Saturday, April 14, 2018

Bye-bye Acne in One Month

Hello gorgeous, back with JennTan again! Well, today I’m about to share about one of my journey from acne prone skin into healthy skin. You must’ve already read my post about healthy glowing skin, actually this post is one step earlier before I move into that glowing skin.

OK first, you have to see my acne prone face before using my current skincare routine. It was the perfect combination of blackheads - whiteheads - acne. Zhenbang! This happened because my poor cleansing step (too lazy to do deep cleansing and double cleansing + wrong type of cleanser/skincare I use, I guess). My mom has nagged me for a long time to fix my skin so yeah finally I decided to start having the right treatment and skincare. Oh one thing I have to say, I use makeup too often on my sensitive skin, this is one of the cause too. When you use makeup, you have to do deep cleansing (usually through double or even triple cleansing step) which I rarely do, I know I know it was my fault. Okay, enough with confession of my sins, let’s jump right into how I got rid of my acne! 

The first step, was accepting your problem (this means you realize that you have the problem, right?) I already did this one since a long time ago, so let’s move onto the next step! Second, pick the right cleanser for your skin type. When you have a lot of acne, usually your skin type is combination to oily, oily, or normal to oily skin (it have connection with oily) since dry skin won’t bother with acne problem. well, both dry and oily skin means that your skin condition isn’t normal, instead, it means your skin is thirsty (dehydrated). I’m not gonna talk much about that, since I’m just gonna share my experience here. So, I choose the milk cleanser as my daily cleanser (i used to use oil cleanser which was meant for dry skin, but still use it because I feel like it removes all the dirt and makeup till the deepest part of my skin. again, I was wrong.) 

The cleansing skin I chose was Hazelnut Cleansing Milk by Skin Dewi
Ingredients : Aqua, Hamamelis Virginiana (Witch Hazel) Water, Ricinus Communis (Castor) Seed Oil, Cetearyl Alcohol, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil,  Corylus Avellana (Hazelnut) Seed Oil, Glycerine, Cetearyl Glucoside, D-alpha-Tocopherol, Benzyl Alcohol, Amorphophallus Konjac Root Powder, Epilobium Fleischeri Extract, Salvia Sclarea (Clary) Oil, Benzoic Acid, Soybean (Glycine Soja) Oil, Lavandula Angustifolia (Lavender) Oil, Pelargonium Graveolens (Geranium) Oil, Melaleuca Alternifolia (Tea Tree) Oil, Dehydroacetic Acid, Boswellia Carterii (Frankincense) Oil, Rosmarinus Officinalis (Rosemary) Leaf Oil, Citric Acid, Potassium Sorbate, Sodium Benzoate. Citronellol*, Geraniol*, Limonene*, Linalool*. 
*from natural essential oils.

Product claim : Gentle milk cleanser that dissolves pore clogging impurities without drying your skin. Targets and balances combination to oily skin. 

What Dewi Says : ““I need something super strong!” is a common misconception people with oily skin-types have. The fact is, using harsh products will over-strip the skin of its natural oil and damage the protective barrier, immediately triggering a compensation for the dehydration with excess oil production, which just end up clogging your pores. To stop this vicious cycle, the Hazelnut Cleansing Milk works like a gentle giant, combatting oily-skin issues effectively whilst nurturing and repairing the damaged mantle. Say hello to the brand new, beautiful and normalized skin you never thought you’d have!” 

The product formulated to : first step to restore acne-free skin, this product purifies clogged pores of impurities, wash away pollution and dirt, blemishes, while maintaining a creamy, nourishing, non drying formula. This product also rich in oils - jojoba, hazelnut, castor - and combined with a bacteria killing ingredients to recondition your damage skin. Hazel helps to shrink the appearance of pores, then it’ll give you your best looking skin!

What I feel : 
Packaging - this 50gr size is totally perfect for me. I travel a lot here and there, from one to another office, from event to event, which makes me need to cleanse my face in the mid of day and this helps a lot! Especially when this product only needs water to rinse off, it gives fresh sensation to my face. This also become one of my must-bring product inside my pouch. As for home usage, I prefer the 150ml size. And I love how good the tube covers, it doesn’t even spill a drop when I put it inside my bag. 
Scent - I love this natural ingredients scent, where reminds me of Indonesian spices. This also gives me some kind of relaxing effect, and made me have a good “me time”. Especially at night before going to sleep, I love it!

