Hi everyone! It's Rachel. Welcome back to my channel for today's video
I'm really really excited because finally I'm going to share with you
how i got rid of my acne and if you have acne right now, i feel you guys i've been there.
everyone has acne it's totally normal so this is how my skin looks like right now it's still
not perfect but i'm really really happy with how it looks like it has greatly improved
in the past month because of the things that i've been doing and the products that i've
been using so in this video i will be sharing with you guys my morning and evening skincare
routine and also some progress pictures and also videos the products worked for me and
didn't work for me
just a background story,
I listed it here. And I even made a script just I will not forget every detail and info.
the first timeline would be when I was still in Highschool
I have acne but it is not totally severe
I have some on my forehead & cheeks
but then came my college years, my acne got worse and also
my acne marks because i have this habit guys
whenever i see a pimple i would pop it, prick and touch it and i know it's really not advisable.
you should never touch or pop your pimple
but I can't stop myself from doing it.
on my internship years, that is when my acne got worse and i would show some pictures guys
on how my acne looks like
and also my acne mark so my problem are both acne and also acne marks i found this a skincare
it's called a beautederm, if you know beautederm I used it and then within two months i started
peeling and then
my skin lightens and it got better.
then one year my skin got really really clear, i would show you a picture in the before and
I used that product.
but then this came, the pandemic my skin started breaking out again i started noticing that
i have a pimples here especially on my jaw area Here on my jawline there are too many
of them. Also, on my forehead and also here so my cheek area. my acne is getting worse
and worse and worse to the point
there are many pimples and acne on my jaw area
also my acne marks
I still haven't gotten rid of my habit of popping or touching my pimples
i tried a lot lot lot of skin care and watch a lot of videos but it's not working at all.
It never cleared up another thing that I have on my skin are this tiny bumps white heads.
They are excessively many and my skin's texture is unsightly. start of pandemic 2020
up until october
My confidence dropped!
I even had 2 weeks of vacation without uploading anything here on youtube.
Bacause my skin flared up and had too many acne on my face
and i don't want to show it to you guys. November 2021 that is where i consulted a dermatologist
There I had the encourage to go to a derma clinic
I said that skincare no longer works for me
I've had pimples since I was in Highschool and they never left my face.
and my derma suggested I should take acne oral medication
She said that this is the last resort of people who are struggling with acne
This medication will not be given to you immediately since
The derma would check if you are pregnant, she would need a blood test a lipid profile
also ALT and AST to check your liver
If it's normal because this is a strong medication that is why it is the last resort
and it is not given immediately by the doctors.
my derma suggested that i would take this ACNETREX it's an isotretinoin 20 milligrams
so this is an anti-acne medication and this is 30 capsules guys
it is super pricey and this is how it looks
so this is how it looks like i would take this medicine for one month and then make
a follow-up checkup after one month. what i noticed while taking the isotretinoin
during new first month is that my throat is very dry my lips is very dry and i had this
rashes guys during my first month and i was really really shocked
I asked myself if this is still okay and is it a side effect or
this is not normal so I decided to consult my derma immediately on what was happening.
I had rashes at the back of my hands and also on my legs. Tbh, they were super itchy!
and my derma said that this was actually a result of a dry skin they actually asked me
if i'm using a strong lotion so i said yes so that is a big no-no when you're using or
drinking isotretinoin you must use a mild lotion or a baby lotion to be exact so i use
this johnson milk rice baby lotion
and this helped me in calming my rashes and eventually they were gone.
so after a month uh i started noticing that
My acne began to lay low
They were not totally gone yet but the appearance of my acne is not that bad anymore
We did a follow up checkup and then after my derma decided that i would continue drinking
my isotretinoin and then after two to three months we will do another my follow-up checkup
so i continued drinking the isotretinoin and by december i noticed that my acne is less
active. They were not appearing a lot unlike before every day
the pimples would show every single day. But there are still few pimples showing but not
My skin has brightened and there is no more redness
because you can notice it in my first picture that my redness is very bad
while during December my redness is not that bad anymore
february came, that is when I did another follow up check up
and then my derma decided i should continue it for another two months so after february
during march that is where i notice
My acne marks have disappeared quite a bit
That is your biggest problem after taking the isotretinoin is your acne marks
The active pimples will be gone
but the marks it would not fade because the target of isotretinoin is the acne. It's not
the acne marks so your acne marks
your biggest solution for that is your skin care.
