My Acne Journey: 1 Week In…
Helllooooooo!!!! 🙌🏻 I’m back with an update on what’s going on with my skin and acne. If you missed out on my previous updates, go here…
My Skin is CLEAR! 🙂 What I’m Doing Now. 👈🏻 My experience on Day 1 and Day 2!
Skin Care Products I’m Using + What I’m Doing for My Acne
Now back to my acne journey! 😌
It’s been 7 days of using tret (what I’m using to treat my acne). Here’s my experience with tret after 1 WEEK!!! 👇🏻👇🏻👇🏻
I used tret on the third night, and my skin became super sensitive the next morning. My skin felt really dry. Tret pretty much destroyed my moisture barrier after 3 days of use. I knew my moisture barrier was damaged because every time I applied any product to my skin, I would feel this burning sensation on my face. It felt very hot and painful. I had to stop using tret for 2 days. It took 2 days for my skin to heal, which was much faster than I expected. Within those 2 days, I slathered my face with everything I had — from moisturizing serums, lotions, oils. Yes, oils! I used whatever oils I had (squalane, rosehip oil, horse oil). I slapped everything on my face during those 2 days, haha. Once the burning sensation subsided, I went back on tret. I had some skin peeling off, but my skin was no longer burning, red, or painful. It was good to go to jump back on tret. Fortunately, my skin didn’t break out from using any products during this time. I was worried that the oils would break me out at any point even though it was for a short period of time. My skin doesn’t do well with oils. They usually clog my pores. I got really lucky that nothing bad happened. My skin healed and went back to its natural, healthy state. ✨
Once my skin healed…
I started using tret again. I’ve been using tret for 1 week now. Minus the 2 rest days. I haven’t had to take a break from tret since. I’ve noticed some itching and peeling skin, but it hasn’t bothered me too much yet. I hope it doesn’t along the way. I’m really trying to push through it this time as much as I can. I’m also trying to keep my skin as moisturized as much as possible too. I started using the products that I gave up on using again, LOL. Since my skin is feeling more vulnerable and in need of moisture, I thought I would just use them to help moisturize and heal my skin. If you missed out on those products, here they are!
Skin Care Products I Stopped Using
Continued: Skin Care Products I Stopped Using
My Review on Coxir Ultra Hyaluronic Acid Cleansing Oil + More Skin Care Products I Stopped Using!
I was using them on my body, but I developed a weird rash from them on my body. Seems like my body skin is more sensitive than my face. I don’t have acne on my body, but it doesn’t like it when I use too many products on it. Too much moisture on the body is a no-go. My skin just gets really itchy. So! I’m going to use all of my products on my face. Still, I won’t be purchasing them again. Just using them because I have them. I talked about two other products that I recently added back into my routine — Benton Aloe Propolis Soothing Gel and Cos De BAHA MA Peptide Facial Toner. With these two products, I don’t think I really need them anymore. I’m just going to use them until I’m out. I feel like what I have in my skin care routine right now is more than enough for long-term. Also, I didn’t want to have more products in my routine. I just want to cut them out of my life. It’s like an addiction. I think I need it. But do I really need it?? It’s been months now, and I haven’t purchased any new skin care products. Even if there are tons of summer sales and whatnot going on. I’m really trying to fight the temptation. So far I’ve been really good at not buying anything new. Sometimes you just have to tell yourself NO MORE. I’m very proud of myself, HAHA! 🥳 Anyone else going minimal too or at least trying to decrease the amount of skin care products they use?
My results after 1 WEEK of using tret!
