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3 YEARS APART 👉🏻 learning & educating myself

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nikkisplayroom
i never grew up experiencing acne and/or major skin problems. it was a blessing and a curse. i always believed my skin was resistant towards any impurities & breaking out. i went 17 years with clear skin, surely since i’m past the “adolescent acne” phase, i MUST be out of the woods?!?!!!?? W R O N G. 👉🏻 3 YEARS BEFORE
i only used cetaphil cleanser (yuck) & a cerave moisturizer (classic holy grail)
never chemically exfoliated & didn’t understand wtf a serum was
was never mindful of ingredients & didn’t see the problem with popping pimples 🤷🏻‍♀️
👉🏻 3 YEARS LATER
i have a fixed skin routine cycle with separate AM routines & PM routines dedicated to hydrating or exfoliating (i will post my skincare routine soooon 😭)
i break out primarily on my cheeks & my forehead. periodically it’ll occur on my temples but only one or two
i definitely believe it’s due to my persistent habit of touching my face & poor diet choices since quarantine had begun 🍳 (i’ve consumed so much dairy)
👉🏻 WHERE DID I GO WRONG?
there’s numerous factors to consider. stress, hormonal changes, environment, & other things can affect my skins progression towards this stage. while i can’t pinpoint it, my diet has changed significantly since then (i was on a plant based diet 3 years ago)
so many products have been introduced to my skin in the past year. i’m working towards finding ingredients that are negatively affecting my skin but until then, i’ve tried to work towards simplifying my routine any time i get a new product.
👉🏻 WHAT WILL I DO IN THE FUTURE?
sometimes less is more. i’m still experimenting with what works best for me & have consulted a dermatologist. in the meantime, i’m sticking to my schedule cycle!
i’ve already tried tretinoin but believe i should consider a diet change. excluding the dairy is best & striving towards a nutrient rich diet is ideal (but frick, taco bell is so good)
leave any comments, suggestions, or words of wisdom! sorry 4 da long post 😭
Jun. 4, 2020
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Sant0214I cut out sugar and dairy all together and that helped me tremendously. Also, I sleep every night with an air purifier. I found out this trick dated someone using it at the time and noticed the changes in my skin. Five years later I swear by it! Now I rarely have break out anymore.
Jun. 6, 2020·17 likes
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