New Apartment Probz: Breakouts

I have not blogged in over a week but I have a very good reason. I have been in the process of moving into a new apartment with my boyfriend and puppy. The process took longer than it should have, but I’m happy to announce that the new place finally feels like home.

During the moving process, I neglected my skincare routine on multiple occasions. Admittedly, I was always too tired, or just did not care. I’ve noticed a huge change in my skin this month. Breakouts are a rarity, but I broke out a couple of times and am currently treating 3 blemishes. Eeeek!

This week, I finally started using my Japanese Konjac Sponge in Bamboo Charcoal. I love using sponges to cleanse my face because I find them to be super effective and hassle-free. According to the company:

The Japanese Konjac Sponge – Bamboo Charcoal Konjac Puff is excellent for sensitive, oily and acne prone skin. This facial cleansing puff is created by adding activated bamboo charcoal powder to the Konjac mixture. Bamboo charcoal is charcoal made from bamboo plants. In Japan, bamboo charcoal is used for food mixture, cosmetics, and medicines. Bamboo charcoal contains mineral contents such as potassium, calcium, iron and sodium. Combining with Konjac, the absorptive carbon of the bamboo charcoal eliminates oil, draws dirt and excess sebum out of pores which keep the skin clean and sparkle. 

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FIRST IMPRESSIONS: This sponge works great at exfoliating and cleansing. I have been using it every night with my facial cleanser to help remove dirt and oil after a long day. This past week, we have been going to bed at 3 or even 4 in the morning after unboxing and setting up the new apartment. On top of that, we both work, so it’s been a very busy start of March. When my face is more oily than normal, that’s when I tend to breakout. I suggest if your skin type is similar, this is the perfect sponge to curb pesky and unwanted breakouts. The sponge (like all sponges) should be replaced after a couple of weeks/months. This sponge recommends replacing every 4 weeks, but 6 weeks with extra care. 

The stressful part of moving is over. Now that I am treating my skin again with care, I hope to never have to go through this again next year! We’ll be staying here for a while…  🙂

Do you breakout when you’re stressed? What do you do to help your skin heal? Let me know in the comments section below!

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