Thursday, July 31, 2014

My Daily Skin Care Regiment

Ok, this is going to sound like a sissy beauty blog, but I just have to tell the world that...


Yup, I got the final OK from her.

I'm done with appointments!

For those who are clueless with what the hell I'm talking about, you can read about my journey from being a pimply non-teenager to this gorgeous babe that I am right now: first appointment, second appointment, third appointment, and fourth appointment.

In my last appointment about two weeks ago (yes this is an overdue post), she said my skin has finally learned not to be a stupid teenager and still get pimples.  Well, not exactly her words but basically that's what she meant.  And I don't have to see her anymore! Unless I do something to fuck my face up.

In this post, I'd like to share with you my skin care regiment, because I know you are dying to know how I am able to stay this effing beautiful, and you'd like a piece of this ass tip.

FYI, I have oily skin, especially at the T-zone.  As of now, due to two years' consumption of Acnotin, in which now I am taking only once a month to really regulate them bitches of oil glands, I still have oily skin and I still do need to blot.  Once a day during work, and twice if I don't get to wash my face at noon.  I still do get breakouts, but only one or two, and fine ones. No more bulbous pus-filled horror shows. And I get breakouts when I disobey the doctor's commandments of letting my makeup sit too long till it melts with the oil on my face, or party or/and don't get enough sleep.  So if my face gets wrecked again, it is 100% on my bad habits and no longer on them genes.

So here are the holy grails that I use to keep my face flawless:

1. Cleanser: Cetaphil Oily Skin Cleanser; morning and night

Its formula is light.  Sometimes it foams, sometimes it doesn't.  I have no idea why.  Maybe when my face is too oily, it just won't foam.  But whether it foams or not, you'll be left with squeaky clean skin.  Squeakier when it foams though.

2. Day serum: NeoStrata Illuminating Serum; after cleansing, morning only

I love, love, love this serum.  It's non-sticky and it just glides on your face like a dream.  Dark acne scars are visibly gone.  Seriously.  It's gone!  Holy fucking grail.

3. Acne gel: Differin Adapelene 0.1%; on breakouts or any signs of breakouts

This is like my safety net.  I'd like to say prevention is better than cure.  Sometimes I just put in on acne-prone areas, even when there are no breakouts.  It's not that advisable due to the content of adapelene, which can burn your skin if exposed to the sun, but yeah, I'm a little hypochondriac like that.

4. Eye cream: Avene Eluage Eye Contour Care; morning and night

This is for my dark circles and future wrinkles I guess.  The doctor saw the difference in my eyes, but I still think I look like a panda from time to time. But oh, some people still guess that my age is 22, which is totally not flattery but purely honesty. So yeah, I think this thing does work.

5. Sunblock: La Roche-Posay Anthelios XL Extreme Fluid 50+; day, on cheeks only

This is a great sunblock for oily skin - it's light but packed punches.  And you only need a little.

6. Makeup remover: Avene Lotion Micellaire

You probably need to use more of this makeup remover when you put on heavy makeup, due to its toner like property.  But it does feel light and refreshing.

7. Night Serum: Vivierskin Serum 5; night, all over the face after cleansing

Okay this may be an eye serum, but I was advised to use it all over my face.  I mean, if it works for the eyes, why not the face, right? I use this every two days though, as the ingredients in the serum are a little bit too strong for me.  Vitamin A if I'm not mistaken.  This has probably helped me look like I hadn't aged since my early twenties.

8. Moisturiser: Vanicream Lite Lotion; night, cheeks only

This moisturiser doesn't make your skin feel oily and it can last til Jesus returns.

9. Daily face makeup: Loose powder by Clinique

Ok, this is makeup not skincare, but it is part of the stuff I put on my face.  I'm advised not to wear makeup, but this brand is the lesser evil, as it is recommended by the doctor.  I only use loose powder to work now to make sure my face stays matte.  Don't really care much about imperfections now...because I don't have any.  Lol, haters gonna hate.

And that is how I can stay flawless and gorgeous, without foundation, camera apps and photoshop.

No foundation, no filter. Look at the baby Husky so you won't hate me that much.

Saturday, July 19, 2014

4 Years Old!

I turned 4 today!

As a teacher of course.

Time fliiiiiiiiiiiiiiiies, am I right?

It was only about a year ago when I wrote about how awesome it was to be one.

So, 4 years in now, and what can I say about it?

I feel pretty seasoned. 

I learned that the less fuck you give, the better your life will be.

I lose my shit less now as I give less fuck.

Even if I do lose it, I'd know how to get it back and get even with kids.

It goes the same with the annoying people/admin at work.

Be nice and get shitted on.  Be a bitch, you won't be taking as much shit as you should.

Maybe after 4 years I have turned into this cynical, hard-ass teacher.  But hey, that's the only way to survive this profession.

I still love teaching though.  You can't trade that satisfaction you get when your kid excels or passes beyond expectation.

And I wouldn't trade it for any profession in the world. 

 Except for being a paid traveler, a professional partier or anything that involves playing with puppies.