Hullo everybody! I think I can start cutting down the frequency of updates so as to not make things so boring. Here’s what’s been happening.
Food and Drink: The important thing is to eat as healthily as possible – get in between 3-5 servings of veg/fruits a day, drink lots of water (I range from 1.8 liters to 3 liters), refrain from fried items, and the like. It sounds like I’m on a diet, but the truth is I haven’t restricted myself a whole lot. I still have some curry now and then, and I cannot live without English mustard, I still have bread (albeit wholewheat instead of white), et cetera. Supplements-wise, I’m pretty bad at taking them, so when I do remember, I’ll pop in a Vitamin C tablet and/or garlic pill just for general wellness. I count myself pretty lucky that I don’t have any food allergies (I live to eat, oops) and so far, I haven’t reacted to chocolate or peanuts – the traditional things that people believe result in pimple flare ups.
Sleep: I get about 7 hours of sleep, but I read that quality of sleep also matters. Hmmm. Need to figure that one out.
Exercise: I’m getting back on it! I stopped exercising about 2.5 weeks ago when I fell sick and started feeling all round crap but I got back into it yesterday (Sunday), and I’ll be running again today.
Skincare: This one is now updated – first I use a makeup remover, usually my Mandom/Bifesta water-based ones, then Avene’s Cleanance soapless gel cleanser (Thanks ksuan for the recommendation!). Sometimes I swipe the Clinique twice a day exfoliator, and I use Clinique’s SOS Anti-Blemish moisturizer. At night I use Rectanyl on top of the moisturizer. I’ll be finishing the Clinique moisturizer soon and switching over to Avene (Again, ksuan’s recommendation), so we’ll see how it goes. Sunblock: Neutrogena’s Dry Touch, which is non-comedogenic and dries to a matte finish. For lips, I have Lucas Paw Paw ointment to thank for healing them so quickly.
Makeup: I use non-comedogenic liquid foundation such as Estee Lauder Doublewear Light and Lancome Maqui Miracle. Bourjois’ Healthy Mix Gel Serum Foundation also works but no indication on whether it’s non-comedogenic. I then set it with Laura Mercier’s translucent loose powder. I’m currently using Laura Mercier’s Secret Camouflage concealer as well. I tend to wash my brushes at least once every 2 days and I don’t keep them together with my clean brushes.
Skin condition: The scars are the hardest to get rid of. Thankfully I don’t have the cystic acne anymore but I do have a bit of congestion around the right side of my mouth. I’m not flaking as much as I used to either.
Things to add on: I realized my hair was falling out at a faster rate and I read that RoAcc can cause hair thinning. Mild alarms were sounded but it’s not too bad.