Update on Cleansing Routine
Sep. 5, 2019Leave a comment
I decided to drop Avalon Organics Intense Defense with Vitamin C and QRxLabs Deep Facial Cleansing Oil from my cleansing routine. Here are the reasons why.
Avalon Organics Intense Defense with Vitamin C
- I have not seen any improvements in my skin.
- I love the idea of the creamy milky facial cleanser. I love how it didn’t dry my skin out. I hated the feeling of it on my skin sometimes. Really. I guess my skin isn’t meant for cream cleansers. I was just being hopeful.
QRxLabs Deep Facial Cleansing Oil
- The cleansing oil is THICK, but that’s not the reason why I don’t like it. The oil was difficult to move around my facial skin. It didn’t feel like a cleanser at all.
- It literally dried my skin out in the end. I know I have oily skin, but there is such a thing of sucking all of the oils out of my pores. This is what happened — More clogged pores. Bumps under the skin. Deep under the skin blackheads. Ugh! The first time in my life that I’m going to say, “I want my oily skin back!!”
- Tinglng feeling that it gives my skin was irritating. Yes, I broke the rule and bought a product with menthol in it. Never again.
- I’m a bit sketchy about the cleansing oil. Sounds like a good idea but doesn’t deliver. Wasn’t what I expected. I’m ready to ditch it.
So goodbye to these two cleansers. 👋
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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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