Acne Fighting Routine

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Wednesday, March 19, 2014
Who doesn't want to have a clear flawless skin? Most of adult population have experienced fighting acne, or more like zits. Even though acne is not a life threatening condition, it can impact your life, it can trigger insecurities and self esteem. For me personally, I have suffered acne since I was in university.

My every night acne fighting routine.

However, lately I've got zits and I guess it was because of makeup, bad diet and my poor sleeping schedule. So remember to remove your makeup properly and eat lesser fast food. I don't even eat veggies *sorry, it's a bad habit* I've been a picky eater ever since I was a child. I still remember the days I could spend hours just to eat my meals. Anyway, I am trying to change my lifestyle to eat more green, but not at home! Some veggies that I sometimes eat are like lettuce, broccoli, cucumber, kai-lan and spinach. I eat kimchi too at Korean BBQ. Other than that, I'll have a hard time to swallow T^T

Etude House AC Clinic Intense Pink Powder Water

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I bought this altogether with the AC Clinic Intense Pink Powder Spot and 30 pieces of cotton swabs for IDR 135k. This bottle was made of plastic and contains 15 ml of a Caladine-like water. It smells refreshing to me, even if you're new to spot treatment, I bet you can handle this kind of smell. I use this after washing my face and remember to always shake the bottle. Although it's said that it can be used during the day before makeup application, I found that the white powder marked my zits and ended up looking weird because my CC cream couldn't cover it. So I use this during the day only when I just stay at home.

Etude House AC Clinic Intense Pink Powder Spot

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Just like the name, it's really pink! It's a non comedogenic and formulated with salicylic acid and hinoki cypress. It smells like herbal medicine, but honestly, this acne spot treatment has the most tolerable smell from all the similar products I've ever used. Not to mention, it sticks to my skin really well, so it won't stain my pillow the next morning. I would definitely repurchase this item.

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A glass bottle and it's for 12 months usage. YAY!

Oh, unlike the water one, do not shake the bottle! Allow the powder to settle and the bottom. That's why you would need a cotton swab to dip it. I use this after washing my face and applying my toner - emulsion - essence every night. This product has amazingly lessen my zits in three weeks. I'd recommend this to those who have acne prone skin.

Etude House AC Clinic Intense Pink Powder Patch

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I actually wrote a review of this kind of product back in 2013, kindly read it here, you can find the review at the end of the post. I was actually shocked when I was at the cashier 'cause I bought this for IDR 48k, LOL. I thought the price would be about the same with The Face Shop and Tony Moly. Despite of the price, it works just the same. The strip contains 14 different size of patches. I don't think I'd repurchase this anymore, it's too expensive for a spot patch. I guess I'd just stick with Tony Moly.

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The patch is really clear when I put it to my bare face.

Besides using all the products above, I still use Bedak Saripohatji regularly. I've cut the usage down to once or twice a week, I used to wear this mask every night before sleeping, but I'm afraid it'd make my skin dry. FYI, I am currently using it while writing this post :D

Anyway, fighting acne can leave scars. I have some brown spots on my face because of these zits *sigh* Thanks to makeup we can cover them. However, there are some treatments too to fades the brown spots, such as home remedies or laser. I prefer home remedies, though. It's cheaper, slowly but sure.

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MBLAQ - Our Relationship.

Though I'm not a fan of MBLAQ, I find their 6th mini album interesting after watching the MV teaser for this song. Do you like it too?

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39 comments on "Acne Fighting Routine"
  1. I have never heard about it but you did the great job adding this post :)
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  2. Nice products. I'm your new follower!
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  3. Love your acne routine... Thank you for the tips! *o* I want to clear and healthy skin! ><

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    1. You have a clear healthy skin already, Rinako ^^

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  4. Although I haven't personally tried any of these products, they all look interesting, especially the Etude House AC Clinic Intense Pink Powder Spot! I can't believe it's actually pink and it looks like calamine lotion lol. I'm also curious about spot patches since I've never tried them before :P Do they actually help?

    Thanks for the post! It was helpful for a normal teenager like me struggling with acne :)

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    1. My pleasure, dear. I'm glad it's helpful for you. Well, thr spot actually works to reduce redness over night. However, you shouldn't use it on an open wound :)

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  5. You should be the brand ambassador for Etude! I used that patches too..! But i ran out recently and I think I should get that packet again :)

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    1. Hahaha I also wonder why do I use a lot of Etude House products xD

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  6. That's why I never buy Etude's products from their counter--they are waaaaaay too expensive. I have used The Body Shop Tea Tree-something to medicate acne, the packaging and the applicator looked like lip tint. It didn't work at all to me but it worked great on my friend!

    My skin is acne-prone, maybe I should consider giving Etude another chance with this.

