I’ve decided to start a series of post titled My Skin Diary. Having acne problems since 16, I have done a lot to battle acne. Acne has been a big problem to me and it’s also one of the factors that makes me start beauty blogging.
I don’t really have old photos of myself when i was 16 but I do have photos of my bad acne lying around in my hard disk.
Instead of disgusting you all with the acne photos, I decided to do just a collage.
As you can see from the collage, it shows the condition of my skin with and without makeup. Acne was still obvious with makeup.
You can see the bumps, the redness around the cheeks. Or mainly the bumps! Oh, you don’t know how I hated those bumps!
There was a time where my acne problem is so bad that the bumps are like red, swollen and it hurts with a touch!
Here’s a closer look. I purposely sharpen the photo so that you can see the bumps clearly! This was taken back in 2009 when I just started beauty blogging for like 3 or 4 months. This is with makeup, so it’s actually a lot worse when make up is removed.
I admit that near the beginning, I made the mistake by trying to cover up the acne with loads of makeup. Piling on concealer and foundation like it’s free. What’s worst is that my techniques at that time wasn’t really good and I did not manage to conceal them properly. It was until much later when I realized that I am putting too much on the acne that I ditched the concealer and used only powder. I should concentrate on skin care rather then just covering with makeup.
Makeup can only covers the acne temporarily and will not get rid of it. We have to work from the skin care, the diet, and a lot of other factors to clear the acne.
Putting on makeup is like painting on a canvas. If your canvas is bumpy and uneven, your painting will not be smooth not matter how much paint you use. But if your canvas is clean and smooth, the least amount of paint can create the best painting.
I’ve done many things to battle my acne. Using different acne related skin care, going to the doctors. Many things and tips which I will slowly share in My Skin Diary posts.
Here’s photos of me bared face. I would say I am rather please with my current complexion. Of course there is still many flaws like black heads, acne scars and slight redness. There’s also slight dark eye circles forming! As one ages, more and more signs will appear on the face. But I’m glad that acne is no longer a big problem to me. I can handle one or two zits at a time. XD
Now I just need to work hard to get rid of those scars and black heads. I do have large pores around my cheek area due to my past acne problem too but that don’t bother me much.
And do you know, I am actually using much lesser base makeup now that my skin is so much clearer!
I’m happy to just apply BB cream and powder with a bit of blush on most of the days!
But I do have a lot more skin care products in my routine.
That’s all for this post! I do hope this post is helpful in a way!
Do look forward to more Skin Diary posts where I will post more tips and methods that I’ve tried to achieve good skin!
Do comment or drop me an email with any questions with regards to skin care, acne or makeup. I will do my best to answer your questions.