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[Acne Story/Tips] Summer Breakouts & My Favorite Summer Skincare Essentials 2014

Summer is the season I hate the most. Let me tell you three reasons why I hate summer.
1) I hate the HEAT!
Heat causes me to sweat and become sweaty all over...

2) My skin tends to be more greasy!; More prone to BREAKOUT!
During summer, my skin tends to be more oilier than usual. Thus, it get clogged more easily and more often which leads to BREAKOUT! Rawr, I hate this! 

3) ENLARGED PORES!
*faint*

The reasons/problems stated are not happening only to me. I believe many of you face the same problems as well. Summer causes us to be more prone to sweat, breakout and enlarge pores but there are a few ways to reduce these problems. Let me share with you how I tackle them.

Let's talk about 'breakouts' first, shall we? 

I received enquiries asking how's my skin now. To be honest, it's not doing too good but it's not doing too bad either.  Despite using acne-fighting skincare products from Etude House AC Clinic,
I am still getting breakouts and it's very very mild. The breakouts are mainly flesh colored bumps (clogged pores) and eventually, they will develop into inflamed zits if not treated.

Well, you be the judge! Here's a RAW picture of my skin, taken on 19th June 2014.
Today, majority of my clogged pores(flesh colored bumps) have cleared up.  I'm in the process of treating my enlarged pores now. Will update on my progress in the future. 

So, in order to prevent inflamed zits, we have to prevent clogged pores first. So what are clogged pores and how acne is formed? The following videos might clarify your doubts:
from 0:12 to 2:29

from 0:10 to 1:58

In my opinion, besides using daily skincare products such as cleanser, toner, moisturizer, essence, serum etc, EXFOLIATE the skin is an effective method to get rid of clogged pores. Exfoliation removes dead and dull skin cells, unclog the pores, leaving the skin looking more radiant and smoother. Once you buff away those dead skin cells, your skin tends to absorb skincare products even better. Thus, it's good to exfoliate once in awhile.

I exfoliate twice a week and my current favorite exfoliators are Cure Natural Aqua Geland Etude House Baking Powder Crunch Pore Scrub.
In my opinion, Cure Natural Aqua Gel is a much gentle exfoliator compared to Etude House Baking Powder Crunch Pore Scrub — one gentle and one less gentle. Etude House Baking Powder Crunch Pore Scrub contains scrubbing beads which may be less gentle compared to Cure Natural Aqua Gel. Since I have sensitive skin, I usually rotate these two exfoliators in my skincare routine because I don't think it's a great idea to use the Etude House Baking Powder Crunch Pore Scrub twice a week but the area of my nose is an exception.

For more info, check out my full review here:
Baking Powder Crunch Pore Scrub: http://bitsdiaries.blogspot.com/2014/04/review-etude-house-baking-powder-crunch.html
Cure Natural Aqua Gel: http://bitsdiaries.blogspot.com/2013/05/review-cure-natural-aqua-gel.html

As for zits that are already at the stage of inflammation, treat them with acne spot treatment. There are many over-the-counter acne spot treatments that come in different forms like a cream, gel, liquid... My personal favorites are Liquid Spot andPink Powder Spot from Etude House AC Clinic range.
For more info, check out my full review here:
AC Clinic Intense Liquid Spot: http://bitsdiaries.blogspot.com/2013/10/review-etude-house-ac-clinic-intense.html
AC Clinic Intense Pink Powder Spot: http://bitsdiaries.blogspot.com/2012/01/review-etude-house-ac-clinic-foam.html

In unexpected circumstances, where the zit popped itself or I accidentally scratched and popped the zit and it started to bleed, I will definitely not touch the area with my fingers. I will usually use a tissue to stop the bleeding and then, I will paste Nexcare Acne Patch on the opened wound.
What this Nexcare Acne Patch does is...it protects the wound from further inflammation and it helps to suck out the remaining pus that is embedded in the wound. With that said, I do not need to squeeze the wound with my fingers to force out the remaining pus, which can prevent or reduce bad scarring.

