Saturday, May 29, 2010

Unsatisfied facial routine

Hey girls, it's been several months since I last blogged. So I'm less busy now, mostly because I'm working 9-5 and have weekends free for once!

Some life update: I've moved from Pittsburgh to Mountain View, CA for the end of my capstone project for my masters degree. It's glad to be back in California!

I just came back from shopppping, I haven't been to a mall in almost half a year! So I kinda bought whatever I felt like :/. I will blog about the stuff I bought later.. after shopping I realized I really miss blogging and sharing my experiences from the products I use, so I decided to start up again. Most of the stuff I bought were skin care things, so stay tuned!

Anyway, I was continuously breaking out when I was in Pittsburgh. At first I thought it was the whether, but in the end I realize it was a combination of poor diet, dehydration, and lack of sleep. Being so busy made me neglect myself in that way and I really should've prepared for it. I also realized that dairy makes me break out and now I'm trying to cut dairy out of my diet. I knew I was lactose intolerant but didn't know that it also affected my skin.

Anyway, coming back to California, I have more time to be aware of my body, therefore I want to take care of my skin more.

After the move back here, I had to throw a lot of products away due to lack of space.. travelling some thousands of miles wasn't really fun. When I arrived to California, I wanted to use up some of the stuff I bought but didn't really use:

Neutrogena Oil-Free Acne Wash: redness soothing
I bought this because I have red blemishes from spots that were healing and wanted to subdue it. I used it for a week and didn't really like it because it didn't really 'foam' as a cleanser. It was like a lotion consistency. I tried using it again after running out of a different cleanser, but I still don't like it enough that I had to buy a new different cleanser.

nice tingly feeling after use

doesn't really do anything for the redness
leaves a residue feeling on the face
doesn't feel like it 'cleans'


  1. First of all, welcome back!
    I'd love to see the goodies you got at the mall. Not going to the mall for half a year is a really long time, I think I could survive that... as long as I could still go to target & walmart, lol.

    - Janel [x]

  2. Welcome back! Looking forward to seeing that haul!:) You may want to take a look at Eucerin (drugstore brand). They have a range for redness. Or maybe something gentle like Cetaphil. Best of luck in your new place!

  3. It's good to have you back here in the blog world. I really missed your blog.

    Lots of love,

  4. Hey, welcome back! It's been soooo long! Glad to know you are well (and back shopping! Heh heh!). I agree with aesthethiccoo - you could try Cetaphil. :)

  5. Welcome back! :) Also, I've used that before & since I don't have acne, if I use it once & don't use it after that one time, then I'll get acne. It's weeeeird. Great post! Great review! :)



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