Truth in Dealing with Acne

If asked, most people would say that they had some bad acne experience once they hit puberty. I, for one, experienced this. During that time, it was breakouts after breakouts every week. I couldn’t understand what was going on back then and what I was doing wrong. That time, information through the Internet was not as accessible unlike today. Just take this Truth Seeker campaign, where I was able to discuss several myths and experiences when it comes to dealing with acne.

The first time I experienced acne, I really didn’t know what to do, so I popped it. I was so annoyed a few days after because it became worse. Then, my older sister told me not to pick on it.

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Sinful Skincare Habits

We try all types of products and remedies to achieve clearer skin; but let’s admit it, we have certain bad habits that contribute in breakouts or acne. Through the Truth Seeker campaign, I assess my skincare habits and try to find what have I been doing wrong.  Here are my top three skincare sins.

Number 3: Using dirty brushes and sponges

I’m a professional makeup artist and I am very thorough when it comes to cleaning my brushes and discarding used sponges for every client. But when it comes to my personal use, I am more lenient. First off, I don’t wash my brushes everyday. The most often I do this is once a week, which I don’t really do religiously. Worse, I wash them only when I feel something itchy on my face after I apply makeup. Also, I tend to pack used brushes in my makeup pouch that I bring everyday. The bad thing here is that those brushes tend to get dirtier because I store them in this pouch without cleaning them first. And I just take them out and use them anyway. I really need to kick this habit for my skin’s sake.

Blushes due for cleaning

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Homemade Skin Remedies, Do They Work?

Whenever I browse online to check out new beauty products, I would always stumble upon some home remedies for clearer skin. I’ve always wondered if those would actually work for me. And since I’m part of the Truth Seeker campaign, now is the best time to test them out.

I went ahead with the most accessible ones. I believe that homemade acne remedies should also mean their ingredients can easily be found in anyone’s home. This would make them easier to use. I chose to try the brown sugar scrub and honey mask.

First, I prepared what I need:

-a teaspoon of brown sugar
-a couple of tablespoon of honey

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Three Wishes

When I have trouble falling asleep, I watch a movie on my laptop or I browse makeup products online. I just love lusting over high-quality products and all those colors of makeup brands we often don’t have here. Sure we have Rustan’s Department Store to provide us with MAC, Bobbi Brown, etc. Still it’s not the same with the large collection available in the U.S.

Sure, we can thank online sellers in Multiply and in Facebook for providing us with what we’re missing but when it comes to makeup, I need to feel the product and take time to think about it.

That’s why if I had three wishes (beauty/makeup related) I’d wish for…

Wish Number 1: I wish we have stores like Ulta and Sephora; and drugstores like CVS and Walgreens. Ulta and Sephora are self-explanatory, but why the drugstores? Well, they have a really LARGE selection of beauty lines like Revlon, Maybelline, Almay, Sally Hansen, ORLY, etc. Plus, it’s open 24 hours a day. Imagine if you had a makeup/beauty emergency at 3 a.m. you can always go there and get what you need. And the quality of these brands are really not that bad. You get what you pay for when it comes to the brands carried by Walgreens and CVS.

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