Next, ENLARGED PORES. This is another problem that many people are facing. It is something like acne which is so difficult to get rid of. Yeah yeah~ I know... I realized my pores seem to get more enlarged in the summer. (You can judge it from the picture of my skin posted at the beginning of this post.) I guess...it probably caused by oily skin...hmm... If that's the proximate cause, by tackling the sebum may prevent further enlarging pores problem.

When we mentioned 'sebum', we thought of oil-blotters. This is an important summer essential to me. As my skin gets more oilier in the summer, oil-blotters come in really handy to instantly clears the excess oil.
I'm using Clean &Clear Oil Control Film. I have been using this brand's oil blotters since I was in high school and it's one of my MUST-HAVE products.

Oil-blotters only help to clear excess oil(=reduces clogged pores). It does not make the pores smaller. To achieve smaller pores, I need some pore tightening products. Usually pore-care skincare products contain sebum-control properties so those with oily skin and enlarged pores without bad acne, you can look for products that are specifically for pore care.

In fact, I actually bought some pore-care skincare products but I have yet to open and use them because I would prefer to finish my current opened skincare products before opening new product. Having that said, I have to look for other alternatives for now, in which, I seek for facial masks.

I owned quite a few pore care/sebum-control masks and I decided to select only three out of my mask collections. These selected ones are the ones that I have been using most frequently in the summer. They are all part of my holy grail products by the way and they are:
Innisfree Jeju Volcanic Pore Clay Mask
I believe many of you have heard of this mask. It's pretty famous in the beauty world. It contains solidified lava caused by volcanic eruptions in Jeju Island which helps to absorb dirt, sebum and impurities deeply embedded within the skin pores, leaving the skin feeling clean and purified. Absolutely love this!

Caolion Blackhead Steam Pore Pack [Step 1]
This steam pore pack generates a warm, steaming effect that helps to open the pores. It contains charcoal powder which helps to extract sebum, blackheads and impurities from the skin pores. It can be applied to the whole face by the way. This mask is the most awesome heating mask I have ever tried. Like seriously... The heat generated is much warmer than TheFaceShop Blackhead Heating Gel Mask that I had reviewed 2-3 weeks ago. But no worries, the heat will not scald you. It really opens up the pores and cleanses throughly deep into the skin pores, leaving your face feeling clean without drying your face.

Caolion Pore Original Pack (Tightening) [Step 2]
As for this, it is a tightening mask which can be use as an "after treatment" .aka. second step after using the Blackhead Steaming Pore Pack. Basically, it claims to tighten the pores and it really does! When applied on the face, it gives a cooling and minty sensation which helps to calm down the skin. This mask is by far the most effective tightening mask I have ever tried!

Both products from Caolion have been added into my review list so stay tuned for the reviews~

Apart from the problems stated previously, HYDRATING is very important too! Do not forget to hydrate the skin! As the climate in Summer is usually mega hot, our skin can get dehydrated very easily. So DRINK UP!, DRINK PLENTY OF WATER! Also, do not forget to feed your skin with hydrating skincare products/masks.

Lately, my skin is facing different problems(breakouts, enlarged pores, super oily + mild dry skin etc. ). I kind of use different products from different brands to achieve maximum results in treating all the problems my skin is facing. So besides the additional pore-care masks, I am still using the same skincare products listed in my 'skincare routine' page but recently, I added in Innisfree Green Tea Seed Serum, which I received during my birthday, into my skincare routine.
It is a very lightweight serum yet it hydrates the skin well which is perfect for summer. This has been added into my review list too~

And not forgetting hydrating masks, my favorite soothing and hydrating masks are fromMy Beauty Diary...
Hyaluronic Acid Moisturizing Mask and Aloe Mask
Both masks soothe and hydrate the skin super well and to maximize the soothing effect, chilled them in the fridge prior application. Absolutely perfect for summer!

