skin after being extremely dry, but my skin couldn’t put up with how moisturizing it is every day. I still like this product though! It works when my skin needs to heal. It’s a great product for that. It saved my skin from cracking. It also helped to remove some bumps that appeared on my forehead from dry skin. My skin was super dry from tret. That darn tret! Just kidding! πŸ€ͺ From my short experience using GUERISSON 9 Complex Cream on my face, I’m going to keep it around to moisturize my skin when my skin ever gets dry again. I might even drop Eucerin Q10 Anti-Wrinkle Face Cream. It’s a nice cream, but GUERISSON 9 Complex Cream is doing a better job and having it around is pretty useful. I prefer it as an eye and neck cream compared to Eucerin too. I don’t really need 2 jars of creams sitting around if I prefer one over the other. I don’t feel like spending on something else when I know what works. We’ll see because I’ve grown accustomed to it. lol.

Removing products again…

Another product that I decided to remove after adding it back in is the Benton Aloe Propolis Soothing Gel. I just don’t feel like buying it anymore. I have a moisturizing cream that works better at moisturizing my skin. I haven’t noticed big changes when using the Benton Aloe Propolis Soothing Gel either. It’s a nice product. I know I have an on and off relationship with it because it doesn’t break me out, but I still want to keep my skin care routine to a minimum with products that actually make a difference in my skin. So out it goes. Again, lol.

I really wanted to like The Ordinary Ascorbic Acid 8% Alpha Arbutin 2%. That is why I kept it around for so long. It contains ascorbic acid and alpha arbutin to help brighten the skin and fight against free radicals. But, I feel like this serum feels too oily for me. I remember quitting it before for the same reason. But since this serum is affordable and contains the active ingredients I want in a serum, I just kept using it. I only use about 1-2 drops in the morning too, so I’m not drowning myself in this serum. I think it’s time for me to remove it and see how my skin behaves without it. I haven’t noticed any significant results using this vitamin c serum. My skin doesn’t look any brighter. My freckles are still here. Actually, my skin appears much darker. I wonder if it’s the ascorbic acid oxidizing on my skin. Ascorbic acid is very unstable ingredient. Since it’s not giving me the results that it has promised, it’s time to say goodbye. πŸ‘‹πŸ»

A serum that has been a staple in my routine for quite some time is the Purito Centella Green Level Buffet Serum. It took me a while to come to the idea of dropping it from my routine. It hasn’t caused any issues like breakouts, irritation, or redness. It actually helps to soothe the skin and calms redness in the skin. It also delivers light hydration to the skin. But, the results from this serum isn’t good enough for me to keep it around. I feel like I’m just wasting time and money on a serum that doesn’t deliver amazing results in the long run. It has a few pros, but I don’t think it’s worth it for my skin. My skin hasn’t drastically changed using it. So there goes another product from my routine. 😊 I’m really happy because less money to spend, haha.

My thoughts on my sun care products 🌞

Other than that, it’s been a good week. I’ve been treating my skin, moisturizing when necessary, and applying (and reapplying) my SPF. The sunscreen I’m still using is La Roche-Posay Anthelios Body & Face Mineral Sunscreen Gentle Lotion SPF 50. I like that it’s a mineral sunscreen (what my skin can take, doesn’t sting my eyes and face), but there are some cons to this sunscreen. The white cast bothers me on and off. The first application looks fine on my skin, but as I continue to apply throughout the day, it just gets whiter and messier. It doesn’t cling to the skin that well either. I can swoosh it around on my face. Compared to other mineral sunscreens I have tried, it’s still pretty good. I just wanted to put my thoughts out there on this sunscreen. Also, like other mineral sunscreens, it can definitely be drying and accentuate dry skin by a ton. I just hope putting up with the negatives is going to be worth it. This sunscreen hasn’t broken me out and the price isn’t too bad. It’s water-resistant, which is great for hot humid days in the summer.

I also started using another sunscreen, which I’ve used before. It’s the Neutrogena Sheer Zinc Face Mineral Sunscreen SPF 50. Let’s see how this sunscreen holds up to La Roche-Posay Anthelios Body & Face Mineral Sunscreen Gentle Lotion SPF 50. Stay tuned for a newly, updated review on this sunscreen coming up soon!

My results after 2 Months + 1 Week!

It’s amazing. My skin is officially back to being clear! At the same time, I’m holding on tight because I don’t know how long this is going to last or how my skin is going to behave. It’s clear, acne-free for a moment. The next, bam! I have a bunch of zits popping out of nowhere. My skin has improved so much this week, and I don’t think it’s the tret. I think it’s because I’ve eliminated so many skin care products that I didn’t know could be potentially bad for my skin. Using less products means less irritation and less pore-clogging ingredients on the skin! πŸ‘πŸ» I guess my skin prefers a minimal skin care routine. I might even remove more products if I have to. Since this week went pretty well, I’m hoping for an even better week next week! Now let’s move on to the next week! 😊

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