DECEMEBER 26, 2020

No Filter Skin as of Decmember 26, 2020Click here for a video clip close up of my current skin with no filter

Above is a photo of my no makeup skin today and I also tried to increase the sharpness and definition on this photo by 20% to better show my large pores and wrinkles (I’m 37 going on 38). I’ve been using the COSRX pads with BHA and the COSRX Advanced Snail 92 All in one Cream since November 5th and the COSRX Advanced Snail 96 Mucin Power Essence since November 9th. The retinoid still hasn’t arrived due to the unprecedented holiday shipping delays.

DECEMBER 8, 2020

I ordered The Ordinary Granactive Retinoid to try based on my friend Sarah‘s recommendation since she said it made a big difference in her overall skin texture. She suggested that I moisturize before applying any retinoid and to start with every other night until my skin gets used to it. I will report back on my progress but she mentioned that it can take up to 3 months to see any noticeable results.

NOVEMBER 29, 2020

Current Accordable Makeup Free Skincare RoutineI added this k-beauty snail serum to my daily routine last Sunday and it’s made a big difference with my acne dark spots within a week. Click here and here for a few clips of my no makeup skin with no filters. I’m 37 and I’m finally somewhat comfortable with going makeup free thanks to staying at home a lot more and cute face masks which make full-face makeup unnecessary. I linked to my favorite affordable skincare items below that I’ve been using for my sensitive, dry, acne-prone combination skin. Not pictured in the above collage is the toner I use (linked below) and I also use Trader Joe’s Enrich lotion with SPF 15 in the mornings. Vi‘s skin is goals and I need to try some of her basic skincare tips such as double cleansing.