Real talk: I used to Photoshop the shit out of my skin because I had a serious case of meth face. Obviously, I am too cute and too classy (lol) to be addicted to ice. Joey just heard me complaining about my zits one day and turned to me and said: “faces of meth.”
Even though I used all sorts of anti-acne products, tried several home remedies and improved my diet and sleeping habits, my skin never completely cleared up. A couple of readers told me I needed to see a dermatologist but I’m stubborn. I am also too poor for Kiehl’s. Luckily, one of my online friends offered to send me stuff from her skin care store to test and they ended up working wonderfully for me.
I am a cocktail of bad habits: I smoke, drink, party and stay up all night.
I am on birth control.
I don’t wear thick makeup (I just like my blush, okay!).
I am indoors 80% of the time.
I have normal-oily skin.
This is not a sponsored post for Beauty Finds, though I did get my first batch of products (back in 2013) for free. I’ve been buying Beauty Finds exclusively since because it works for me!
Here’s what’s been part of my skin care regimen for the past 1-2 years:
In Virgin Coconut Oil, I trust! We are so lucky to be living in the Philippines and having this bomb ass product easily available for cheapsies.
Neutrogena Ultra Sheer Dry-Touch Sunblock – my favorite sunscreen because of its powdery dry finish.
Beauty Finds Holy Zit! – costs a fraction of Mario Badescu’s Drying Lotion (which did nothing for me). It’s rare for me to get pimples now but when I do, I spot apply this twice a day and they’re gone in three days max.
I juggle three kinds of facial soap from Beauty Finds:
- Rosehips Don’t Lie – whitening and anti-ageing, which I use when I travel.
- Fair Enough 04 – extreme pore tightening, which I use in the morning.
- Oh My Sud! 13 – acne-healing with vitamin C, which I use at night.
Is my skin confused? I hope not because I also have a bar of Two Be Fair waiting to be opened.
And then I use whatever L’Oreal Men facial cleanser Joey has lying around when I stay with him on weekends. Joey’s skin is flawless, by the way; very Kutis Kristyano.
Beauty Finds Protecting Toner – an anti-bacterial solution for treating pimples/acne.
Beauty Finds Moringlow Serum – lightweight and non-greasy from Beauty Finds’ organic line. I love this, it’s like a long drink of water for my skin and doesn’t make my face feel like an oil slick. Contains pressed moringa leaves, bengkoang extract, argan oil, honey, and tomato extract.
Beauty Finds Girl, You Shine – daylight glow cream that’s supposedly mattifying but my oily face persists. I use this after moisturizing and before applying Little Miss Sunshine.
Beauty Finds Little Miss Sunshine – anti-acne and anti-ageing liquid foundation. Coverage is okay, which is exactly what I need now that I’m not trying to cover up my busted skin.
Beauty Finds Look Young, Feel Young – a collagen cream that I swear actually works??? I sometimes get lazy at night and don’t use this as religiously as I should but when I do, my skin looks super pretty.
Of course, my skin isn’t 100% smooth because I think I’d need some peeling products for that, which I’m a little iffy about. Being pimple-free is my #1 priority anyway, and these products helped me achieve that. Seriously, if you’re having acne problems, give Beauty Finds a try!