Moving on to... Sweaty~Sweaty~ problem eww...

A deodorant helps to keep you smelling fresh all day. My personal all-time favorite is the Rexona Shower Clean 48hr Anti-Perspirant Deodorant.
I got the spray version and I absolutely love the scent! I started using this since Year 2009-2010 and throughout the years, I keep repurchasing the same bottle because of the scent. My ultimate loves~ I also got it in a mini version which is much more convenient to bring along to the gym.

Sweating makes you feel sticky and uncomfortable? Well, cleansing wipes come to the rescue~ Of course, it does not stop us from sweating but it does help in some ways...like...temporary relieves you from sweaty and stickiness. While some contain fragrances, it reduces the bad odor, leaving you smelling pleasant~ So keep a packet of cleansing body wipes in your bag! It might comes in handy in this summer. FYI, I'm using the Holika Holika So Cool Deo Perfume Tissue. Sorry, no picture for this. 

Also, don't forget to use sunscreen! I don't use one so I can't share about anything about sunscreen but I know it helps to protect and prevent the skin from the damage, such as wrinkles and age spots, caused by the sun ray. I'm considering getting one soon... maybe... not sure yet~ 

Alright, we have come to the end of this post. I hope you readers enjoy my long writing. Ermm..., I have read all the emails and comments you readers sent in but I have yet to reply to any of them... Sorry about that. I will reply as soon as possible. Give me some more time, please~ That's that, I will update again soon hopefully. 

Review: Nature Republic 92% Aloe Vera Soothing Gel

Nature Republic Soothing and Moisture 92% Aloe Vera Soothing Gel (300ml) — A soothing gel that is enriched with 92% organic aloe gel certified by California Certified Organic Farmers. It is formulated with mild formula, which is free from paraben, mineral oil and artificial colors.


It is a multi function soothing gel and can be used to mildly moisturize various parts of the body such as the face, arms, legs and hairs. The following picture shows some examples of the uses:
Usage/Directions: After cleansing your skin, apply sufficient amount onto desired area.

Ingredients List: Aloe Barbadensis leaf extract (92%), Alcohol, Glyceryl Polyacrylate, Dipropylene Glycol, Butylene Glycol, Glycerin, Propylene Glycol, 1,2-Hexanediol, PolyGlutamic Acid, Betaine, Sodium Hyaluronate, Carendula Officinalis Flower Extract, Mentha Viridis (Spearmint) Extract, Melissa Officinalis Extract, Carbomer, PEG-60 Hydrogenated Castor Oil, Triethanolamine, Phenoxyethanol, Water, Parfum, Disodium EDTA

The product comes in a plastic tub with a screwed-off cap...

...and has a protective cover in the tub.


This is how the aloe vera gel looks like in the tub with the protective cover removed.
It has a nice fragrance; very perfumey and I find it overpowering as the scent lingers on my skin for some time after I washed it off.

The aloe vera gel is transparent in color and has a lightweight gel-ish-watery-like texture, which makes it easy to apply.


Tried & Tested
I've tried it as a body lotion. It does not feel oily at all and it gets absorbed into my skin very quickly leaving a matte finish, without a greasy or sticky residue. Once I applied it on my skin, my skin immediately felt a cooling sensation, which soothed my skin and I quite like the sensation this aloe vera gel gives.

FYI, I have dull, dry and flaky skin on my elbow and I applied some aloe vera gel on my elbow. Take a look at the pictures of BEFORE and AFTER application.
P.S: I wanted to take a picture on how the gel looks upon massaging on my skin, but it absorbed into my skin way too fast and so I failed to capture the moment... lol.

In the BEFORE picture, you can clearly spot the dull complexion, dryness and flakiness issues on my elbow; and my skin looks very rough. Whilst in the AFTER picture, there is a significant improvement - less flakiness. My skin definitely looks and feels smoother and softer after using the product, but in terms of moisturization, I wouldn't say it is very moisturizing.

