This post is for Peepir who asked what my daily skin care regimen is.
I was blessed with nice skin. When I was a teenager, I didn’t break out into pimples nor had very oily skin. I had the occasional zits when it’s that time of the month but they would soon disappear. It’s only when I started taking steroids that my face broke out into ugly pimples.
My mom taught me the importance of having a good skin care regimen at an early age and so I guess that also contributed. I started applying moisturizers when I was 12 or 13.
I have very sensitive skin so I try to make my facial care ritual simple. When I wash my face in the shower in the morning, I use Etude House Cleansing Foam in peach which has a whitening/brightening effect. I will be changing cleansing foams soon as that is going to run out. I use a bubble net to get a nice lather and use that lather to cleanse my face. Twice a week, I scrub my face with St. Ives Olive Scrub. I don’t rub it in nor scrub too long. In between days, I use The Body Shops Face Scrubber.
After bathing, I apply some toner. I use a cotton pad for this. I don’t like using cotton balls as they soak up too much product and they get all over my face. The toner that I just finished up is by Estee Lauder. I will make a separate review on that. Before that, I was using the one from Nivea. You can search the archives for all the products mentioned above, by the way.
I allow my face to dry before applying Garnier Light Moisturizer. I do not use Light Complete because that made me break out. When this has been absorbed by my skin, I apply Etude House Super Aqua Sun Guard. Then I apply my Face Shop makeup bases and start painting my face.
When I get home in the afternoon from the hospital or errands or whatever, I remove my makeup using Etude House Milk Tea makeup remover. I remove my eye makeup with Etude House Lip & Eye makeup remover (review coming soon). Maybelline’s Eye and Lip makeup remover is great too. Then, I just wipe off the remaining product with a wet wipe. Then when I shower at night, I use St. Ives Olive Cleanser which is really gentle but very effective. On nights when I use the scrub, I apply the Human Heart Nature Night Moisturizer. It makes my face oily in the morning but it’s good so I can live with the oil. I will be trying other moisturizers once I finish this tube. I have to be careful with this moisturizer though. I avoid this when it’s almost that time of the month.
On other nights, I just apply the Celeteque moisturizer. Sometimes I use a face mask. Those are times when I’m really stressed or when my skin looks too dull. I prefer the leave on, rinse off type masks as they are more effective on my skin.
Weekends are a different story. After bathing, I just apply toner and that’s it. At night I just wash my face. I let my skin breathe when I’m at home. I avoid makeup and stay au naturel. Also, when I do go out on weekends, I avoid too much makeup. A simple foundation + blush + lipstick combo will do.
I think my skin care regimen works because I’ve had several compliments from different beauty experts about how nice/good my skin is. Except of course for those annoying marks left by pimples. Oh, for pimples, I use the spot corrector from Garnier. I also use the Garnier blemish remover to lighten the spots. You can also try Eskinol Pimple Remover. I have a friend who has a lot of pimples and he said that Eskinol works. The Body Shop Scrubber also works well on unpopped/drying zits. Just be very gentle.
If I suddenly break out, I try to isolate the products one by one to know which one is doing the damage. Sometimes I just stop everything to let my skin breathe and heal.
I try to change my routine every once in a while but I’m also very careful with the products that I try. When something doesn’t work the first time, I immediately stop. I don’t want to risk it. I may feel bad because of the money I spent but I know I’ll feel worse if it will make my skin go bad.
So that’s my daily ritual Peepir. I hope this helps you!