Sunday, April 14, 2013

ACNE Update + Products for ACNE Prone Skin

I have to admit that this blog is known for the nail arts I make and then my acne-related posts. It's not a secret that I am a blogger with imperfect skin. 

Exactly a year ago, I had the MOST terrible acne breakout in my entire life. Back then, I thought I was hopeless. I was already planning how I would go on with my life with my face looking like that. Fortunately, with help from many products, treatments, regimens, people and lots of prayer, I got healed! :)

But, I still get so many messages from people from different countries asking me about my acne story, how I got healed and the products that I used. Some also noticed that my skin was improving when they saw a recent video I uploaded on YouTube. (Thank you, guys! ^^) So I thought of uploading a short acne update video to show you guys how my skin looks now. I also wanted to share the products that I'm currently using.

This is a photo of my skin now. Untouched, unedited. I know some people might still consider this skin as "unclear" but for me, this is already good. Looking back to how my skin looked exactly 12 months ago, this skin I have now is not soo bad. :)

I was wearing make-up when I took the photo. But just a thin layer of MAC studio finish foundation and light blush. I don't like wearing foundation and concealer because those really irritate me and make my skin itch. I had to wear make-up because I was going to film a video. I didn't want to look like a Talking Dead in the video. hehe (The Walking Dead fans, did you get the talking dead joke?)

Products I'm using now : 

Facial cleanser :
Missha Pomegranate Facial Foam

Morning :
Cetaphil Daily Facial Moisturizer spf15
Smashbox Photo Finish Primer
L'oreal UV Protect Sunscreen (tinted) spf50

Make-up :
MAC Studio Finish Powder (NC35)
Forever 21 pink brush(set)
Revlon Colorstay Foundation (Beige)
Maybelline Dream Mousse Blush

Night :
Eskinol + Dalacyn C Toner / Anti-pimple solution 
Shiseido Benefiance Wrinkle Resist Night Emulsion

Watch the video here :

Let's take a look at how my skin looked a year ago, April 2012.

My skin breaking out like that was one of the best teachers I ever had. I learned so many things. Honestly  when I look at the past photos, I cringe and want to cry. How were my mom, my family, relatives and my friends able to look at me at that time? I feel so thankful that they didn't make me feel so ugly back then. Instead, they helped me and cheered me up by saying everything was going to be okay. Everything eventually got okay. And now that the break out is over, I am just happy and thankful. 

So if you are suffering from acne, I am here to tell you that there is still hope. Some remedies may be expensive or might take a long time, but you just need to be patient.

Thank you for reading!

Read how I got rid of my acne here.