UPDATE: Skin Care Routine

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Vanicream Mineral Facial Moisturizer Broad Spectrum SPF 30

I have another update on my skincare routine.

Face Wash: La Roche-Posay Toleriane Purifying Foaming Facial Wash

I’m still using the same face wash as before. It cleanses the skin well, but it doesn’t help prevent or treat acne. It’s good as it is. I’m still on my first bottle of it.

Moisturizers: Eucerin Q10 Anti-Wrinkle Face Cream & Cetaphil Rich Hydrating Cream for Dry to Normal Sensitive Skin

Still loving the Cetaphil Rich Hydrating Cream! It’s so much better than Eucerin Q10 Anti-Wrinkle Face Cream. Well, I only use Cetaphil on my face and Eucerin for extra moisture on the skin around my eyes. I’m sure I can drop Eucerin and not notice any differences in my skin. Whatever. I’ll keep using Eucerin. It’s pretty darn cheap for what it is.

Acne Care: Neutrogena Stubborn Acne AM Treatment

I was using tret, but I stopped using it, lol. I’m currently only using benzoyl peroxide right now. Tret didn’t do much for my acne. Once I started using benzoyl peroxide consistently again, my skin started to break out and cleared up rapidly. Who knows if I’ll use tret again? Meh.

Remember that vitamin c product I was using? Melano CC Vitamin C Essence. I stopped using it. I think it was breaking me out. Not sure. It helped brighten my skin a bit (kind of). Maybe I’ll pick up using it again in a few months…

Sunscreen: I’ve been using Vanicream Daily Facial Moisturizer Broad Spectrum SPF 30 as my main sunscreen. It’s not too bad. It’s not SPF 50, but I stopped caring about that since I’m not outdoors too much. It works. Still trying to use up my other sunscreens though!

And more…. 🙁

I’m never buying this much ever again. Such a waste.

New Skin Care Routine :)

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Cetaphil Rich Hydrating Cream

I have a new skincare routine! And that’s my new favorite moisturizer that’s pictured. It’s the Cetaphil Rich Hydrating Cream for Dry to Normal Sensitive Skin. Read more about it below. 🙂

Face Wash: La Roche-Posay Toleriane Purifying Foaming Facial Wash

I switched facial cleansers! I was using Neutrogena Hydro Boost Hydrating Cleansing Gel with Hyaluronic Acid Fragrance-Free. I’m still using it to remove my makeup, but I won’t purchase it again if La Roche-Posay Toleriane Purifying Foaming Facial Wash works. So far, it’s been working. Hmmm! It leaves my skin feeling much softer and a bit brighter. The face wash does contain ceramide np and niacinamide. It’s not on the skin for too long, but it feels nice when using it. The face wash gets soft and foamy on the skin. I prefer it over Neutrogena. It feels like a higher-quality face wash. The texture, and the consistency of the product. It just feels so much better on the skin.

Moisturizers: Eucerin Q10 Anti-Wrinkle Face Cream & Cetaphil Rich Hydrating Cream for Dry to Normal Sensitive Skin

I’m still using Eucerin Q10 Anti-Wrinkle Face Cream, but I won’t purchase it again after using Cetaphil Rich Hydrating Cream for Dry to Normal Sensitive Skin. Cetaphil’s product is more moisturizing and helps to repair my skin better compared to Eucerin’s product. It works better as an under-eye moisturizer and a face moisturizer. I just hope this product doesn’t break me out in the long run. I’m on my second tub of the product. Maybe it’s working??!!

Acne Care: Neutrogena Stubborn Acne AM Treatment & Tret

I’m still using benzoyl peroxide as my main acne treatment, but I’ve also included tret. Here’s my 1 week experiece using it right here:

My Attempt At Using Tret Again.

I’m trying to work my way up with tret. I don’t use benzoyl peroxide and tret together. I use it at different times.

Sunscreen: I was using sunscreen only when outdoors, but my skin became severely dry with cracked skin. And oily at the same time. It was an awful mess. So, I decided to use sunscreen every day again. It hasn’t been too bad. I’ve been using Vanicream Daily Facial Moisturizer Broad Spectrum SPF 30 most of the time. It’s pretty thick and heavy. Sort of moisturizing. I think it’s good enough for indoors. I use my other sunscreens such as…

Whenever I feel like it or when I’m outdoors. I mix my sunscreens up (not the products together, but use them on different days) and am trying to use them up still.

This is just a quick update. 🙂

My Attempt At Using Tret Again.

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Cetaphil Rich Hydrating Cream

I started using tret again. My skin was looking dull. It was lifeless. I needed to do something about those issues. Acne marks became more prominent as well. I can’t use too many skin care products, but I thought I could give tret another chance. So here I am using tret again. Here’s my 1 week experience using tret.

