Skin update + First Impression of The Ordinary

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Last week my Beautylish order arrived and I finally got my hands on four of The Ordinary products:

1. Niacinamide 10% + Zinc 1%

2. Salicylic Acid 2% Solution

3. AHA 30% + BHA 2% Peeling Solution

4. Glycolic Acid 7% Toning Solution

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Covering up acne spots + updates

Bare Minimum Coverage

Yesterday I decided to finally pick up a concealer to cover up the redness on my chin. I haven’t had much luck with concealers in the past, but after seeing that my Glossier Perfecting Skin Tint wasn’t providing the coverage that I wanted, I stopped by Rite Aid and picked up the Maybelline Fit Me concealer in 25 Medium ($4.89 at Target!). There are 6 shades in the range, not ideal if you’re in between but I guess you could buy two shades and mix them. Might have to get a darker shade to mix with the Medium once I come back from my Spain trip.  Continue reading “Covering up acne spots + updates”

Dealing with acne

This week has been a terrible skin week. About three weeks ago, my chin started developing these bumps that you couldn’t see but could feel. Then some whiteheads formed and some remained stubborn bumps. Naturally, I did the worst possible thing to “fix it.” I attempted to pop all of them regardless of their readiness to enter the outside world. Instead of turning this into an incredibly long rant about acne, I’m going to show you what I’ve been working with and what I’ve been using. Brace yourself for some of these close ups.

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First Impression: Clarifying Water Rubber Mask

A.C. Clarifying Mask

Face Stats: Acne prone, combination skin

Brief history: I always thought cleaning my pores with exfoliants, scrubs, and prayers to the universe were the key to clear skin. So I did that for the past 10+ years. Spoiler alert: I still break out regularly, have clogged pores, and although my face is oily, it also feels really dry and dehydrated. Totally hit the jackpot here, thanks Mother Nature. Continue reading “First Impression: Clarifying Water Rubber Mask”