More about me:
SKIN TYPE: Oily/ Combination
ACNE – usually food/ stress related. Late nights make it worse
INFECTIONS – fungal/ bacterial (Candida)
ASHY/ GREY LOOKING SKIN – patchy/ uneven sometimes tired skin tone
SOME MILIA – not too bad (tiny white bumps near eyes)
BUMPS ON THIGHS – folliculitis (from living in yoga pants and tights)
Using makeup all over my face – maybe it’ll clog my pores and result in a massive breakout???
Eating Spicy food
Having fun with the fam
Looking at my zits secretly
Running HK trail Section 1 – not so often these days
I have mostly oily/ combination skin, oily hair and I’ve struggled with all the problems anyone with this skin type might have and more.
Growing up I had bad acne like most teenagers. I also am very prone to infections, if I get a small cut it will probably get infected. I used a lot of oil free stuff, medicated washes, douches trying to get squeaky clean. I yo yo’d between antibiotics and antifungals both topical and oral. After using it all I still had weird dry, grey, oily skin days.
It was a bit depressing, being told I had dry skin by the ladies selling cosmetics and talked to about the t-zone problems by ladies selling the other stuff. Basically I had dry skin with pimples… so uncomfortable. I liked running so I still had to deal with the other skin and nails stuff.
And so my collection of skincare products kept growing and growing and it can get a bit out of control. I’ve bought pore minimizers which ended up being more of pore maximizers, blackhead removers working like blackhead highlighters.
I had my bedside table full of all the skincare products I would buy, each supposed to do something amazing. Between that and trips to the doctors - I had kind of had enough...
Don't go away, next week we continue onto what changed XO
PS. Beauty lies within XO
Next: NATURAL SKINCARE JOURNEY : PART III (I Changed & Things Changed )