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Witch Hazel for Oily Skin

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I picked up a bottle of witch hazel at the store. I decided to switch over to this as my toner instead of using Pixi Toners (Retinol and Glycolic). I haven’t seen good results with either one. I think they’re pretty useless. I wouldn’t recommend them, to be honest. I’ve been using them for months too. It’s time to move on to something else. As I mentioned before, witch hazel. Witch hazel is a natural astringent. It does contain 14% natural grain alcohol. Of course, it has 100% distilled witch hazel. I’ve used it a couple times already. It hasn’t dried my skin out. But, it did a better job at removing oilies off of my skin. It dried out stubborn pores that were difficult to unclog too. I’m not going to say that it’s good yet. I still need more time to see what it will do to my skin. I’m crossing my fingers that it won’t break me out or clog my pores. I am using it every day in the morning and a few times at night (when I use my serums). I’ll talk more about my night time routine when I do an update on my Clear Skin Journey (5 Months). You know me, I’m always changing up my skin care routine every week, lol. Stay tuned for an update on that. Also, stay tuned for an update on my new facial toner — Witch Hazel. 🙂

Update: Skin Care Routine for Acne Skin

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I did a skin care routine update about 3 weeks ago. HERE IT IS. Here’s an update on my skin care routine.

Bliss Mighty MarshMallow Mask
Bliss Mighty MarshMallow Mask


Face Wash: Trader Joe’s Spa Face Wash with Tea Tree Oil

Toner: Pixi skintreats Glow Tonic

Eye Cream: Eva Naturals Youth Restoring Eye Gel


I did add two more serums into my serum routine. 😀

Plus this one too. 🙂

My morning skin care routine is pretty simple. It may look like it’s a lot, but it’s not. It goes by quick, since the serums soak into my skin fast. They give my skin a touch of moisture without leaving my skin appearing oily throughout the day. Great for oily, acne-prone skin people like me!!

Night (most days):

Face Wash: Trader Joe’s Spa Face Wash with Tea Tree Oil

Eye Cream: Eva Naturals Youth Restoring Eye Gel

Acne Treatment: Acne.org BP Treatment Gel

Most days of the week at night, I choose to use BP more often. I noticed that my skin doesn’t dry out as much anymore. BP does an amazing job at fighting acne. My skin looks beautiful because of BP!

Once a week at night:

I leave 2 days of the week to do these two things.

1. Dermaroll. I decided to dermaroll only once a week. Doing it twice a week wasn’t necessary. When I dermaroll, I use retinol and serums that do not irrtate the skin right after + a sheet mask (Herbal Infusion Rosehip Seed Extract Sheet Mask). It’s all about nourishing the skin with vital nutrients. This is what I use:

2. AHA+ Lotion. I only use the AHA+ Lotion once a week. Seems like it’s too greasy for my skin. Once a week is enough for that nice glow that it gives the skin. I prefer to use it at night. I don’t use it with BP. I use it alone with my serums. I don’t use it on the day I dermaroll.

Face Masks:

Here’s a list of face masks I have. Most of them, I’m trying to use them up. Out of all of them, I’m going to keep Aztec Secret Indian Healing Clay in my skin care routine. I use one of them after I facial steam (1-2x week) excluding the AHA BHA Solution. I use that on a separate day.

Let’s talk about sunblock:

Unfortunately, I haven’t found a SPF lotion that doesn’t break me out. I’ve been avoiding the sun when I’m outdoors. My makeup does contain SPF. But, I haven’t been wearing makeup often. I’ve gone weeks without makeup. Has it been at least a month or two now without makeup? WOW. I don’t remember. All I know is that not wearing makeup has improved my skin by a ton. I wear hats and avoid the sun when I’m outside (without makeup). I know it sounds weird, but that’s what I have to do when I don’t have any foundation on my skin. I prefer a bare face over foundation nowadays. It feels uplifting and nice. I don’t have anything to remove when I get home. All I do is wash my face with my facial cleanser. Easy peasy. 🙂 As always, I’ll be on the search for a good sunblock that is suitable for my skin type. 🙂

That’s my skin care routine. Hope it helped! 😀

More posts on my skin care routine:

My Skin Care Routine for Acne Skin

I’m giving up on Differin.

Is Dairy Ruining my Skin?

BP Journey: Day 1 Results

BP Journey: Day 3 Results

BP Journey: 1 Week Results

BP Journey: Week 2 Results

My No Makeup Experience

I cleared my skin in 3 weeks!

My BP & AHA Skin Care Products are here!

BP Journey: 1 Month Results

BP Journey: 1 Month + 1 Week Results

BP Journey: 1 Month + 2 Weeks

Update: My Skin Care Routine

Clear Skin Journey: 1 Month + 3 Weeks Results

Clear Skin Journey: 2 Months Results!!

How to use BP to treat acne

Clear Skin Journey: 2 Months + 1 Week Results

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