My Clear Skin Journey: Week 4 Results
My WEEK 4 results!!! 😋
Day 22: My skin looks so much better today without The INKEY List Niacinamide Serum! It’s like night and day. That stuff was not good for my skin. My skin smoothed out. I can see some small pimples coming out, but that’s it. My skin is back on track! 🙂
Day 23: Woke up this morning with a few new pimples. Overall complexion is glowy. I’m trying to fade acne scars as well. We all know that it takes as much time (maybe longer) as getting rid of acne! My skin looks decent right now. It doesn’t feel dry or itchy. I’m still peeling a little bit every day. Looks like using less products is helping a lot. My skin doesn’t feel or look congested that much anymore. I can’t wait to see what my skin looks like in a few months! Yeah, I’m way ahead of my self!! HAHA! 😋
I’m also not wearing makeup most days of the week. I think that’s better for my skin. Less products = less skin issues.
Day 24: Still going through the purge. The pimples aren’t big. Thank goodness! But still, it’s still dreadful having to go through it. I’m trying to find a new sunblock that my skin likes. The one I’m using right now is not the best for my skin. It’s Neutrogena Visibly Even Daily Moisturizer SPF 30. It’s not working like it used to. I can feel hard sebum within my pores every time after I use it.
Day 25: Another OK skin day. No huge breakouts. Just pimples moving up to the surface. Some dead skin coming off as usual (yay!). I love it when the dead skin just comes off. That means the products are working! I wonder how long it’s going to take for my skin to fully clear up. I’m finishing up 4 weeks soon. Times sure flies by quick! I’m glad I’m on a more consistent skin care routine compared to what I was doing before.
Day 26: I decided to try Cosrx Aloe Soothing Sun Cream SPF 50+ PA+++ again. I’m currently using Neutrogena Visibly Even Daily Moisturizer SPF 30, and I feel a burning sensation on my skin when I use it (must be the Taz). I’ll give the Aloe Soothing Sun Cream another shot, since I’m not using a lot of skin care products. I can easily weed it out if it causes any troubles. The first day of using this product I noticed that it didn’t irritate my skin like the Visibly Even. It didn’t leave my skin feeling burning. It actually soothed my skin. Also, it’s very moisturizing. I really liked the way it made my skin feel. But, it did leave my skin looking somewhat more oily. First day of using this sun cream, no issues as of yet! I hope it really does work because I do like the way it feels on my skin, which is surprising because it contains alcohol.
Day 27: My cleansing routine has changed a lot. Here’s a quick update on it! This is what I’m doing.
Face Wash: I ran out of my Trader Joe’s Tea Tree Oil Face Wash, so I’m using Derma E Hydrating Facial Cleanser. It’s been good. I mixed the cleanser with some tea tree oil. 🙂 I’m liking this cleanser after adding tea tree oil. It’s less drying and leaves my skin feeling clean. Maybe I might switch over to this cleanser after doing this. Tea tree oil makes a huge difference for me! It’s one of the essential oils that works on my skin. My skin loves it!
Cleansing Oils: I’m not using my cleansing oils like I did before. I stopped using them in the morning. I don’t think it’s necessary to use in the morning. I use it at night to remove my makeup, AND I follow up with a facial wipe to remove the oil off of my face. Next, I use my face wash to remove excess oil, residue, and debris. I have to make sure I remove all of the oils, makeup, and everything in between to keep my skin clear.
Facial Scrubs: I know most people don’t use face scrubs at the beginning when they are on a retinoid due to it being abrasive, BUT I started using one because I couldn’t remove the dead skin off of my face on my own. I’m using Trader Joe’s Microdermabrasion Scrub. I really didn’t like this scrub when I wasn’t on a retinoid. It didn’t do anything to my skin. Since I’m on a retinoid, it works so much better! I only use it at night when necessary.
I see improvements in my skin, but it’s going to be a while until I see more improvements. 🙂
Day 28: Finishing up WEEK 4! 🙌🏻 So I’m healing from pimples from the days before. Skin texture is good. I’m still going through the purge after 4 weeks. *sigh* Hoping for a better week next week!
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