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1 Week Results: The Ordinary Lactic Acid 10% + Thoughts on BP

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The Ordinary Lactic Acid 10% + HA
The Ordinary Lactic Acid 10% + HA

I started out thinking that I would use a retinoid about 5 times a week and lactic acid twice a week. Well, that changed, I noticed that my skin peeled after the first use of lactic acid. I decided to use it again the next day. And you know what happened? My skin peeled again. I can also feel sebaceous filaments coming out of my pores. I can easily pick them out. Closed comedones moving up to the surface. WOW! And this was after 2 days of using lactic acid. I used lactic acid again the next day. My skin became dry even though my skin doesn’t feel dry or burn when I apply the serum to my skin. So, it looks like I can’t use the same acid three times in a row. Only two times. I will be using a combination of retinoid and lactic acid, but I’ll have to see what combinations work best on my skin.

Also…

I finally introduced BP into my skin care routine! I have had it with stubborn pimples that I started to use BP again. I thought about it so much. In the end, I did it. My skin has been going up and down. I have good days then I’ll have bad days. It’s really getting on my nerves that I have to think this much about my skin. I don’t think retinoids and ahas are going to keep my skin free of acne. They help, but they’re not going to do it all. I used BP once this week at night. Upon application, it was irritating. My skin burned, and it felt pretty gross applying it to my skin. After the BP dried on my skin, my skin felt more comfortable. Oilies vanished. The next morning as I was washing my face, my skin looked really good. I noticed tiny little annoying pimples that were stubborn are smaller in size. It dried out the active pimples. Some skin peeling. Amazing. My skin looks so clean. I’m really happy that I used it. It works. So I’m planning on using BP only 1-2 times a week at night. Let’s see how this goes! I’m feeling optimistic after seeing results after one night!! 👍🏻

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Review: Clinique Acne Solutions Liquid Makeup

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Clinique Acne Solutions Liquid Makeup
Clinique Acne Solutions Liquid Makeup

It’s time to do a review on Clinique Acne Solutions Liquid Makeup! So this foundation contains salicylic acid (0.5%), but it did absolutely nothing for my acne. FYI, this foundation contains denatured alcohol. I honestly think that’s where the oil control comes from. Not the salicylic acid. I have a lower strength BHA that doesn’t help with oil control either. It’s too low to do anything. The shade of this foundation was too dark on my skin. Once again, the color I have is fresh alabaster. It’s one of the fair shades. Way. Too Dark. If you have pale skin, this isn’t it. I can see a clear distinction between my face and neck. I tried this foundation with and without a base. It worked better with a base. The foundation was thin. Maybe I’m not used to traditional liquid foundations? I switched over to bb creams many moons ago. Bb creams just feel much better on my skin. It clings onto my skin better. Coverage is moderate. It’s buildable. But it starts looking cakey and unnatural when a few more layers is applied. Did it break me out? I did notice some acne using this foundation. They were those annoying closed comedones (not cystic acne). I stopped using this foundation and went back to my bb creams. So, I didn’t like Clinique Acne Solutions Liquid Makeup. I was expecting it to be better for my skin. Something that feels lightweight, with good coverage, and helps with acne (all in one). It didn’t meet my expectations. I wouldn’t recommend this foundation. I think there are better options out there.

P.S. I finished Dr Jart+ Silver Label Rejuvenating BB Cream and tossed it out. I decided not to purchase it again. I’ll do review on this bb cream plus others next time. 

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