My Acne Journey: 4 Months + 1 Week Results.

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The Ordinary Ascorbic Acid Powder

It’s been 4 months & 1 week on this acne journey… 😌 This is what happened this week. 😊

I tried some products again… 😬

I tried some products again that I stopped using this week. Since my skin is more maintained now, I thought I would give a few antioxidants a try again. I picked The Ordinary Resveratrol 3% Ferulic Acid 3% and vitamin c powder. The first night of using The Ordinary Resveratrol 3% Ferulic Acid 3% and vitamin c powder (mixed together) went well. I only used 2 drops of the serum and a pinch of vitamin c powder, so it wasn’t a lot of product. I mixed it in with my moisturizer. Both antioxidants mixed well with my moisturizer. The next morning, I woke up with a slightly more moisturized skin. My skin looked nice but nothing amazing. It was only one night of using it. That same morning, I tried the same method. By night, my skin felt so greasy and very dry at the same time. I noticed some parts of my face was clogged too. I noticed some blackheads, and my face looked darker/orange. Hmmm, is the serum clogging my pores and vitamin c drying my skin out and oxidizing on my face?! At first the mixture made my skin feel more moisturized. All of a sudden, my skin just dried out and looked darker/orange. So, it looks like these products didn’t work out for me once again. I had a little hope that it might work out this time, but it didn’t. I think I’m going to let my skin revert back to what it was and stick to what works on my skin for now. I tried. My skin didn’t like any of them. 🤷🏻‍♀️

My results after 4 months & 1 Week!

I’ve been using benzoyl peroxide for about 2 weeks now, and my skin is soooooo clear!! 🙌🏻 This is only after 2 weeks of using benzoyl peroxide once a week! I went through a short initial breakout, but it cleared up pretty fast. I currently don’t have any new blemishes. I’m not sure if there’s going to be any in the next few weeks (still purging??), but benzoyl peroxide has done wonders for my skin. I would say my overall skin texture has improved too. It’s clearer, cleaner, and smoother. My skin looks softer and more youthful. 😍 And all of this happened just by adding benzoyl peroxide?? Wow, I’m so happy with the results so far! I’m kicking myself for not trying it out again! Benzoyl peroxide has always been the to-go-to product for my acne. Once again, it is! Hopefully it continues to improve my complexion! Also, along with benzoyl peroxide, I’m still using tret but only once a week. It’s been a so-so product for my acne. I’ll just keep it in my routine and see what happens. It doesn’t hurt to keep using it. It fits in my routine perfectly well. Sometimes my skin gets a little oily. Tret helps to decrease the sebum in my skin. Hey, better than nothing.

I also switched facial cleansers once again. I was using Trader Joe’s Tea Tree Facial Cleanser. Trader Joe’s was too harsh on my skin. My skin would dry out every time I used it. It made my skin feel really tight and itchy. It’s a good facial cleanser for hot, humid weather, but it’s too drying for the fall, winter weather, especially when I’m using drying actives. The cleanser I’m using now is Olay Regenerist Hyaluronic + Peptide 24 Revitalizing Facial Cleanser. It’s moisturizing, soothing, and doesn’t leave my skin feeling dry. It makes my skin feel and look better afterwards. I’m liking the results from this face wash. I purchased it out of the blue but turns out that it’s pretty good and works very well on my skin. This facial cleanser made it a little easier to use actives in my routine since it’s so gentle and moisturizing on the skin. I can’t get over how gentle it is and how cleansing it is all at once. So! That brings me to my next product that I introduced this week! It’s the Paula’s Choice 2% BHA Liquid. I don’t use this product every day. Only a few times a week. I have the product, so why not just use it. It was just sitting there in the dust. 😂

That’s my 4 months + 1 week update. See everyone next week! 😊

The rest of my acne journey is right here!!

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Son Bahyu Pure Horse Oil

Helllooooooo!!!! 🙌🏻 I’m back with an update on what’s going on with my skin and acne. If you missed out on my previous updates, go here…

My Skin is CLEAR! 🙂 What I’m Doing Now. 👈🏻 My experience on Day 1 and Day 2!

