All my friends and family have recently started to notice how AMAZING my skin has transformed lately.. and they’ve all been asking me how I did it.. So I thought rather than telling only my family and friends, I want to tell everyone.
If you guys know me from the beginning.. you know that when I started this blog, its sole purpose was to help anyone who is suffering from acne. I would share all my little secrets, what products helped and what didn’t help. So along the journey, I’ve found this ONEPRODUCT that took care of ALL my skin care problems including acne, clogged pores and enlarged pores. Yes.. it has managed to significantly REDUCE the size of my pores.
Here’s the product reveal and my full review so keep on reading.. (more…)
I used to get scars even if I didn’t pick on my pimples / acne (I know TMI) and it’s worse when you’re brown or darker skin tone because those scars just take years to disappear. At one point, I literally couldn’t step outside my house without slapping some concealer on.. that’s how insecure it made me.
So I started using all natural face masks and treatments which would help them fade away faster. But I wanted to find something that would PREVENT them in the first place. I didn’t want to deal with them at all.
One day, I stumbled upon 10 step Korean skin care routine and I was OBSESSED because if you haven’t noticed.. it’s like every Korean has the most flawless skin ever. It’s so flawless I didn’t even believe it was real. I am not exaggerating at all. So it got me wondering how do they not have ANY kind of flaw on their faces. I researched for WEEKS and watched every single Korean skin care routine there is on YouTube. And BTW, their skin care products are decades ahead in terms of the technology and ingredients they use compared to Western skin care products.
So basically, at this point I have adapted 80% of the 10 step Korean skin care routine and I literally don’t get scars anymore. If I do (around that time of the month) they disappear in LESS THAN A WEEK.
You DON’T have to adopt or change the whole skin care routine because it’s only ONE thing that saves me from all those scars.. it’s SUNSCREEN.
Me without makeup or any filters except a tiny bit of brightness because it was a cloudy day!
I had heard this from an aesthetician a long time ago but I didn’t pay it any attention because I thought she was just sponsoring some products. But I really should have listened to her.
She explained me that when you pick your skin or pimples, it leaves a mark. But if you don’t protect your skin with sunscreen, that mark can turn darker because of the sun’s UV rays.. just like the way you get tanned. I especially didn’t listen to her because I lived in Ireland at the time and we barely get any sun there. But even the sun’s UVA and UVB rays can affect the scars and make them darker. So as soon as I started using sunscreen, I immediately noticed I didn’t even get the scars.. even if I had a few pimples (which I rarely get now because of this skin care regime). And when I get those ‘monthly’ pimples around the jawline, the scars literally fade in a few days.
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Currently I am using Paula’s Choice Extra Care Non-Greasy Sunscreen SPF 50but I only recommend this one for dry skin types. It’s not greasy at all but it leaves a tiny bit of sheen on the face so if you’re oily.. it might leave your face looking like a disco ball. I really like it because it sits on my desert-skin really well. It’s also my STAPLE because it doesn’t leave a white cast, it’s fragrance-free, cruelty-free and water resistant. I recommend you wear a sunscreen with minimum SPF 30 on an everyday basis. As well as this, use sunscreens with a good formula that doesn’t contain too many harsh chemicals. Paula’s Choice have really high quality skin care products at a decent price.They also have other sunscreens with Matte Finish if you have oily skin. And I am not sponsored by them. This is my honest opinion!
Watching Korean skin care routines, I’ve learnt that they highly recommend Japanese sunscreen brands such as Biore. If you want to find your perfect sunscreen, RatzillaCosme is the website for you. Because it’s literally a directory of reviews for every Korean and Japanese skin care product that is out there. It will filter out products specific to your skin type, sensitivity, ingredients etc…
Let me know if you guys want to see my full skin care routine because it has TREMENDOUSLY changed my skin for life.. and I am talking, the pimples, acne, scars, texture, pores, elasticity, plumpness etc…
Gothamista, a well known YouTuber shares videos regarding Korean skin care. She is my FAVOURITE skin care guru on YouTube! I learnt a lot from her channel.
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I was 13 when I actually started drinking green tea. I had all sorts of problems like acne, being over weight, ‘pregnant’ belly.. you name it and I probably had it! And right now I am 21 years old so literally I’ve been drinking green tea CONSISTENTLY for 8 years and I’ll tell you about all the magical things GREEN TEA has done for me.
FUN FACT: Green tea contains an active ingredient called ‘Catechin‘ which helps speed up the body’s metabolism and hence lose weight.
Japan is well known for geishas and women with beautiful complexion, porcelain and soft skin. Their skin ages twice as slow than a westerners’ skin.. A 40 year old woman would easily be considered a 20 year old. So naturally it fascinates me how they achieve this type of skin. What skin care regimens they follow, how their diet is and what ingredients they use on their face.
I value this ancient knowledge of beauty because they are pure and natural. So it really intrigues me how these people found out so many great things without labs, microscopes and chemicals. So let’s find out…
Fun Fact:One of the oldest books in the world, the Tale of Genji, talks of Japanese court women using Camellia Oil to dress their hair.
I have struggled with acne so much and now that I’ve gotten rid of it.. I can tell you countless ways to get rid of them.
