Getting Rid Of My Blackheads With Paula’s Choice Skin Perfecting 2% BHA Liquid Exfoliant!

Paula's Choice Skin Perfecting 2 BHA Liquid Exfoliant

I know I’ve talked about Paula’s Choice Skin Perfecting 2% BHA Liquid Exfoliant so many times. I’ve used it on and off, since I have full bottles of it, and I don’t know what to do with them anymore. haha. So I decided to pick up on using it again after quitting it just recently. These blackheads on my nose are getting annoying. I must do something about it! It seems like nothing works long term. I’m also using The Ordinary Mandelic Acid 10% + HA, but it stopped working on my blackheads. I like it, but it’s just not working anymore. I’ll talk more about The Ordinary Mandelic Acid 10% + HA another time. Now let’s focus on Paula’s Choice Skin Perfecting 2% BHA Liquid Exfoliant! Read on! πŸ™‚

I’ve tried using Paula’s Choice Skin Perfecting 2% BHA Liquid Exfoliant two ways. I used it with a cotton pad and dispensing some product into my palm and gentle patting it into my skin. Both of these methods are good. I didn’t have any breakouts or irritation from any of these methods. But it seems like the latter isn’t up to par. I’m not getting results from it like I did before. It’s like my skin gets better then I see no improvements as weeks go on. I feel like I’m wasting my time when something doesn’t work as intended. SO! I decided to switch over and use it with a cotton pad. This is my experience using it with a cotton pad instead…

What I did was dispense a little bit of product onto a cotton pad and swipe my face with the cotton pad. You know, I used to use Paula’s Choice Skin Perfecting 2% BHA Liquid Exfoliant with a cotton pad back then when this 2% BHA Liquid was my facial toner. I’m not sure if it did anything for my skin, but my skin was in really good shape. Hopefully, I can get the same results again. Maybe it was doing something for my skin that I didn’t know of. But after swiping my face, I noticed debris on the cotton pad. Uh oh, looks like I have leftover dirt and debris on my skin! Possibly more excess sebum that I can never get rid of even after using 10000x exfoliants and oil-controlling products, lol. But, my skin definitely looked and felt much cleaner afterwards. It left my skin prepped for the next skin care products in my routine. My skin felt happy! πŸ˜€

I followed this method for a few days in the morning and at night. Knowing how oily my skin is, I know it can take drying skin care products like this. My skin hasn’t dried out from using Paula’s Choice Skin Perfecting 2% BHA Liquid Exfoliant (yet) and other chemical exfoliants I’m using by much. All is going well. And it seems like the cotton pad method is the way to go to remove excess dirt, sebum, and debris from the skin if you have oily, acne-prone skin like mine. As for acne, I really can’t tell if the 2% BHA Liquid is doing anything yet. I’ll just have to wait and see. It’s only been under a week to see any improvements. But I like the way my skin looks and feels after using the 2% BHA Liquid with a cotton pad — oh so smooth and clean! I’m crossing my fingers that it’ll help decrease blackheads and acne in general over time. We’ll see! A new update coming up soon! Stay tuned!

For more posts on Paula’s Choice Skin Perfecting 2% BHA Liquid Exfoliant:

Review: Paula’s Choice 2% BHA Liquid

My Experience with Paula’s Choice 2% BHA Liquid

4 Months of The Ordinary 100% L-Ascorbic Acid Powder! My Results!

The Ordinary Ascorbic Acid Powder

It’s been 4 months using The Ordinary 100% L-Ascorbic Acid Powder. Yes, 4 MONTHS! If you need a recap on this product, GO HERE. So I started using this ascorbic acid powder to help with acne marks and to achieve a brighter complexion. I was having trouble with other vitamin c essences and serums. I couldn’t find a vitamin c product that was compatible with my skin. I would get clogged pores and breakouts from other vitamin c products. So I thought, hey, let’s try the powder form instead. It doesn’t contain any other ingredients in it besides vitamin c. It’s 100% l-ascorbic acid powder! 🍊

So this product comes in a jar. It’s tiny. It’s only 20g. Even though it’s only 20g, I still have a ton of product left after 4 months of use. Seems like it’ll last for a couple of years since I don’t use much of it anyways, and I use it on a daily basis. Just a little bit of product goes a long way. It can get annoying when I have unscrew the lid, scoop out the powder, and mix it with my other skin care products. I have to be more careful because I don’t want to spill the product all over the place. It’s just plain messy. I think that’s one of the downsides of this product — it’s not mixed for you, you have to do it yourself.

With this ascorbic acid powder, I can use almost half a scoop without any issues. I worked my way up to that amount of powder over the months. It doesn’t sting or burn my skin. My skin just takes it without any issues. I mix the ascorbic acid powder with my essences, which are the Cosrx Hyaluronic Acid Hydra Power Essence and Cosrx Advanced Snail 96 Mucin Power Essence. I mix these two together. Yeah, I’m weird, but I like the combination. I have hyaluronic acid and snail. It’s an amazing combo to lightly moisturize the skin, especially for oily skin like myself. Works great since I’ve been doing it! πŸ‘πŸ» And I haven’t had any issues with using them. No irritation, redness, or breakouts. All is good so far!

Now let’s get into the results! It’s been 4 months of using ascorbic powder. Have I seen any results?? Hmmm! Honestly, it’s been tough. I haven’t noticed visible results using it, but I’m not too disappointed in it. I mean, it works as a great antioxidant for my skin. I use it in the morning for the antioxidant properties and to boost my UV protection (while using SPF). Also, since the powder lasts forever, there’s not much to complain about yet besides having to mix it myself in the morning. haha. Even though I’m still using this ascorbic acid powder, I’ve also continued on to using other vitamin c products…

More on my other vitamin c products in another post! πŸ™‚ So, so far, The Ordinary 100% L-Ascorbic Acid Powder hasn’t been too bad. But, I still think it’s pretty overpriced for what you get. After finishing this powder, I think I’m just going to purchase ascorbic acid powder (not from The Ordinary) from somewhere else. Ascorbic acid powder is pretty cheap. Come on now, right? Why pay more for something that’s just ascorbic acid powder. lol. Those are my thoughts on my experience with this product after 4 months. I hope this was helpful. I’ll see everyone in my next update! Stay tuned!!

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