It’s been a long time since I’ve sat down to write but here I am, away from TikTok and posting about my 1 year of taking care of my skin!!! AMAZING!!! WOOOO-HOOOO!!!! It’s been one year of me trying different products, finding out what works best and what doesn’t.
Firstly, I have to say thank you to my skin who has been the champion throughout this all. It’s taken on an entire new routine and help it together. *claps*
Now, since you’ve read this far, you’re probably wondering what I’ve been using to keep my skin in tip-top shape? About 98% of my skincare is Korean…wait let me explain! When living in China, there weren’t a lot of options that I learned to trust. Of course they had skincare but some skincare has chemicals in it to make the person lighter and for my complexion, that didn’t work. Someone suggested Innisfree. It took a few tries and some research to buy the first product (which was nothing I’d researched or intended to buy). I bought a cleaner and some sunblock. That’s it!
I used it and saw how amazing it made my face feel and when back for more. That was around the end of March/ early April of 2019. And boom, before I left, I’d spent over 5000RMB! (I don’t know what the conversion is…wait let me Google [searches through Google] $707.96 estimated). Listen, under I put that number in and did the conversion, I didn’t realize I’d spent that much. interesting. But any who, since I had started working, I’ve made two more orders to replace my dwindling stash with Innisfree products. So, at this point, I may be inching closer and closer to the $1,000.
Well, what do you use?
Every night, I mostly follow the Korean skincare routine. I cleanse with an oil, followed up by a Cerva cleanser. When I’m doing cleansing, I apply a toner, serums, essences, eye cream, and a final cream to “seal” it all in. I do need to buy more acids to go along with my serums but this method is working for me right now. And also, I have been avoid dairy like the plague. Ugh. I’m lactose intolerant and these past few weeks have been tough on my intestines. So, the elimination of dairy and mostly chocolate has cleared it up (surprisingly, I don’t care chocolate until a few days before my period). I’ve also drank more water! I usually don’t drink a lot of caffeine because I won’t be able to sleep. My eating has been terrible but I’m still hanging on!
And I have to say, my skin is no longer a concern with me. I can nit-pick over issues with my body but I don’t have those anymore with my skin. I wish I had a picture from when I started and after but my skin tells it’s own story. It likes what I’m doing and I like what it’s doing.
And also!!! I submitted my application to attend university again. This time, I’m going to a local college instead of a massive school and I’m starting with biology. During this time, I will still work (maybe not full-time) but I’m going to give it my all! I sent in my application Friday so hopefully next week I’ll hear something regarding transferring my credits over. We’ll see! I’ll keep you updated on how it goes.