I love sharing about my skincare routine like this post here. With age come the great responsibility to make sure that my skin maintain its youthfulness. Since I was on mission to find the ‘perfect’ skincare routine to ensure my skin always in great condition, I thought I share my current routine. This post will be great for my own future reference and also for those who are looking for some sort of skincare routine ideas. I will be sharing the products that I use and my thoughts about it.
MORNING SKINCARE ROUTINE
Normally I did not use cleanser in my morning routine. However, since I received and try out the Althea Real Fresh Skin Detoxer, I started to use this product every morning. I’ll use the Refining Rose product for my morning routine. I love how gentle it is and my skin does not feel dry nor tight afterward. It also helped to remove some impurities from the night before. After wash / mask, I will slap on my Aloe BHA Skin Toner. I will use about 2 pumps to ensure that my face and neck area are covered nicely.
Then, I will use my Body Shop Vitamin E – Aqua Boost Essence Lotion for the extra hydration. The essence consistensy is thick and sticky. I really did not like how it feel on my skin (read: I need new essence/lotion). For serum, I will use my recent buy which is NACIFIC Fresh Herb Origin Serum which I have written review here. I use my Cosrx Aloe Soothing Sun Cream next as my extra moisturizer slash sunscreen.
In all honesty, I did not like my current morning routine. It’s causing my face to produce a lots of oil. Even with my sebum control powder, my skin oil literally can be squeeze out and use to fry eggs. Seriously. I love the Skin Detoxer and the Aloe BHA Skin Toner while the rest are not suitable to be paired together.
NIGHT SKINCARE ROUTINE
I love giving my skin an extra love during night time. Especially on my worst bad day at work or even after exercise. Since I was wearing a full eyelashes extension for these few months, I try to avoid any cleanser that have oil in it. Thanks God I do not really need oil for cleansing because I didn’t wear any waterproof makeup. Still, I will do double-cleansing using the Calmia Oatmeal Therapy cleansing foam and mask/cleanser Real Fresh Skin Detoxer – Green Tea.
Similar to my morning skincare routine, I will then use the Aloe BHA Skin Toner, The Body Shop Vitamin E Aqua Boost Essence Lotion and NACIFIC Fresh Herb Origin Serum. Normally, I will not put any extra moisturizer, unless needed. If I’m on urgent need to “pick-me-up” time, then I will use sheet mask to lock extra moisture my skin while I try to calm myself down and de-stress.
Unlike my morning routine, I actually really like my night time routine. Although, I think I want to add more products such as treatment essence/lotion and the long pending eyes cream. I’m not getting any younger and the sign of my dark circle is getting obvious now. So, these two products will definitely on my next skincare list.
EXFOLIATE – WHEN NEEDED
I’ll be real honest here – I’m extremely lazy. I procrastinate a lots. However, I noticed that whenever I did not exfoliate, my skin especially nose area tend to hoard tons of black heads and white heads. Exfoliating the skin at least once a week is great to remove all the dead cells on the skin. It’s not recommended to exfoliate daily though as it may damage the skin protection barrier. By the way, I’m using the St Ives Fresh Skin Apricot scrub. I really love this product and I have been using St Ives scrub ever since I was young. It’s also very suitable for my super sensitive skin.
These skincare steps and routine will probably stand for another few weeks because most of the products will run out very soon. Surely I will write another new skincare routine in future as my own reference i.e which product is suitable for my skin and if any improvement while I’m using it or not. I hope you like this post and have a great TGIF everyone! xo