Current [SKINCARE] Routine11:03:00 PM
I think this is my first skincare routine post in this blog after many years of beauty blogging. The reason of why I never put up a skincare routine in this blog before is because I find myself changing products a lot so I never stick to the same routines. But now that I have tried quite a handful of products I finally settled down to a regular routine that really works with my skin at the moment.
My skin is normal to combination, but currently it is more oily than dry. So my current skincare routine consists of products that are geared towards normal to oily skin. I have tried many products before and for the mean time here are the products that I've been using regularly and works well for me:
I always make sure to double cleanse or even triple cleanse (!) to make sure that all those dirt, oil, and make up got off my face thoroughly. So here are a couple of cleansers that I used for my current skin condition:
I usually start with a cleansing oil to remove my makeup and then followed with a good facial wash to get rid of any residue and also to clean the skin more thoroughly.
Etude House Real Art Cleansing Oil ( reviewed here )
I love cleansing oil ever since my first trial of the Shu Uemura WhiteEfficient Clear Brightening Cleansing Oil. I got this Etude House Real Art cleansing oil from Beauty Korea a while ago and I still got a couple of uses out of it before this goes to the bin. I have reviewed this cleansing oil before and my opinion remain the same. But if I were to compare this to the Shu Uemura version then I would prefer the Shu Uemura one although this Etude House version is also quite good (and much cheaper too!).
SkinLife Foaming Facial Wash ( reviewed here )
I've been using this facial wash since several months ago and I still haven't emptied the bottle yet, and that's because it is such a big bottle and I only need one pump of this foaming facial wash to clean my whole face. A little goes a long way, so this face wash is really a money saver. I have reviewed this face wash before and my opinion remains the same. Basically it keeps my face clean from oil and dirt, and I love to use this right after I used my cleansing oil.
I used the previously mentioned "cleansing oil + face wash" formula for when I used a complete makeup (foundation, concealer, bronzer, eyeshadow, etc).
But if I used lighter makeup (bb creams, powder, mascara) then I usually just go with regular makeup remover that doesn't need to be washed with water. Sometimes I also use this formula if it's too late at night and I'm too lazy to go to the bathroom / too sleepy to touch the cold water in the bathroom.
Clinique Take The Day Off Makeup Remover ( mentioned here )
Before I started cleansing my whole face I usually start with removing my eye makeup first. One of my HG eye makeup remover which I find so powerful in removing eye and lip colors, even those harder waterproof eyeliner/mascara is this Clinique Take The Day Off Makeup Remover for lids, lashes, and lips. Totally in love with this eye makeup remover and I always recommend this to others if they asks about my favorite eye makeup remover ;)
Kose Nature & Co Pure Cleansing Milk
I used to like using cleansing milk to remove my makeup but that was before I started using cleansing oils and micellar water which is like heaven-sent to remove makeup. Cleansing milk should be used with another layer of cleansing products because you might not get all the makeup off just from using this product only. So I usually followed with a micellar water or a heavy-duty toner or a few sheets of makeup remover towelettes.
ROC Extra Comfort Cleansing Water ( mentioned here )
This is a micellar water based makeup remover which is similar to the popular Bioderma one but this one is cheaper ;) I found that this make up remover is almost as good as the Bioderma Sensibio H20 that I've tried before, so it's actually worth to be re-purchased. The formula is able to lift-off makeup, dirt, and oil from my face without leaving greasy residue at all. I really love this one and would make a proper review soon.
The SkinFood Tea Tree Toner ( mentioned here )
As the last step I would pour this tea tree toner to wipe my face to pick up the last trace of makeup and also to prep my skin for the next treatment products. I have several toners in my stash that I used in rotation based on my current skin condition, and because my skin is currently more oily than dry so this is my pick of toner for my current skincare routine.
I like to put some face / skin treatments in my skincare routine because a good skincare needs more than a thorough cleansing. It must involve a good skin treatments too as the next step for a healthy looking skin. These treatments include daily skincare such as moisturizer, serum, etc as well as weekly skincare such as face scrubs and masks.
My daily Morning skincare routine includes a face wash in the shower using the SkinLife Foaming Facial Wash that I mentioned in the first photo, and then continued with a serum and moisturizer. Sometimes if I'm not lazy I would also add the SkinFood Tea Tree Toner mentioned above before I put on my serum and moisturizer.
