My Pimple Fighting Routine… (part 1)

My Pimple Fighting Routine ; My Cheap Accessible Easy to Find Items in My Pimple Fighting Routine / Drugstores Finds.

“This is my fight song
Take back my life song
Prove I’m alright song
My power’s turned on
Starting right now I’ll be strong
I’ll play my fight song
And I don’t really care if nobody else believes
‘Cause I’ve still got a lot of fight left in me”

Haha Intro music muna for this blog post. Warning lang mahaba-haba eto . Pero the catch is most of these products you can buy at the mall, groceries and normal drugstores without breaking the bank so mejo worth-it basahin!

Ready Start!

I decided to blog about this kasi a lot of my friends keep on asking me ano daw ba ginagamit ko sa mukha ko at kuminis. Even the facialist that usually do my anti-acne treatment started to ask me every visit  kung ano daw ba gamit ko ngayon, hindi na kasi aka masyado nag papa-facial at walang time, nagkikita na lang kami kapag nag papa-underarm waxing ako hehe. But I’ll try to have a diamond peel treatment from them, sale kasi sa Mall today and the past 2 days so pati ang Dermcare nag-sale for their services na pwede mo gamitin in your own time convenience, Galing diba? Okay, going back so ayun kinuwento ko sa kanila yung mga ginagamit ko tapos my sister and childhood friend went to Watson’s immediately para bumili ng mga products. Hinanap ko pa talaga sa google isa-isa at nag effort i-save sa mga phone nila para tama yung bibilhin nila hehe #feelingInfluencer. Medyo maganda naman yung effect ng sa sis ko, kaka-start nya pa lang kasi eh. Update ko kayo next time. Yung sa childhood friend ko I still have to check. Yung sa office mate ko naman, nakuwento ko lang sa kanya then she told me she bought some of it tapos ang sarap daw sa feeling parang ang linis linis ng mukha nya hehe. Sige let’s start the discussion / tsismisan.

Isa ako sa mga di pinalad magkaroon ng makinis, poreless, blemish free face. It all started when I was on 6th grade, during that time nauso yung mga powder na may color  like the Ponds one where it has 3 varieties, yung brown it acts as a foundation, tapos may color blue that serves as powder lang then may color pink na supposed to be eh blush on kaso I used it as a powder so imagine I am walking thru out the school pink yung buong mukha ko haha. Kaso hindi ata sya hiyang sakin I started to have small bumps in my forehead tapos syempre my Mom was not here she was working abroad since I was in 2nd grade kaya nung nakita ng Papa ko sabi nya safeguard lang daw katapat nun haha. So ayun I went to hi-school with pimples na mejo madami, I always hear my classmates comments like  “maganda sana sya may pimples lang” and once teased as tigidigyawat. I felt inferior during those times nawala konti yung self confidence ko, ewan ko ba kung bakit ako lang tinamaan ng puberty during that time sa klase namin. Good thing when I was on 3rd year nag-subside na sya ng slight, pero I still have 1 or 2 spots in my face lumilipat lang sila ng pwesto but  you can still see their presence. After hi-school nawala sya but the little bumps in my forehead stays forever. Hindi sya halata sa malayuan pero pag malapitan kita sya.  Nakakawala din ng confidence mag no-makeup look haha.

Fast forward nung nagtatrabaho ako, nagkaroon ako ng pimple break-outs maybe because of unhealthy food, smoking, stress and puyat. Mejo nahihiya ako kasi I am incharged in customer communication and sometimes I go thru meeting and they send me in Exhibitions kaya dapat I should look good. Below you can see some of my photos

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Yes, kasama ko si Ms. A in most of my photos. Di ako mahilig mag selfie magisa eh. As you can see in the first photo mejo magaspang yung mukha ko, forever kasi kami ng little bumps sa noo ko na sometimes I think na rashes sya or fungal infection o allergies pero maliliit na pimples lang talaga sila haha. Second and third photo you could see  na gumamit na ko ng filter may pimples pa din haiist, at may mga pimple marks pa.These are the reasons why I take matter on my own hands. I went to Dermcare for acne treatment, it hurts sobra kasi they are going to pop out every blackheads, whiteheads, pimples and zits in your face. I think it helps din kasi you will have a clean face after pero yung after care ang mejo mahirap since may tendency na mainfect sya eh. I tried their after care regimen which consists of soap, antibiotic for your face and toner. I only like the SNS soap but the rest is so-so, nakukulangan ako plus drying sya sobra. The facial  treatment and soap is okay, but I still have to find products that can help.

So dito na pumasok yung try and error, if you are going to look for a product na hiyang sayo, maghanap ka ng common denominator sa mag na-test mo na product na hindi okay, yung mga product that gives you itch, break out and redness tapos yung same ingredients sa kanila yun ang dapat iniiwasan mo. In my case upon research I discover that mineral oil is bad for me so I am always try to look for products na water based or walang mineral oil. I also dont use hardcore whitening products on my face, nagiging itchy kasi sya eh.

