Julianna is a loner

I have a small family, and I live with only my mum. Just the two of us in a big house that can fit more haha. I do everything alone. Which means, by myself, not accompanied by anyone as my mother spends half of her day at work, 7 days a week. 

At the age of 20, being able to drive and all, I gotta do things on my own. Cannot expect my mother to pay all the bills etc right? My daily routine consists of me going to college. After 3pm I am free to do anything. I either will sleep or study at home, or go to the mall to buy some stuff, or sit at McDonalds and study. By 6:30pm I have to go pick up my mom from work. I usually go to the gym around 8pm. And that’s it. 

A friend asked, what does it feel like to do things alone? Now, I understand that most of the people I know have a number of siblings and they sometimes envy me hahaha for having a lot of me time. I personally am not a fan of having many siblings. I am used to being alone and independent since I was a kid. Some thinks that it is sad or not fun going out alone. Well, I do have friends to hangout with, but they all study far away and have their own life to handle. I can’t force them to come and hangout with me just because I am alone, right? That’s quite a simple logic. I want to do a lot of fun things, like watching the latest movies at the cinema, cafe hopping in Klang, and workout. Isn’t a it a waste of time to be waiting for someone to accompany you do things while you yourself can actually go do them on your own? I communicate and be all crazy when in college with my classmates, yes I do. The reality is when I go home, I am alone. I cannot be waiting for a partner in order for me to enjoy life. When they come, sure, we’ll do it together. But for now, Julianna don’t wait. Julianna actually hates waiting. Hehe. 

I bid farewell..

..to my flawless skin. 

Since the end of January 2017, I am attacked by some kind of rash on my forehead that later becomes a bunch of blackheads gathering around, making my life miserable. It doesn’t help that I have a big forehead so it is more obvious. I swear that last time I had pimples full on my forehead was when I first hit puberty, which is when I was 12 years old. Now the old friend is making a comeback but with blackheads.

I Googled and YouTubed the solution for my problem. I saw a YouTuber with the same problem that I have and I followed her advice. She used a product from a pharmacy that is supposed to control yeast infection. Tf???? But I am desperate. So I tried.

DID NOT WORK.

Next, a nice lady at a spa told me to apply Colgate on my forehead. So I tried again. It shrinks but doesn’t go away.

Then, I become more desperate to find a skin repair clinic/spa that can help my condition. I surveyed high and low for an affordable price and the suitable treatment, finally I decided to go to Skin Renew and proceed with Nourishes Repair Skin (NRS) Treatment for MYR318. It appears that my problem is not properly addressed. How can you solve a problem that you don’t even really know right? Thank God for the consultant that guides me on what the hell is going on haha. 

My skin turns out to be having clogged pores like everywhere and this what causes the massive blackheads breakout! 

What I can summarize is :

  • I have a combination skin. Oily plus dry.
  • It takes time to be flawless again.
  • To make my hundreds of blackhead go away is by traditionally popping it. IT FUCKING HURTS.
  • NRS : Pop all my blackheads and pimples, put antibacterial gel and some antibacterial laser which is to make sure that my skin is clear from any bacteria that could make it worst. Face and body massage. The normal cleansing and moisturizing cream applied. Mask put on my face before the final cleansing again.

Tips for choosing skincare for Combination skin :

-Cleanser must be in gel or water based product. Cannot be foamy etc.

-Skincare also must be from gel and water based product.

-For acne/blackhead skin prob, use product that contains antibacterial or antiseptic. 

A day after my NRS treatment, my forehead is smooth that is for sure, but suddenly all the pimples make an appearance and my forehead goes red. I also am having my period at that time so I don’t know which causes it. I rushed to find the suitable skincare and I found it.

Mario Badescu Anti Acne Serum MYR114

This serum stops the redness immediately. Love it. It has everything that is suitable to treat my skin. (Available at Sephora)

Tea Tree Cleanser MYR49

For now I use only these two as I am still searching for the right moisturizer. For combination skin, I cannot use any too oily or too moisturizing moisturizer. It has to be gel or water based as well. The NRS treatment managed to make my skin smooth again, but now I have to take care of my pimples etc the correct way.

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