Thursday, January 16, 2014

#2014BloggerChallenge - Skincare Routine

Let me start off by saying that I don't have a set skincare routine and this blog post is probably learning towards a review-type entry. Don't expect to get any tips or health benefits from my skincare because... I don't even know anything about skincare :(

I'm lucky enough to be blessed with extremely soft skin. I don't want to sound like I'm bragging but everyone that's ever felt my hands/skin always ask what moisturize do I use and when I say none, they go into a frenzy because they can't believe how soft my skin is. 

I have no explanation for that. I remember I kept myself (and hands) extremely warm and sheltered from the winds. I drink a lot of water. Those two are the only contributing factors I can come up with to why my skin feels soft.

My "Out of the Shower" skincare is when I'm on the go, or moisturizing throughout the day.. basically, when I'm not in the shower. It includes this:

DIY oil blotting sheets (read my tutorial here!) and local drugstore Vitamin E cream. My t-szone gets oily from time to time so having a bunch of oil blotting sheets help. I chose the vitamin E cream because it's non sticky, dries fast, lasting, moisturizing and non-scented.

My mum used to be an Herbalife representative so we have a bunch of Herbalife products laying around the house. The only time I use this soothing gel is when my skin is irritated by something. It usually helps reduce the redness and itchiness. Also, because it dries up in seconds, it's the only product I use when the skin surrounding my lips (or my lips itself) is extremely irritated or dry.

My "In the shower" routine... which is used... during my shower time, haha. It includes:
I use Freeman Facial Exfoliating Scrub in Pink Grapefruit. It does wonders! Not only does it spread across your face with only a little blob, the smell is soooo good! After scrubbing it in the shower, I can feel my skin tighten up and feeling fresh and smoother. 

I'm an occasional make-up wearer, so by the end of the night, I use Neutogena Deep Clean Facial Cleanser which also removes make-up. I think I might look into another one because I just hate how it doesn't lather up as much as I want it to.

Also, not pictured but I do use coconut oil for moisturizing and for my haircare. I haven't used it enough to see improvements but I've heard more pros than cons!

My friend is a beauty advisor at my local drugstore so I'm planning to drop by and get her opinion on skincare products. I'm looking into a new facial cleanser and toner! Any recommendations?

PS: Sorry this post contains no vital information, haha. I don't take care of my skin too much, but all I can say is moisturize and keep hydrated!

3 comments:

  1. If I wear makeup (which I rarely do) I like to use baby wipes to take it off. Not great for my skin, but it works lol.

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    1. Have you tried the Aveeno wipes? They are absolutely perfect! :)

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  2. It's always good to have a skin routine. Even if you don't wear makeup, everyones face is different and need their cleansing, moisturizer and such. Finding your perfect skin routine is the challenge :)

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