Oct. 6, 2010
They saved my life.
- Neutrogena Fresh foaming cleanser
It removes ALL the makeup gently without hurting my skin such as wiping cloth.
- Clinique Liquid facial soap mild
I put this on Clarisonic Mia brush and massage my face for two minutes. It lathers well.
- Clarisonic Mia
You will be surprised how much foundation left on your face with this brush.
- St. Ives Apricot Scrub Blemish (Blemish & Blackhead clearing)
I use it once a week to exfoliate my skin. My skin feels so smooth and soft after.
- Clinique Clarifying lotion #3
Does not dry out my skin like some people say. It keeps my face feel clean.
- Clinique Dramatically different gel
I love it. It does not make my skin oily. Yet it is moisturizing.
- Olay SPF30 defense protection
My skin is pretty fair (NC20) so I need this to prevent from having freckles.
- Garnier Skin Renew anti-fatigue eye cream
No more dark eye circles since I started using this. I love the price (around $13) and accessibility (drugstore).
- L'oreal Lash serum
I have typical asian eye lashes. Short, straight, little... but this serum made my lashes grow faster for sure.
- Super wide hairbands from Muji in Japan
I make sure to tie my hair and wear this thick hairband (they made of stretchable towel material) whenever I take care of my skin. I hate not being able to wash my face thoroughly because of the hair all of my face.
I had always had bad skin. I constantly had big pimples all over my face and everyone used to tell me "oh don't worry, they will disappear when you get older". So I hoped everyday that one day these nasty pimples will be gone.
But people were wrong. I turned 30 and still had pimples on my face. Forehead, both sides of cheeks, chin... sometimes even on my ears (wth). I was sick and tired of hiding them with the foundation & concealer. I was also tired of trying acne products from the drugstore and getting disappointed because nothing worked on me. I started taking birth control pills because my friends told me they should work on acne. But they did not. I went to the doctor and she prescribed me to differen and benzaclin. Unfortunately, they made my face look worse with red spots and peeled skin. I hated to look at myself on the mirror. I looked ugly and miserable during the time.
I really wanted to do something about it. Even though I found the best coverage foundation and concealer to hide my pimples, pimples were still noticeable. I knew I had to change my skin care routine and get rid of acne before considering which eyeshadow/lipsticks/blushes/highlighter I should buy.
So I researched a lot and found out that I probably did not remove makeup properly at the end of the day and that might have caused my skin to break out. By using proper makeup remover and Clarisonic Mia, I was able to remove heavy liquid foundation. Also, I decided to give Clinique (3 step skin care system) a try.
Now I haven't had pimples for looooong time. My horrible acne history has finally ended. I use less foundation on my face. I am so glad that I discovered what was causing me to break out and which products to use on a daily basis.
Arigatou Clinique and Clarisonic, you guys saved my life.