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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

Update: Clarisonic Mia Prima Facial Brush

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Unboxing the Clarisonic Mia Prima
My update on the Clarisonic Mia Prima Facial Brush

I made an update on the Clarisonic Mia Prima Facial Brush about 3 weeks ago, but it’s time for another update. It’s almost close to 2 months…not quite yet. I think it’s time though. I’ve been using the facial brush religiously in the morning and at night. Here are my results so far…

I wanted to try the this facial brush because I thought it would help with some acne and exfoliation. At the beginning, it went well. I noticed some results. The results weren’t spectacular, but I noticed something different in my complexion. Since I’m nearing 2 months, I’ve noticed that it’s not as effective compared to what I’ve experienced in the past. I’ve mentioned that this facial brush is much weaker than the one I previously used. It is. Maybe that’s why it’s not working the same as the one I used before.

So, the facial brush isn’t living up to my expectations. It’s not helping much with my acne-prone skin. I could easily use a facial scrub and get the same results. Facial scrubs tend to be a lot cheaper too. The Clarisonic Mia Prima Facial Brush was around 100ish plus tax. I can feel a thick layer of dead skin cells on my facial skin as the days go on. It does make my skin feel a tad cleaner, or is it from simply moving the bristles across my face?? I find the oscillations and vibrations pretty pointless and has no effect on my complexion.

As of right now, I’m thinking about giving up the Clarisonic Mia Prima Facial Brush. I’ll give it a couple of more weeks. If nothing changes, it’s going back. If I’m paying this much for something, it should work. I’m definitely leaning towards moving onto a facial scrub instead.

If you missed out, here’s my introduction of the facial brush. Have you used the Clarisonic Mia Prima before? Did it work for you? Share your thoughts on it! Look forward to my Skin Care Routine and Makeup Routine soon. I haven’t posted them up yet because I wanted to do an update on the Clarisonic Mia first. 😊

– Jen

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