Ok, so recently I shared my evening skincare routine on my instagram – @nuralbukhari, and the last time I talked about skincare or anything beauty related was probably in 2015.
My skincare has changed so much in the last couple of years but my skin, unfortunately hasn’t. My skin goes through good days and bad days. Mostly bad days. But still, I am determined to conquer my skin woes – adult acne.
Earlier this morning I received a text from Amanda of MarocMama asking if I could do her a favour. I’ve to admit when I received her text this morning at 10am, I was still in bed lazing around. Mak Eton aka Mama D’Cruz just left Marrakech the day before. Thus, Fai and I had a late night and only slept at around 3am.
So, when I received that text from Amanda, I was like, ‘oh no! I am not awake yet. What favour could she possibly want from me?’ Plus I’ve a ton of errands to run before the Winkler brothers (Fairoz’s cousins) visit us in a couple of days. But when she told me that she needed a quick and simple makeover for her photoshoot with a well-known women’s magazine, I said, YES! Why not right?
It has been awhile since I’ve written about beauty stuff and I think it is about time I update you on my current skin condition and skincare routine.
I initially wanted to sit down and write this blog post yesterday, but I was down with a little bit of fever. To top that off, the weather here in Marrakech is a little confusing lately – we have really warm sunny afternoons and super chilly nights. Today is no exception. After days of temperature in the mid 20s degree celsius, the temperature dipped below 10 today.
I am currently experiencing the worse skin problem since I was 21 and I have no idea what to do with it. My current skincare routine consisting of Mario Badescu and Philosophy’s Hope in a Jar is not working at all! It is driving me insane and worse of all, I feel awful! My husband keeps telling me that no matter how I look he will always love me and in his eyes I look beautiful. I don’t believe him obviously. What I see in the mirror tells a different story. The bottom half of my face is covered with white heads, deep cystic acne, and hyper pigmentation. I am so confused. I have no idea if my breakouts are caused by hormones (due to two failed IVFs), my current skincare, or just bad luck.
For the last couple of months, I have been experiencing bouts of very bad breakouts. It is making me feel ugly (physically at least). I think it is due to all the hormonal injections I was having while on our IVF treatment. Funny thing was that while I was on the treatment, my skin behaved very well. I only had the occasional breakout during that time of the month. But ever since Ramadhan, it stopped behaving. I think my body is finally reacting to all the hormonal injections I’ve been giving myself during our IVF treatments since last year. Now that it is over, the body has decided to purge itself of all those hormones with a vengeance and the side effect of it is bad facial skin. :'(
To make myself feel better, I went shopping at Sephora Marina Bay Sands (MBS) just before we left for Marrakech. The new makeup I bought is also now part of my daily makeup routine.