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heyitsnanah

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Skin Progress

I just wanna leave these progress pics here since I feel like my skin has come a slightly long way. Sad to say, my skin became WORSE after I got into skincare. I never got acne on my cheeks (usually just the t-zone area) and my skin was smoother. I started skincare because I wanted to get rid of the small rough bumps and the acne on my t-zone. Unfortunately, I didn't do much research before diving in and just thought anything would do so I bought my first cleanser (cosrx pure fit cica cleanser) not realizing it had EOs which my skin apparently hated. I gained bumps and breakouts on my cheeks. The end result are the 1st (right cheek) and 3rd (left cheek) pics. After switching to a different cleanser (cosrx salicylic cleanser), my skin started getting a bit better the first week or 2. Unfortunately, I made another mistake of using the new cleanser both day and night everyday🤦‍♀️ since I wanted to get rid of the acne so bad, which ended up harming my skin again. Now I reduced to using it twice (soon to be 3 times) a week and only while I shower in the morning. I have yet to find a mild cleanser for everyday use since I'm currently broke but I learned to accept that progress really takes time and I had to learn that the hard way 😂 here's to better progress in the future💓
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rronerek

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It’s a difficult emotional journey trying to figure out what products will work for your skin, and wondering if skincare is making it worse is so difficult! I felt the same exact way for so long, and I’ve finally found products and a routine that has made my skin look the best it has in years. Good luck on your journey!!
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heyitsnanah

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glad to hear you finally found a solid routine for yourself ❣️ hopefully I find my best routine in the future too!!
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Kirin

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Seeing other people's skincare journey always makes me a bit emotional. We've all been through that and it really is a battle involving our mental and emotional strength. There are times when our self-esteem hit rock bottom and it makes us anxious on what the future would show. I'm really glad that your skin is improving and I'm wishing you all the best💗.
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heyitsnanah

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thank you so much💓 my self-esteem definitely hit rock bottom when I broke out (my parents always pointed out how "ugly" the acne on my cheeks were which didn't help) and nearly gave up on skincare. Then I realized that mistakes aren't the end, it just means I found another way that doesn't work. If it weren't for my first cleanser, I wouldn't have known my skin hated EOs 😂
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Andreitar89

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You're doing great. Cheer up 🤗 My cheeks were very bad, but the retinol helped me a lot.
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heyitsnanah

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wow 🤩 the progress looks amazing💞 thank you so much and I'm glad you found something that worked so well with you❤️
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MeliAnn

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Skincare is a marathon, not a sprint. You are doing so well, don't give up and keep going, it will be worth it.
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heyitsnanah

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thank you so much💓 ive seen ppl say they've been doing skincare for years and it reminds me that skincare takes more than just a few months of experimenting
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🤩🤩🤩🤩🤩🤩🤩
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