If you've read this blog before, you know I've talked about my struggles with acne, especially after my pill experience. After committing to the Oil Cleansing Method using coconut oil and seeing results... I am so happy. So, so happy that something is working. It's not perfect, but nothing will ever be. I've accepted that, and am just thrilled at where I am right now in regards to my face.
To recap where I was:
And then today, April 2015:
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Ah! I can't even believe that's the same face. :)
- I tried different oils at first with the OCM, but found that coconut oil works the best for me.
- I bought and LOVE my Clarisonic Mia 2
- I tried an olive oil blend, but went back to my first love- coconut
- Step by step on how I do OCM is here (with olive oil, but I promise I do the same with the coconut), but will post an update with that soon.
Ok, Jen... so why the "no makeup" title to this post?!
So, recently as it's gotten to be more humid and gross down in these parts of the US (#floridaliving), I've noticed that I'm really struggling with my makeup and feeling like it's just sitting on my face. My naturally oily skin doesn't always mix well with hot and humid weather. It just makes me feel gross. Blah.
As long as I have been working, being a grown up and such, I've always felt that I need to where makeup to work. Like, it's how I show that I am actually a professional, working hard or something. People who see my makeup and think, "wow, look at her professionalsim! She looks great at work and always does her best!" haha.. soooo silly. Is that just me?
ANYway, I decided to run a little experiment. One day, wear no makeup to work (other than mascara). Another day, just mascara and some powder. And a third day, a "full face."
Here are the results after a day of work:
Mascara + Powder
I don't know about you... but, I can hardly tell a difference. Between any of them. I am not sure if I just got the lighting good (I was outside/in car with door open for all of them), or I was having a good week... or I need new makeup! haha.
This is both fascinating and exciting to me! The fact that I can walk outside and even go to work without needing makeup and thinking that people are staring at my face is a HUGE thing!! Huge.
In the interest of full disclosure (b/c perhaps some of you are curious), my "full face" for work and going out for the night are slightly different. My going out face does have a bit more coverage and, obviously, eye makeup. But, STILL!
You guys. This is just so great for me. For someone who is thinking about her face practically every second of the day... I can finally let myself relax a little. I can be confident that I don't look as scary as I fear. :) I know this sounds crazy, but for all of you who struggle with acne, you know what I mean.
And with that... your most recent update on my face/OCM experience is done. :)
What things have you tried? What is working for you?