Sunday, 23 July 2017

My Acne Journey + Current Daily Skincare Routine



If you still remember, I did this kind of post before around last year. [Link: here] It was a long journey for me. I have changed my skincare products and routines for quite some time just to find something that works and good for my sensitive, oily, combination and acne-prone skin! Yeah, it is a lot. I have tried so many products from local products to drugstores one before. Some of them were good, some of them were not. That is the reason why I have to keep changing my skincare routine just to find some products that suit my skin conditions by trying a new one until I found one that works best on my skin. I noticed that now I did add some new products to my skincare routine while trying to get rid some other products from last year.

As I mentioned before, I have used so many products before either locals to drugstores one. My past cleanser was from Mewangi. I love using it, it helps my acne problems quite well. Until one day I change to another bar soap cleanser which from honey, my skin was drastically changed. Last month, I got massive breakouts which I don't even know why and how it happened. Maybe because of my new face cleanser or hormones or eating habits, I don't know. There are lots of bump of acnes around my cheeks areas. It is not a normal acne, but it is more to like a cyst acnes where it is itchy, sore and red at that point. My skin was looking like a prawn that just has been cooked! But the weird thing is my Mom was using the same bar soap and nothing happened to her. I guess it just my problem. Maybe I'm not suitable or allergy with honey. Who knows? Long story short, I decided to change my skincare routine to a new one.


Makeup Remover

I currently using Nivea Cleansing Water at the moment. The one that I bought from Lazada Malaysia before. You guys can check for more information here. This product is good at removing makeup including waterproof and non-waterproof one. It just works wonders as Garnier Micellar Water but this Nivea one does sting my eyes everytime I tried to remove my eye makeup especially mascara. If I had to choose either one of them, I will pick Garnier Micellar Water as it is fragrant free, does not irritate my skin and does a good job at removing my makeup. Highly recommended!


Cleanser

So, I went to a drugstore to buy a cleanser from Cetaphil which is Cetaphil Gentle Skin Cleanser. I heard that this brand is good considering it is dermatologist recommended. The next day after I bought this cleanser, I then use it right away. How excited I am to try this product and to get rid all of the mess on my skin. I don't see any changes for the next few days using it but I noticed that my acne was slowly cool down. This cleanser does not sting my eyes, it is moisturising while cleansing my face, and there is no foam at all. (which is weird for some reasons). I was a bit uncomfortable at first using this cleanser since it does not bubble up but after a few tries, I get used to it. It works well either you cleanse your face with water or without water. But you know me, I have to make sure that it is clean so I chose to wash my face after every cleansing.

Toner

After I switched my skin care to Mewangi I chose to skip from applying a toner since my skin was quite normal at that time. But then, since my skin was acting up I decided to use toner on my skin back just to make sure that it removes all the remaining dirt that left on my skin. The toner that I'm currently using is from Aiken Tea Tree Oil Spot Away Pore Refining Toner. I have mentioned about this toner before, so nothing much to talk about. It is affordable, control my oiliness on my face, works pretty well on my skin and it also has tea tree oil in it so it is good for someone who has acne prone skin just like me.

Moisturiser

Same goes to the toner. I skipped using a moisturiser for a while and just used a cream from Mewangi instead. That cream was good. My problem with oily skin actually gone. I have a normal skin type at that moment. And again, I started to use moisturiser back when my skin acted up. It was hard at first due to my skin. My skin was so red, itchy and oily skin for the most of the time. I used for only an appropriate amount of moisturiser because if I use a little, it doesn't moisturize my skin very well, if I apply more, my skin will become more oily. So I decided to use in between of the amount which works perfectly. The moisturiser that I used is from Himalaya Herbals Nourishing Skin Cream. It has a nice scent to it. I guess the scent come from aloe vera and winter cherry.

Treatment

I normally apply my treatments products at night before I go to sleep as I want the products to do their job when I sleep. After applying the moisturiser on my skin, I will apply my Palmer's Cocoa Butter Formula with Vitamin E Skin Therapy Oil on certain areas on my face, like on my cheeks and chin. Basically, I will put it on the areas that I have acne scars. I have used it for about 7 months now and I see it works at fading my acne scars or marks but it takes time. You have to be patient when you using it because you will not receive any results instantly.

Last but not least, it is a treatment product for my acne. I used Galderma Benzac AC 5 Benzoyl Peroxide on my acne. I love using this one over Oxy because I can see the result in the next morning. I have tried Oxy Benzyl Peroxide 5 and 10 before but none of them works as this one. While this one, it will minimize the appearance of my acne without drying out my skin. So good!



That's all for my daily skincare routine. Most of these products you can get it from any drugstores or pharmacies around your areas. (Plus, it is affordable too!) This is a highly requested post from you guys since I mentioned that I'm changed my skin care routine. Hehe. I hope you find it helpful in other ways.

Stay tuned for my weekly skincare routine too. I was planning to make it as one blog post but since I'm in the process of buying and trying some of the products, I decided to make a part two. So wait for it, okay?



What are you using for your skincare routine? Share your products in the comment section down below.