These are the items I am currently using;

PureDerm Argan Oil makeup remover– (PHP 198 in Watsons) First, after long day of wearing make-ups and powder you should remove it before washing your face. Otherwise mag smudge lang sya sa mukha mo. Also it will give time for your face to breathe. Pagkauwi ko pa lang at pagkapalit ng pambahay I reached out for this para tanggalin ang make-up then after ilang hours pa bago ako maligo. Double Cleansing ata tawag dito,

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Garnier Pure Active Anti Acne White Foam– (PHP 159 in Watsons) Eto ang break through discovery ko, ang lakas makadry ng pimples. Never ko syang pinalitan simula  I started using it a few months ago. Di sya mahapdi sa face. At di sya makati. I use it every morning and evening, with by barehands and water. I dont use loofah in my face kasi I read it somewhere na you should only use your hands for your face. Hindi abrasive kasi sensitive ang mukha natin. Malilinis sya promise specially if you do double cleansing like me. No need na for loofah.

Garnier Pure Active Anti Acne White Scrub– (PHP 89 in Watsons) I use it every scrub night. Usually twice a week. I use my ring and pinky finger pag gamit ko to, para di masyado madiin tama lang yung pressure. It really helps in drying your pimples. Kaso after mo gamitin parang na-stretch yung face mo kasi drying din sya.

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SNS Anti-Fungal Soap- (SNS PHP 80) I use this 2 times everyday. After my bath I still wash my face with this. Kasi diba after you rinse up  your hair conditioner will still run in your face. I use this as a finishing touch in my bath rituals.
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Eskinol Classic White Toner + dalacin-c – ( I already forgot the price pero a set will not cost you more than PHP150) This one I’ll need to put a disclaimer, I read an informative post on FB from a Pharmacist, that it is harmful to use the dalacin-c without a prescription. Kahit na you’re not going to take it orally and just put it in your toner, bad pa din daw sya it can cause AntiBiotic resistance and worst, colon problems on the long run. That is why Watson’s are not selling them without prescription / reseta. Sa Mercury Drugs naman they’ll sell you the smallest dosage, that is what I’m buying, pero as I read it bawal pa din yun. I am not aware of this when I started using the anti-bacterial medicine. I put the powder from the capsule inside the bottle of Eskinol and mixed it up by shaking. Nung marami pa kong pimples I used it everynight and it’s effective naman kasi nga it will prevent infections. And then nung nawala na yung mga pimples ko I only use it pag may lumitaw paisa-isa or as spot treatment meaning I put it in the cotton pads and  damp it on the problem areas or where the zit appeared. It works for me everytime I do that, Pag-gising ko the next morning dry na yung pimples and wala na yung redness. Again, you can use it on your own risk. And not because it works for me it will also do the same for you. You have to check if you have allergy for this certain anti-bacterial medicine. Or maybe it will be better if  you skip the dalacin-c and use the toner only.20170714_205247

Eto naman ang no make-up face ko ngayon. By the way no filter and no hilamos din yan. The bottom 2 is taken inside the house that is why mejo iba yung lightning the upper 2 naman sa terrace at may natural light. Di na sya tulad ng sati diba? Tyagaan lang talaga, On the other news,don’t mind my eyebags ha, puyat aka lagi eh, #PinaghirapanKoYan ahaha!

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This one below naman is with make-up and filter, makaka-peke na ba haha? Unlike before di na kita yung ilong mo sa filter tapos yung mga pimples mo bonga pa rin hehe.

So yan na nga yung mga sabon and facial washes I use in my face. Aside from the Argan Oil make-up remover, these items dry up the pimples so fast and will make your face squeaky clean that even part of your face will dry up too so kelangan mo ng moisturizer na kayang i-reverse yung dryness with out making your face very oily para bumalik is pimples.  I’ll post the moisturizer in Part 2.

Kayo ano secret nyo, share nyo naman sakin hehe.

 

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ADD is A SUPERPOWER…

Last week I took an online test to see if I have an ADD or Attention Deficit Disorder,

(ADD, or attention deficit disorder, is a type of ADHD. Depending on symptoms, three types of ADHD have been identified: Predominantly Inattentive Type ADHD is also sometimes called attention deficit disorder (ADD). … Hyperactivity and impulsivity are mild in this type.)

 

before that I thought that this is just a “pina-sosyal” (posh) name for KSP or Kulang sa Pansin (seeking constant attention). I used to tell myself and to joke people around na papansin lang ako (attention seeker). I know that maybe what I really have is cyberchondria because I keep on diagnosing myself from the internet. But on my defend I always hit the right thing, just like the time I got pompholyx eczema, I knew the moment I looked up on google that I have it, I just went to the Doctor for confirmation and for treatment, on the other hand I don’t self medicate serious concerns, good thing it doesn’t flare up anymore but I am still avoiding things and foods and enviroment that may trigger it.

