I’ll begin by saying I’m not n expert in skin care or anything skin related for that matter, but I just wanted to share with you what has worked for me. I have always had a perfect skin; by perfect in my own way I mean I didn’t have to struggle with blemishes, pimples or any other related skin problems. I ate whatever I wanted, I didn’t even drink much water, in my own ignorant way, I didn’t see a need to.
For the past two years I have struggled with acne to a point that it impacted my self-esteem. The internet was my best friend, researching ways to make it better. It was frustrating, it still is. It started with the fine rush then extended to white head pimples that left stubborn black marks. Later I struggled with blemishes and extensive sensitive skin, everything I used on my face had bad side effects. My skin is not what it used to be, but it is better from where it was. I’ll just share some few products that have helped me in this journey.
This is good for people who struggle with stubborn pimples. Rub the cream in the affected areas and leave in for at least 30 minutes before it burns your skin. Then wash it and apply whatever cream you prefer that works for you. Repeat this routine daily or even twice a week depending on how strong your condition is.
I would recommend this to remove make-up or even cleanse your skin before bed. Apply a small potion of this on a cotton wool and gently apply it on your face for removal of any dirt. I hardly wear make-up, but I use this most of the time before applying the ponds pimple clear.
I bought this because I was curious. I haven’t seen any review or any recommendations. I haven’t tried any other Korean mask, so I have nothing to compare it with. However, having used it already, I would recommend it for anyone with dry skin, it leaves your face feeling soft, keeps your skin hydrated and leaving a beautiful glow. I love the texture of the mask and it smells good, like fresh flowers.
I wash my face with this product before applying my masks. This is the best thing that has happened to my face this year. It’s gentle and effective. It deeply cleanses and purifies your skin gently. I’m a huge fan of body shop products, more specifically one’s with the tea tree oil.
This is my favourite mask, I love it so much. I was influenced by @MihlaliNdamase after watching her Atlanta YouTube vlog. I decided to try it out and it’s been amazing for me. I have sensitive skin so I’m very reluctant when it comes to what I put on my face but with this product, I have no regrets. It hydrates my skin, keeping it refreshed and soft and oh my gosh it removed my black spots after a week of using it. I apply it 2 times a week and it leaves my skin feeling deeply clean, like it can breathe.
I use different masks for different reasons. For me this mask can be used in 3 different ways, as a daily cleanser to clean pores and deeply clear skin of dirt, oil and impurities, as a face scrub to improve the skin texture to be softer & smoother and as face mask to reduce oil. Personally, I love it. I have a very oily skin but this mask has helped mattify my skin leaving it soft and silky.
- DRINK WATER & EAT CLEAN
This is very important for a healthy skin. Water is medicinal so drink at least 2L a day and consume clean food as well. We can talk about skin routines and review great products but if you’re not clean on the inside, it’s definitely going to come out on the outside. Our bodies use water every sec of the day. This is a crucial part of a healthy lifestyle.
Also, Apple Cider Vinegar has some healthy benefits to it and purifying skin from the inside is one of them. Please do your research, it has been very helpful to me. I drink a mixture of hot water, apple cider, raw honey and lemon juice every night. It’s amazing and also, you’ll get used to the taste.
If you have really bad acne scars, it might be best to consult your dermatologist as some of these products might not work for your skin type. It’s important to also get a professional opinion and get to the bottom of the cause.