I've been dealing with some hormone related acne lately on both my face and my back. Although I know many people struggle with worse acne than me, I'm still battling with it. This month, I picked up a few products from two different eBay sellers to hopefully help balance my skin out, so I thought I'd share them with you all.
To give my skin some extra love and conditioning, I bought a few different facial products from f2plus1, and one acne product from soleil-worldwide. The prices listed are what I paid on eBay followed by the list price on the companies' respective websites.
innisfree Green Tea Pure Sleeping Pack: ($14.98, $15.00)
This product is designed as a heavy duty moisturizing mask that you apply before going to sleep and wash off with warm water in the morning. I've never used a product like this before, and am anxious to try it! This mask is made from green tea leaves and green tea seed oil from Jeju Island. This combination is supposed to not only moisturize the skin, but help keep it clear as well.
TONYMOLY Panda's Dream White Sleeping Pack: ($8.12, $18.00)
This sleeping mask is designed to moisturize and brighten/even out skin tone. With ingredients such as lavender and rosemary to soothe irritated skin, and bamboo for hydration, this sounds perfect to apply before bedtime. Lavender is known to be a soothing/relaxing scent, so I was excited to see it included in this product. Of course you can't ignore the adorable packaging either.
SKINFOOD Fresh Apple Sparkling Pore Emulsion: ($4.68, ?)
I purchased this product in 20 sample packets, although it normally comes in a 160 ml bottle. However, I could not seem to find a price from the SKINFOOD website. This emulsion is supposed to be applied after using toner, and is designed to control sebum production as well as tighten pores. It contains some carbonated water which I imagine would tingle a bit. Out of the three products I purchased from this seller, I'd have to say I'm most excited to try this one.
Dream Dots Overnight Acne Patches 24 count: ($14.99, €15.00)
These little patches are designed to heal blemishes while you sleep over the course of a few days. (Their website suggests leaving them on for 8-10 hours for 3-4 days.) After adhering to your skin, the spot absorbs all the gunk from your blemish while sealing out bacteria and other contaminants. It also is supposed to reduce any pain associated with your blemish. This is an added bonus since hormonal acne tends to be more painful for me than regular acne. When buying this product directly from the website, keep in mind it does ship from Europe although the shipping costs remain the same regardless of location.
I hope you enjoyed reading about my mini skin care haul! Please let me know if you would like full reviews of any of these products after I try them.
I have had long hair for years, and by long, I mean extremely long. My hair went down to my hips, and I trimmed it myself on a semi-regular basis. Recently, I decided I needed a bit of a change, which is something I usually do every 2-3 years. I settled on an inverted long bob and ended up cutting off around 11 inches of hair. Luckily, my hair was long enough to donate to Locks of Love which is something I've always wanted to do but never thought I could bring myself to cut off enough hair to donate. This is the shortest my hair has been in years, and it was a pretty nerve-wracking change for me. For those of you on the fence about making a big change with your hairstyle, consult your hairstylist. With photoshop, hair extensions, and other tricks available now, your inspiration pictures may or may not be attainable. If you have an idea in mind, talk to your stylist about it, and see what they think. Your hair texture may not work to achieve the look you have in mind, and by talking about it before making the change, you won't be disappointed when the style looks different than what you were expecting. Don't forget to keep an open mind too! Your stylist might suggest something they think will work better with your hair texture. Hair grows back too, so if you end up with something you're not in love with, be patient.
For those of you interested in where I got my hair cut, check out this link to their Facebook page!
I've never been good at keeping a journal, but I've always wanted to. I hope you enjoy my sporadic posts about beauty, fitness/health, and various other topics.