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
Now Solutions Organic 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
LilyAna 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

My First Time: Trader Joe’s Spa 100% Pure Jojoba Oil

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Trader Joe’s Spa 100% Pure Jojoba Oil

Trader Joe’s Spa 100% Pure Jojoba Oil

It’s time to use my Trader Joe’s Spa 100% Pure Jojoba Oil for the first time! I’ve been longing for this moment since I purchased it! Before I do, here are 10 benefits of using Jojoba Oil. 😊

  1. A natural moisturizer
  2. Contains Vitamin E
  3. Promotes hair growth
  4. Dry scalp treatment
  5. A natural lip moisturizer
  6. Controls oily skin by mimicking sebum
  7. Reduces acne scars
  8. A wound healer
  9. Fights fine lines and wrinkles
  10. Anti-aging oil

Sounds amazing, doesn’t it? I totally agree! 👍

Here’s Trader Joe’s Spa 100% Pure Jojoba Oil:

Before opening Trader Joe’s Spa 100% Pure Jojoba Oil

Before opening Trader Joe’s Spa 100% Pure Jojoba Oil

Opening Trader Joe’s Spa 100% Pure Jojoba Oil:

It is freshly sealed when the cap is opened. When using jojoba oil, it gets a little bit messy around the cap area. All you need to do is wipe it down after each use. The golden glow looks so beautiful and exotic! I love it. 😍

I’ve only used Trader Joe’s Spa 100% Pure Jojoba Oil as a body moisturizer, leave-in hair treatment, and lastly a facial moisturizer. Here’s my experience with each method. Get one for yourself and experiment with me! 😋

As a Body Moisturizer:

Jojoba oil is perfect as a body moisturizer. I’ve used it on my hands, arms, legs, stomach, and feet. It moisturizes and leaves the skin hydrated without making it feel greasy and shiny. I like it. I love how it’s all natural with just a single ingredient (Pure Simmondsia Chinensis)! I’m enjoying every moment of using jojoba oil as a body moisturizer! I highly recommend jojoba oil if you’re searching for a 100% natural moisturizer for the body!

As a Leave-in Hair Treatment:

I also used jojoba oil as a leave-in hair treatment. It works but with limitations. As a leave-in hair treatment, I can’t use it near my scalp area. If I do, my hair becomes flat and oily. Jojoba oil is one of the most non-greasy oils, but it’s still oil. The only areas I can use it is from the mid-shaft to the ends. Still, I can only use 1-2 drops of oil. If I use any more than that, once again, my hair becomes flat and oily. It’s an unpleasant look. I try my best to avoid overtreating my hair with jojoba oil.

As a Facial Moisturizer:

I’ve only used jojoba oil as a facial moisturizer one time. I’m slowly adding it into my skin care routine as a facial moisturizer. I’m still wary about using oils on my facial skin. I do have oily, acne-prone skin. If it breaks me out, I’m going to be sad and disappointed. The very first time using it on my facial skin was good. I liked the way it felt on my skin. As an acne-prone skin sufferer, it’s an amazing feeling. Acne treatments always end up drying the facial skin out. So, it’s nice to feel that drench of moisture on the skin for once. I don’t want to get too excited over this. We will see as the days go on. I really hope it works!

Have you used Trader Joe’s Spa 100% Pure Jojoba Oil or any other brand of jojoba oil on your skin before? How did you like it? Which method did you like the best? Share your thoughts!

© Jennifer Nguyen