The texture of my skin looks good. And it looks like I’m going through a mini initial breakout too. The breakouts comes and goes. These breakouts seem to disappear very quickly after my skin peels. My skin also heals much quicker. The quality of my skin looks very good. It’s softer and smoother. I’m glad I went back on tret. It’s only been a week, and my skin looks soooooo gooooood!!! I also stopped using benzoyl peroxide all over my face. I didn’t think I needed it anymore since I’m using tret. My skin is peeling, breakouts are vanishing, skin is clearing up. It’s doing what it’s supposed to do. It’s doing what benzoyl peroxide did for my skin, which is sloughing off dead skin cells to unclog pores underneath the surface. My skin is clearing up all over again!! Yay!! My makeup also goes on better. I don’t need to use as much anymore. Just a thin layer that looks way more natural than before. That’s how a makeup application should sit on the skin anyways. A natural, flawless finish. I’m already seeing improvements. 🙂
I’m really excited for the results it’ll give me within a month, especially when I’ve already seen changes in my skin within a week! I just hope I’ll see even more improvements soon! It looks like everything is going smoothly with tret! This was not what I expected, but I’m very glad that everything is going well! Look forward to a new update on my results coming up soon! Also, coming up, what face wash I’m using! Sorry, I’m lagging on this! There’s so much going on right now. 😮💨 I’ll get right to it when I can!
Continued: Skin Care Products I Stopped Using
I made a list of skin care products I stopped using in a previous post. Here’s another post on skin care products that I stopped using. A bunch more skin care products popped up out of nowhere. Well, I just noticed them. haha. Enjoy! 😊
Go here for my first list of products that I stopped using! 👈🏻
The INKEY List Retinol Eye Cream
I’m almost done with this retinol eye cream from The INKEY List. I must say, once I finish the tube, I’m officially done with it. I wish I could say that it has done miracles to my eye area, but I have yet seen anything after months of using it. I opened a new tube of this product in January. It’s the end of May now. This is my third purchase of this product. I think that should be more than enough to see some results. And that’s not what I’m getting. So, it didn’t live up to what it claims to do. I think I’m over it. There are better retinol eye creams out there. This one isn’t for me. I feel like it’s just another useless product in my routine. I’m really just going through the motions using it up.
CeraVe Eye Repair Cream
CeraVe is a very popular skin care brand due to its ingredients (ceramides, hyaluronic acid, niacinamide), and it’s an affordable drugstore brand with those particular ingredients. But I’ve used CeraVe for so many years and was never impressed by any of their products. Does anyone feel the same way? Even before it became super popular, it was just not that great to me. The CeraVe Eye Repair Cream did nothing for my under eyes. It didn’t help moisturize it either. If you’re looking for a good eye cream that moisturizes, this isn’t it. It didn’t help with fine lines and wrinkles. It didn’t help with dark under eye circles either. I feel like I just wasted my money on this eye cream when it works the same as the CeraVe Moisturizing Cream. I’m not going to purchase it again. It’s such a below average product with overhyped ratings.
On to CeraVe Moisturizing Cream…
CeraVe Moisturizing Cream
It’s been a drag trying to finish this product up. Some days I take a huge chunk of the product to speed up the process, lol. This moisturizing cream isn’t that moisturizing. It leaves a weird film behind on the skin, and I haven’t noticed an increase in moisture in my skin (body). I always need to follow up with another truly moisturizing product to keep my skin moisturized. This is another overhyped CeraVe skin care product. You got it, I won’t purchase again, lol.
Pure Horse Oil
I’ve been using 100% Pure Horse Oil for the past months. I tried using it on my face and that didn’t work out. It clogged my pores. *sigh* I haven’t found an oil that works on my reactive skin. This one went out real quick. I kept using it to moisturizing my neck and chest. I have to use it for something, right? lol. Well, after several months of using it, no results. I don’t think it has helped with anything or done anything for my skin. I prefer GUERISSON 9 Complex Cream instead, but it’s a cream that’s too heavy and rich for my face. It makes a really nice neck/chest cream though. Sometimes I use it as an eye cream too. Works way better at moisturizing compared to the other eye creams I’ve listed in this post — CeraVe Eye Repair Cream and The INKEY List Retinol Eye Cream. The Horse Oil goes on my not to buy list. I’m over it.
That’s all I can think of right now. I feel like I have WAY MORE skin care products to share. I’m sure I’ll encounter them along the way. hahahaha! 🙃 Thank you for reading! 😊