my skin at that time was very smooth, I can't feel anymore tiny bumps on my skin
but I still have pimples here and there but it's not that bad
And then during April, that is where I noticed that I don't have anymore active pimples
I would have one or two for the whole month of April
No more redness, texture and my skin was smooth
and then my pores shrank and lessened. and this is actually what I really liked during
My pores here on my nose really shrank
my skin really improved. I'm so so happy during that time and my confidence boosted!
that time my scars has faded dramatically guys. My acne marks really disappeared. Now
let's move on with my skincare routine guys this uh skincare routine i started
November to december my derma prescribed skincare. I just wanna share what I really used. and
this is not sponsored at all guys uh some of you might think ah sponsored
that is shy i'm making or sharing this products to you
That is why im not taking any skincare sponsors before because my skin was really bad
that is why I am taking any skincare brand deals before.
now that my skin cleared up and i really proven and tested these products so for my skincare
routine, "morning skincare routine" i have my facial cleanser is this
pond's healthy hydration orange nectar hydrating jelly cleanser so this one has vitamin c in
it's a gentle cleanser I noticed that my skin was not dry after I used it.
Because I f you have dry skin after washing your face and face feels like cracking,
Girl! stop what you are using it's not good for your skin.
After cleansing my face I would leave it air dry.
and then after drying my face i would use so this one is my holy grail guys this is the best
so i use this vitamin c serum this one is from wild leaf this is what I use after washing my face
so i use this one drop of vitamin c serum and it totally brightened my skin.
this one also helped in my acne scars to brighten and lighten
and it evens out my skin tone that is what I noticed
so i love this one, actually this one is my second bottle already
this one is already empty and I already ordered another bottle of this
I actually store it inside my ref since this serum is very sensitive with the sunlight and temperature.
Because if it will be exposed in the heat or sun it will deactivate the active ingridients inside the bottle.
Next thing that I use is this moisturizer, so i've been using this moisturizer ever since then
this one is from sunny's face this one also has that jelly water base consistency
it doesn't have that sticky feeling after using it. I really like this one!
and this one is already empty and i have a second bottle already
so after that is my sunscreen so this one is what i'm using right now
this one is the ahc natural perfection double shield sun stick and this one is already finished
and I have another one in the other room but I really liked this one
since it is very handy and you can bring it anywhere you can apply it on top of your makeup
Very lightweight, it's not too oily compared to the sunscreen that I use before which is this Biore Sunscreen
but I did not like it since it was super sticky and oily. It doesn't match my skin.
but this one, I didn't experience any reaction on my skin
so now let's move on with my night skincare routine if i ever have makeup on i would use this one
this is the biore this is a makeup remover it's an oil based something makeup remover
and I really like this one especially when I have waterproof makeup on.
i would use this again my cleanser which is the pond's healthy hydration orange nectar variant
and then next is the ordinary alpha arbutin 2% + hyaluronic acid
this is my third bottle already guys. These two are already empty and this one is my newest purchase of alpha arbutin
It's a little bit pricey but they are super super worth it guys
this helped me a lot in lightening my acne marks, uneven skin tone that is what I noticed.
my skin is brighter and clearer and evened out.
next thing that I use is this so this one is the the ordinary niacinamide 10% + zinc 1%
again this my third bottle so these two are empty now guys and this one is my newest purchase
and I really like their combination the alpha arbutin and also this niacinamide
after five minutes applying alpha arbutin i would again apply two drops on my skin
and I don't introduce this on my skin immediately. At first I use one drop only
and then now two drops now on my skin, on both cheeks and then i would spread it evenly
so this also helped me in lightening my dark spots and also brightening my skin
next thing that I do is i would use my moisturizer which is the sunnies face dream cream same morning and also evening moisturizers
this one i used before to lighten my acne marks and this one is the Kligman's cream
and this is prescribed by my dermatologist
so this is the next cream that I use retacnyl tretinoin 0.05% cream
even on my Kligman's cream I use this small amount (pea size) I don't put a lot.
this is also prescribed by my dermatologist.
You cannot buy this on any drugstore unless you have prescription from your doctor
The next one that I would show you is the ordinary glycolic acid 7% toning solution
and this one i use in the morning after I cleanse my face
this one is advisable to use PM or in the evening
but I use this one in the morning since there is a cream on my evening skincare that contradicts with this toner
I use it every morning if I will not go outside of our house.
I use this one to exfoliate my skin but i use it once or twice a week
not everyday since this is a strong type of toner and i am so i would damp my cotton then i would spread it on to my face
thank you thank you so much i love you guys and i hope you learned something in this video
thank you guys! Bye!