Poem 003

You told me you’ll stay.

You told me you won’t sway.

You told me let’s not make it fast

Because our love is meant to last.

You told me to keep holding on.

You told me to love you until days goes on.

You told me our love is selfless

But all these were just you, lying and reckless.

You should have just told me.

Acne story update!

Here’s a look of the productssssss (in its most plural form) I have used for the past two months in my quest for clear skin.

Some of these products might worked on you but sad to say, none of these worked on my face. Except for that lip scrub from Human Nature.

I have tried a lot of products, toners, creams from the cheapest to the most expensive but if you have a combination skin just like me, looking for the perfect products that suits your skin will be more likely as hard as trying to kiss your elbows.

It’s even frustrating when a friend recommends a specific brand that “healed” their zits but apparently when you tried it, did not worked as expected or temporarily “cured” your zits somehow just for a week or two. Well I guess, we all have different skin types, different skin issues that needs different solutions. One thing I have learned in dealing with acne is there’s no such thing as “one size fits all”. It doesn’t mean that if a specific product worked for someone, it would worked on you as well, it’s really important to identify your skin type to know what it needs in order to address the problem.

After all the search for the right skin care prouducts that suits my skin type, I found a product that works well for my skin and it’s Beautederm! It does wonders for me. I’ve been using it for more than a week now and there is really visible difference from day 1. I will be posting a separate update on it.

How about you?

What products have you used before? Share your experience. I will be glad to read them!

No Filter!

As I was browsing over google and social media sites about acne, I was able to go through pages with photos and articles of body positivity mostly from people dealing with acne and I was glad to find out that in a world where everything is made to look perfect, there is still people who prefers raw, unedited and real photos. #NoFilter #SkinPositivity

As someone who struggled with acne and other skin imperfections for a decade and is familiar with all the frustration, self hate and pain that comes in dealing with acne, looking at closeups of people embracing their breakouts makes me feel less alone.  Since I started blogging on my acne story I learned so many things and I am now more confident to face the wonderful but cruel world because of all the comments and support that you guys are giving me.

Let’s admit it, we’ve always been trying to pose the best photos of ourselves, right angles and pimple free photos. In our generation where “perfection” seems to be everyone’s ultimate goal, we tend to be more competitive and thus lead us to do everything just to be part of the bandwagon and we often use the most convenient and easiest option to somehow look perfect online, that is to “edit and filter out photos” but sadly we tend to overdo it.

Here’s my share of that “too much edited”.

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I’m not saying using photo editor and filters is not good. It is, it actually helps to enhance and bring out the best in a photo, but let’s not take it to a point wherein a photo becomes misleading and would not define you as a person anymore. Enhance but don’t overdo. I would like to quote a statement from someone I admire whom I think truly made sense in saying “Why should anyone feel compelled to art-direct their very existence? Why isn’t reality good enough?”

To you who are battling with acne, get out from the shadows of filters and stop comparing your photos to anyone.Trust me, most likely they aren’t real at all. Embrace your imperfections!

At the end of all these, one thing I’ve learned the hard way is to not let my skin hold me back from what I want to do in life. I have to push forward!

Cheers!

Be real!

Boy Pimple.

Poem 002

He stayed,

Because you told him to wait.

He stayed,

Because you gave him reasons to wait.

He still stayed,

Even though you didn’t come back.

He still stayed,

Because he’s hoping you’ll love him back.

Week 1: Beautederm Set

Last December 2017, I was given the chance to host the Beautederm Fashion Show for a Cause wherein I was able to meet their brand ambassadors, users, dealers and even the owner who is unbelievably genuine. I know, you might be thinking why they picked me, even I was also wondering. I was actually hesitant to accept the hosting gig because I know I will be working with enviously fair flawless models and product users. I’m afraid I might end up feeling insecure and belittle myself but surprisingly I didn’t feel it that way. They were all nice to me, I felt flawless!

Anyways, during the event I heard a lot of life changing testimonies from their users, looking at their faces, their dewy and clear skin is enough to prove they are telling the truth. The testimonies from users who once suffered from acne and other skin imperfections are very persuasive and really genuine, now they are beyond thankful for their renewed skin thus changed their life to be better.

Now, I’m giving Beautederm set a try. For first time users, they suggested the Travel Set. It contains

  • 1pc 5g Day Cream
  • 3pcs 5g Night Cream
  • 1pc 50ml toner
  • 1pc soap 75g
  • It also has a manual for instructions on how to properly use it.

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This is how I look like after 1st day of using it. If you can see, I have zits, pimple marks and scars. This would be our basis if it does wonders. I’m surprised I’m not anymore ashamed to share my bare face online. Confidence, confidence!

Let’s see if this one would workout on my skin!

I’ll keep you posted!

Boy Pimple.

Poem 001

Suddenly, he got tired.

Tired of wearing the mask of someone you want him to be.

Tired of competing to someone he never knew.

Tired of proving he is good for you.

He walked away, because he knew, he was never enough for you.