Clear glowing skin with a mask

Acne, Skin care

I just tried Kiehl’s Tumeric and Cranberry seed Energizing and Radiance mask. Tumeric is showing up in a lot of beauty products lately, and for good reason!! It helps clear up your skin. I would much rather put Tumeric on my face than drink it!! This mask is kind of a brownish yellow color and has little exfoliating beads in it, the cranberry seeds I suppose…

Usually, I exfoliate before using a mask, but since this one has exfoliating beads, I was able to skip that step. It doesn’t smell like anything, but it is very very thick. It has a bit of a tingling sensation to it, but not in a burning sort of way. Leave on for 10 minutes and rinse it off the directions say.

I may have left it on longer because my doorbell rang and some very small boys were selling candy bars for some fundraiser. They looked terrified when they saw me. I probably looked like a fairy tale witch. So, if you like to scare the neighborhood kids, this will do it!! Maybe I will do some weird looking mask on Halloween. Anyways, I then decided to rinse it off.I did have to use additional cleanser because that shiz dries really super hard. I rinsed and rinsed and it would not come off my face.

After finally getting the mask off, my face is a little pink. I have super sensitive skin though. It could also be from all the scrubbing. My face is super smooth and I have zero blackheads or pimples. So overall I would recommend it and use it again.




Unsexy Beauty problem: Acne

Acne, Uncategorized

So a little background, I usually have clear skin. I get the occasional breakout, but usually just one or two. I woke up Saturday morning, after trying a sample moisturizer i received, with a ton of pimples!!! I had a bunch on my forehead, on my chin, my cheeks. Enough for my guy to say to me “Dude, what happened to your face?”  This is never what you want your guy to say first thing in the morning. I was horrified!!

So here is what I did to clear it up by Valentines day ( in 3 days). First I threw out that awful sample! Then I washed my face with  Biore’ charcoal cleanser. Charcoal is the hot anti-acne product right now cuz it gets the gunk out of your pores. Then I used Derma e anti-wrinkle vitamin A glycolic toner, because vitamin A keeps wrinkles and acne away!  ( Retinol is a derivative of vitamin A)  I used my usual serum which doesn’t particularly do anything for acne, but I love it-Paula’s Choice resist ultralight super antioxidant serum. I love love love Paula’s Choice products!! You can get them from Then I used Neutrogena Rapid Tone Repair moisturizer spf 30, because it has Retinol and vitamin C so it will get rid of the acne, keep wrinkles away, clear up the post acne marks and protect from the sun! Obsession!!  Usually, Retinol is only for night but this particular product is formulated for day and has sunscreen-a MUST if you use Retinol at all.

Then, after removing my makeup, I used Yes to Tomatoes clear skin acne detoxifying  charcoal mud mask. Then after washing that off, I used my favorite serum and Paula’s Choice resist intensive repair cream which has Retinol and is super moisturizing. I have done this everyday, no exceptions!!

I also wanted to combat my acne from the inside so I changed my diet. I cut out dairy completely because it can cause acne for some people. I drank 3 cups of green tea every day.I also made a drink with tumeric yesterday that I got from pintrest, it’s disgusting! I drank it anyway ,here is the recipe:

1 tsp. honey

12oz. water

2tbsp lemon juice

1/2tsp tumeric powder

Put it in a blender and drink it down if your desperate!

All I can say is, I woke up today with almost completely clear skin!! Valentine’s Day miracle.