So back on ADD the result of the test is quite shocking I scored 46 and moderate to severe  ADD/ADHD is between 26-33. I know I used to get hi-scores in most of the things I even aced my drivers license exam and all those tests they’ll give when you applied in the call center. Pero I am not that aware that even Psychological test eh kakarerin ko. I also took the psycho tests and good thing is I dont have any tendencies to be a serial killer :)).
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Screen Shot 2017-07-01 at 2.53.10 PM.pngSo  while I am taking the test my officemate and good friend Ms. A is beside me, so I got moral support. But everytime we read the questions she will be like “That is so you!!” or “It sounds familiar, just like you” or “that is what I always complain about you” and of course the “Its not a test anymore, most of it is a description of you”. But really most of it, tho not all, is describing me. From the things that I do to my attitude. Like when I try to do everything at the same time. Or when I unintentionally cut someone when they are talking, I know that is plain rude but during that time I remember something and I should let them know right then and there. Or when I hyperfocus and I zoned out from everything, the output will be great but sometimes people will get annoyed because I am  not minding them. And sometimes when I zoned out and they start talking to me, they will just look at each other and giggle, I am okay with that. That is why we made a rule that if they are going to ask me important things I should have to look at them or to their eyes, because most of the times I will just say yes even I dont understand what they are saying, so if I didnt look that means my answer is not valid and they cannot use it.

There are so many times I became a victim of it, once our previous technician asked me if he can have a half day, and of all the time he can drop the question, he did it while I am hyperfocusing on my paperworks. Few hours later our Engineer  looks for him so I ring him up and he told me he is out of the office already I asked why and he said I already grant him permission in the afternoon and I said yes. So that is why we have the rule because after the technician noticed it, he took full advantage of it.

Ms. A already did the briefing to our new Engineers in a joking funny way, they are godsent for understanding me and she also told them if sometimes I am zoning out, dont take it too personally because it is not really my intention.

So I did my research and I found out that ADD can be a super power. Here are the good things about it

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Without exageration, I would like to say that I experience most of it from the Insomia to the motivating others. The no. 25 is not really my thing haha. I know what it feels like to have so many thoughts in your head that it makes you impossible to sleep. It’s like you are a computer and all of your tabs are open at the sametime and you are having a hard time to shut down naturally unless you force quit it. And the anything is possible term, I honestly believe that you can do everything you could think of, you are just limited by your fear and imagination.

Here’s a quote written by Dr Edward Hallowell, who is a pretty big name in this study. so we can understand ADD better, also below are my experiences in some certain part.

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Just like what I said sometimes I can hyperfocus, but sometimes, no matter how hard I try I can always find a distraction.

Sometimes I feel that I am invincible and I can conquer the world, I just have to wear my red lipstick and stilletos but sometimes I feel that I am inferior and it makes me scared.

I  feel that I am Not giving my best, I always feel everytime that there is something I could do and that I am not doing enough.

I know there lots of people who loved me and I know also the equal half who wished I didnt exist. But what I know is that tiny little voice at the back of my mind who says I am an unlikeable human being can shut the eff up, because I know my worth.

One of the symptoms I think links me to ADD is that I am easily diatracted like most of the time I am thinking of doing this and then something happen there is always something happen, right? And when you realized it the day is over and you didn’t even started it.

And lastly about ideas, yes I have lots of them. That is why I made a blog to somehow vent it out. If I tell all those things to my friends they might end up having insomia like me. And the feeling unaccomplished part, I am always feeling that and somehow I am learning to just breath and think that there is always tomorrow.

Okay, maybe I have ADD or maybe I dont have it and my mind are just making things and exagerating those little symptoms, I might consider having it checked or just live with it. It doesn’t do any harm for me and if I really have it, I think this one works in my favor.

But let me tell you one thing even I might not have it , after all what I read “ADD IS A GIFT”. It’s not about you lack of something and there is something wrong with you, there isnt! Everybody, even the normal ones have some missing parts and you just do things with a little bit of extra and you are a gifted person.  I want you to know that you are special. You have this wonderful brain inside that beautiful head. You have an amazing mind that can lined up with the Geniouses we knew today. You can be an artist, a musician, an athlete or a sales man its up to you, sky is the limit. And with that gift that you think that everything is possible, I know you will be fine.

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On the other news, I have to sleep. While I am typing this entry in my phone because I left my laptop at the office, I am also cleaning my apartment and doing the dishes at the same time. So yes I am weird cause I clean my apartment at 12am.

Good night Guys! 😘😘

P.S: I wrote this last night.