A few days ago I started incorporating Neutrogena Hydro Boost Gel into my very simple routine of La Roche Posay gel cleanser and COSRX Ultra Birch Sap Lotion on my cheeks only. It seemed to be working pretty well, for sure helping my oiliness and redness because it's water-based and I am aware my skin is severely dehydrated. Today I stumbled across this blog post on fungal acne, and it sounded EXACTLY like what I had, so I just took a shower and put Nizoral on my forehead, chest, and back. My sk
So if you read my last post you'd know that I had a pretty severe breakout approximately a week ago, but now it's mostly cleared up and my skin is doing pretty good. I've started using castor oil mixed with jojoba oil on my acne before I go to bed, and holy crap castor oil is amazing for literally ZAPPING my pimples. I still have a few remaining pimples and my skin is a little dull/rough and oily right now, but hey at least my breakout's cleared up. Just thought I'd update.
Sigh.. so my skin was doing pretty good for a whole week, zero pimples! And then it all started one night when I stayed up till 2, woke up at 5, and went back to bed at 7. That's when small pimples began to come... and each day more pimples came and now I'm in the midst of a full-on breakout with a mass of nasty whiteheads on my forehead. Feeling pretty down, because I'd forgotten what it felt like to be self-conscious of my acne.. BUT today I decided screw it and went back to Banila Co, this ti
So I've decided to try a new routine, because I ran out of the tub of Clean it Zero I was sharing with my sister, and my new cleanser came recently. Also I broke out randomly so I guess something must've gone wrong - doing my best to stay patient haha because I know there's no instant cure for anything. anyways, here it is - I think it's been doing a pretty good job so far! 1) Innisfree Real Olive Cleansing Foam 2) Klairs' Supple Preparation Toner 3) Innisfree Green Tea Balancing Lotion 4)
While the majority of my skin-colored bumps and major acne is gone, I've noticed a few tiny to small whiteheads popping up, which is quite annoying but I'm doing my best to be patient (the plus side is that they go away pretty quickly!) Since I'm using Clean It Zero classic only at night, I'm considering switching to Clean it Zero Purity for sensitive skin (just in case it happens to be clogging my pores slightly, which I doubt but just accounting for possibilities) or double cleansing in the mo
As of today, I have a total of 3 small pimples on my face. My hyperpigmentation has drastically faded, and my forehead is no longer constantly red, bumpy and oily. There is still slight redness, but for the most part my skin is the same color as the rest of my face and with almost zero of those weird skin-colored bumps. My cheeks, although they rarely ever broke out, have gotten much softer without the bumpiness, and the redness (I think) has also faded. My chin is looking better, still blackhea