Morning Skincare Routine – Mid-2017

Save for when I don’t sleep or when I have my period, my skin has been behaving really well. I’ve been trying out different brands and products over the past several years, but I generally stick to the same active ingredients –vitamin c (or its derivatives), retinoids, niacinamide, and spf (zinc oxide and titanium dioxide). Since February, though, I have […]

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How to Use Maxi-Peel: Step-by-Step Skin Guide

Disclaimer: I’m not using maxi-peel anymore and I probably won’t use it again in the near future. I’m currently on tretinoin cream and it’s been working great. Also, I didn’t start treating my acne with maxi-peel. I initially used products a dermatologist prescribed which included a toner similar to maxi-peel (also has tretinoin and hydroquinone albeit in a stronger concentration). If you haven’t seen my post on that toner yet, I recommend reading that first before proceeding with the rest of the post (Read: My Acne Prescription from Aesthetic Science Clinic). If I were to use maxi-peel again, I would do this: Pre-use: I would start with the lowest strength (#1), at a frequency of once or twice a week — even if it might seem too weak and even if I think my skin could tolerate everyday use. The following week, I would use it 3x, and so on. I would also buy an opaque spray bottle and cotton pads. Evening Routine Step 1: Wash Face Lately I’ve only been using cream cleansers from VMV and non-foamy cleansers from either Physiogel or Cetaphil. I would use the same stuff if I had to get back to maxi-peel. The latter can dry the skin out and I prefer not to strip my skin of moisture when I wash it. Step 2: Wait I’m not sure why this is not written in the instructions, but with all other tretinoin products I tried, it’s always mentioned […]

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Maxi-Peel Exfoliant Solution Review

The 5-years-ago version of me, would never have foreseen the present me writing about Maxi-Peel Exfoliant Solution, but here we are. I was (and still am) annoyed by the kutis-artista* tagline and the inference that to achieve “kutis-artista”, you must have lighter skin. I stumbled upon this product when I was looking for a cheaper, more accessible alternative to a […]

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