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My Clear Skin Journey: Week 3 Results

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Here are my week 3 results!

Day 15: It’s a start of a new week! My skin feels very hydrated and looks VERY oily. I stopped using iUnik Propolis Vitamin Synergy Serum. A full review on this serum coming up soon! ๐Ÿ™‚ Sooo I did notice some breakouts from it. Not sure if it’s from the serum or my skin is too hydrated. Remember, I still have oily skin even though it gets dry from acne treatments. ๐Ÿ˜• We’ll see in a couple of days what happens to my skin. So, tonight, I am not using any moisturizers because my skin is rejecting excess moisture. It doesn’t feel that dry at all after 2 weeks being on Taz. I’m going to apply only Taz + my eye creams until my skin feels dry. I’ll continue to moisturize in the morning only.

Day 16: My skin is slowly going back to normal after stopping iUnik Propolis Synergy Serum. I guess it’s not the serum for me. I’ll keep using Taz alone until my skin feels dry. It just doesn’t feel dry anymore. Weird. I’m not going to add moisturizers on top when I don’t need it. It just makes the situation worse. I will continue on using moisturizers only in the morning. This just makes my night routine simple. ๐Ÿ™‚

P.S. I don’t feel like putting on makeup today. ๐Ÿ˜‹

Day 17: I’m reevaluating my skin care routine. I’m only using two essences and two moisturizing serums besides vitamin c and antioxidants (more on them when I have the chance).

The two essences I’m using are…

I’m thinking about eliminating the Cosrx Snail Mucin. I don’t feel that it’s making much of a difference. The results are pretty much the same using Benton Fermentation Essence.

For serums…

I’m using The Ordinary 100% Plant-Derived Squalane and The Ordinary Amino Acids + B5. I decided to drop the squalane oil. It’s not something I really need, and I haven’t seen a huge difference in my skin with it in my routine. I like the Amino Acids + B5 a little more.

Honestly, using less products has helped decrease acne. Layering on a ton of products could’ve contributed to clogged pores too. I just know that my skin is clearing up when I use less products. I find that Taz is more effective when I use it alone at night too.

Day 18: My skin looks clearer today even though I notice some new breakouts. The overall quality of my skin is improving. With less moisturizers, my skin does feel a little more dry but not too much. BUT, it looks so much better — less clogged and bumpy. My skin looks CLEARER. Let’s see what happens tomorrow!!

Day 19: I started using my moisturizers at night again. My skin started to feel dry from Taz but not itchy. My skin is still flaking off every day. My skin wants moisture, so that’s what I’m going to give it. I decided to add a previous product that I took out of my routine. I was waiting for a good time to add it back in. It’s the The INKEY List Niacinamide Oil Control Serum. Let’s see how this goes…

Day 20: I used The INKEY List Niacinamide Oil Control Serum in the morning and at night. The first day went OK. I didn’t get any breakouts from it that’s all. The next day, I noticed a huge, bad breakout! I stopped using the Niacinamide Serum immediately. Read my full review here: The INKEY List Niacinamide Oil Control Serum

I’m not going to add anything new anytime soon. ๐Ÿ˜’

Day 21: Finishing up week 3 & this is what I’m going to do…

P.S. My skin improved after I stopped using the The INKEY List Niacinamide Serum. Some products just don’t work on some people. It’s not for everyone (as the company claims!!)

Now let’s move on to WEEK 4!!

My Clear Skin Journey:

My Clear Skin Journey: Week 1 Results

My Clear Skin Journey: Week 2 Results

Read about my Tretinoin Journey:

My Tretinoin Journey: Week 1 Results

My Tretinoin Journey: Week 2 Results

My Tretinoin Journey: Week 3 Results

My Tretinoin Journey: Week 4 Results

My Tretinoin Journey: Week 5 Results

My Tretinoin Journey: Week 6 Results

My Tretinoin Journey: Week 7 Results

My Tretinoin Journey: Week 8 Results

My Tretinoin Journey: Week 9 Results

My Tretinoin Journey: Week 10 Results

My Tretinoin Journey: Week 11 Results

My Tretinoin Journey: Week 12 Results

My Tretinoin Journey: Week 13 Results

My Tretinoin Journey: Week 14 Results

My Tretinoin Journey: Week 15 Results

My Tretinoin Journey: Week 16 Results

I was on Tretinoin Cream before. Read my experience here:

My Tretinoin Journey: 1 Week Results!!

My Tretinoin Journey: 2 Weeks In!

My Tretinoin Journey: 3 Weeks Results

My Tretinoin Journey: 1 Month Results!

My Tretinoin Journey: 1 Month + 1 Week Results

My Tretinoin Journey: 1 Month + 2 Weeks Results

My Tretinoin Journey: 1 Month + 3 Weeks Results

My Tretinoin Journey: Going off of Tretโ€ฆ

My Tretinoin Journey: Week 3 Results

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Differin Moisturizer SPF
Differin Moisturizer SPF

Hello Week 3! ๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ˜Š

Day 15: New week, new skin care routine!! ๐Ÿ˜€ Honestly, it feels so much better not applying that many skin care products on my face. This made me realize that the Cos De BAHA Serums I’ve been using are VERY sticky. Maybe clogging my pores?? I decided to fully stop using them (just like that), except for the Vitamin C Serum. The Vitamin C Serum isn’t sticky and absorbs into my skin very well. It leaves my skin feeling matte. Not oily, sticky, or greasy.