So here I am sharing my top three masks that literally banishes acne in 2 DAYS. I am sure you’ll find at least one mask out of them all that suits your skin. The first two are facial masks and the last one is a spot treatment.
They are all 100% natural made from the ingredients most likely found in the kitchen. So they’re really inexpensive as well.
My star ingredient
( It is an affiliate link but my opinion is honest!)
I’ve heard about this product SO many times that I had to buy it and try it out myself. I’ve done all my research behind this product since you guys know that I only use natural and safe products on my skin. So I had to make sure if this is natural and effective. So here’s my review…
(This is not a sponsored post. I’ve bought this product with my own money and this is my 100% honest opinion).
Soaps can increase the pH levels and destroy the acid mantle of your skin which is really damaging. This can lead to acne, clogged and large pores, dry skin etc…
If you have essentially dry skin, the effects of soap will worsen your skin.
Check out my previous posts for more insights: So when choosing a good facial cleanser, make sure it’s 100% natural or the one with safe ingredients. This will help you keep the pH levels low. I love Andalou Naturals cleansers!
If you guys read that post you’d know the star ingredient is the Aztec Secret India Healing Clay which is 100% natural calcium bentonite clay. I’ve LOVED this clay mask ever since I tried it.
So in this video I am showing you 2 MASKS. One for sensitive skin and the other for non-sensitive skin.
I use the second one because my skin is pretty tough and oily so I need clay masks in my routine.
Benefits of clay masks:
Tightens pores permanently overtime
Gets rid of blemishes / acne pretty fast
Deep cleanses pores and pulls all the impurities out
They actually recommend you to use the clay with apple cider vinegar (ACV) but you guys know I CANNOT stand the smell of ACV so instead I use witch hazel and it works just as well for me. And if my skin is acting reaaaally bad then I also add 2 drops of tea tree oil which is a natural anti-bacterial and acne fighter.
(I live in Toronto and I buy Dickinson’s witch hazel from Walmart for around $5. Only the yellow bottle is 100% natural and alcohol free so buy the YELLOW one.)
This mask combo literally gets rid of 70% of the blemishes OVERNIGHT.
If you have sensitive skin use the first mask with yoghurt and if you think your skin can handle a little more.. then you can use the second mask.
If your skin is really dry and not so sensitive I’d definitely suggest you to use the tea tree oil.
So you can experiment use whatever combination that works for your skin type and let me know how it works out for you xx
Finally the video is up. This video has been highly requested because you guys constantly see it on my Instagram and so many people ask me to do a video on it so here it is. Don’t forget to share and subscribe if you like it and let me know if you want to see more makeup tutorials x
Here’s a full product list I use for everyday makeup:
NYX pore filler primer – http://amzn.to/1J9YZ25
Maybelline fit me foundation in ‘golden beige 240’ – http://amzn.to/1OmjHb3
Maybelline concealer in shade 20 – http://amzn.to/1P6O2yn
Maybelline fit me powder – http://amzn.to/1J9Z6L4
Beautique Eyebrow pencil
Catrice velvet matte eyeshadow in ‘Vanillaty Fair’ – http://bit.ly/1M2L7Ws
Rimmel matte bronzer in ‘Medium’
Makeup Revolution eyeshadow in ‘Mmmm’ – http://bit.ly/1NDaYDQ
NYC liquid liner in ‘Black’ – http://amzn.to/1NCmoYg
Rimmel Scandal eyes nude eyeliner – http://bit.ly/1OPlWEk
Ardell Demi wispies lashes – http://amzn.to/1R0trNh
Makeup Academy undress me highlighter in ‘Iridescent Gold’ – http://bit.ly/1HHgsLy
Milani Color Statement lip liner in ‘Spice’ – http://bit.ly/1vdfsbO
Mac Fix+ – http://bit.ly/1NI56KT
This is actually an Ayurvedic (Ancient Indian) recipe. My grandma used to make me this milk to keep me ‘fair and beautiful’ like she always told me ^_^ The main ingredient: turmeric is the wonder spice (or fairy dust if you’re trying to get your kids to drink it haha).
Although it actually tastes really yummy! You feel like you’re all cozy in a cottage wrapped with some blankets beside the fireplace on a rainy day! Now that’s what I call chilling in the Fall season.
Benefits of the Golden Milk
Banishes acne/eczema- healthy, glowing and clear skin because it has antibacterial, antiseptic and anti inflammatory properties.
Anti aging effect- reverses the wrinkles and fine lines
Reduces the monthly menstrual cramps (Yaaaaaaaaas ladies!)
Boosts immunity by fighting off free radicals
Fights off the diabetes by moderating insulin levels
Controls the cholesterol levels by regulating homo-cysteine levels.
Basically this drink is the answer to 90% of our beauty problems and adding in some health benefits for the future like anti aging, weight prevention, cholesterol, diabetes etc…
AND it also gets rid of cold, flu and fever.
So finally check out the video below to find out how to make this drink and make sure to subscribe to the Happy Pear channel.. they’re hilarious and their recipes will have you licking your plates.. ENJOY binge watching their channel haha