11.11.2016

On Saying Bye To Makeup

Hey guys, happy Friday! I still cannot believe that Donald Trump will become the next US president, I was rooting for Hilary. In the world of politics, 2016 has been a mess.From the Nigerian recession to Brexit and now this. Sigh,oh well.  Sorry about how click bait-ey my post title is, I couldn't think of a better one. So generally, my skin has always been pretty clear. A few tiny pimples once in a while but nothing too crazy. Thankfully, I've never had to deal with the terrible acne most teenagers experience.

This sounds so crazy but I hated the fact that I rarely ever got pimples and when I did, they were the red tiny ones with nothing inside to squeeze out. I used to press and press them but nothing would come out. And that's how I started scarring my face and getting dark spots. One spot turned to two then to three and so on. Pretty soon, I had PIH (Post Inflammatory Hyper pigmentation). I've done a lot of research on PIH as I'm really into skincare and reading all the articles and stuff was interesting

This is one of the pictures where they don't look so obvious.
Now, most of the time I don't care about the dark spots on my cheeks. They don't bother me too much. But other times they make me feel really insecure. Sometimes, when I take pictures they're not really obvious and other times they are. I don't like the topsy turvy feeling of liking my face sometimes and disliking it other times.On a regular day , I do not wear foundation to school. I love the feeling of the cool air on my face but sometimes my spots make me feel insecure and so I hide them under foundation and concealer. Now I love makeup a LOT. I love buying it,wearing,touching it and looking at it. But I feel like makeup is just a temporary solution to my very permanent problem. Which is why I've decided not to buy any more makeup UNTIL I have sorted out my dark spots. This is not to say that I won't wear any foundation if I have a special occasion (because I will) but I won't spend money on foundation/powder/concealer until I'm satisfied with my skin. I read somewhere that the better your skin is, the nicer your makeup looks and I'm going to hold on to that.

I know lots of people out there struggle with PIH as well and so I'm going to be documenting all my skincare adventures on the blog . I've already built a regimen and all but I won't talk about it in detail until I see that it's effective. In a nutshell, it consists of sunscreen, Vitamin C serums, AHAs (alpha hydroxy acids) like Gycolic Acid , BHAs (beta hydroxy acids) and some other things. Told you I've done my research lol! If you have any more suggestions as to what I could do to get rid of the spots, please let me know! Have a great weekend guys. xx
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  1. I love skincare research too. Always fun. You still look really cool with the spots and I hope the new routine works out well. I'm not into makeup, I'm a powder, Mascara and lipstick kind of girl but I do admire makeup a lot.
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    1. Haha skincare research is the best! Aww thank you for reading and for your kind words Laitan! xx

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  2. I think it's great you decided to take better care of your skin first and not hide behind make up. I have dark spots too, and I don't wear much make up. It usually doesn't bother me much but once in a while I'd take a picture with other girls looking flawless with a full face of make up and get a little conscious all of a sudden.
    I'm currently also doing some research to find something to reduce my marks as much as I can. I have a sensitive skin so I'm looking into homemade stuff. Let's hope it works.
    Good luck with your new routine Demilade :)
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    1. Haha so you understand my struggle! Aww thank you Sauniya, wish you success in your skincare adventure too. xx

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  3. Yay! Skincare research is rewarding once you've arrived at the perfect routine. For dark spots I recommend Mary Kay Time Wise Even Complexion Essence. I haven't done a review on it yet but it does fade dark spots if you give it time. Can't wait to hear about your results xx

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    1. Yup, it's very rewarding when it works lol! Oh I've heard of that, I'll check it out. Thank you for sharing Ada :)

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  4. I love vitamin C serums and chemical exfoliators they wonders on your skin. Just make sure you wear sunscreen when using them. Another skin care trick i love is gentle exfoliation and drinking loads of water. Check out my other blog. I have put all my skin care secrets there

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    Can't wait to see your progress
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    1. Yay I'm already looking forward to perusing through your skincare blog. Thank you for all your tips! xx

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  5. Sometimes less is better and I would recommend a gel facial wash that ain't too rough on your delicate face. Body shop does a wide range of affordable products and the lush natural face masks are worth trying out. I look forward to seeing your progress. x

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    1. Haha you're right Steph. I can definitely see myself going overboard lol,thanks for pointing that out and for reading :)

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  6. I feel like 2016 has been a year of surprises with Brexit and Trump. It sounds like youve done some serious skin research, I hope you get the results you want!

    Abigail Alice x

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    1. A LOT of surprises, it's been quite a shocking year. Aww thank you Abigail! xx

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  7. I don't wear makeup, but have a lot of scars. I should probably do some skincare research too. Hope your skincare regimen works out for you!

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    1. Yay, welcome to the club lol. Thank you for reading Katherine! xx

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  8. The acne struggle. I feel ya.

    Lately, what ha been working for me is cleansing my face (soap and water), exfoliating and using this anti-bacterial topical cream. I'm thinking the best method is the preventive kind because I noticed pimples don't stay long on my face.

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    1. That sounds really good. As they say, prevention is better than cure. Thanks for reading Ijenna! xx

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  9. I love that you've decided to put your skin first! That's a brave decision for someone who has already gotten into make up. But it's definitely the right decision. Kudos :)
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