The other product I used to control the sebum on my face is Temulawak Balancing Face Emulsion, still from Skin Dewi. 
Antemis Nobilis Flower Water, Hamamelis Virginiana Water, Glycerine, Aqua, Cetearyl Glucoside, Sorbitan Olivate, Coco-caprylate/caprate, Calophyllum Inophyllum (Tamanu) Seed Oil, Corylus Avellana (Hazel) Seed Oil, Oenothera Biennis (Evening Primrose) Oil, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil, D-Alpha Tocopherol, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil, Benzyl Alcohol, Allantoin, Niacinamide, Scleroglucan, Bisabolol, Arginine, Curcuma Longa Root CO2 Extract, Curcuma Zanthorrhiza Root CO2 Extract, Epilobium fleischeri Extract,  Glycyrrhiza Glabra (Licorice) Extract, Rosa Canina fruit CO2 Extract, Citric Acid, Potassium Sorbate, Sodium Benzoate, Acacia Senegal Gum, Xanthan Gum, Glycine Soja Oil, Boswellia Carterii Oil, Camellia Sinensis (Green Tea) Leaf Extract , Lavandula Angustifolia (Lavender) Oil, Melaleuca Alternifolia (Tea Tree) Leaf Oil, Pelargonium Graveolens Oil, Salix Alba (Willow) Bark Extract, Rosmarinus Officinalis (Rosemary) Leaf Oil, Salvia Sclarea Oil, Salicylic Acid, Sorbic Acid, Rosmarinus Officinalis Leaf Extract. *Citronellol, *limonene, *linalool, 
*from natural essential oil

Product claim : light weight emulsion moisturizer repairs and balances for smooth, clear, non greasy skin. Also normalize oily skin and reduce sebum production.

What Dewi Says :
“Most people with oily skin find traditional face creams to be too heavy and skip the moisturizing step altogether in their skincare routine. But without a moisturizer, the skin lacks much-needed nourishment and protection that actually balances the skin to be less oily. That’s why emulsions are great for people with combination or oily skin – they are light-weight in consistency and are usually water-based so they’re not greasy and can be absorbed quickly into the skin.”

The product formulated to :
What differs this from other oily/acne prone-targeted creams  is this multi level effectiveness. Crushing the image of dry, irritated skin that most anti-acne creams create, this soothing and nourishing emulsion proves that people with oily skin type can achieve blemish free skin that is also smooth, supple and blooms with health. Each ingredients are meant to restore a well-balanced, beautiful, flawless skin.

What I feel :
Packaging - this looks just like normal emulsion packaging, with clear plastic as the cover. You can read all the product detail on the bottle. 
scent - still with natural ingredients, this also has spices in its scent. This even reminds me of Indonesian traditional drink, jamu. It gives relaxing effect, just like the cleansing. I always love scents since it always makes me feel relax. 

The effect took a while tho, it took around 2-3 weeks to have a significant effect on my skin. But I love how good it works on my skin - this hazelnut cleansing milk did a good job on taking off all dirt and makeup on my face! Which is really good. Oh at first, I had few new acne (in the first 2 days) then I consulted again, they said the way I cleanse my face probably wrong. I didn’t realize that this cleansing milk needs water to rinse off, and after I fix the way I use this cleanser, everything runs smoothly. My face getting better and clean, the acne-blackheads-whiteheads starts to fade away, and it only leaves redness. 
I use the cleansing milk and emulsion both day and night. And if needed, I also cleanse my face in the middle of the day. You need to also remember that I use less makeup these days (to give some time for my skin to breath) and if I do wear makeup, let it be as simple as possible. Remember to cleanse the face well, like double cleansing. This helps a lot, to remove all the acne and black/white heads in only a month! 
As now my face is already clean, I still try to maintain this (don’t be too easy to be satisfied). I only wear makeup on weekends (when I go to events or I create photos/videos).
I wish this post can inspire all of you who have the same problem with me, treat your skin well, my darling! Should I create another journey (which about to start) on how to get rid of acne scars?

Anyway they're having skincare workshop, go visit their profile for detailed info!

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  1. wow.. the emulsion is tempting lol.. thanks for sharing xxx

    1. yes indeed! you should check their page they have lots of organic products there

  2. wow.. the emulsion is tempting lol.. thanks for sharing xxx

  3. Waaa kamu nyobain yang Temulawak ya Jen, aromanya nggak strong banget kah? Aku coba serumnya wanginya mild sih..

    1. iyaah kak, wanginya emg khas rempah bgt (tp emg aku anaknya demen wewangian yg aneh2 juga wkwk)

  4. Waaahh, seneng yah Jen kalo nemu produk yang super cocok sama kulit kita. Kulit kamu jadi membaik banget yah :).

    1. iyaa akhirnya ci, setelah pencarian yang cukup panjang :""

  5. Kita pake varian yang samaaaa. Di gue enak banget bisa ngurangin oil di muka <3
    Tapi efek di lo lebih amazing sih, muluuuss bet!


    1. wihwihhh samaan :3 gils emang ini efeknya, seneng bats dah nemu yang cocok begini :3

  6. Muluss bgt idaman tuh mukaa huaaa