V10 Plus Collagen Serum ( reviewed here )
This is one of my favorite face product which I love so much. Probably the best serum that I have tried so far (although I haven't tried that many serums yet). This serum has been really good for my skin and a regular daily use of this serum makes my skin condition a lot better. Sadly I am almost out of this serum so I'm using this sparingly right now ^o^
Wardah Lightening Day Cream
This is my morning moisturizer because it contains some UV protection in it. UV protection is important and I always make sure that my morning moisturizer has some kind of SPF in it to protect my skin from the damaging sun rays. This is more like a lotion than a cream but so far I think this is pretty good for a daily moisturizer.
Etude House Aloe Moistfull Soothing Gel ( reviewed here )
Because I have combination skin so sometimes my skin can still get a little dry here and there, especially right after a thorough face wash. If my skin gets dry after I wash my face, I changed my moisturizer (Wardah Lightening Day Cream) to this Etude House Aloe Moistfull Soothing Gel instead because this would give the moisture that my dry patches needed. If I use this in the morning then I would layer with my Clarins Day Screen High Protection SPF 40 for sun protection.
For Evening skincare time I changed the treatment products to match the need of my skin because at night our skin would heal itself during sleep, and the right products would help it heals faster and helps make the skin condition better. I use the same formula which is a serum + moisturizer.
Made From Earth Rosehip + Hibiscus Organic Face Serum ( reviewed here )
I had this since a long time ago but I kinda forgot about it along the way. I still have several uses out of it so I'm gonna try to use this up until it's empty because I don't like throwing away products. So this is my night serum now. As you can see from its name it has lots of natural and organic goodness in it, perfect for my skin to absorb it during sleep.
Garnier Sakura White Pinkish Radiance Sleeping Essence
This is a new product that I'm testing right now. I like the sweet smelling scent which seems so relaxing every time I used this lotion. It is supposed to give a brighter looking skin with healthy radiance, and I don't know if it really works or not but as far as I know I kinda like this light lotion because it smells good, relaxing, and it also doesn't feel greasy. It did leave some kind of residue on the morning though so I always make sure to wash my face first thing in the morning.
Laneige Water Sleeping Pack ( mentioned here )
On some nights my skin can get dry so I use this Laneige Water Sleeping Pack which is a night / sleep mask that we can use before sleep and wash it off in the morning. I usually use this mask on my dry patches area only, and in the morning the dry patches would be gone, and it also keeps my skin hydrated all through the night.
Last but not least, the Weekly treatment!
I have a few kinds of masks and face scrubs that I used in rotation depending on skin condition, but here are a few of them that I used in my current skincare routine.
TonyMoly Latte Art Cappuccino Cream-In Scrub ( reviewed here )
I had this in my stash for a little while but I seem to always forget to use it. But now that I'm trying to use up my products again I started to use this Korean face scrub again. I have reviewed this before and my opinion stays the same. You can read the review for more details but basically this is a gel-turned-creamy-scrub that's gentle to use and feels warm to the skin resulting in a smoother and healthier looking skin.
SkinFood Black Sugar Mask Wash-Off ( reviewed here )
This is another Korean beauty goodness that I adore. SkinFood is a very popular Korean brand and they make good products based from natural resources. This black sugar face mask is a wash-off type which means you spread this evenly on the skin, do a circular motion to help make this mask do its job to our skin, and then wash it all off after leaving it on for several minutes.
GlamGlow Youth Mud Mask ( reviewed here )
This is one of the hyped products this year and I kinda like it too ;) This is a mud mask which is one of the type of masks that I like. I have reviewed this before and you can read more details about it in the review post, meanwhile it is a great "touch-up" mask if you want an instant face brightener and/or gets rid of the dull skin.
So that's it for my current skincare routine. Just like I said above, I always change products every now and then so my next skincare routine might be different than this one because I like to try out products and I also like to change up my skincare routine depending on my skin condition. For now, these are the range of products that I've been using and I hope this can give you some information especially if you have combination skin like me ^_^
What are your skincare routine HG products?
Hugs and Kissies,