Break Out and the Aftermath

I had been breaking out badly for almost 2 years now. As I mentioned from my prior blogs/posts this hasn’t happened to me since birth. It really is quite depressing and quite frustrating too. I had use several products just to try to combat this stupid thing. It’ll be gone for a moment then comes back on that same place which my side chin and jaw area.

According to a Chinese medicine doctor, Dr. Wang Zheng Hu, the location of acne spots on your face can give you an indication of their underlying cause.

Your skin often reflects your internal health, so by analyzing where you get pimples and “mapping” where acne pops up on your face, you can understand what’s causing your acne and prevent the zits from forming

Chin and Jaw
Acne

  • Reduce the habit of eating before bed
  • Eat more fresh fruit and vegetables
  • Get more rest
  • Get your hormones checked for imbalances
  • Get 20 minutes of exercise each day
  • Sleep early and wake up early, getting at least 7-8 hours of sleep each night
  • Reduce stress as much as possible (yoga, meditating, listening to music, writing in a journal, etc.)
  • Massage your body for relaxation, particularly the abdomen
  • Practice proper hygiene
  • Check toothpaste, mouthwash, and chapsticks
  • Drink spearmint tea
  • Take omega-3s to help regulate hormones

(you can check the entire acne map details via this link: http://www.skinacea.com/acne/acne-face-map.html#.U805j-NdUYw)

I haven’t visited an OB-Gyne to check my hormones. I don’t want to take the risk in taking birth control pills it kinda scares me that there might be side effects in the long run. It is impossible for me to sleep early since my work requires a graveyard shift. I only have time sleeping early during weekends or my rest days. Actually, I’m already used to sleeping late. I eat veggies and fruits but not on a daily basis. My diet hasn’t change that much ever since. I don’t usually eat fast food since I know that it is not good for the body.  So it might be hormonal especially if my monthly thing  is about to come.

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Above is the photo of my nasty breakout that I took more than 2 months ago. Sorry I wasn’t able to took another photo for the month/s after that.

I have used almost the same products that I featured on this blog. It healed. The biggest lesson I learned is do not touch your face often or do not prick pimples as much as possible. I only squeeze my pimples if there is a ‘pus’ that is coming out. It is better to take those off for faster healing I guess. I had also religiously wash my face to an extent of 3 times a  day. But the biggest dilemma for me is getting rid of the blemishes or marks left behind. It the most annoying thing ever!!

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The above photo(left and ride side of my chin area) was taken yesterday.

My pimple marks is starting to lighten somehow. I’m using Cyleina BP soap, eskinol spotless C and Bio Oil for this. I think Bio oil is doing its job (i’ll do a separate review on this). I bought Bio Oil for my maternity stretchmarks but I found out its other benefits and uses.I don’t want to overwhelm it yet. Let’s see how it goes. I’m only on my 2nd week of using Bio oil but I think it is promising( just being positive plus it is quite expensive 495Php 60ml.)

I almost give up actually on this battle. I know its kinda exaggerating since there are others whose situation is worst than mine. But who doesn’t want to have clear skin and not spent time concealing those ugly marks and pimples. I myself doesn’t have time for that. I actually tried it but failed. I bought concealers and it didn’t conceal those perfectly. Maybe i’m using a wrong shade of concealer or maybe it is not a good concealer at all? I’m not an expert too when it comes to doing makeup. I’m just afraid too that putting makeup will just worsen the sensitivity of my skin.

This is all for now. I’m crossing my fingers not to have a bad breakout again.

🙂

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Eskinol Spot Less White

So here is my partial review of this product which is Eskinol Spot Less White. I know Eskinol is one of the toners or let’s say astringents known here in the Philippines. I remember the ad of this product wherein its endorser way back when I was a kid is the famous actress Vilma Santos. From what I remember, my mom had use this before. A trusted brand since 1945 and the pioneer of Facial Care in thePhilippines, Eskinol remains to be the #1 and will continue to grow the Deep Cleanser segment.

Eskinol Spot Less White Facial Deep Cleanser (with Pure Calamansi Extract)

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Eskinol Facial Deep Cleansers contain Micro-cleanse Anti-Bacterial Formula that removes pimple-causing dirt left from washing with soap. It also removes excess oil and make-up to make your skin truly clean. Use Eskinol Facial Deep Cleanser and avoid pimples and other skin problems from coming back.

It claims to whiten and reduce dark spots or blemishes as early as 1 week.

I’ve read blogs and reviews on this most of them saying it is effective.

Partial verdict:

Compared to Gluta C toner this seems to clean my face better. I just noticed my cotton has accumulated more dirt when I use the Eskinol than Gluta C. I like the smell of this toner it is not too strong with a Citrus hint (since it has Calamansi Extract). It doesn’t dry that much too. Very affordable for 29 Php or close to 30 bucks for the small bottle. You can find this in any drugstores or leading supermarkets.

For the whitening part? I might give this a week or two. I have fair skin though. My indication for this would be my pimple marks and blemishes if it would lighten or remove it totally.

The downside might be its alcohol content but I don’t think I might be bothered by that.  I mean most toners have alcohol in it.

*update on this will be posted. Soon.

**Update as of 06\12\15– It’s been a long time since I last used this. After this I used the other variant, which is the Eskinol Classic White Facial Deep Cleanser but it didn’t help on my acne. As you all know I’m only using Kojie San Toner + Cleanser now.