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

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

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

Review: Cali White Activated Charcoal & Coconut Oil Toothpaste

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My Review on Cali White Activated Charcoal & Coconut Oil Toothpaste

My Review on Cali White Activated Charcoal & Coconut Oil Toothpaste

It’s been a month of using Cali White Activated Charcoal & Coconut Oil Toothpaste. I can’t believe it’s been that long. If you missed out, check out my first time using this tooth paste here. For more information on it, go here. Cali White Activated Charcoal & Coconut Oil Toothpaste isn’t your traditional toothpaste. When the product is dispensed from the tube, it may appear like one. The product comes out as a black paste. It is charcoal after all. It doesn’t foam up like a traditional toothpaste. Don’t expect it to. The paste turns into a liquid while brushing. I had to hover over the sink to prevent the liquid from dripping on other surfaces, which became quite an annoyance over time. I must say that it is less messy compared to the charcoal teeth whitening powders I have used before.

Cali White Activated Charcoal & Coconut Oil Toothpaste only lasted a month for me. I brush after meals when I can. I try my best to brush after I consume acidic foods. I seriously dislike how my teeth feels after eating fruit. 😝 With this toothpaste, in the beginning, it was difficult for me to tell if it was working or not. I decided to keep using it anyways until I finished the whole tube. After a month of use, I would love to say that it works to whiten my teeth. Unfortunately, the effects weren’t on par with the charcoal teeth whitening powders. Even though the charcoal teeth whitening powders are messier, the results were better. I noticed a brighter smile in a shorter period of time. Also, the powders lasted much longer too.

The toothpaste isn’t all too bad. It contains beneficial ingredients for the teeth, such as Xylitol, Diatomite Diatomaceous, Baking Soda, Activated Charcoal, Tea Tree Oil, Peppermint Oil, and Organic Coconut Oil. I really like the ingredients. They look pretty natural. I love how it cleans my mouth and freshens my breath. The convenience is very nice. But, there’s a price to pay. It’s much more expensive compared to a small jar of charcoal teeth whitening powder. Once again, it only lasted for a month. Imagine purchasing it every month! For a product that didn’t give me the results I truly wanted, I will not purchase it again. It was nice to try it out, but I think I’m going to look for another charcoal teeth whitening powder to test out instead.

Have you used Cali White Activated Charcoal & Coconut Oil Toothpaste before? Did it work for you? Leave a comment! Enjoy other posts on charcoal teeth whitening products!

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