My skin looked better today than last night. It’s less angry. Running my fingers over my breakout-prone areas is the worst! It feels bumpy. A lot of the pimples turned into scabs. Well, I hope they fall off soon! lol. My skin is definitely feeling a lot better with less skin care products on my face. Less irritation. Less redness. Less everything that is bad for my skin. Hmmmm, I might even eliminate them for good if my skin improves over time. Using less skin care products on my face has saved me a lot of time.

Perhaps, less is more. ๐Ÿ˜ฎ

Day 16: My skin is super flaky today. It’s peeling everywhere on my face. It was so difficult to apply makeup and look at least somewhat decent with it on. I really tried, but my skin was not having it. lol. It’s really hard to not think about it when I’m interacting with people. It’s actually kind of embarassing. At the same time, I’m happy that my skin is clearing up and moving in the right direction. Can’t have both ways while on Tret. HAHAH! At night, I used a brush with soft bristles to remove the dead skin off. It worked wonderfully!! Amazing!! I’m going to continue to do this on the day that I peel. ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป Tonight, I’m going to moisturize my skin and start up on Tret again the next day!! So excited!! ๐Ÿ™‚

Day 17: I had some skin hanging from my face today. It was annoying and made my makeup look so terrible. I think I have to put up with having a bad makeup application for a while. I can’t do anything about it even though I moisturize my skin. Today, I started using Differin Oil Absorbing Moisturizer SPF 30. I’m going to give it another chance. My skin is very vulnerable right now. I need all the sun protection I can get. Hopefully it doesn’t break me out.

I did get some more breakouts today. They’re not new breakouts. Since I have comedones (why I went on Tret in the first place), They are moving up to the surface of my skin after going through a peel from Tret. That’s great and all, but I am now dealing with more acne and MORE acne marks. It’s pretty devastating and makes me feel very self-conscious of my skin. I hope things turn around in the next couple of days. But, I don’t know, I think it’s going to take a couple of months to get where I want to be.

Day 18: More pimples today. Some were inflamed. Some weren’t. They’re leaving acne marks behind too. Meh. I think I’m over it. I just want Tret to do its thing and leave my skin looking flawless. ๐Ÿ™‚ Wearing makeup is so annoying. It just doesn’t blend and cover properly. Feels gross knowing there are breakouts underneath. That’s something sooooo hard to cover. UGH!!! Having good skin is very important to having flawless-looking makeup. Only a couple of months away…I’ll be there. Patience is key. โ˜บ

So my skin doesn’t feel red, dry, and irritated anymore. I wonder if I am able to use Tret every night. ๐Ÿค”

Day 19: It’s another skin peeling day! Skin actually looks much better compared to the other days before. Weird. It is what it is. So, I’m happy to remove this layer of dead skin off of my face tonight. Seems like they’ve been coming off of my face too throughout the day. I can take a piece of the skin and peel it off. LOL. I don’t want to have dead skin hanging from my face, right?? That’s just too funny. I’m planning on using Tret every night or 6 days a week now. My skin doesn’t feel dry, irritated, or red anymore. I think what I’m doing right now is working — dropping a lot of skin care products that irritated my skin, that don’t work, cause more issues than ever…and sticking to a simple, minimal skin care routine. And, I think Differin Oil Absorbing Moisturizer SPF 30 is working very well on my skin right now. It protects AND moisturizes. It hasn’t broken me out. I can feel a slight tingling sensation when I apply it. It’s probably from having fresh, new skin after peeling. Overall, it’s been good. Let’s keep this up! ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป

Day 20: More breakouts today. ๐Ÿ™ They seem to live in clusters. lol. But, good news, I can tell that my skin is improving. My skin texture is looking better. Closed comedones are going away slowly. I am able to use Tret every single night now without any issues too. ๐Ÿ™‚ No dryness, irritation, stinging, or redness. Yay! ๐Ÿ˜ƒ

Day 21: NO NEW BREAKOUTS TODAY! Just the old ones crusting off. My skin is looking good! Makeup goes on good today! Yay! I’m sooooo happy! I think my skin is going to be 100% clear by 2 months! I’m going to cross my fingers and hope for that!! ๐Ÿคž๐Ÿป

So I changed up my facial cleansing routine. I’m double cleansing. I didn’t purchase a cleansing oil. I’m using oils to cleanse my face first. The oils I am using are hemp oil and jojoba oil. I dispense some hemp oil into my palm with a few drops of jojoba oil. I gently use this mixture to cleanse my face. It helps with removing makeup too at night. After that, I use Acure Brightening Cleansing Gel. This isn’t my favorite face wash, but that’s what I’m using right now. I might switch to a different face wash after I finish it. This method has been working for me. The oils help to prevent dryness, and I just wash away the oils afterwards. ๐Ÿ‘Œ๐Ÿป

Let’s move on to the next week! ๐Ÿ˜Ž

More on my My Tretinoin Journey:

My Tretinoin Journey: Week 1 Results

My Tretinoin Journey: Week 2 Results

I was on Tretinoin Cream before. Read my experience here:

My Tretinoin Journey: 1 Week Results!!

My Tretinoin Journey: 2 Weeks In!

My Tretinoin Journey: 3 Weeks Results

My Tretinoin Journey: 1 Month Results!

My Tretinoin Journey: 1 Month + 1 Week Results

My Tretinoin Journey: 1 Month + 2 Weeks Results

My Tretinoin Journey: 1 Month + 3 Weeks Results

My Tretinoin Journey: Going off of Tretโ€ฆ

Check out my 30 Days of BP too:

30 Days of BP: Week 1

30 Days of BP: Week 2

30 Days of BP: Week 3

30 Days of BP: Week 4

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