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Monday, 11 September 2017

MAKE UP: My Skin Care Routine +MUMUSO Aloe Vera Gel REVIEW

Hello and welcome back to my blog. I am trying to revive back this website even after going on hiatus for a very long time due to adulting and real life problems 💀. I will try to write more content here instead of just posting my game videos from youtube. I hope I can keep up with this rebirth for as long as I can for you guys!

 To start with, I will be sharing to you my new skin care routine that has been very effective in minimizing my acne outbreaks - better than my previous regimen.
(Disclaimer: This is not a sponsored post.)

A little background: I have a very oily skin and I almost always have pimples on my face. I have tried several other products before and even a change in lifestyle but none of them can make my face clear of acne for a long time.

Let's begin with the break down of my simple day and night ritual starting with my facial scrub:

Garnier PureActive Anti Acne White Scrub
I have been using this scrub ever since I can remember due to the fact that acne breakouts are a bit of a norm for me. According to the label, the scrub fights 12 signs of acne and oil including blackheads, acne, open pores, uneven skintone clogged pores, roughness, darkness. dullness, excess oil, pollution dirt, and make-up residue.
I always pair the scrub with Garnier PureActive Multi-Action toner after shifting from alcohol-based astringent.
Garnier Pure Active Multi-action Toner
From the label, the toner 'fights 6 signs of acne day after day'. Promising, right? But, these two alone aren't very effective when it comes to dealing with my pimples. They do a great job in just cleaning my face and nothing else... Then I used the MUMUSO Aloe Vera Gel 92% together with it and something wonderful happened.

Mumuso is a South Korean-inspired '99PHP' store with branches all over the Philippines. They sell makeup and beauty products, dolls, bags, electronics and etc. Most of them are priced at 99php or about 2 dollars. The first time I visited a Mumuso store was when I was touring the Venice Grand Canal Mall at Taguig City. That's when I stumbled upon their version of the popular aloe vera gel.
For Zamboanga-based readers, Mumuso is now open at KCC Mall De Zamboanga located just near the cinema area.

The tub at 300 grams is priced at 99PHP. The gel itself is clear and almost odorless. The stickiness is manageable and dries up after a few minutes of application.

I bought it out of impulse at first and I never really found out the best use for it until recently. At first I tried it on my hair, as a mixture for my coffee face mask routine and even as a moisturizer for my dry skin. Then I tried using it as a moisturizer before going to bed and before applying on makeup and day by day I noticed how great its effect on my pimples (which is really awful, I tell you.)

Because of the positive change I have observed after using it for a few days, I have decided to make a comparison before and during I religiously follow this particular skin care routine.

(Disclaimer again: You should first try out the aloe vera gel on a small part of your skin before going all out because the effectivity of this routine will depend on your skin type)

As you can see, my bare face isn't as pretty as you think. Pimples would appear regularly and stay ripe for a few days. And when I think it's over, another wave would appear again on another part of my face, forcing me to put too much makeup just to cover everything up.
Bare face before religiously following my current skin care routine.

While using the scrub+toner+aloe vera gel every after taking a shower, my pimples shrunk and the breakouts lessened compared to before:
The difference is clear as day. :)
I apply only enough to cover my whole face and neck except the eyes and mouth. I would let it dry and settle on my face before applying the makeup primer or before sleeping. I did not do any other skin care regimen in between the comparison time like the use of blackheads peeling mask or my usual aloe vera and coffee mask to really get an accurate result for me to share. 
I can't express how happy I am with the noticeable difference it made on my face. It might not be an overnight solution to the problem but at least I can see that it really helps in stopping massive breakouts from reoccurring. I think I won't stop from following this regimen not until I find a better one that would totally help me eradicate my acne problems altogether.

I just hope the local Mumuso store would restock this soon. Accordingly, this got sold out just a couple of days after the grand store opening. I am almost halfway done with mine and I don't want to take a break from following the routine as it may trigger the acne breakout again.

Anyway, that's it for now! Are you a fan of Mumuso products? Tell me your favorite one on the comment section below and I might feature it on my next post!

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