Last day of my 40 day new skincare routine and 3 weeks of being dairy free

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.

 

 

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Day 33 of my 40 day new skincare routine and 2 weeks of being dairy free

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”

Day 27 of my 40 day new skincare routine and 1 week of being dairy free

Hello everybody,

I’ve been using my new vegan, german products for a week now, but more importantly I’ve been dairy free for a week now.

The reason I’m doing this new skincare routine for 40 days is that I wanted to reduce the amount of products I’m using and see how my skin could change during and right before my period.

If I’m correct, shark week should start tomorrow (maybe even today) and I can report that Continue reading “Day 27 of my 40 day new skincare routine and 1 week of being dairy free”

Day 21 of my 40 day new skincare routine

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”

Day 8 of my 40 day new skincare routine

Hello everybody,

So, I’ve been using my new skincare products for a little over a week now and my skin is starting to look much better. I’ve expected this, as shark week has ended a few days ago, and naturally my skin always starts to clear up afterwards.

The reason I’m doing this 40 day new skincare routine is to avoid the hormonal acne breakouts completely. I guess, I would be okay with getting one or two small spots, but the amount I’ve been getting in the past is really annoying for someone who’s 30+.

I’ve included a photo of Day 1 and Day 8 (today)  Continue reading “Day 8 of my 40 day new skincare routine”

Day 2 of my 40 day new skincare routine

A short update from me. I don’t plan on posting updates daily (as I won’t have the time), but I just had to do a small post about my new morning routine.

I’ve just used my Clarisonic Mia 2 Sonic Skin Cleansing System
for the second time and I can’t describe how well it works with the Philosophy Purity 3 in 1 Cleanser.

It’s too early to say, if my skin will purge or not ( I’m actually hoping for it ), but for now I’m really happy with all the new products I’m using.

They smell nice, they feel nice and they work nice. I hope to see an overall

improvement of my acne scars, discolouration, pores and hormonal acne. Also, in case
Continue reading “Day 2 of my 40 day new skincare routine”

1 Month of no buying…

I did it…mostly.
In the last month I haven’t bought anything at all.
Well, except for some baby clothes for my child. I feel half accomplished because of it. But truth be told, small children grow faster than weed, so it had to be done.

Other than that, I’m extremely happy with my new lifestyle.
The constant decluttering and living a more minimalistic life is great and I can only recommend it.

No matter if you only want to save up money for something bigger or really change your life.
It’s so cleansing.

One month in and it’s getting a bit harder to find things to declutter.
But thanks to relatives, we always end up with new clutter (no one seems to take my new lifestyle serious, except for my husband).
I hope eventually they realise that Continue reading “1 Month of no buying…”

Less buying, more saving…

I’m a black or white person in my approach to pretty much anything. For me there are no grey areas. I either love or hate, I either spend a lot or nothing at all.
That’s why I have decided for myself not to spend any money at all this year. The only exclusions are food and if something I need breaks.

As you might know from reading some of last weeks posts, I went through my DVD collection and sold some of my DVDs.
I really wanted to sell my entire collection, because I just don’t need it anymore, but unfortunately I don’t have a whole lot of the boxes left. So, I will have to hang onto the discs for a bit longer and then decide what to do with them.

Anyways, while I have given away most of my clutter to charity (over 25 bags) I do find, that all of a sudden Continue reading “Less buying, more saving…”

The law of attraction…

In yesterday’s post I’ve mentioned the huge amount of Allen Keys that I’ve found in our toolbox.

Surely, this not so unusual collection must have started with just one tiny Allen key.
And surely we didn’t plan to have that many and give them a home for years without reuse.

But it happened. We’re guilty as charged.

Allen keys, like any other clutter, enter your home and that’s where  the law of attraction comes in and gives you more and more…and more.
If you’re not on the case, you end up with enough Allen keys to start a job at IKEA.

Jokes aside, it’s funny how we bring one item into our home, Allen key or not, and if we’re not constantly keeping an eye on it, they just Continue reading “The law of attraction…”

Mr. Justin Case’s Clutter…

I’ve been doing this decluttering thing for almost a month now and I would like to believe that I’m already living a minimalist life (mentally anyways), but sometimes, when I’m looking for more clutter to part with, I come across Mr. Justin Case.

Mr. Justin Case always wants to “help”.
His specialities are (but not limited to):

  • expensive clutter (the kind that never or hardly got used),
  • 4 pairs of scissors,
  • 17 Allen Keys,
  • and any other sort of clutter,

Mr. Justin Case steps right in to tell you that you have to keep it just in case.
Oh, what a little bugger.

I find it especially hard to get rid of Continue reading “Mr. Justin Case’s Clutter…”