I haven’t added anything new to my skin care routine lately, only picking up an item or two as replacements whenever I run out. I’ve been pretty satisfied with the results from my routine lately, but I had a little extra money this month and I decided to buy a few new things. I grabbed a few things from The Ordinary to help with anti-aging, and another tub of CeraVe cream to help keep my skin moisturized since I picked up swimming again. This post is only about three items, but I get into detail about why I picked up these items and my first impressions.
Acid acid acid! Beta Hydroxy Acid, BHA, is an exfoliant that works wonders for clogged pores and acne prone skin. As an oil soluble acid, BHAs make their way into the pore lining and break apart excess oils and dead skin. Cleaned out pores are important beacuse they look smaller and reduce the chance of acne flair ups! Two popular BHA solutions, one Western and one Korean, are the Paula’s Choice Skin Perfecting 2% Blackhead Liquid and the CosRX BHA Blackhead Power Liquid, respectively. I compared the two over the span of a few months to see how they fared against each other.
I’m sure many of you are aware of the fact that the United States elected Donald Trump as president, and what a hot mess that has turned out to be. The past week has been stressful, which means my skincare has been working overtime to make sure that the stress doesn’t manifest on my face. Join me as I share an update of my skin care routine, along with products that I use to make sure that my protest face is looking it’s best.
Over the past year I have gathered a variety of samples that are either used in a rush of excitement or stowed away for later. I’ve been very happy with my skin routine lately so I haven’t found a reason to go through my samples to try anything new. But now, I decided to embark on the adventure of ~my sample stash~ to try out a few new products. Continue reading
Hi people! This blog has been a fun way to document my skin care journey and also help keep my writing muscles going. I know I haven’t been updating all that frequently lately, which I can attribute to half being busy and half being lazy. However, over the last few post, I’ve been asked to start creating email notifications, and I have!
Another year casted off to the sound of people cheering and champagne bottles popping to fill the cringing silence of Mariah Carey’s NYE performance that will surely be 2016’s final meme. While I’ve been taking care of my skin for quite some time, 2016 saw a vast difference in how I treated my skin – it marks my plunge into Asian beauty. I’ll be reflecting on this years lessons and products that stood out to me
Hi guys! I wrote a piece about how I struggled a little with embracing my racial identity in a heavily westernized environment, and how through the help of Asian beauty I was able to embrace and be proud of my unique background. The piece is featured on The Very Good Light, a site that David Yi recently launched, that aims at men physical and mental grooming. So if you could hop on over to their side of the internet and check out my piece, I’d greatly appreciate it! Thanks!
Sheet mask are typically known as the gateway drug into Asian beauty. They’re easy to use and provide funny, if not disturbing, selfies to litter Instagram feeds with. Serial killer selfies aside, because of my constant use of sheet masks I am always on the lookout for cheap yet effect masks to keep my skin plump. I gave Bonvivant’s Botanical Mask Packs a try to see if these $1 mask make the cut for my constant masking habbits Continue reading
The past few days have a been a little more stressful than usual. A combination of finals for school, taking on a lot of projects for work, and the United States electing Donald Trump as our next president all left me a little more tightly wound than usual. To help myself unwind I’ve been taking my “spa days” rather seriously, as a nice self care step. I will be damned if we elect a racist, homophobic, misogynistic president AND I’m left with bad skin. Here’s a rundown of my spa day, which focuses not only on my face but also my body.
There are a lot of products that I like, but very few that I actually love. Some people adorn the products they love with the title of “Holy Grail”, but I have commitment issues and don’t want to say these products are the end all be all. Instead, I’ll just say “I really like you at the moment!”
Here’s a list of five skin care products -not necessarily listed in order of most favorite- that I really enjoy using! Continue reading