What's up Monday!
Early morning cause I am used to getting up when my boyfriend leaves for work. So, yesterday, I popped a few whiteheads and clogged pores. My chin was and still is pretty much looking like a red warzone, my own doing of course. My boyfriend was really sweet and went to the grocery store while I stayed home and cleaned the apartment. I'm glad we got that accomplished. It feels a lot more calm living in a tidy environment. After that I did a Milk of Magnesia mask to soak up my oil and sweat. I showered and washed with my Cetaphil for normal to oily skin mixed with a little baking soda for exfoliation. Afterwards I did an apple cider vinegar toner. (50% water:50% ACV) I decided to put on concealer so I wouldn't feel like a monster and it worked. I felt a lot better about myself. My boyfriend got home from the store and told me I looked amazing. I guess he got used to seeing me looking terrible without makeup. We ordered Indian food and had a great time just hanging out. We danced to music together and laughed all night. I really love being with him.
Washing my face before bed I popped a whitehead on my chin and a clogged pore that I couldn't resist by my nose. I swiped a cotton pad soaked in full strength ACV and then rubbed BP on areas that suck (forehead/nose/and one stupid zit that won't go away). I looked like shit before going to bed. Red, splotchy, and sweaty. When I woke up this morning I was expecting the worst, but my skin looked really good. Pores looked refined, no oil and sweat when I woke up and besides my picking spots (which lessened in redness) my skin was glowing. That's glowing, not oily. Plus, no new breakouts! Yay ACV!! I put a dot of Cetaphil lotion on each red spot to help them diminish and here I am now. According to UPS my paula's choice should be here today! I might even go running today, that is how good i feel.
I guess my new skincare routine will be the Cetaphil cleanser/occasional baking soda when I'm feeling the need for a gentle scrub, ACV full strength toner, and the 2% BHA gel all over. I hope that's not to much acid on my skin! My face really isn't too sensitive, so I'll just have to play around and see what works and what doesn't. Sucks that my appearance is my own little experiment. Hopefully this means my skin is on the up and up!
Supposed to hang out with my good friend on Thursday that I haven't seen in a while and my other good friend's bachelorette party on the 18th, so no more picking and popping!!