My Tretinoin Journey: Week 8 Results
Oct. 23, 2020Leave a comment
Moving on to the 8th week! I can’t believe I’m nearing 2 months soon. Let’s see how this week goes! Read on! 🤗
Day 50: I had some dry flaky skin today. They peeled off by night. I did get a few new breakouts too. Hopefully they go away soon…because they’re on the painful side. Ughhhh. So I’m adding two more skin care products. They arrived today. 🙂
- Cosrx Oil-free Ultra-Moisturizing Lotion (with Birch Sap) – Once again. Another moisturizing lotion. =)
- Purito Comfy Water Sun Block SPF 50+ PA++++ – New sunblock to try!
I think I’m good on the moisturizers. My skin feels hydrated enough. The only time it feels dry is in the morning. At night, I’m good.
Day 51: Another day with skin peeling off of my face, lol. It was expected. I think I know the pattern now. How my skin works with Tret. It felt pretty good removing the dead skin cells. They were annoying me all day because they make my skin feel itchy. Also, because my skin looked so smooth afterwards. I did get some new breakouts too (as expected). I’m ready to continue on with treatment. I’m seeing better improvements after slowing down. 🙂
Day 52: So today my skin peeled again with some new breakouts that healed the same day (today). Wow, my skin looks soooo good. It looks brighter and more even. This happened overnight. Whatever I’m doing right now…it’s working! I AM SO HAPPY! My skin did a 360 after changing the way I use Tret + other skin care products in my routine. My skin may not be perfect right now, but it looks like there’s hope! It’s getting there! 😊😊😊
Day 53: 😮😮😮😮😮😮😮😮😮😮😮😮 Just admiring how my skin has improved so much. WOW. I cannot believe it. It. Looks. So. Damn. Good. It not only looks good. The texture is fine and soft. Pores look smaller and refined. I’m feeling more comfortable in my own skin much more than ever before. I love it. 🧡
Day 54: Another day, another peel. 🙂 A couple of tiny breakouts. Nothing major. Skin looks good. Skin texture is getting smoother and smoother by the day. Not much to report today. Skin is going in the direction that it should. Very happy! I honestly can’t wait for the next month! I think my skin should be perfect by then! 🙂
Day 55: Skin was little more dry than usual. I used a little bit of shea butter last night and this morning. It was only for those two times. Shea butter just feels too greasy and thick on my skin. I didn’t like the feeling of it even though it did feel soothing. I’m not sure if I’ll use it on my face again. I feel that (for me) it’s something better used on my body. <<< I was just trying it out to see how my skin reacts to it again. 😛
I decided to move Cos De BAHA Azelaic Acid 10 Serum to mornings only. I don’t think it’s necessary to use it twice a day. I haven’t noticed drastic changes using it twice a day. Once a day will do. I also picked up The Ordinary Lactic Acid 10% + HA 2%. I will be using it in place of azelaic acid. I used it for the first time tonight, and it felt very mild on my skin. It was either glycolic acid or lactic acid that I wanted. I chose lactic acid because it’s known to more more gentle on the skin. From my experience, my skin tolerates it pretty well with results. I’m excited about this serum. Hopefully it doesn’t clog my pores.
Another serum I’m trying is The Ordinary Matrixyl 10% + HA. I hope it works out, so I can replace Cos De BAHA MA Peptide Serum <<< Hate this stuff. Too sticky! I have half a bottle left to finish too.
Tonight’s a rest day. I don’t think I have any more skin left to peel. lol. My cheeks are reddish and rosy. 🙁
Day 56: Finishing up the 8th week! My complexion looks good with lots of rest days and moisturizing my skin. Trying my best to make sunscreen/sunblock work in the morning. I’m still having issues with it drying my skin out even with moisturizer underneath. But, I’m still trying to make it work. It’s important to wear SPF in the morning, every day. 🌞
Moving on to the 9th week! ☺☺
More on my My Tretinoin Journey:
My Tretinoin Journey: Week 1 Results
My Tretinoin Journey: Week 2 Results
My Tretinoin Journey: Week 3 Results
My Tretinoin Journey: Week 4 Results
My Tretinoin Journey: Week 5 Results
My Tretinoin Journey: Week 6 Results
My Tretinoin Journey: Week 7 Results
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