Tuesday, July 12, 2016

Skincare Routine/ How I got rid of my Acne

Hey there!
Today I'm going to share with you how I "healed" my acne.
My skin is not prefect but it's much better than it used to be (this photo is with no make-up and no photoshop =p)

Some time ago I wrote about my experience with Clarisonic brush. You can read that here and here.
Short story told, my skin started having acne.
I tried many things to get rid of it but nothing worked. I tried natural remedies and expensive products. But the acne didn't seem to go away, yes it would get better at times but it still raged pretty bad.
I don't have many photos to show you how bad it was, since I hated taking pictures and was so self-conscious about my skin. But I do have some, saved from snapchat. So, the quality isn't great.
In this photo I am wearing foundation and concealer, but as you can see it didn't help to cover the acne on my cheekbones.

(Photo from snapchat hehe). Not wearing makeup here, but snapchat camera is easing off on how bad the acne is here. It was pretty bad along my jawline, temples and even went down my neck.

I'll start off by explaining my skin type.
Being a teenager, I always had pretty dry skin, so I never had acne. Just some blemished here and there.
When I turned about 20, I guess hormones changed and I started to have oily skin. So with that, my skin started to have "trapped pores" or "texture". That's when I got an idea into my head to get rid of it and start using Clarisonic. Well if you read my Clarisonic reviews you know how that went.
Anyway, by doing some research online. I decided to give drugstore products a try.
And guess what? They worked GREAT!
My skin cleared out in a WEEK!
Here it goes, I will go in an order in which I use the products. I use this routine in the morning and at night time.

 Neutrogena Oil-Free Acne Wash Redness Soothing Facial Cleanser

First I wash my face with this cleanser.

Neutrogena Clear Pore Cleanser/Mask

Than I wipe my face dry and put on this mask for about 5 minutes. I usually do that in summer since my skin is more oily in summer. In winter I only use it every other day or every 2 days. This stuff REALLY dries out your skin, but it will also dry out any blemishes or surface acne that yo might have. 

Neutrogena Rapid Clear 2-in-1 Fight & Fade Toner

Than I use a cotton swab to wipe my skin with a toner. Which is pretty strong (again for summer). For winter I use a toner with .5% Salicylic Acid.

Neutrogena Oil-Free Acne Moisturizer / Neutrogena Oil-Free Acne Correct & Cover Moisturizer in Pink Grapefruit 
Than I finish off with this moisturizer. For the day time I use the tinted moisturizer.

Equate Beauty Blemish Control Apricot Scrub

Also, once in two days I use this scrub. I originally used the St. Ives Naturally Clear Blemish and Blackhead Control Apricot Scrub, but they were out of stock in Walmart so I had to get the generic brand. I actually like this one more than the St. Ives, since it has smaller "scrubbies" lol

As you can see I still have marks and scars from acne. Which I've been trying really hard to get rid of.

I still get occasional blemishes during "that time of the month", but they go away fast when I stick to my routine.

Well here it is, this is pretty much how I "healed" my acne. Also you really need to be consistent with the routine and it will give results.
Thanks for reading! I hope this helps someone!

Thursday, July 7, 2016

June Favorites

Today I wanted to share with you my June favorites!
All these items are kinda all over the place, but they are beauty related.

essie: Wrap Me Up & Fashion Playground
Love these 2 nail polishes. Perfect shades for summer when you have a tan.

Rimmel Stay Matte Long Lasting Pressed Powder
I've been using this powder for a while now, but in summer it is especially perfect. Since, it controls my oily skin, which gets the worst in summer.

Blistex Medicated Lip Balm with SPF 15
My lips get very dry in summer, even worse than in winter. This one makes my lips super moist and since it has SPF 15 it has just needed protection from the sun.

Trader Joe's Aloe Vera Gel
This one if for after sun, and it works amazing for burns! But, I also use it as everyday lotion. It's very light weight, keeps tan for a while and very moisturizing. 

Trade Joe's Organic Coconut Oil
I know I know, everyone already knows all the good benefits of coconut oil. But this month I ran out of my eye makeup remover and decided to give coconut oil a try. It worked amazing! I didn't need to use a cotton swab or anything, just dip my fingers in oil and apply on my eyes. Honestly, it removes make-up better than any of makeup removers I've used. It removes completely ALL the makeup and is also good for my eyelashes.

Well I hope you liked my favorites and I'll see you in a next post!

Wednesday, July 6, 2016

Kylie Jenner Nude Dress Outfit Copy

I love Kylie Jenner's style, but it is a bit too much for a regular person in everyday life. But I really did like this outfit that she was wearing, so I decided to make a more affordable copy of it.