My Updated Skin Care Routine

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It’s time for a skin care update! It’s been quite some time since I’ve posted anything about my skin care routine! Here we go! 🙂

When I wake up in the morning, I use Trader Joe’s Spa Face Wash with Tea Tree Oil. This face wash right here. I’m sure I’ve mentioned it several times before.

Trader Joe’s Spa Face Wash with Tea Tree Oil
Trader Joe’s Spa Face Wash with Tea Tree Oil

This is the best face wash I’ve used in my lifetime. It beats all of the other face washes I’ve used in the past! I highly recommend it if you have oily, acne-prone skin. It removes dirt and oil. It tames oily skin. Love!! By the way, it’s vegan. 😊😍 Even though I like it, I wouldn’t depend on it alone to get rid of acne. It’s good at doing what it’s supposed to do — cleanses without stripping essential oils from the face.

I am not using the Clarisonic Mia Prima Facial Brush any longer. It didn’t work out for me. What did work out for me is using Acne.org BP Treatment Gel! So I’m back to using Acne.org BP Treatment Gel. This right here:

Acne.org BP Treatment Gel
Acne.org BP Treatment Gel

I’ve used this stuff soo many times before. The first time I used it, it worked. I tried it again and again over the years with hits and misses. I decided to give it a go once again to see if it’ll work again. This time, I’m not just spot treating. I’m applying the gel to my whole face but only at night. The gel takes too long to absorb into my facial skin in the morning, and I don’t have time for that. It seems to be working! 😊 Ever since I started using the BP Treatment Gel, I’ve introduced jojoba oil back into my skin care routine.

Jojoba Oil

But, I don’t use jojoba oil everyday. It’s only when my skin becomes dry from the BP. Once the dryness goes away, I stop using it. I can’t use it every day. I ended up with clogged pores. I love the way it makes my skin feel…but not everyone’s skin can tolerate it…

Lily Ana Naturals Retinol Cream

For an eye cream, I use LilyAna Naturals Retinol Cream. I haven’t introduced this skin care product yet. I’ll talk more about it later on. Yes, it’s a vegan skin care product. I’ve been trying my best to purchase only vegan skin care products. At the moment, all of my skin care products ARE VEGAN!

I don’t have a sunblock at the moment. SHAME ON ME!! ha! By the way, I was using Differin Oil-Control Moisturizer with SPF 30. It turns out the Differin sunblock was breaking me out. My skin is prone to acne, and it’s better for me to use less products on my skin (this includes makeup too). You will see later on when I talk about my makeup routine.

So, that’s all I really use on my facial skin. I stopped using a lot of skin care products because they weren’t doing any good to my skin. I try my best to stay out of the sun. I don’t think sunblock was really protecting my skin anyways. My skin has been forming freckles for the past years with sunblock on + staying out of the sun most of the time. No joke, lol. I don’t think that’s an entirely a bad thing, since I’ve recieved tons of compliments on them. In the meantime, I’ll be on the look out for a good sunblock and do my best to stay out of the sun.

That is my skin care routine. Tell me about yours! Next up, my new eye cream and my makeup routine. 😊

Love, Jen

Review: Acure Brightening Face Mask

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Review: Acure Brightening Face Mask
Review: Acure Brightening Face Mask

Hey everyone! Here’s my review on Acure Brightening Face Mask! I’ve used two tubes of the face mask already. I’ve used both the old and the new one. This is a review on the new one. 🙂 Acure Brightening Face Mask comes in a small 50 ml tube. The tube is sealed upon opening. The product itself is a dark sea green color (see photo). It’s not the most aesthetically appealing face mask out there. The texture isn’t like your typical facial mask either. It’s more runny and liquid-like. Not creamy and thick. So, it doesn’t look or feel luxurious. Applying the face mask to my skin wasn’t the best feeling due to the runny liquid nature of it. My advice is not to use too much product. A little goes a long way with this stuff! There’s no need to waste product and your money by going overboard with the application. As for effectiveness, I would say it’s below average. I love the ingredients. I love how it’s natural. I can see why the ingredients are beneficial for the skin, but it did not work to brighten my skin. It’s more of a moisturizing face mask. Did it cause breakouts? NO! It didn’t cause my skin to break out in acne or irritate my skin. From this experience, I’m going to finish the mask, but I will not repurchase it again. Yeah, I gave this face mask a second chance just to see if it would work the second time around. Sometimes, things do work out the second time. For the Acure Brightening Mask, not so much. It’s time to move on!

Photos of Acure Brightening Face Mask:

What Acure Brightening Face Mask looks like! It's a green blob!!
What Acure Brightening Face Mask looks like! It’s a green blob!!

Have you used Acure Brightening Face Mask before? Did it work for you? Share your experience! Leave a comment! 😊

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