Hope everyone stayed warm this week! The phrase “polar vortex” is all over the media and sounds more like some finishing move in Avatar or Star Trek when really, it just means very very cold weather. I would’ve thought that my furry upstair neighbor, who loves to scratch the roof at odd times to disturb my sleep, would have moved out already. Nope, saw him/her canvasing the neighborhood this week:
The ridiculous weather is taking a toll on my skin, and I have been carrying an eye gel roller around to use whenever my eyeballs feel like shriveled prune from the dry indoor heat. Now that I have fulfilled my duty as a northeasterner by complaining about the weather, let’s get to the fun stuff…..
Skin condition: While not neglecting my skincare fixed the dry skin issue, the acne is being a bit more stubborn. Seriously, it’s been over a month. I have ruled out clothe/stuff contact with skin, food, weather and allergic reaction to skincare, so the only thing left is…..hormone? Tom
(Time Of the Month) is visiting this week, so if that’s the case I’m expecting it to be gone next week you hear?!?! *shake my fist at my acne* While majority of the acne have went away, I got 3 new ones on my chin. It’s better than a dozen that I had before, right? My skin is regaining it’s moisture balance and the Origins charcoal took away the dirt from my pores so they look normal now.
Products: I used Origins Charcoal mask once to clean out my pores. I tried GlamGlow Youthmud TingleExfoliate treatment once to treat the bumps/acne but it made my cheeks a bit dry/flaky instead. Oops, backing off….*note to self* scrubbing harder does not reduce bumps/oil, it just makes the area oily and flaky. =(. I guess I’ll stick to Origins Charcoal for masks then. Other than that the daily regimen stays the same…..
- Boscia Purifying Gel Cleanser
- Origins Perfect World Toner
- Ole Henriksen Truth Serum
- Algenist Overnight Restorative Cream
- Origins Plantscription Eye Cream
- Josie Maran Argan Daily Moisturizer spf40
Other influences: Stuck at home makes me crave junk food, and I was SO tempted to get ice cream, cheesecake, cookies or fried chicken when grocery shopping. Instead, I went for some roasted beef, bread, salad and made a sweet potato cake. It may have a stick of butter in it, but I didn’t put any frosting on it, so that’s good, right? I may or may not have picked off half of the pecan I sprinkled on top (wasn’t exactly thinking of sharing or aesthetic when I was taking the moist cake with the buttery buttery crispy pecan out of the oven).
ps. Made a noob blogger mistake today. Was working on the Lush Ocean Salt DIY, accidentally clicked the publish button instead of save. It still need some tweaking, it’s got vodka in it after all. For those of you subscribed through email, sorry for the extra email! It will not happen again. >.<