Skin Care Products I’m Using  + What I’m Doing for My Acne

Now back to my acne journey! 😌

It’s been 7 days of using tret (what I’m using to treat my acne). Here’s my experience with tret after 1 WEEK!!! 👇🏻👇🏻👇🏻

I used tret on the third night, and my skin became super sensitive the next morning. My skin felt really dry. Tret pretty much destroyed my moisture barrier after 3 days of use. I knew my moisture barrier was damaged because every time I applied any product to my skin, I would feel this burning sensation on my face. It felt very hot and painful. I had to stop using tret for 2 days. It took 2 days for my skin to heal, which was much faster than I expected. Within those 2 days, I slathered my face with everything I had — from moisturizing serums, lotions, oils. Yes, oils! I used whatever oils I had (squalane, rosehip oil, horse oil). I slapped everything on my face during those 2 days, haha. Once the burning sensation subsided, I went back on tret. I had some skin peeling off, but my skin was no longer burning, red, or painful. It was good to go to jump back on tret. Fortunately, my skin didn’t break out from using any products during this time. I was worried that the oils would break me out at any point even though it was for a short period of time. My skin doesn’t do well with oils. They usually clog my pores. I got really lucky that nothing bad happened. My skin healed and went back to its natural, healthy state. ✨

Once my skin healed…

I started using tret again. I’ve been using tret for 1 week now. Minus the 2 rest days. I haven’t had to take a break from tret since. I’ve noticed some itching and peeling skin, but it hasn’t bothered me too much yet. I hope it doesn’t along the way. I’m really trying to push through it this time as much as I can. I’m also trying to keep my skin as moisturized as much as possible too. I started using the products that I gave up on using again, LOL. Since my skin is feeling more vulnerable and in need of moisture, I thought I would just use them to help moisturize and heal my skin. If you missed out on those products, here they are!

Skin Care Products I Stopped Using

Continued: Skin Care Products I Stopped Using

My Review on Coxir Ultra Hyaluronic Acid Cleansing Oil + More Skin Care Products I Stopped Using!

I was using them on my body, but I developed a weird rash from them on my body. Seems like my body skin is more sensitive than my face. I don’t have acne on my body, but it doesn’t like it when I use too many products on it. Too much moisture on the body is a no-go. My skin just gets really itchy. So! I’m going to use all of my products on my face. Still, I won’t be purchasing them again. Just using them because I have them. I talked about two other products that I recently added back into my routine — Benton Aloe Propolis Soothing Gel and Cos De BAHA MA Peptide Facial Toner. With these two products, I don’t think I really need them anymore. I’m just going to use them until I’m out. I feel like what I have in my skin care routine right now is more than enough for long-term. Also, I didn’t want to have more products in my routine. I just want to cut them out of my life. It’s like an addiction. I think I need it. But do I really need it?? It’s been months now, and I haven’t purchased any new skin care products. Even if there are tons of summer sales and whatnot going on. I’m really trying to fight the temptation. So far I’ve been really good at not buying anything new. Sometimes you just have to tell yourself NO MORE. I’m very proud of myself, HAHA! 🥳 Anyone else going minimal too or at least trying to decrease the amount of skin care products they use?

My results after 1 WEEK of using tret!

The texture of my skin looks good. And it looks like I’m going through a mini initial breakout too. The breakouts comes and goes. These breakouts seem to disappear very quickly after my skin peels. My skin also heals much quicker. The quality of my skin looks very good. It’s softer and smoother. I’m glad I went back on tret. It’s only been a week, and my skin looks soooooo gooooood!!! I also stopped using benzoyl peroxide all over my face. I didn’t think I needed it anymore since I’m using tret. My skin is peeling, breakouts are vanishing, skin is clearing up. It’s doing what it’s supposed to do. It’s doing what benzoyl peroxide did for my skin, which is sloughing off dead skin cells to unclog pores underneath the surface. My skin is clearing up all over again!! Yay!! My makeup also goes on better. I don’t need to use as much anymore. Just a thin layer that looks way more natural than before. That’s how a makeup application should sit on the skin anyways. A natural, flawless finish. I’m already seeing improvements. 🙂

I’m really excited for the results it’ll give me within a month, especially when I’ve already seen changes in my skin within a week! I just hope I’ll see even more improvements soon! It looks like everything is going smoothly with tret! This was not what I expected, but I’m very glad that everything is going well! Look forward to a new update on my results coming up soon! Also, coming up, what face wash I’m using! Sorry, I’m lagging on this! There’s so much going on right now. 😮‍💨 I’ll get right to it when I can!

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