Guys… As ironic as it is, those aren’t spackles of my Spackle primer. It’s bacteria. It wasn’t like that yesterday or this morning. But… Every time I come home I break out a little… So I must have gotten some bacteria from a little pimple on my finger before applying it this morning. And bam. 12+ hours later… Bacterial colonies.
Yeah. Gross, I know. But let this be a little reminder for you all to be cautious with your makeup application. Because what if I had a primer that didn’t have clear packaging? I would be slathering bacteria all over my face each morning, unknowingly, and probably making any breakouts worse. Don’t limit this to primer, either. Any sort of makeup product that has a way to allow bacteria to sneak in and proliferate could have this happen.
As a rule… Try not to keep makeup products such as mascara, eyeliner, primer, etc. for more than 3 months. I like to put the date I bought it right on the tube in sharpie. When it comes to long-lasting products such as eyeshadow… Just be careful. Make sure you clean your brushes at least once a week.
I wish I noticed this before I went to the store… Otherwise I would’ve bought new primer, haha. I bought a new concealer and a few pigmented lip balms so I wanted to test them out. The concealer on my pimple, obviously… I didn’t stick the concealer directly on the pimple, though. Don’t worry! But jeez… Gross.
On that note… I’m ready for my shower, haha.
Finally got my masks in the mail! Took a month since it was sent from Korea. I’m psyched to try them, especially because they’re the “3D” ones and supposedly fit much better on your face than normal ones. Woohoo!
I’m going to try the aloe one right now… I definitely need some skin healing. :)
I was reading the package and it suggests to warm the mask up in hot water for the winter and cold for the summer by leaving it in the fridge… I never thought of that! But that sounds nice, actually.
Right after washing the aqua gel off my blackheads looked reduced. Or lighter. Idk. But that seems like a good sign. As for the sleeping pack… It smells good. Seems to be absorbing well. We’ll see in the morning!
New skin care products in the mail!! Still waiting for another. Cure Natural Aqua Gel and Laneige Water Sleeping Pack EX.
Consider visiting your doctor and ask about getting your hormone levels checked. The first clue is the location of your acne. If you get acne mostly around your chin and lower cheeks (where a beard would normally be for guys) that could indicate that your acne is a result of hormones. The type of acne you have is the second clue.
In the case of a hormone imbalance, hormones are constantly pumping oil deep into your hair follicle, and clogging it deep down underneath the skin. Obviously a topical treatment cannot fix a problem that is deep in the skin, so this is where you might consider getting oral medication or hormone therapy to decrease the oil stimulation, which will heal your acne.
DIY Ice Cucumber Pads to Get Rid of Puffy Eyes!
Hopefully putting this in the queue for when I’m home from college will actually make me do this! Haha.
New skin care products from Kiehl’s! I got lots of free stuff. It’s great! #skin #care #products #beauty #health #natural
SNACKING SECRET: If you have even a small incident of OCD (ie: you say you’re OCD but you weren’t diagnosed) and count the pieces of food you eat, choose smaller, bite-sized snacks to munch on while studying for your exams. This way you can choose higher calorie snacks without consuming as many calories as you normally would. If you can swap out and switch your favorite snack for an even healthier one, such as 24 almonds (~100 calories), you get the additional benefit of shinier hair and more pliable skin, thus preventing dull locks and dry wrinkles, accordingly.
Talk about studying smart.
New foundation from Lancôme Paris. Can’t wait to start using it! #beauty #makeup #sephora #lancôme #paris #gorgeous #skin
Got the good stuff in the mail today! #healthy #beauty #skin #care #clean #fresh #beautiful
Outfit. Not sure why the quality is so terrible. Oh well. Haha
I have never really had a problem with acne, since I’ve been on birth control for the majority of my teen years - but something I have had major problems with in the past is blackheads. If you don’t know what blackheads are, you’re probably really lucky. Blackheads are basically black/brown/yellow plugs on your skin. They are literally the crap that is clogging up your pores. But contrary to the popular belief that these are the result of poor hygiene, blackheads are just a build-up of oils in your skin, which is normal for a lot of people with oily skin. Since I’m a broke ass, I discovered ways to help this problem at home, no chemical peels or any crazy stuff like that.
- Elmer’s Glue - Holy jeez, I can’t remember for the life of me where I found this little secret at, but I can’t imagine how much worse my skin would be if I hadn’t found it. This literally pulls dirt out of your face. I’m sure there’s a more professional-sounding way of saying it, but we don’t care, we just want a clean face, right? This process is also super simple. You know how when you were little (little? I still do this now sometimes) you would put glue on your hands and peel it off when it was dry? It’s kinda like that. All you do is rub a liberal amount of it on the affected area - for me, like most people, it would be my nose. Just wait until it dries and then pull it off. It is a little painful since you have little hairs in your face, but try to pull it all off in one piece! If you just kinda rub/scrape it off, it defeats the purpose. Once you peel it off, hold your little snake-skin up against maybe the light on your computer screen, and you can probably see nasty little spots all up in it.
- Rubbing Alcohol - I learned this from my best friend just a few days ago. Whenever your face starts getting really oily, grab a paper towel, hold it against the opening of the alcohol bottle and hold it upside down so the paper towel absorbs the alcohol. Just rub it all over your face but avoid your eyes, obviously. The smell isn’t all that pleasant, and neither is the light brown gunk that may or may not show up on the paper towel afterwards. That, my friend, is dirt, oil, makeup, and whatever else is on your face (what are you putting on your face?) that your face wash may have missed. The rubbing alcohol will dry out your skin though, so rub an ice cube over your skin to help close your pores and apply moisturizer.
******NOTE!!!! DO NOT USE THE SECOND METHOD IF YOU HAVE DRY OR SEVERELY IRRITABLE SKIN - IT IS MEANT TO ABSORD EXCESSIVE OILS AND CAN IRRITATE YOUR SKIN IF YOU ALREADY HAVE DRY SKIN!!!!!******
What’s your acne trying to tell you?
Disclaimer: If you have acne in a certain spot, that does not mean you have a problem with that specific internal organ. Acne is usually hormonal or environmental. So before you freak out, consider if you’re actually having problems with that organ! If so, just Google some things to either soothe whatever ailment you’re having or go to a doctor if you think it’s severe.