Skin care for acne prone skin like mine is so crucial. I have to take care of my skin seriously and choose the right product for my skin so that my skin won’t break out since it is so easy to have one. So here are my 6 steps everyday skincare routine. 




Step 1 – Oil Cleanser

For some people, they will use the fancy oil cleanser for removing their makeup or just to clean their face before face wash, for me I don’t need the fancy one, as long as it works then it will be my holy grail product. I’m using the most gentle oil cleanser in the world which is baby oil. I use from Johnson’s brand, but it doesn’t matter whichever the brand as long as – again, it works.

Pour some amount on to your hand and apply it to your skin with a circular motion around 5 minutes or until your makeup off. This baby oil is also great for removing waterproof mascara. After that wipe with wet paper towel. Remember wet paper towel, because if you use dry paper towel your skin will be hurt or just regular towel but wet. For this big bottle of baby oil, I only paid for around $4 in Walmart  , and it lasts for a very long time.

Step 2 – Face wash

After I removed my makeup by using the baby oil, I will wipe my face using a wet paper towel, and then I wash my face using face wash. The face wash I use is from Equate beauty, this product looks like Neutrogena oil-free face wash, but the price is way lower. This product I got from Walmart for around $4. This face wash contains salicylic acid which is great for acne prone skin as an acne treatment. 

Step 3 – Toner

I use the toner after I wash my face with face wash. The way I apply it is after I wiped all the water from my face. I made my own face toner because until now I can’t find the right one for me, most of the toner I tried they will make my skin dry and make my pores even more visible. This DIY face toner is a mix of apple cider vinegar and water. Nothing fancy just mixes them all and shake it before use. Apply on to your face by using a cotton pad. Make sure the apple cider vinegar still has “the mother” in it.




Step 4 – Serum

I found that my skin will be even smoother if I apply the serum. I bought it from Ipsy because I got a discount. The price was around $16 and because of the discount, I got it for around $7.  It is Clarisea Radical Rosehip. I like this serum because it has the scent of grapeseed after I read the ingredients, it does have 100% grapeseed oil in it. So, this product is not fake. I feel my face is so smooth and brighter after I use this. I don’t know it just my feeling or it actually does. Well, I feel good using this product.

Step 5 – moisturizer

The next step is using a moisturizer, I got from Cetaphil here. I have been using this brand from long back until now. It just good on my skin, no breakout until now, and also because I live in Hackensack which is a cold place, moisturizer is a must. Never ever skip moisturizer even you have an oily skin type. The oily skin is because the skin is lacking moisture, that’s why they produce more oil to moisturize the skin itself.

step 6 – Medication

The last steps actually not for everyday routine but when I need I will do it like a week straight. This product actually is a 10% benzoyl peroxide. I bought the CVS brand because it is cheap and the percentage of benzoyl peroxide is quite high. I only use this product when I get pimples which is once a month, after that I will not use it again. This product can also make the skin super dry and itchy if we apply too much ( like what I did ), so be careful.




Those are my 6 steps everyday skincare routine. I have to do all those steps to prevent my face from getting acne which I don’t want anymore. How about you guys? Do you have the same routine as me? Let me know in the comment below. xoxo

Growing up as an active girl who has a lot of activities in a day made me forget to take care of my skin. I rarely wash my face and directly went to bed once I get home, because I was thinking I will do it tomorrow when I take a shower. I never know what is moisturizer, cleanser, toner and all those things related to skin care. I was just a tomboy girl who likes to play drum and do acting on the stage. 

My surrounding begun to put an image that I am a girl with acne, and it hurts me because I never want this thing happen in my life. I remember one of my classmate shout on my face and telling “you are ugly! see how many islands you have on your face”. It shocked me and I can’t forget about it until now.

When I was in senior high school my acne was the worst ever. I was having a boiled-shrimp-skin-like. My face was just red and plum like after sauna and also oily nay big pores. I felt so embarrassed with my face. My confident so low but I try to make the condition like nothing happen, yet inside me I was broken. 

One day I met a lady who claim her self as a beautician. She come to me and ask me to come to her salon and get the treatment for my face. Without further do I said yes and I came to her salon in the next couple days. There she was giving me some kind of treatment for my acne from scrubbing, poking my acne with something like vacuum for acne and blackhead. Honestly I never done things like this before. My face was still virgin, no one ever touch it accept me. So the treatment true or not I had no idea.

After couple of days I realize something wrong happen to my face. The acne become even more than before. I was so panic when I knew the acne come until my neck which I didn’t have before. I was freak out. I did a big mistake not once but twice. My low knowledge bring me back to that lady and ask her why my skin getting worse than before, and she was easily said “it’s normal, your acne was just all out, after this you will get nice skin”. I don’t know why that time I was believing her and go through the second treatment with her. I was crying when she popped out my acne with that vacuum machine because it hurts so bad.

After I got the second treatment from her and she said my skin gonna be fine after that, I didn’t see any improvement. I was stop hoping and was thinking “okay, maybe this is my destiny to have such an ugly face as people always told me”.

After so long break with my hope to get better skin, I decided to have another chance but this time I would use natural way straight from the plant. Surprise.. surprise.. It works. So here how I clean my acne naturally.

 

  1. Aloe Vera Gel

I used aloe vera gel which I scrap off from the leaf and I put onto my face almost everyday. 30 minutes in the afternoon before I take afternoon shower. Sometime I didn’t have passion to scrap it and put in a bowl and I would just cur the edges and scrub the gel onto my face directly and leave it around 30 minutes. It made my acne calm and the dry skin around the acne not so patchy.

2. Cucumber Puree

I used cucumber puree almost every night and rinse off after 30 minutes, once I rinse them off, Omg! What a nice face I have. The skin so bright and hydrated,smooth, it just perfect. I just want to touch it always but I keep my finger away cause I don’t wanna break the cake. LOL

 

 

3. Egg mask

Some people will only use the egg white for mask, but I used both of them. I used the egg white as mask and wait until it dried and I rinse it off then I put the egg yolk as mask right after. Wait until the yolk dry too around 30 minutes. You tell me after you try this one. I used this mask not in everyday basis, just once a week because this mask need more time and I have patient.

4. Cinnamon Powder

I used this mask after I notice my acne gone and just the scar left behind. I never used this when I have acne. I used 1 tbs cinnamon powder and diluted with rose water until I get like-paste consistency then I put onto my face and wait around 30 minutes or until dry and rinse off. I used it only once a week. Cinnamon makes your face heat so if you feel not sure don’t ever try. I use this for treating the scars from acne. Here I have a video for cinnamon mask. Check it out!

 

 

5. Lime Juice

I read lots of article said lemon or lime juice can threaten acne and make it gone. So I tried this. I notice something with this. My acne was reduce little bit but it made my skin more oily and my pores bigger also my skin becoming dry around my cheek and forehead. My skin also become flaky. So whether this work or not i think it has side effect when it worked. So i never used this method again.

You need to remember, these are all will not be working if you don’t wash your face before you sleep. Now my skin has no acne anymore because I keep the routine to wash my face before I sleep even I am so lazy or sleepy cause I don’t wanna go back to the time where people mocked me because my acne.

For you who still fighting with acne there will be the way to conquer this annoying thing. As long as you keep trying and optimistic with your hope. I can have my better skin now even the dip scars still there but at lease I have no acne on my face anymore. One more tips from me before I end this post, Never ever poke or pop the acne by your bare fingers, because you will have dip scars like I have and to make this scar gone is not as simple as making the acne gone. So be patient and keep in the right path when you did it, it’s all worth it.