Today is the last day of my 40 day new skincare routine and I can reveal that my skin has drastically changed.
I wouldn’t credit a certain skincare product for the results I’ve achieved. The only thing that changed my skin noticeably is the dairy free diet I’ve been following the last 3 weeks. It made a huge impact on me and I will continue to live dairy free.
What am I doing write now for my daily routine?
In the morning I use my vegan/cruelty free Sante refreshing cleanser and Liz Earle Skin Repair Light moisturiser
In the evening (if I wore make up) I use coconut oil to remove my makeup, then my Sante refreshing cleanser, La Roche Posay Toleriane Ultra moisturiser and my DUAC ointment. Yes, the nodule still needs to be treated as it isn’t budging. As I mentioned before chances are that the dermatologist will have to remove it. DUAC isn’t doing anything for this spot.
As you can tell my skincare routine is very minimalistic now and I like it that way.
I hope you enjoyed my 40 day new skincare routine experiment. Thank you for taking the time to read it.
7 Days to go.
Here’s an interesting thing that’s been happening to me…
Those who know me personally, could probably attest that I’m a complete sweet tooth. But almost immediately (24-48hours) after becoming dairy free, I’ve stopped craving sweets. I have had dark chocolate here (ever since Mothers Day) but I’ve only eaten one square of it so far (and gave one to my husband), but other than that I haven’t had anything sweet. Before I started this dairy free diet, I would’ve destroyed that bar of chocolate.
I’m 2 weeks dairy free tomorrow and I won’t go back to eating ‘normal’…Why? I tell you.. Continue reading “Day 33 of my 40 day new skincare routine and 2 weeks of being dairy free”
Right, I don’t know how to say this, but I sort of ditched all the products (except for the Clarisonic Mia 2) I’ve been using for the last 3 weeks.
Maybe it was impatience, maybe it was the fact that I wasn’t able to follow the same routine when I visited my parents or maybe it was the fact that the Liz Earle and Philosophy products didn’t really do anything for me besides smelling nice.
I don’t want to bash Liz Earle, Continue reading “Day 21 of my 40 day new skincare routine”
Today I have a few photos for you guys.
I don’t know how you cleanse your face, but I ALWAYS double cleanse and so should YOU. I don’t care Continue reading “Day 12 of my 40 day new skincare routine”
As you know by now, I LOVE challenges and I love being a minimalist, hence why I’m doing a no spend year.
My new, additional challenge is about skincare. I want to try a new, more minimal skincare routine for 40 days and see if my skin improves.
Why am I doing this?
First of all, my current products are not doing it for me and I refuse to let my appearance get me down.
Second, I feel like skincare nowadays is over complicated and I’ve always looked for ways to improve my skin. I’ve been living minimalistic for over a year now and I really want to minimise my skincare routine and free my bathroom cabinet and bags from products.
Thirdly, I’m aware that you can’t physically shrink pores, unless you use laser treatment, but if I can make them appear smaller, because they’re clean and unclogged then that’s already a good result in my eyes. As for my oily areas, I’m not sure how these areas will change, but I’ll report on it either way.
I’m also aware, that it’s probably a bit extreme to try out all new products in one go instead of introducing them one by one.
About my skin:
My skin has always bothered me since the age of 14 and I’m now close to 33. I’ve been to the dermatologist and endocrinologist numerous times. I’ve tried numerous prescription only products, except for the pill. My mum had a stroke because of the pill, so that’s the only road I won’t go down.The only time my skin has been near perfect, was when I was pregnant, but obviously I can’t be pregnant for the rest of my life only to have nicer skin. I have too much testosterone and genetics also play a role. I have medium to large pores and a dry (cheeks and forehead) to oily combination skin (depending on weather). I have sebaceous clogged pores and I get spots (mostly) around nose and chin. Ugh!
Continue reading “March/April Challenge: Day 1 of my 40 day new skincare routine with before photos”