Well, to further determine on how this product performed on my skin, let's have a SKIN ANALYSIS by using my newly bought beauty device from Japan~

Before I show you the results, please take a look at the Measurement Guide:
*P.S. Analyzing Standards:
The standard value of water level is 38%++, 3-5 bars (normal to very moisturized).
The standard value of oil level is 3 bars (normal). - means balanced, which is neither too oily nor too dry.
The standard value of cells (roughness/softness) is soft - happy face.

Evaluation: After applying the gel.......
- my skin moisture increased from 26% (1 bar) to 34% (2 bars)
- *my skin oil level increased from 1 bar to 2 bars
- cells(?) transformed from very gloomy, frown face to sad face that means my skin still feels rough but it's definitely less rough than before (= feels softer)

*My skin oil level gained an extra bar and that doesn't mean it is too oily okay! The standard value of oil level is 3 bars (normal range) hence, 2 bars is a positive results. However, my skin is still in the dry range. Refer back to "Measurement Guide" and "Analyzing Standards" for more info.
Let's do an OIL TEST~! I scooped out some aloe vera gel onto a sheet of Clean & Clear oil blotting paper.


And leave it for 10 minutes. Here's the result:

Can you see the oil traces dispersing around the gel?

Let's view the back of the oil blotting paper... *flipped the oil blotting paper*

A clearer view on the oil traces.

So this is why my skin oil level gained an extra bar huh? HAHA. Even though this aloe vera gel shows some signs of oil traces, it really does not feel greasy. Besides, if this is a very oily product, the skin analyzer device should have detected it and the oil level should obtain the result of 5 bars instead of just 2 bars. Anyway, I have also tried it as a wash-off and sleeping mask on my face and it did not cause my skin to breakout. With that said, I think this product is suitable for oily skin as well.

In summary, this product is very soothing and it does a great job in calming and cooling down the skin. It does moisturize the skin as shown in the skin analysis results but is not very moisturizing; it's moisturizing ability is not up to my expectation and in my opinion, it is more on the soothing side. Another downside of this product is that it comes in a tub without a spatula and I find it unhygienic to dip my fingers constantly into the tub. I'm glad I have several spatulas at home~ lol.

All in all, this product is a perfect 'cool-down' treatment for the summer season/hot days and is suitable for all skin types.

About

A warm greeting to all readers! Thank you for visiting my page. :D

So, let me start with a short introduction about myself and this blog...

Who Is Behind This Blog?
My name is Ashley and I am an acne sufferer. I battled moderate-severe acne for about 4 years before I found a solution that cleared my skin. For your information, I still get acne occasionally, but it's not as bad as it used to be. If you are interested to know how bad my acne was, you can find out more at "My Acne Story" page (pictures included).

Besides acne, I have also dealt with other skin problems such as eczema, skin irritations and allergies (rashes, vesicles).

The primary reason I started this blog was to share my acne journey and story; the products and techniques I used that have helped me tremendously in my battle with acne, and also to educate people on different skin problems and how to take care of their skin.

And the goal of BITSDIARIES.COM is to help people suffering from acne and skin problems to regain their hope in achieving clear skin and also allow them to find support and realize that they are not alone in this battle for clear, healthy skin.

In this blog, I will mainly be sharing and passing on the knowledge regarding acne that I have acquired through my acne battle. Besides acne-related topics, I will also be sharing on beauty tips, product reviews, hauls and much more.

By the way, I only share things that I have personally experienced, tried and/or loved, and all the things I shared here are written with integrity. That is a rule I set for myself and the site.

A little background about my skin type and problems. I have sensitive, acne-prone, oily and combination skin — oily T-zone & dry cheeks.

Some other information... I'm a contact lenses wearer, and my all-time favorite contact lenses are 1-Day ACUVUE Define (Vivid) and 1-Day ACUVUE Moist.