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    1. Yeah! Even with a member card, it's still pretty expensive LOL! Better shop online but try the tester at the counter, yes? >,<

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  7. aww.. mblaq.. LOL. #usedtobeafan

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    1. LOL. Why are you not a fan anymore?

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  8. Wowwwww Thanks for sharing this with us mitch!!!! I don't think I struggle with acne as much as I struggle with super super sper super super super oily skin!!!! Did i mention i have super oily skin? O ya I heard some ingredients in anti-acne products contain oil-control or oil-fighting ingredients.. is worth to give it a shot!!!

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    1. You're welcome, Mango! Finding a perfect product that suits our skin type is somewhat difficult, right? Good luck to both of us :)

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  9. I need to try this! Since I moved to Germany from the states last summer, my skin has been freaking out and needs to be tamed!
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  10. Waaa~ thanks for the review~ really helpful x3
    but etude house's products seems to be more on the pricey side eh? btw what's the name of tonymoly's spot patch?? :D

    cheer,michelle
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    1. My pleasure, dear. The product's called Dr. Tony AC Control Spot Patch. Actually, Etude House prices are considered inexpensive if you buy it online (because the resellers don't pay taxes) or in Korea :)

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  11. Don't worry about your food dear. You can eat greasy pizza all you want--the grease is digested and broken up in your digestion system; it does not go to your pores (only your stomach :P). Have you tried washing your pillowcases and brushes? That helped me a lot actually! I used antibacterial dish soap to wash my makeup brushes.

    I know you said you're having scarring--I recommend Mizon Mark X After Blemish Care. I wrote the review on my blog a long long time ago so a lot of people didn't see it, but recently I suggested it on Reddit and another girl bought it/loved it too! My friend just ordered a jar after I gave her a sample she loved. :) It will help a lot with acne that is currently healing, especially right after you pop something because the plants help prevent scar formation; I read somewhere centella asiatica also breaks down scar tissue. To additionally fade your scars, I recently discovered licorice helps just as much as vitamin C does to fade scars! Anyway just trying to help. =) I used these products too actually but I can never tell if those spot patches work haha.

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    1. OMG thanks dear for all the advices! I don't regularly wash my makeup brush, I got so lazy :S this could be one of the reasons the zits don't go away. I'm checking out the Mizon Mark X cream right now!
      About the patches, besides reducing my redness, the patches also prevents myself from directly touching the pimple (I have this bad habit touching my own pimples LOL). Anyway, thank you so much for letting me know about these facts! It really helps me in the future to find out the perfect acne fighting products. Loves xx

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  12. Even I have acne scars, hope it will clear soon.

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  13. Oh very interesting products, I want try the Etude House AC Clinic Intense Pink Powder Spot because looks very good!
    xx

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  14. I may have to give this a shot!
    xo,
    Allie
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  15. Looks great product!
    nice review :D

    xx
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  16. Michelle, the pink powder spot is my life saver ^^ I'm running out of it now though. Have you tried the white powder too? I can't tell if it works on me ^^

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    1. Hi Misa, do you mean the pink powder water? Yes, I use it altogether with the pink powder spot :D

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  17. kyaaaaa, i'm a big fan of mblaq >,<
    who's your fav kpop idol? sorry oot XP

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    1. Aww! Mine is JYJ, and Yoochun is my bias! <3<3

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  18. Love your honest reviews! I am intrigued but that pink stuff!

    xo
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  19. Hi Mitch! Thank you for visiting and commenting on my blog^^

    I don't have much problems with acnes, but I have some serious issues with milia seeds (I think this is what it called..?)

    Anyway, nice review(:

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    Dreamy Princess

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  20. hi! thanks for the review, it's very interesting,, isn't it itchy when you apply it on your acne/zits?

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    1. Hi, you're welcome, dear. It's not itchy at all on me, but the pink powder water or spot will sting to an open wound :)

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    2. ohh i see :) i was kind of hesitant to buy one in etude because I might regret after lol.. heheh thanks dear :) will definitely give it a try :D

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  21. Lovely review on these unique products *0* I'll check them out!! I get acne whenever I'm stressed or eat too much fast food!! XD

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  22. Never heard of this brand but I might be biased, it's Korean... hehe~ :X

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  23. Jerawat emang annoying bgt T.T
    You can check out kulitsehatku.blogspot.com for acne causes and tips from my dermatologist ^^

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  24. Wah ini produk emang oke. I've used it a year ago. Tambah FTE SK II deh Mitch, jadi recovery kulit lebih cepat

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    1. Wah, iya nih, jd pengen nyobain SKII juga. Lagi abisin dulu toner, emulsion sama essence yg udah ada :D biar pol nanti hasilnya huehehe...

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  25. waw i have been thinking of purchasing this product, but i afraid it might not work :(
    but it seems it's worth to try tho-- :3
    thanks for great review !

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