I’m having breakouts, guys. I’m talking pimples.
Mostly in the forehead, and I really don’t know why. It started some time in February and I think it was due to work stress. But it could also be a sign to change my pillows? What happened to my #clearskin2018 goals?
So anyways, I was on a hunt for really more effective skin care products after consulting my sister/derma. I also got some treatment to treat my skin better. While I’m still trying out a few stuff, here are my favorite discoveries so far.
- Vitamin E Stick from Healthy Options
I got this nifty stick for only Php295.00, and it’s a vitamin E stick. I’m also holding it in the close up photo earlier in this post. Currently using it for my undereyes, since I discovered (in utter panic, actually!) that I’m having dry skin in my undereye area. It’s working so far and I layer it with another moisturizing product because you know, I fear wrinkles. I mean, I’m not ready for them yet!
- Acne Dote Invisible Treatment Gel from Alba Botanica (also from Healthy Options)
It’s basically just a salicylic acid treatment gel. It’s been very effective to kill any new pimples coming out overnight. And since it’s invisible, I can also use it over makeup.
- Celeteque Sun Care Matte Moisturizer
- Maybelline Baby Skin Pore Eraser
I also needed a mattifying yet moisturizing sunblock. Apparently, my skin was getting thirsty and the nightly moisturizers that I use aren’t enough. I also needed something for daytime. Fortunately, I found this version of Celeteque in Watson’s. It’s SPF30, non-comedogenic, and feels very light on the skin. It also works great under makeup/foundation. Over it, I also apply this Baby Skin Pore Eraser on certain areas of the face to minimize my pores. It’s a basic primer but works effectively so far.
And since I’ve been breaking out, I’m also restraining myself to put a lot of product on my face. My foundations are put on hold for now and I’m back to using some light BB creams instead. If I really need to look polished especially for work, I only use my stick foundations on specific areas for light coverage. Nothing too heavy for now.
So yeah, that’s all for now. I have yet to review how my other skin care products are performing while I’m treating my breakouts. To be honest, I really hate my skin right now. I’ve been trying to sleep longer, cutting my social media habits at night, and eating healthy. More importantly, drinking gallons of water and liquids – because I really think I’m probably just overall dehydrated. Oh well, let’s see how it goes.
Hope you’re all having a great Friday. Happy Beauty Friday!