Skin Care Routine

I have tried a lot of products but not all of them were effective in healing my acne. Therefore, I will only list down the products that are truly effective to deal with acne.

Note: Although the products listed helped to treat my acne, it may not have the same effect on you because our skins are different and react differently to products. Hence, you have to keep on trying products to find the best products that work for your skin.

Tip: As our skin type do change over time, I would advise to observe your skin from time to time and modify your skin care routine when necessary. This is to ensure that what you use supply all the needs your skin may need.

Past Skin Care Routine (dated: End of Year 2011 to Year 2012)

Day:
Nexcare Acne Patch (only use it on inflamed pimples + when I stay at home)
Etude House AC Clinic Daily Toner
- Hiruscar Gel
Etude House AC Clinic Pink Powder Spot (only use it when I stay at home)

Night:
Nexcare Acne Patch (only use it on inflamed pimples)
Etude House AC Clinic Daily Toner
- Hiruscar Gel

Past Skin Care Routine (dated: Year 2013 to Year 2014)

Day:
Nexcare Acne Patch (only use it on inflamed pimples + when I stay at home)
Etude House AC Clinic Daily Toner

Night:

Past Skin Care Routine (dated: Year 2015)

Day:
Innisfree Bija Trouble Facial Foam
Etude House AC Clinic Daily Acne Foam Cleanser
Nexcare Acne Patch (only use it on inflamed pimples)
- Innisfree Bija Anti-Trouble Skin (Toner)
Etude House AC Clinic Liquid Spot
Benzac AC Gel 2.5% B.P (only use it on cystic acne)

Night:
Nexcare Acne Patch (only use it on inflamed pimples)
Innisfree Bija Anti-Trouble Skin (Toner)
Facial masks that I find it effective to treat acne:

Other facial masks that I always use:
- My Beauty Diary Hyaluronic Acid Mask
- My Beauty Diary Strawberry Yogurt Mask
Innisfree Jeju Volcanic Pore Clay Mask
Innisfree Super Volcanic Pore Clay Mask
- My Beauty Diary Black Obsidian Moisturizing Black Mask (Year 2015)
Innisfree Super Volcanic Clay Mousse Mask (Year 2015)

Make-up Remover:
- Biore Hydra Clear Make Up Remover (Discontinued)
Biore Aqua Jelly Makeup Remover
Etude House AC Clean Up Cleansing Water

*Daily Make-up Products (base):
The Face Shop Power Perfection BB Cream
Etude House AC Clean Up Mild BB Cushion 
Dr. Jart+ Ctrl-A Beauty Balm
DHC Medicated Acne Care Concealer
Dr. Jart+ Ctrl-A Spot Cover concealer
Etude House AC Clean Up Mild Concealer 

*P.S: Check out "My Makeup Routine" page to find out more.
**(last update: 10th July 2016)**

If you have any questions, let me know via LINE app (LINE ID: bitsdiaries). :)

Makeup Routine

The type and the amount of makeup I wear on a daily basis depend on my mood, my skin's condition, where I'm going and of course the weather. On lazy days, I would only wear BB cream, lip balm and a lipstick/tint/gloss, and that's it. Lol.

Anyway, here is the full list of makeup products that I currently use:

"Base"


Etude House Magic Any Cushion in Mint (only use it when there is redness on my face, e.g. an outbreak)


- Maybelline Pure Mineral Concealer (only use it to conceal my dark circles)


Innisfree No-Sebum Mineral Pact (only use it on hot days to control shine)

- Etude House Play 101 Stick Contour Duo

"Eyes"

- Innisfree Shadow Pencil in #04

- Innisfree Shadow Pencil in #05

- Innisfree Shadow Pencil in #09

- Dolly Wink Eyeshadow in #01 Brown

- 1028 Visual Therapy Brownie Eyes Shadow Palette

- K-Palette 1-Day Tattoo Eyeliner WP in Black

- Clio Gelpresso Waterproof Pencil Gel Liner in #07 Golden Black

- Clio Gelpresso Waterproof Pencil Gel Liner in #16 Black Brick

- Etude House Tear Drop Liner in #01

- Maybelline The Falsies Volum' Express Waterproof Mascara 


"Lips"

