Saturday, December 15, 2012

My Bad Skin Habits

This is my fifth post for the Truth Seeker Campaign. Are you guilty of having habits that are bad for your skin? The very first thing I'm guilty about is staying late up at night watching television, surfing the net watching makeup and hair videos while drinking cofee which leads to sleep deprivation. According to Everyday Health, sleep deprivation has not been scientifically proven to damage the skin but don't you notice how bad your skin looks without sleep? As a makeup artist, I notice how different the makeup sets on the face when my client wasn't able to sleep at night before their wedding.

Another thing I'm guilty about is sleeping with makeup on. But this happens very seldom when I'm just over-tired from work. A lot of my friends swear that when this happens to them, they will wake up with a big pimple the next day. This happens because of the dirt accumulated throughtout the day with the makeup on.

Sleeping on the sides and pressing the phone against the cheeks. Sometimes if the things that we constantly use like pillow cases or the telephone aren't sanitized properly, it may cause some skin irritation and even acne.

These bad skin habits are sometimes unavoidable or sometimes you don't even know that it's harmful to your skin. So the only thing we could do is observe proper skin care and use the right skin products to help our skin stay healthy.

Saturday, December 8, 2012

Putting On a Face

Hello everyone! Have you read my posts for the campaign, "The Truth Seeker"? Can you relate on the things I talked about the past few weeks? Well, I'm sure on this topic, most girls will have her own share of experiences.

Highschool years were the worst my skin have ever been. I had a lot of tiny pimples on my forehead, nose, chin and back. I also had white heads on the sides of my nose. I got so ashamed of my skin which was very hard for a teenager, right? So my mom would often suggest old school remedies for me to try just like when she would usually apply coconut milk on my hair when I was a kid.


The first the I've ever tried was the Calamansi scrub. It was scary at first because I know how a sour thing could make a wound ache. But my mom said that calamansi has many skin benefits plus whitening effect. Plus I am a witness on how she would religiously put calamansi on her underarm before taking a bath and was wowed with the result after a few months. It really whitened her underarm! So without hesitation, I tried it for months. For a time, it lessened my pimples. But it made my face super shiny! And I guess, teenage hormones is just too persistent, my skin wasn't totally cured.


Photo from Wikihow

The next that I've tried is toothpaste. One of my cousins taught me this. She told me to put a tiny amount of toothpaste on the pimple before going to bed and when you wakeup, it will dry up. This is true but stings a bit. I did this when I had a pimple with an unusual size. It helps reduce the size of the pimple overnight and helps heal faster but what I don't like is the scar it leaves which takes too long to disappear. I had to use spot correctors just to remove the scars.

And last is the Tomato scrub that I learned thru Michelle Phan's video tutorial. I tried it a couple of times but found making it a hassle and messy. I didn't notice any instant effects so I stopped right away.

There are many weird remedies out there that really helps. However, to totally cure a skin problem, I believe that an actual treatment with the right ingredients made by professionals is really needed to totally cure it. I'm very sensitive when it comes to my face and now that I'm an adult, I won't risk putting anything that's not proven effective on my face anymore. 

Have you tried any skin remedies yourself? How was it?

Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Outfit Post: Lace

I have always been fascinated with lace dresses. It looks vintage but stylish and IMO, it's sexy. I'm not saying I'm sexy because as you can see on the photo, my tummy is bulging haha. But at least, wearing a lace dress made me feel like I am.


Photo taken last October during the wedding of my client Ivy and Marty at Congressional Ave. I was wearing a Celine Lace Dress and the Gray Jelly Shoes I bought at Market Market.

I feel that if I lose some more weight, this dress would look better on me. Don't worry I'm already working on it haha! Will post photos in a few months.

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Saturday, December 1, 2012

Acne Sucks!

Have you guys seen this Youtube video tutorial of Cassandra on how she does her foundation flawlessly despite her acne problem? The effects of having an acne to a person is my 3rd topic for the campaign I'm working with "The Truth Seeker".


Here are some of my observations from the people I know who are suffering from acne:

Because they're shy to let people see their problem skin, the level of self confidence becomes low. The person becomes aloof when other people are around. The effects are grave not only physically but mentally and emotionally. Sometimes, even the love life of a person is affected. Well, I haven't seen anger and depression effects on people yet but I'm sure some people do.

Have you watched Cassandra's video yet? Please do so you'll know what I'm talking about :). I really admire her confidence of showing the world her bare face and for giving hope to others who are in the same condition. What she's doing is extremely difficult and takes a lot of courage. Because of that, she gained a lot of followers, you see? I felt her pain when she cried about it.

She looked like a model on her after photo right? And she looked happy and confident. Only a very few were gifted with a smooth face. This is the reason why most girls like me love makeup, to cover the flaws. But wouldn't it be better if the acne be cured instead of be covered? After all, makeup was created to enhance not to be a mask. That's why each of us must know the proper ways of taking care of our skin how to treat acne effectively.