Recently y skin has had a ton of problems. I think it started from the stress of moving out here to Portland, OR. Or my diet is too unhealthy. Or maybe my body is just starting to be older and bitchier. Either way, my perfect porcelain skin isn’t anymore. I have dry spots, blackheads, acne, and oil. The oil is worst part to me. I just feel slimy all damn day. Even my own oil treatments are not helping much.
So I’ve bought various stuff to try and fix my skin. Most of it isn’t much but I thought I’d talk about my experiences.
I never had a skin routine. I never had to. When I woke up in the morning I washed my face in the shower with whatever cheap body wash I had laying around. I occasionally used the St Ives Apricot Scrub because it made my skin feel cleaner. I never moisturized. I never used sunblock.
Now I’m trying to figure out how to care for my skin. Although it really is hard for me. I do not know if my skin is dry or oily.Is it oily because it’s too dry? Or just oily and dry at the same time? Or both. I don’t know.
Today I bought Neutrogena Clear Pore Astringent. I bought it because it has Salicylic Acid in it (which is an acne medication) and I haven’t had a toner in a while. I’ve used it once and liked it. After I washed my face, I used it. It tightened up my pores and stripped my face of the oil. Now a few hours later, my face is slimy again. I’ll keep using it to see if it has any effect on the acne.
I’ll try to take some photos to document any change.