- Laneige Lip Primer
- Nivea Hydro Care Lip Balm (use it as a primer under lipstick and/or lipgloss)

The Face Shop x Disney Tinted Lip Balm #01 Brilliant Red Sun 





Laneige Two Tone Lip Bar #02 Red Blossom

- Laneige Water Drop Tint in Rose Mauve

- Bourjois Effet 3D Lip Gloss in #20 Rose Symphonic

*P.S: I use different eyeshadow, eyeliner and lip color everyday depending on my mood and outfit. *

For your information, some are attached with review link. So if you are interested in any of the products, click it to read my review. For those without a link, I will post the review in the future. If you want to know my thoughts on the products, stay tuned to my blog~! :)

**(last updated: 25th July 2016)**

Understanding The Types Of Acne — Whitehead, Blackhead, Papule, Pustule, Cyst, Nodule | Acne Tips

There are many different types of acne ranging in severity from mild to severe. So in order to treat your acne, you must first identify the zit that you are dealing with.

Credit: I do not own the picture of nodule. I found it on google. But the rest are mine!

So, What Are Acne?
"Acne Vulgaris", commonly known as pimples, occur when facial oil, also called sebum, and dead skin cells clog the skin's pores. Once the pores are clogged, pimples start forming and attract bacteria, leading to inflammation.

The Types Of Acne:
The most common types of acne are whitehead, blackhead, papule, pustule and cyst. Nodule is less common; it is similar to a cyst, but is more painful and larger in size. I will explain more on nodule later. Let's start from whitehead.

- Whitehead (mild)
Whitehead appears as a flesh-colored, white tiny bump on the surface of the skin. It is simply a clogged pore form underneath the skin and is usually not red or sore (not inflamed). Good news is it's mild and easy to treat! Exfoliation can help to treat and keep it at bay.

- Blackhead (mild)
A blackhead is similar to a whitehead, but the top is exposed to the air which causes the sebum to oxidize and changes from white to black. Treat and prevent it by exfoliating with an exfoliator. You can have it professionally extracted as well.

- Papule (moderate)
A papule appears as a small, red-pink inflamed bump on the skin with no "head" and can be tender to the touch. It occurs when a closed comedone (whitehead) is infected by bacteria, leading to inflammation. It can get irritated easily, so avoid squeezing it. Anyway, it will progress and grow into a pustule.

- Pustule (moderate)
A pustule is an inflamed, nasty bump appears as a red spot with a white or yellow centre filled with pus. It is generally painless and occurs when a mixture of oil, dead skin cells and bacteria rising to the surface. If you have to pop it, you have to make sure that you do it properly because if you do it in the wrong way, it may cause damage to your skin and may lead to permanent scarring.

- Cyst (moderate-severe)
A cyst is similar to a nodule but they are NOT technically one and the same. A cyst is a red, painful, pus-filled lesion occurs under the skin and is usually triggered by hormones spikes. It can remain on the skin for weeks.

- Nodule (severe)
The most severe types of acne and the toughest to treat. A nodule is a very painful, large, solid acne lesion that is lodge deep beneath the skin. The infection happens deeper beneath the skin's surface, so a topical spot treatment might not be useful as it only dry out the skin's top surface. As a result, it is hard to treat and may persist for weeks or even months.

Most of the acne (mild to moderate-severe) can be treated with over-the-counter products that contain active acne ingredient such as salicylic acid, benzoyl peroxide or tea tree oil. By identifying and understanding the type of your acne, you can determine the most suitable treatments to deal with them.

