Giant Zit…? No Problem!

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It’s hump day!  And I have a giant hump on my face!  Yes, that’s my chin in the close-up pic with the giant zit.  Well, I guess it’s not so giant anymore, it was swollen and “YUGE” yesterday, but it’s gone… Continue Reading

Retin-A: Day 60 (July 12, 2015)

This post is actually for July 12 through July 19, 2015. We went on a beach vacation to Gulf Shores, so I was curious as to how my skin would handle the sun and climate. We were outside, on the… Continue Reading

Amazing Cosmetics Perfection Sticks Cover and Contour On The Go

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I was SO excited to get these!  I had been looking at the Smashbox contouring sticks, but put off getting them.  It must have been fate that these showed up in my mailbox! The Amazing Cosmetics Perfection Sticks are chubby,… Continue Reading

Evologie Stay Clear Cream

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Evologie Stay Clear Cream not only hydrates, but it restores optimal skin health with its YS3 Complex (more info here). The multi-tasking, proprietary blend strengthens the skin’s natural barrier and deeply hydrates while working to brighten discoloration, restore texture, and… Continue Reading

Evologie Intensive Blemish Serum

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Evologie Intensive Blemish Serum purportedly banishes visible blemishes, discoloration, and surface scars without drying or irritating your skin. The serum, developed by doctors, utilizes the company’s YS3 Complex (more info here), which penetrates the skin and goes straight to the… Continue Reading

Evologie Stay Clear Cleanser

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The problem with so many products marketed to clear your skin is that they are very harsh and drying. The thing that attracted me to Evologie is their gentle, hydrating ingredients. According to the company, this cleanser is an advanced… Continue Reading

The Road to Beautiful Skin: Cleansing & Purging Process

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If you’ve been keeping up with this website, especially skincare-related posts like the Peter Thomas Roth Irish Moor Mud Mask (review found here), you likely know that your skin can get worse before it gets better.  Any time you begin… Continue Reading

Retin-A: Day 29 (June 11, 2015)

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No changes in cleansing and skincare routine. I decided to switch to Retin-A 0.05% cream.  I was planning on still using 0.025% in my eye area, but the cream spewed out of the 0.05% tube upon opening, so I used… Continue Reading

Retin-A: Day 28 (June 10, 2015)

I haven’t documented anything since May 19 because there haven’t really been any changes.  I continued to use the tretinoin every night.  The only night I did not use it was May 30, because I ended up in the hospital with… Continue Reading

Retin-A: Day 6 (May 19, 2015)

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As of day six, I have still tolerated the Retin-A quite well.  I have applied every night, without fail.  Although, some people may need to start off applying just once or twice per week, depending on sensitivity.  Your doctor can… Continue Reading