Wednesday, February 18, 2015

[Acne Story] #01: Join Me In My Journey On Healing Acne + My Current Skin Care Routine

Notice: All the emails and questions I received from 13th February 2015 and onwards, there will be a delay in responding... Sorry guys~ As Chinese New Year is approaching, I'm super busy. So yeah...I will try to reply asap, most likely after Chinese New Year. Please understand. :x

In my view, pimples are just like volcanoes... Tiny mountains (= pimples) filled with lava (= pus).  lol. Since the last serious eruption on my skin, the pimples are in deep sleep for quite some time until last month, it decided to erupt again! In simple words, yeah, I broke out. FML. Luckily, it's not as serious and horrible as last time (Read "My Acne Story") thus, it's not a big deal but it still bothers me.

In the past during my bad acne period, I actually wanted to document it (like an update about my skin once a week etc.) in my blog but well, I just don't have the courage to do so... If you had gone through what I had, you would understand why I said that.  Anyway, this time, I worked up my courage and decided to document it weekly or bi-weekly as I think my story/experience may probably be able to help some people out there who are going through the same problem and so... here I am~ documenting my acne breakout. It happened last month so please take note that the pictures shown do not reflect to my current skin condition.

This was how both sides of my face looked on 4th January 2015. As you can see there were a mixture of post acne marks/scars, inflamed and non-inflamed zits 'party-ing' on my skin. 
I think I know what caused the breakout though. It was probably caused by bad sleep routine and diet as starting from the end of December 2014, I slept really late like 4-5am e-v-e-r-y-d-a-y; and also, I consumed oily, spicy and junk foods quite often in a week. Before all these changes, my skin was pretty clear (except for occasional, very mild breakout during the time of the month) hence, that was why I think they were the causes for my recent breakout.

To combat with my acne, I'm using these products for my current skin care routine:

Etude House AC Clinic Daily Toner or White Formula Super Moist Light Toner

Biore Aqua Jelly Make Up Remover (only if I use makeup)
Etude House AC Clinic Daily Toner or White Formula Super Moist Light Toner

Besides using the listed products, I also cut down on oily, spicy and junk foods. I try to eat as healthy as I could.

Well, if you want to know how the condition of my acne progresses, join me in my journey and be sure to check back for updates~! 

Before I end the post, I hereby wish everyone a HAPPY CHINESE NEW YEAR~ GONG XI FA CAI~! May the Year of the Goat bring you happiness and prosperity in abundance. 

Update - *[ Click here to read Part #02 ]*


  1. Good luck for your healing. Really want to hear about the next story. Because I had breakout also. Still doing trial and error :(

  2. Hi there ashley ^^ I am yubi. I always read ur blog but I never read the acne part since I don't have any acne problem. After I turn 21 last year my skin slowly losing the complexion and it started to develop acne and become worst.I don't even know until now why do I have the acne. It such a nightmare and I finally understand what others feel with acne. I went to facial January 2015 to remove my acne..and now I have mild acne and scars. Too many scars.. I want to do the microdemabrasion but it was wayy to expensive for me.. ur journey was so inspiring I hope I too can find a way to remove my scars.. good luck ashley ^^

  3. Hi! May I ask if u buy etude house ac clinic individually (product per product)? or in set (ac clinic intense trial kit) after reading ur story im planning to try this product since im also into Korean products... I really want to get rid of these pimples.. :( Thanks for sharing ur story and skincare routine.. Fighting!

  4. Hi Ashley, I finally found a blogger that is the same age/has the same skin issues as me! in terms of your updated skin care routine has it helped a lot with the acne troubles? And if so which one product do you feel does most of the trick ( i know they all work together but i cannot afford that much as of now, so I'd like to try one of the set to test out the results if possible ) Thanks very much :)

  5. Acne in adults can have many causes. One is most susceptible when they do not get enough rest or eat properly. This causes stress on the body, and one way the body can react to stress is with acne breakouts. There is no perfect way to treat acne, but prevention is key. Additionally, keeping the skin clean is very helpful.

    William Connors @ The Healing Station


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