My Updated Skin Care Routine
Apr. 28, 2019Leave a comment
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.
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:
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.
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…
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. 😊
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Review: Acne Free Kaolin Clay Detox Mask
Apr. 7, 2019Leave a comment
Hi everyone! Today, I’m going to do a review on a facial mask. It’s been a while since I’ve used one. I thought I needed to bump up my skin care routine a bit. And, a facial mask was exactly what I needed. Here I have a facial mask called Acne Free Kaolin Clay Detox Mask!
About Acne Free Kaolin Clay Detox Mask:
- Creamy clay mask
- Can be used as a cleanser and/or mask
- Deeply clean pores and refine skin
- Infused with charcoal and kaolin clay
- Contains vitamin E and Zinc
- Draws out impurities for a fresh-faced look
Aqua / Water, Kaolin, Glycerin, Butylene Glycol, Zea Mays Starch / Corn Starch, Decyl Glucoside, Sodium Laureth Sulfate, Carrageenan, PEG-7 Glyceryl Cocoate, Ascorbyl Glucoside, Charcoal Powder, Citric Acid, Glycolic Acid, Menthol, Phenoxyethanol, Polyglycerin-10, Polyglyceryl-10 Myristate, Polyglyceryl-10 Stearate, Salicylic Acid, Sodium Dehydroacetate, Tetrasodium EDTA, Tocopherol, Xanthan Gum, Zinc Gluconate
- As a cleanser, wet hands and face. Massage product onto skin. Avoid the eye area. Rinse with water.
- As a detox mask, wet hands and face. Spread a thin layer of product onto skin. Avoid the eye area. Let dry for 5 minutes. Rinse with water. Use 2 times/week.
I’ve used Acne Free Kaolin Clay Detox Mask for a couple of weeks. I used it as a face mask. I’ve never used it as a facial cleanser. I dont need to. I found my HG facial cleanser already. It’s called Trader Joe’s Spa Face Wash with Tea Tree Oil. I will make an update on my skin care routine soon. It seems like ages since I’ve done that. Now let’s get back to the face mask! With the face mask, I followed the instructions — spread a thin layer, let it dry for 5 minutes, and only twice a week. This is what the product looks like.
It’s definitely creamy. I loved how it felt on my skin. It does have a weird smell to it, but I wasn’t bothered by it too much. Texture-wise, this was exactly what I wanted (creamy, rich facial mask). I do enjoy using skin care products with kaolin clay and charcoal in it. They are awesome for oily, acne-prone skin! Everything sounds wonderful and all about this face mask, but it didn’t go as well as I intended. It all comes down to one thing. Does the mask break me out or not? Unfortunately, it did. It made me break out after the first couple of uses. The acne kept on coming with continued use. I had to stop. Once I stopped, I stopped developing random pimples. These pimples were awful! They were oozing and deep under the skin. If that sounds gross, my apologies. This is a beauty blog afterall. 😊 So, I wouldn’t recommend this face mask to people with acne skin. Funny how it’s advertised for people with oily, acne-prone skin…but made my acne worse. Once again, be aware if you have that skin type.– Jen
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