I love skin care products – more than makeup. I believe to have a flawless makeup look, you need a glowing and healthy skin; and It starts with having good eating habits and a good skin care routine.
I’ve always been into achieving flawing skin my whole life ever since I hit puberty. In High School, I used to have really bad acne. I tried many products, and my first paycheck, I spent it all on finding the right ones for my skin. It was only much later towards the end of my teenage years that the pimples slowly started to disappear. I can name all the skin care products that I had tried but the list will be longer than my last three blog posts combined. So today I’m just going to share with you the skin care products that I’ve been using for a little over a year now.
One day while I was shopping in New York City, I went to Sephora to look for a new cleanser. I stumbled upon the fresh Soy Face Cleanser which I instantly fell in love with the moment I used it. I was pleasantly surprised that it also removed my makeup (if you put a lot of makeup, you’d still need a makeup remover). My face felt really reFRESHed and it made my skin really soft. A couple of months later, my skin looked much healthier and radiant. It’s the best cleanser I’ve used so far!
Does your cleanser leave your skin dry after you wash it off? Even if you have oily skin, it’s not good to have dry skin, especially after using a cleanser. Your skin still needs to be moisturized, and usually when your face becomes dry after cleansing it, it means that the ingredients of the cleanser are too harsh for your skin. Time to change your cleanser, my friend!
After using the cleanser, I tried the other fresh products. I bought myself the serum, day/night moisturizer, eye-cream, exfoliant scrub and masks. Yes, I love fresh so much that I almost bought the entire collection!
Like I said before, I’ve been using fresh for a little over a year now, and I haven’t ONCE been disappointed with their products! I love using them and I enjoy doing my skin care routine every morning and night. Best of all, the products are made with natural ingredients like plants and flowers!
Okay okay, so now comes the most important part, because if you’re still reading this blog post, it means that you REALLY want to know my skin care routine (:P). So here comes the fun part! 🙂
I cleanse my face and use my Clarisonic twice a week. I then apply the Seaberry Moisturizing Face Oil before applying the Lotus Youth Preserve Face Cream (smells really good!). The reason why I like to apply a really small quantity of the face oil is because it helps retain the moisture – that way when I apply my foundation, my skin doesn’t fee dry and dead skin don’t appear later throughout the day.
Once I’ve applied the moisturizer, I use the Lotus Eye Gel. I know some people don’t mind using their face moisturizer under their eyes, and I did that before, but what happened to me over time is that it creates little white bumps that look almost like whiteheads. These bumps are just an accumulation of excess oil which is sometimes caused by the formula of the moisturizer (because the moisturizer is too rich and heavy for the area under the eyes).
Last but not least, I apply my sunscreen (fresh doesn’t sell sunscreens, but I’ve been using Lancôme for many years now and I still love it!) and finish it off with a bit of concealer, foundation and mascara (sometimes eyeliner).
It was just about a year ago that I started to use a night moisturizer right after I cleanse my face. What I like about fresh is that the Lotus Youth Preserve Face Cream can also be used at night which is AMAZING!
…and then I go to bed.
ONCE OR TWICE A WEEK
I exfoliate my face with fresh Sugar Face Polish. I LOVE IT! Again, just like the cleanser, it doesn’t leave my skin dry afterwards.
When I want some me time, I like to put on a face mask. I alternate between the Rose Face Mask and the Black Tea Face Mask. You know what’s great about these masks? Not only do they feel good but you can also leave them on your face OVERNIGHT! To me, that’s great! Sometimes when I put on a face mask, I get so relaxed that I tend to just fall asleep, but with some masks, when left on the face for too long, my skin starts getting itchy – not a good thing.
So that’s my skin care routine. Do you have one? If so, please share your routine in the comments below! I’d love to know! 🙂