Hey fellow readers! Welcome to my fourth Weekly Fashion Tip! So, a lot of people have been complimenting my skin, asking about my skincare routine, etc. Therefore I decided to share my experience with skincare products and my current routine.
Firstly, you guys should know that my skin the type that is very dry and sensitive. Alongside that, I sleep in the warmest and driest room in my house (I don’t know why my room is the warmest when the heater temperature is the same for the entire house?) So previously, every morning I wake up, my face would be so dry to the point cracked skin is so visible and that my whole face is in pain!
I asked my mother and she got me using some moisturizing cream. It helped, but my face was still very dry. I started researching about skincare products, and essential products to benefit my skin.
I tried numerous toners, ampoules, serum, cream etc. products before settling with my current routine that I personally think works the best! Let’s go through my nighttime routine!
When I say cleansing, I mean mostly removing makeup with an oil cleanser. Yes oil cleanser. Some of you may be asking why oil? Doesn’t that clog my pores even more? Oil cleanser is actually the product that removes SPF and sebum (oil-based impurities that harm your skin.) I recommend the Banila Co. Clean It Zero Sherbet Oil Balm Cleanser. I personally don’t recommend makeup wipes and I don’t use them either, because to me, honestly, I feel like that doesn’t cleanse properly the chemical products off. On top of that, I feel that it isn’t natural enough while damaging my skin altogether.
Now, after you melt your makeup with an oil cleanser, time to wash off that cleanser with a foaming cleanser. I’m using the Rice Water Bright Foaming Cleanser, and I totally love it! I think, that the ph level isn’t too high, and my skin feels well cleansed, but not too tight after using it. I am using a silicone cleansing device, but only twice a week or when I really have the urge to use it. Remember that you should be washing your face even after using any sort of makeup wipes that are labeled as “no-cleansing needed” or anything like that!
Next after the cleansing part, is the caring part! I absolutely need to remind you to apply skincare products immediately after drying your face. I mean immediately! Some people apply serum mists right after drying their face utilize the five seconds after your skin is cleansed. Those five seconds is actually the time for you to have your skincare in your hands ready. However, I stick with regular skin/toner. I’m using the Sooyun Skin from Sooryehan. It’s a watery texture, unlike my previous toner, the Hanyul Rice Essential Skin Softner, which has a liquid with more consistency. Both are fine, really, but it’s mostly just personal preference.
I’m actually using an essence in lotion, which is a lotion type essence which is more viscous. The essence tones down my skin a lot and I use it day and night! Essence usually tones the skin to a more even and balanced degree. Personally, I’ve been using the Innisfree Green Tea Seed Essence in Lotion for a while now, and I absolutely find it amazing! Even my friends that borrowed it find it a must-get! I’ve already drained nearly 2 bottles and planning on getting 2 more!!
I actually got the Sooyun set from Sooryehan so I’m also using the Sooyun Emulsion along with the toner. Those two products are really beneficial to my skin for hydration! I only apply emulsion at night, although you can during the day, however, I just choose not to as I just don’t see the necessity. Also, I must mention, if you have oily skin, I don’t recommend this as you might feel that this is too greasy, but I highly suggest for dry skin friends!
Serum and Ampoule are essentially similar products that people tend to use one instead of the other. Currently, I’m using the Green Tea Seed Serum from Innisfree, and honestly, I love the Green Tea Seed line so much! The scent is so natural and the texture is amazing! This line is a must get! Meanwhile, I’ve also used the Mizon AHA 8% Peeling Serum, however, I personally didn’t find this product very pleasant.
7. Moisturizing cream
The moisturizer is actually the product that kind of wraps everything together, all the richness, vitamins, etc. to seal and let everything underneath absorb. I love love love the Elizabeth Arden Visible Difference Refining Moisture Cream Complex. It saved my life when I first started skincare and I am absolutely loyal to it. I know that there is a newer “improved” gel, but I’m sticking to this cream!
For the daytime, I leave out the serum and emulsion, while adding a sunscreen into the list! Also, I must mention other products which may not be an everyday thing but still mustn’t forget about.
- Sheet mask – not every day! Also, don’t use the summer mask during the winter!
- Eye cream – not necessary for younger people! Recommend for after 20.
- Sleeping mask – not necessary for younger people! Recommend for after 20-25.
- Acne treatment – not every day! Dries out your skin! Recommend for a short term use of a week or so!
It’s actually not a coincidence that most of my skincare is Korean brands. Korea is actually very well known for their skincare/beauty care, and are very advanced in this area. Thus, I found that the effects were very obvious once I first tried some Korean products, so I just simply never switched.
Here is my routine that I do every night. Anything else? Please let me know and I’ll update this post right away. Thanks! Thanks for reading! Please share your opinions on it!
Ciao! ~ yxcnx