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Obagi, Questions, Twitter Contest

15 Sep

Hey guys! Hope you all are having a good week. I haven’t had much to report on the Obagi. It’s been sorta the same. Peeling in the morning, peeling at night. I had a family emergency yesterday morning so I ran out without washing the Tretinoin off from the night before. It was fine though. I didn’t get home till about 5pm when I washed it off. I didn’t put anything else on till about 9pm before bed but I skipped the Tretinoin because I’m still doing one day on and one day off. I peeled A LOT this morning. But my skin is very soft and smooth. And even a little glowy. I still see the acne scars I’m trying to get rid off, although my mom swears they look less deep.

Questions
Since I don’t have that much to report, I figure I’ll answer a question or two that you all have asked on Twitter or through email.

1) Laura V. asks: I love your blog! I’ve been wanting to try Obagi forever but I’ve been too afraid to. In your last blog you said you were using this Neutragena eye cream. I am 24. How old are you and at wat age do you think I should start using an eye cream?

Ans. Hi Laura! Thanks for the love! I am 26 and I would suggest that you start using an eye cream. You don’t want to wait till you have wrinkles to start battling them. Prevention is always the better way to go. I like the Neutrogena one because I have sensitive skin and Neutrogena has always worked well for me.

2) Toni S asks: U sed u have a beauty adviser. Who is this? Where did u find her?

Ans. Hi Toni. My esthetician is at Sona Medspa. I’m not sure where you live but you probably have a Sona or something similar close by. If you live in the DFW area, I go to the Sona in Plano and my esthetician’s name is Holly B. She’s wonderful and has great skin. She’s the one who got me on the Obagi and she’s been very helpful and supportive.

Twitter Contest
So I’m thinking we can do a Twitter contest. Rules would be fairly simple. I will give away an eyeshadow palette with 88 shimmer eyeshadow by Coastal Scents pictured below.

I think we can start this Friday, just for the day. 3 things to win:
1) Follow me on Twitter – PeppermntPolish
2) Give me a Follow Friday and mention this post. So for those of you who don’t know you need to tweet some that says something like “#FF @PeppermntPolish to win a Coastal Scent Shimmer Eyeshadow palette”

We’ll do it this Friday. I will post a reminder on Friday morning.

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Obagi Day 6 and 7 (and a little bit of Day 5)

10 Sep

I was so miserable on by the evening of Day 5. I couldn’t open my mouth because of the dryness all around it. It was painful to eat a sandwich. So I cheated *gasp*!!!! I did, I admit it. I washed my face with the cleanser that night and then didn’t bother to put anything else on. I was planning on skipping the Tretinoin anyway because I doing one day on, one day off but I didn’t put the Clear or the Blender on either. I went to bed feeling guilty.

The next morning I woke up pain free! I washed my face and it peeling a lot! Like A LOT! I gently massaged as much of the dead skin off my face as I could. Took me almost 20 mins in front of my bathroom mirror yesterday morning. Then I showered and put on the Toner, the Clear, and the Sunfader like usual. My skin felt good yesterday. Less dry with no pain but it got really red by the afternoon.

Then last night I put on the Toner, the Clear, the Blender mixed with Tretinoin like I should. I woke up this morning feeling rather dry but not too bad. I had some peeling issues but less than yesterday. Or at least I couldn’t get the dead skin off as well as yesterday so I have a little bit of dryness around my mouth that doesn’t look too bad unless you’re crazy like me and stare at it closely in the mirror. I actually had some dryness around my eyes too but I took care of that with a little bit of Neutrogena Ageless Essentials Continuous Hydrating Eye Cream. I dabbed it on just the area around my eyes with a Q-tip and it immediately looked better. I love this Neutrogena eye cream. It comes in a handy little tube and costs between $12 and $15 bucks but a little goes a long way. I hate to put stuff around my eyes because they’re very sensitive but this stuff is wonderful!

Anyway, it’s a little after 1 in the afternoon now. I hope I don’t start grotesquely peeling later today. Wish me luck! And Happy Weekend!