Heys guys! How is it going? It’s been a year since I shared my last skin care routine and there are a lot of changes since then. Yes, I have been utilizing more products than before and this makes my skin smoother and healthier than ever.
STEP 1: CLEANSING
If you are an avid reader of this blog, I trust that you already know how sensitive my skin is. It’s no surprise that I am very picky when it comes to the products that I am getting … and then there comes SIMPLE! This skin care brand from UK which came to the Philippines just last year, claims to be the “senstive skin experts” (ugh! like music to my ears). Simple’s Moisturising Facial Wash is so gentle it does not sting my eyes. It’s bubbly but not too foamy. Aside from the fact that it is way more affordable than Cetaphil, it also has multi-vitamins in it.
STEP 2: TONING
No matter how gentle and moisturizing your cleanser is, toning your face must immediatley follow right after patting your face dry (you know … the PH level stuff). This Beauty Water from Son & Park kicked my Etude House Wonder Pore Freshener’s butt. I like that this product acts as a toner and an exfoliant (still safe for everyday use) at the same time. I was amazed the first time I used this, no wonder it’s all over Instagram nowadays. An in depth review will be posted soon.
STEP 3: PUTTING ON FACIAL SHEET MASKS
After cleansing and toning, it is now time to treat my entire face with essences and serums from facial sheet masks. I just pick whatever kind of mask I want for the night, put them on for twenty minutes and my skin feels very hydrated, refreshed and plumped afterwards. Korean sheet masks are my all time favorite! Here are some from Nature Republic and Holika Holika.
STEP 4: MOISTURIZING
The Clinique Moisture Surge blew me away! Well, did not expect anything special about this moisturizer the very first time I applied it on my face. But after noticing how soft and smooth my face became after that first application, I googled and seen great reviews about it … never stopped using it since then. I love the pink gel cream consistency of this product, I also like that it’s not sticky. My skin feels really hydrated everytime I used this moisturizer.
STEP 5: APPLYING EYE CREAM
For my eye cream, I am currently using the Eyelift Cream from QuickFx. It’s probably one of the cheapest eye cream products in the market but so far I think it is working for me. I used to disregard eye creams before but please never do the same if you do not want to have puffy eyes and develop wrinkles in the near future which is a nightmare!
EXTRA STEPS Below are additional skin care steps that I do not do every single night/day but only when it is needed.
A. Removing my makeup with Cleansing Oil
Stubborn face makeup cannot be easily removed by just using a cleanser. Whenever I have to wear full face makeup on, I get rid of them buy using the Biore Cleansing Oil. It smells so good and I felt relaxed as I massaged it to my skin just to make sure that no cosmetic residue will be left behind.
I only exfoliate or use face scrubs twice to three times a week after cleansing may face and before toning. Alternately, I use the Strawberry Purifying Facial Scrub from Human Nature and the Carbonated Bubble Clay Mask from Elizavecca. (Just click on the links for my reviews about these products).
*** BONUS! DAY TIME ROUTINE MUST HAVE! ***
Before I leave home during the day, I never forget to put on my sunscreen. No more explanations needed, it is a must thing to do. The higher the sun protection factor (SPF) the better. This UV Perfect Bright Milk sunscreen from Biore has a whopping SPF 50 PA ++++. It is not sticky, I love the liquidy consistency and it looks like milk literally. More of my thoughts about this sunscreen soon.
Let me know what products you are currently using for your own skin care routine on the comment box and …..