Video Tutorial: DIY Toner for Combination, Oily & Acne Skin

Simple DIY that anyone could do, I swear by this DIY toner because it helped me to clear my skin when acne began to flare up again last month. I wanted try and test this before I could put up a tutorial on how to make it. I have tested this for 3 weeks and I think its all good to reveal it.

This is a great all natural toner and apple cider vinegar has lots of benefit and multi-purpose. The only thing is that you have to bare with the strong smell of the apple cider vinegar. Not everyone could stand on the smell and my BF was telling me that I smelled like a salad whenever I used it. If you ever try this, let me know how it worked on you!

 

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DIY Post Acne Scar Treatment

If you’re suffering from post acne scars, you’re not alone. Sometimes it leaves redden or darken spots after the acne subsided. Worse are pitted scars that is treatable with expensive fillers and lasers. Not everybody can afford that. It happens to me most of the time and I even get the ones clogged with dirty blood. I have no choice for that but to pick it and allow the dirty blood flow its way out of my skin. This time, I’m going to share a video tutorial on how to diy post acne scar treatment and this works for scars that has redden or darken. Enjoy!

Its that simple! You can easily find the ingredients from your kitchen and even if you don’t have any, these ingredients are very affordable to purchase at the super market or grocery stores. All you natural ingredient lovers, this will be your thing! Unless you’re allergic to the ingredient itself, this goes well for sensitive skin too. Also, this could possibly be your facial scrub when you rinse it off. Just massage it with circular motions onto your skin before fully rinsing it out. There you go, ain’t too bad as to go as 2 in 1 treatment? I bet ya!

 

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xoxo,
Traclyn Yeoh

Review: Annie’s Way Royal Jelly Oil Control Mask

Personally, I think its really hard to find anti-acne sheet mask around me and I came to know that it’s available in MaskSlim after I received complimentary masks handed over to me during the launch of Beauty Zone in 1st Avenue at Berjaya Times Square. These types of mask usually comes in liquid or cream form such as clay mask, which requires rinsing right after the treatment. This type of mask is suitable for those who have acne-prone, combination to oily skin type. Here’s a review of Annie’s Way Royal Jelly Oil Control Mask.

Annie's Way Anti-Acne Mask - Description

There are a few types from their anti-acne range sheet mask and this is the royal jelly oil control mask which helps to control sebum production, reduce wrinkles and improve skin texture.

Annie's Way Anti-Acne Mask - Sheet

It’s richly soaked in the essence and there was a lot of essence leftover. I thought it will be a waste to throw it away so I store it in a 30ml droplet amber bottle and it filled half of the bottle. It also comes with a protective film  to keep the mask from tearing.

Annie's Way Anti-Acne Mask Texture

The sheet is thin and slightly larger than my face, you can definitely tell from the folds on my lower cheek. I had to cut some slits on the eye and nose area just to ensure that the mask fits nicely onto those areas.

Annie's Way Anti-Acne Mask - Before & After

My skin does look brighter and plumped after using the mask but everything seems very much the same. However, the effect didn’t just stop here.

Annie's Way Anti-Acne Mask - Before & After with BIA Skin Analyzer

Look at the reading on my BIA Skin Analyzer! The moist and skin texture level was only at level 1 with oiliness at level 5 before using the mask. After using the mask, the moist and skin texture level shot up to level 5 and oiliness level has reduced to level 2. Impressive!

Verdict?

I thought it was just an ordinary sheet mask after looking at the before and after photos until I look at the reading from my BIA Skin Analyzer. The effect of this mask doesn’t just stop right there. My skin does feel less oily the next day because I have noticed that I don’t frequently needed to blot my skin. Although the oiliness has been reduced, my skin doesn’t feel dry at all. My existing acne is yet to subside but I’m really impressed with this mask. Highly recommended!

Price: MYR5.00

Weight: n/a

Collection Status: Permanent

Availability: MaskSlim Outlets, MaskSlim Online

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PROs:

  • Reduces skin oiliness until the next day
  • Instant effect on skin oiliness
  • Improves skin texture

CONs:

  • Had to cut some slits

My Rating: 4.8/5
 

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This mask has been provided complimentary by MaskSlim, kindly refer disclaimer.

xoxo,
Traclyn Yeoh

Yes & No Food For Acne-Free Skin

Having acne skin can be a great adventure in discovering  and learning what’s best for ourselves. Recently, I have just learned more what are the food that I should take and avoid to improve my skin condition especially the stubborn post -acne scars and excess sebum production. Thanks to Facial First’s facial therapist in opening my thoughts when I had my facial treatment done on last weekend and I want to share this out. In my health history, I have never develop any allergy from food and I was never that picky in food but I don’t  take raw meat. According to Facial First’s facial therapist ( I should have asked for her name, my bad), try to make it as a practice for 6 months to show results. What do you think are the food for acne-free skin?

Image Courtesy of Seafood Cruise

Seafood doesn’t seems to harm and of course, they all look delicious too! Especially in Chinese practice, abstinence from seafood is important when we had major surgery, deep cuts and major sickness because they are ‘poisonous’ for our body and could cause inflammation or scars. I have seen some have been proven and some not. Plus, what these sea creatures has for their consumption are plankton, larvae, detritus and more unless the big fishes.

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Fried and spicy food are to avoided since they are considered has ‘heaty’ food especially in countries that gets a lot of sun. When your body is too heaty, it could change your hormone which causes it to be imbalance. Hormone imbalance could also be the cause of acne breakouts. Eating oily food doesn’t cause excess sebum production but it becomes fat when it doesn’t turn into energy.

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Fruits are packed with tons of vitamins and nutrition. Taking fruits daily by itself or having it to blend to juices or smoothie. Fruits are not only supplying vitamins and nutrition, they also help in detoxing and relief body heatiness. Plus, if you happen to blend your fruits, you’ll learn and experience various types of green recipes!

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Sometimes in no matter how healthy we are trying to practice with our food intake, it has never seems to be right. It works on some individual and some doesn’t because every individual is different. This is where supplements comes in to give a boost of vitamin and nutrition for our body. Supplements like Vitamin C, Q10 and Evening Primrose Oil are great in maintaining health and skin. Calcium supplement was mentioned too but I’m not too sure why should it be taken.

Other side advice is to make ensure detoxing activity such as taking in green tea, exercise, drink 2-3 liters of water, regulate sleeping hours and daily bowel movement. Toxins that are not eliminated could also cause acne. It’s hard for me to put myself into abstinence state immediately because I love my food too much! But for the sake of my skin, I will try to reduce my intake on seafood, fried and spicy food.

 

What’s your take on this?

 

xoxo,
Traclyn Yeoh