Read Understanding The Acne Fighters — Salicylic Acid .vs. Benzoyl Peroxide .vs. Tea Tree Oil to find out more on these acne ingredients and how they work on different types of acne. Also, check out my 5 Acne Spot Treatment Recommendations that I find work best to zap blemishes.

However, if you are plagued by many inflamed cystic and/or nodular acne (severe), I strongly advise you to seek medical advice. 

If you would like to know more about acne scars, check out Understanding The Types Of Acne Scars — Post Inflammatory Hyperpigmentation, Boxcar, Rolling, Ice-Pick, Keloid.
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July Favorites!

Mood: 

I decided to do an early July favorites because I might not have the time to do it at the end of the month. My college life is starting soon and I have so much work to prepare for the brand new semester! New school, new environment, new people, new things to learn and.........my orientation falls on 25th July. AHHH~~!, I'M NERVOUS LIKE HELL! (≥ 3 ≤) 11 days to go before I say 'sayonara'(means 'goodbye') to my vacation...(T¬T) 

So...*getting back to the topic~* [...] I only have 4 favorite products this month...
1. DHC Medicated Acne Care Concealer SPF22 PA++
2. Shiseido Spotscover Foundation?/Concealer
3. Biore Hydra Clear Make Up Remover
4. Homemade/DIY Honey Tea Tree Mask
Without further ado, I will just jump straight into the points...

1. DHC Medicated Acne Care Concealer SPF22 PA++

This concealer conceals imperfections and is sweat-proof. Comes in 2 shades.
I have acne scars(referring to light scars) and this concealer works well to cover them up but the only downside is it can't completely cover dark scars. Other than that, everything is OKAY and it DOES NOT break me out~ *thumbs-up* DHC Medicated Acne Care series are for people who have acne-prone skin like me... (T_T) 

2. Shiseido Spotscover Foundation?/Concealer


I first saw this in a Youtube video(Link) and I'm amazed by the coverage that it gives! It has a thick and creamy consistency and is VERY pigmented which make it a good concealer to covers up everything(blemishes)! A little dab goes a long way! However, it comes in only 2 shades — S100 and S101. I bought the lightest shade S100 but I still think that it's a little too dark. ):

By the way, my mom super love this concealer! She used this to hide her super dark freckles that she failed to cover them up using other brands concealer. After I let her try using this, she keep on borrowing it from me every single day! (=`3 ′=) This is truly an AMAZING product!

3. Biore Hydra-Clear Makeup Remover

I LOVE LOVE LOVEEEE this makeup remover! It does a great job on removing my makeup and it's water-based therefore, it does not makes me breakout. Out of all the makeup removers I've used so far, this is THE BEST! I will definitely repurchase it again and agaaaiinnnnnnn!

4. Homemade/DIY Honey Tea Tree Mask
Ingredient:
- ½-1 teaspoon of 100% natural/pure honey
- 1 drop of 100% pure Tea tree oil

Preparation and Application:
-.Mix both ingredients well.
- Apply it on affected areas or whole face for 15-20minutes and wash it off. Use 2-3 times a week.
**Tea tree oil are essential oil which generally volatile and often oxidize to lose their benefit therefore use the mask as soon as possible after preparation.
** Tea tree oil might not suit some skin types.

Honey is rich in vitamins, minerals and amino acids which aids the skin. It has powerful anti-oxidants which fight free radicals and slow down aging, anti-bacterial properties & anti-inflammatory agent that heals and prevents infections and it is a valuable moisturizer for our skin. Tea Tree Oil is an excellent treatments for acne. It has strong anti-microbal, anti-septic and fungicidal properties.Combined it with honey, it helps eradicate the infections in acne affected areas.

This is the most effective mask I've ever used to kill acne! Like seriously, it works miraculously! Way cheaper, better and fastest result than those pimple gels or whatever chemicals-formulated products sold in the drugstores! Try this out if you're not allergic to tea tree oil. you will be amazed by the result!

So these are some of my favorites products for this month! :)
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