So, in this post i already show you what is my current skin care routine. And on this post i already posted the additional weekly routine.
As you guys know, i was so excited about "cheap but great" thingy, and read so many good reviews about them, so i decided to try them out myself, since i want to stop from my current dermatologist range of skincare. I don't want to get addiction on them, because i find it hard to bear if one day i got plato* and need to upgrade to heavier formula of them, just scares me.
*Plato is the phase where your skin stop reacting to one certain product or cream, and have to switch to another formula in order to maintain the best condition of your skin.
Why i decided to try all those drugstore skin care regimen, because i did a little research and that fit best to my skin condition at this moment.
Where i got it and how much?
At pharmacist, and cost me IDR 22.000 (approx $2,5)
How to used it?
Best at night, this retinoic acid is not really best friend with the sun.
And in the morning we have to use sunscreen if we wore the retinoid acid thingy at night.
After use this thin layer, i waited for around one minute and continue with Gizi Super Cream, and Egyptian Magic Cream as eye cream.
Big NO NO
While using vitacid is combining it with the other regimen that contains exfoliating like salicylic acid, sulfur, resorcinol, benzoil peroxide. And best not exposed to the sun.
This is the lightest formula of Vitacid, they have 3 range of formula, that contains 0,025% retinoic acid, 0,5% retinoic acid, and 1% of retinoic acid. I decided to get myself the lightest formula because i never ever had chemical peeling before. And people suggest me to started with the lightest first.
I suffer from acnes probably almost 6 month now, and the scar didn't fade like usual, and it devastated me, really. I became not confident at all if not wearing concealer or foundation on my face.
I recall and didn't find anything strange on my eating and sleeping habits, also not in stressful condition, so what caused those acnes? Well to be fair, most of us ladies got one ot two before period, but that's it. Now? It was like nightmare.
After i survey-d around my house, then i realized. It was the water, we got clean water problem on this house. The water contains dirt, and i took pictures from my Blackberry when it was really really chocolate. Don't believe me, take a look by yourself, how my washtafel look like now.
I used vitacid 0,025% about a month now, and i'm quite ok of the result but not really that satisfied.
I still got acne spot on my face, altho' it faded a bit. Not give back my flawless face.
After one week of using, i feel sting when i wash my face, and put moisturizer on it. Even sting in the morning while i put moisturizer on. And there's time that i couldn't bear it. They said it was the peeling reaction. Ah, BEAUTY IS PAIN!
And after two weeks of using my face start exfoliating the dead skin ( i wish that was the dead skin).
Now i didn't suffer from sting while washing my face, but if i put Gizi Super Cream as moisturizer it still sting a tiny bit. And in the morning i didn't feel anything at all.
Honestly, i prefer my face before i used this Vitacid 0,025% when i was just using papaya soap and sugar on my face, it was more supple and moist. Now it dries, really dries.
I don't know if that's normal while chemical peeling, anybody can help me out on this?
My face before using Vitacid
To be fair, i got back from my home town recently, so i got tanned as always. Well.. i'm gonna keep using this for two more weeks as night care, after that will use it as prevention if i got acnes only.
The brocure said that after using this cream, the black head and pimples will start show up because it clean deeply, and it makes our face looks horrible, i think this is what people called purging. And sadly i'm those who not lucky and got it.