I was able to use tret 4 times this week. I used it back-to-back for a total of 4 days and took a break for the rest of the week. During my use of the product, I was using a moisturizer. It was the Neutrogena Ultra Gentle Face Gel Hydrator. It worked amazingly for my skin. My skin felt extremely moisturizing. At one point, I thought it gave my skin too much hydration. I thought about dialing back on the product. I didn’t. I just kept using it. Tret and this moisturizer went well together. I noticed smoother skin that’s brighter (probably the niacinamide in the hydrator). I was so happy that I was seeing results with this combination of products. Yesss! Finally! It’s working! Sadly, the moisturizer ended up breaking me out. I had clogged pores in areas that were acnegenic. I had to stop using it. Once I did, the breakouts went away. Once I stopped using the moisturizer, my skin couldn’t take tret daily anymore. It burned my skin. For the rest of the week, I took a break. I picked up another moisturizer called Cetaphil Rich Hydrating Cream for Dry to Normal Sensitive Skin. I purchased this to use as an eye cream, which works so much better than what I was using (Eucerin Q10 Anti-Wrinkle Sensitive Skin Face Creme). Eucerin wasn’t that moisturizing and did nothing for my skin. I noticed some fine lines and wrinkles underneath my eye area vanished with Cetaphil! It works better as a moisturizer! I’m switching!

So! The Cetaphil Rich Hydrating Cream helped to alleviate any scalding, burning, and redness. This is awful! I burned my skin again. I’ll have to use a moisturizer with tret. I hope Cetaphil Rich Hydrating Cream works! I’ve been using it for 3 days and night without any issues. No breakouts. Nothing yet. It leaves my skin feeling soft too. It’s a two-in-one product for me. It works as a face cream AND an eye cream. Hey! Let’s see what happens. So far, so good.

Stay tuned for what’s going to happen next! 🙂

Update: Eye Care Products

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Eucerin The Ordinary Products

It’s been 1 week of using this pairing to combat dry skin and dark under-eye circles. And possibly wrinkles, lol. Yeah, mainly dry skin and dark under-eye circles. The products I used were Eucerin Q10 Anti-Wrinkle Face Cream and The Ordinary Caffeine Solution 5% EGCG. Here are my thoughts on each product…

Eucerin Q10 Anti-Wrinkle Face Cream:

The Eucerin Q10 Anti-Wrinkle Face Cream is a nice rich cream. It drastically improved the moisture of my skin. The skin around my eyes stopped feeling dry and tight. It’s a good heavy cream that prevents the skin from drying out. I haven’t noticed any improvements with wrinkles or fine lines. The skin around my eyes looks better. It looks less dry, but that’s all there is to it. In my opinion, it was worth the investment. It wasn’t an expensive investment either. But it’s not my favorite cream. It’s good for now. I’ll keep using it for the time being. 🙂

The Ordinary Caffeine Solution 5% EGCG:

The Ordinary Caffeine Solution 5% EGCG is a serum that sinks into the skin after a few minutes. It tightens the skin. I thought it was doing something good for my skin at first, but it started to irritate my eye area. One of my eyes puffed up too. Maybe this serum is too much for my eye area. I stopped using it every day and decreased my use of it. I eventually stopped using it. I need a product that’s more gentle.

After using these skin care products again, the Eucerin Q10 Anti-Wrinkle Face Cream stays while The Ordinary Caffeine Solution 5% EGCG serum goes.

My Eye Care Products :)

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Eucerin The Ordinary Products

The skin around my eyes has been very dry lately. I needed to find a moisturizing skin care product for the eye area quickly. I picked up a jar of Eucerin Q10 Anti-Wrinkle Face Cream since it’s very affordable. I also started using The Ordinary Caffeine Solution 5% EGCG again. I know it may lead to another disappointment. I have it, so why not try it again?

Here are my thoughts on each product so far. I’ve been using both for less than a week. Let’s begin with Eucerin Q10 Anti-Wrinkle Face Cream.

I didn’t think Eucerin Q10 Anti-Wrinkle Face Cream did that much until I finished my last jar. It’s a creamy, rich formula that prevents the skin from feeling too tight and dry. Once I started using it again, my skin felt so much better. What I really love about this cream is that it doesn’t cost a lot, lol. It’s meant to be used on the whole face and neck, but I’m just using it as an eye cream. It seems to be working just fine. I needed a rich, heavy product to use on the skin around my eyes anyway. After less than a week, it’s doing something just a few days in. And that is, keeping the skin around my eyes from drying up and feeling too tight. The feeling of skin tightness is really awful.

I picked up using Ordinary Caffeine Solution 5% EGCG again. I’ve tried this product so many times before. The first application felt great. It helped tighten the skin around the eyes. But it eventually left the skin feeling a bit dry. I don’t use Ordinary Caffeine Solution with 5% EGCG alone. I use it with Eucerin Q10 Anti-Wrinkle Face Cream to prevent my skin from drying out. It’s working for the time being. I’m not sure what’s going to happen with ongoing use. I hope it helps with dark under-eye circles. I noticed that I developed darkening of the under eyes over time when I stopped using skin care products on this area of my face. We’ll see how both products will go. So far, so good. 🙂

That’s my first update on Eucerin Q10 Anti-Wrinkle Face Cream and Ordinary Caffeine Solution 5% EGCG. Stay tuned for my next update!

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