Throughout travelling South East Asia, my skin care regime was obviously neglected. My daily routine consisted of washing my face with soap, wearing factor 30 and applying the odd bit of coconut oil for my dark circles. That was it.
Surprisingly, my skin stayed clear for 3 months!
Though this may have had something to do with the sun and the fact that I never wore makeup?
Anyway, about a week before I returned, I started to get a lot of spots around my chin area, and it wasn’t until I returned this weekend that I realised how bad my open pores were!
I am now going on a mission to perfect my skin, my beauty regime and to find what make up actually works for me. (Contouring doesn’t look good on open pores!)
I have tried untold brands over the years spending hundreds of pounds and none seem to have been good enough to stick.
I am therefore going to experiment and document progress on my blog, the same way I did for my under eye bags. This way I’ll have measurable results to see if there is actually a change, and most importantly I can help my fellow readers with what’s hot and what’s not.
I should probably start by booking in a skin consultation to find out what my skin type is!
Stay tuned for lots of testing, experimenting and honest opinions.
Please also let me know if there is anything else you’d like to see in the beauty category!
It has now been 4 weeks since I started the Coconut oil remedy for bags under the eyes. Hasn’t it gone quick?
Here’s a recap of the 4 weeks and the final verdict…
After 2 weeks the puffiness under the yes decreased slightly but there were still dark circles
After 3 weeks the dark circles had lightened slightly but we’re still evident
Here is the final comparison from week 1 to week 4.
For a remedy that has cost me £3 that’s a huge improvement!
There are still some evident lines but Im pretty sure that’s due to a very poor diet, lack of water and all the restless sleep in the heat and all the travelling.
Cost of the product – 9/10
Time it takes to use/apply – 9/10
Improvement from day 1 – 7.5/10
Final result: 8.5/10
Ok so I have officially reached the 21st day of the blitz the bags trial.
Just to remind you, the DIY remedy I am putting to the test is coconut oil.
I’ve been applying this 1-3 times a day (depending on how often u remember) for 3 weeks now.
Test one showed some improvement in puffiness after 14 days but not much improvement on the darkness under the eyes.
Here is my original shot at day one and test 2’s results..
Can you see a difference?
The indents in my eyes are noticeably smaller and I can see that some of the purple has lightened.
There seems to be a difference from the original and also slightly better than last week! Though I don’t yet think its enough to change someone’s life.
One more week to see if we can get these any better as I’m still not completely satisfied!
Keep an eye out for the final post
So here’s blitz the bags Test one: The coconut oil remedy.
After reading up on this method I headed to a supermarket in Vietnam and purchased a small bottle of pure coconut oil. It was only 90000 dong. Winning. A small price to pay for super rejuvenated eyes (if it works that is)
So here’s the deets of this remedy:
- Massage pure coconut oil under the eye area 2-3 times a day
- You should notice a difference over a few weeks.
So let’s start with a before pic:
I know, my eyes are terrible right?
Here is a picture of my eyes before/after trying this method for about 14 days.
Slightly less puffy, but still signs of lots of darkness. However the thick lining of the eye bag on the right is also smaller.
A very small improvement.
Over the past few days I’ve had a terrible bout of food poisoning again! So I’ve been being sick, then starving the bug and I’ve had a serious lack of sleep which is probably unfair to judge this method on.
I am therefore going to extend the test a further 14 days instead of 7. So keep an eye out for the results of day 21 and 28!
18 days to go and I’m starting to get nervous! It’s coming around so quick.
It’s so funny how you read articles time after time on taking less of everything in your rucksack to do yourself a favour. Yet you try to beat the odds.. and fail.
I have a 65L backpack, with a detachable rucksack that you can zip off of the front. I am still yet to work out whether the 65L’s includes the day rucksack or just the main backpack?
Here’s a picture of Test 1. Continue reading “Travel Packing: Test 1”