beauty

acne scars update

i’ve been doing the same skincare routine as outlined in my original acne scars post with the addition of the hwal myung skin elixir as serum and look at my progress!!!

 

i’m wearing eye makeup but no face makeup in these photos.

i got a tan when i was in Virginia so my scars are more intense than normal in these photos so imagine when my tan fades!!!!

i’m so excited!

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beauty · lifestyle

acne scars

check out this zit i have

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yes. it is under my nostril.

it is causing me palpable pain and i really wanna pop it.

the problem is that whenever i’ve popped zits in the past i end up with gigantic dark acne scars. i really don’t need a scar right under my nose right now.

i’ve wanted to post about my acne scars for a while because i’m kinda proud of my progress in getting rid of them over the past roughly 4 months.

you’re gonna get to see some totally unedited photos of my forehead now just so you can see the change in my scars.

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march
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april
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early june
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literally taken at 15:00 today with the unflattering iphone flash WHILE I HAVE A TAN

my skin always looks terrible when i get tanner (one more good reason to avoid the sun) so me being tanned and having not so awful scars is impressive

my scars are by no means gone but i have made some leeway on getting rid of them.

so i might as well give you my tips since you’re reading, right?

  1. wash your face daily (no brainer but some people don’t do it and wonder why their skin is bad)
  2. exfoliate 2-3 times per week
  3. use “brightening” face masks after exfoliating at least once per week
  4. use a witch hazel toner after cleansing daily
  5. use a tone correcting moisturizer (i won’t reveal which one i use because it turns out it isn’t cruelty free  (*≧m≦*) )
  6. drink a metric fuckton of water (i drink 4 liters daily)
  7. take probiotics (i don’t know if this is actually causing a change in my skin but i started taking probiotics at the same time as beginning my skin journey)
  8. be vegan? i don’t know thats basically my diet summed up i kinda just eat whatever’s vegan

 

they’re pretty basic tips.

it makes me happy to see some progress with my acne scars because honestly i hate wearing foundation. it’s just so annoying to remove. i wanna be one of those girls that goes viral online for having “glass skin” and every day i’m getting closer. watch your back.

 

 

 

beauty

my skincare routine

  1. makeup removal

i remove my makeup using a micellar water. the one i’m currently using is the perfectly posh bare it all micellar water.

2. cleansing

i use two different products on alternating days to clean my skin. some days i use raw african black soap whereas other days i use dr. bronners tea tree castile soap. to create a lather i use a konjac sponge. i use these same cleansers on my back for my bacne problem.

3. astringent

i often use the thayers lemon astringent to make my skin feel more stripped after cleansing.

4. toner

i use the thayers lavender witch hazel toner as my final cleansing step.

5. moisturizer

i moisturize using the perfectly posh night and day moisturizer a lot of the time but i am also trying to get rid of s tub of ponds crema s that i do not recommend because ponds tests on animals.

other

i sometimes use tony moly sheet masks, perfectly posh masks, or the perfectly posh bff face exfoliant.

 

note: this is one of my first posts that isnt ed related so i thought i should reference that by saying please dont leave im still cool i just have other aspects of myself than having an eating disorder! <3<3<3

 

edit: you can buy perfectly posh stuff from my mom! ❤ its cruelty free

beauty

shea butter works in my hair!!!

so i got a new tub of shea butter recently and i decided to experiment by putting it in my hair and not washing it out and guess what…

it didnt destroy my hairs volume!

ive been looking for a way to fully moisturize my hair without getting rid of volume and now ive found it!!!!!

listen, you need to get a tub of shea butter if you’ve got hair like mine.

my hair doesnt look astounding in these pictures but its not stuck to my scalp and thats a big deal.