My anti-zit “basics” for day and night

Hiya lurking lurkers. Wazzap?

The other day a bunch of friends of mine whom I hadn’t seen for a while asked me how I managed to clear up my skin.

I’ve been going through puberty all over again ever since I  was slowly approaching the big 3.0. The funny thing is that when I was an actual teenager, I never had any skin problems. I wasn’t much of a make-up fanatic either, mainly because I wasn’t gifted with the art of applying make-up properly… Without looking like a cross dresser or a street walker. I figured I didn’t need make-up to look or feel good about myself. Aside from some eyeliner and a lipstick maybe.

Then one day I woke up one morning when I was in my late 20’s to discover my zitface in the mirror. The horror… So then I went to see a dermatologist, who gave me medication for it. It was quite expensive, but after quite a few months it  seemed to help. But as soon as I stopped with the medication, the zits would come back.

I’ve read several websites and books, asked around in the Indonesian community for homeopathic treatments, spoken several other so-called specialists about what could cause the sudden appearance of these zits. And better yet, how to get rid of them. Some of the stories I stumbled upon were quite contradicting. Some say it had to do with the food I ate, others say food and zits have no connection at all. Besides, I love cheese and chocolate and bacon and fried chicken and fries with mayonnaise and… I just can’t skip those. So then what?

Well… After checking out several Youtube tutorials and trying all sorts anti-zit cremes and make-up products, I found these basic things really do the trick for me [seen in the image below this yada-yada]. I’ve enlisted just the basic routine. And didn’t put the Maybelline’s Fit-Me Anti-Shine Foundation Stick in there, a product I totally adore… But they stopped selling it since a few weeks 😦 I miss them so much 😦

My favorite Make-Up Tutorials by the way is from the ever so darling Wayne Goss. He has had a problem with acne as well and has some wonderful tips how to cover it up. And he has other wonderful tips on how to apply the make-up, even if you’re an unhandy spazz like yours truly.

Side notes:

  • The Daro trekzalf listed in the image below is a tarry ointment which can’t be combined with other ointments and it is advised to avoid sunlight when you put it on your face. I usually apply it at night when I go to bed….
  • Make sure your skin is clean before applying any of the products.
  • I don’t claim these products will provide full coverage for everyone. They’ve done the trick for me and they might do the same for you.

Anti-Zit Routine

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