Oh well hey there friends.
Today I wanted to update you on my skin, because I think it’s important to be honest with each other and skin has always been a touchy subject for me (no pun intended because DON’T TOUCH YOUR FACE). Anyways, lately my skin has been an asshole and I’m pretty shocked about it because of how much money I’ve been spending on products recently.
And I think it’s important to tell my followers when my skin is being an asshole, because otherwise you’d think I was prancing around with beautiful skin, living my best life. But that is simply not the case.
Disclaimer: If you’d like to skip my rant on over-priced acne products, please ⬇️scroll down⬇️ to the next section. Love you!
If you keep up-to-date with my blogs, you’d know I started using Sunday Riley’s Lactic Acid treatment, and I’m really enjoying it.
It’s pricey, but it leaves my skin feeling really smooth, and has significantly reduced the texture I have on my face (which you can see above).
Because I experienced so much success with that product, I decided to purchase their UFO oil, which everyone has been raving about.
I couldn’t avoid the craze over this product: ‘omg it cleared up my skin completely’, ‘omg best acne product I’ve ever used’.
It was also sold-out almost everywhere around Christmas time, which I thought was a good sign.
So, while attempting to swallow the fact that this oil was over $100 facking dollars, I said you know what… let’s do it.
If there is one thing I’m willing to spend alot of money on, its clearing my acne. So let’s do this kids.
I don’t like this product, and I will tell you why.
It doesn’t do anything.
Simple as that.
It’s expensive, and it does nothing.
This product costed me over 100 dollars, and has done literally nothing to my face.
Hasn’t improved, hasn’t gotten worse. Just sits on my face like limbo oil, doing god knows what.
Now, I can acknowledge that everyone’s face is different and we all react differently to certain products.
(Trust me that I know this, because I spent a lot of my teen years crying over Proactive progress pics asking God WHY OH WHY WON’T THIS WORK FOR ME)
But I genuienly believe that companies out there who provide ‘acne solutions’, seriously need to start getting more specific.
If your product is for BREAK OUTS i.e. people who experience small breakouts during the month, or people who are having congestion problems– then you need to state that.
Do not advertise yourself as some acne cure, or acne miracle worker because 99.9% of the time, the majority of people willing to spend the money on your product are people who are seriously suffering.
Not just ‘experiencing small breakouts’, or ‘hormonal monthly acne spells’.
So can you please save us all our money, and let us know if this isn’t going to be an effective product for ‘acne-prone skin’, or ‘severe acne’.
We’d really appreciate the courtesy.
And what pisses me off about this, is that I can be spending a quarter of the money on actual prescription products from the doctor that at least DRY my pimples out, rather than selling my left leg for ‘milk thistle and cucumber seed oil’ that is just going to reduce redness for 5 minutes.
Ugh.. sorry. I got carried away there.
Let’s get back on track here.
The point of this blog, was that I wanted to share my current acne routine with you. My last skin-care routine received a lot of attention, and I was really happy to see the messages you guys sent me of you trying the products I recommended.
HOWEVER. While successful acne routines may seem helpful, that feeling is also coupled with sadness and worry that it won’t work for you. That’s why I feel its important to share with guys when my acne routine isn’t working– even for me.
Because of my unfortunate experience with UFO oil, and the stressful couple months I had, I needed to change up my routine to better handle what my skin is currently going through.
I finally found a set of products I love to use together, so here is my updated skin routine for acne-prone skin.
My current skin care routine:
Step one: I wash my face with St. Ive’s Apricot scrub. I know this sounds so ridiculous, but I really really love this product. I recently had a microdermabrasion appointment, where the dermatologist told me that I don’t have severe acne at the moment I just have alot of conjestion covered by a layer of ridiculously dry skin. Essentially, my skin gets way too dry in the winter and I need to be exfoliating to let my skin breathe, and this is what has been causing the majority of my break outs. To fix this problem, I started using the apricot scrub morning and night, and I really saw a difference!
Step Two: Once I’ve washed my face, I use the Glossier Super Pure serum all over my face. I don’t know how important this step is, but I like this acne product because it’s light. When I have a significant break out, this product seems to reduce the inflammation the fastest (even quicker than UFO oil). Plus, because I’m so acne prone I think it’s important that I use some kind of pimple-fighting serum especially when I’m getting close to my time of the month
Step Three: After the serum, I will apply Sunday Riley’s Good Genes. This step is not neccessary, and I don’t know how much it’s really helping my skin. But I continue to use this product because of how smooth is makes my skin feel. With a price point at $135 and up, I would strongly reccommend doing your research on lactic acid to see if this a really a necessary product to add to your routine. I will also include that once my bottle is empty, I don’t know if I love it enough to spend another $200 on another bottle. So I think that’s saying a lot.
Step Four: Once the lactic acid has had it’s time to absorb into the skin, I use Glossier’s Rich Priming Moisturizer. I like it because it’s moisturizing. The product is thick, and it last’s all day. My skin gets so FUCKING dry in the winter because of my previous Accutane uses so I need a really strong moisturizer that is safe on sensitive skin.
I typically apply a clay mask once a week if I’m feeling particularly dirty, and I also often apply Rosehip oil to the fine lines on my face (my problem areas for fine lines are forehead and under the eyes). In addition, I also clean my make-up brushes after every use, and apply lush’s “Breathe of Fresh Air” to my beauty blender to dampen it.
The New Glossier Solution
I wanted to let you guys know that in the month of February, I’m going to start using the new Glossier Solution for acne. Glossier hasn’t steered me wrong yet, and I’m ready trust them one last time for my acne struggles. I will be updating you guys on the process, and taking weekly pictures.
Wish me, and my asshole skin luck and hopefully you’ll hear from me soon!
I Solemnly Swear…
I solemnly swear to always let you guys know when my skin is acting up, and to especially let you know when I find products that are working for me! Also, if you do end up using a product that I recommended and you find it’s really working for you, make sure to let me know.
As usual, have a magical day and Happy Halloween <3