Bit of history of my skin:
OK, so I’ve been having oily/combination skin from college, at about 15 my breakouts are mostly on my forehead and the odd one on my nose. At about 16-17 I started having pimples on my back and chest, and my cheeks. At the final years of doing a bachelors of architecture in university, my skin broke out really badly due to stress. My cheeks, my jaw line, my chin.. clusters of pimples!
I thought it would go away when I finish my degree, but when I got into the working world, it still didn’t fade. So I decided I can’t go to work looking like that so I went to see a dermatologist and she prescribed me some accutane which dries my skin out (stops producing oil), my skin was beautiful (besides the odd nose bleed and dry-as lips)., but at a cost. The major side effects is birth defects if you have a baby, so I stopped eventually (we are trying for a baby). Then the break outs came back, not as bad though, but there’s always 1 or 2 on my face.
Anyhow, it’s more or less under control after seeing chinese doctors and avoiding many foods (beef, lamb, duck, tropical fruits, shellfish, etc.) I got it under control, but the scars are still pretty sightly..
So I’m out on a mission to look for the best skincare/routine for my skin. Unfortunately, I don’t have the money to splurge, and I am a skin care junkie (sigh!). I am now looking for skincare that takes care of hydration and oil control. I am also looking for anti-aging because I can see fine lines around my eyes and mouth (arrrggg…).