Skincare is something that I have gotten into over the past year or so – I am slowly learning the ins and out of it as I go along. I always mention this on the blog and on my Youtube channel: the skin on my face is in a transition of sorts; it has been changing colour, type (from very oily to normal) with time. However, I am NOT using any bleaching/lightening products!
So when it comes to my skin care, I do the barest minimum and I will continue to do so until it decides what it wants to do. There are a few things that I am keen to add back on to my routine e.g. getting regular facials, I am also keen on buying a serum – I’ve had my eye on the Estee Lauder one, it’s a bit pricy – so I am still saving my coins for it.
So anywhoo, this is my current skin care routine…
I do most of my skin care things at night, because I wear makeup on most work days; I take extra care in taking it off and making sure that my skin is makeup free for the night.
Makeup remover I use the Camomile range from The Body Shop to remove my makeup. I have loved this range since I started using it at the beginning of this year. (RELATED: Makeup Removal Demo video)
Cleansing I use Cetaphil as a cleanser, I find that it leaves my skin feeling soft and moisturised. I used my Sorbet Facial Cleanser in the cleansing step. I use it on the days where I am wearing makeup, if I am not wearing makeup, I use my hands to wash my face.
Moisturising I was given the sample size of the Estee Lauder Day Wear moisturiser and I have been using it in the past few months. I really really like it and I am strongly considering buying the full size version.
Face oil I have been using rosehip oil of my face for about 4 months now, it is a natural source of Vitamin A and is known for improving skin texture, reducing pigmentation and improving skin tone.
Sheet mask I try at least once a week to use a mask on my face to give my skin that extra bit of love. I use masks that I buy at Dischem, I find that they have the most affordable ones. I solely use sheet masks because I am too lazy to wash off the other lotion type of masks.
In the morning, I am super quick with it and do the absolute least.
Cleansing I splash water on to my face and work my fingers all over my face to removed any traces of sleep. I do not use product to cleanse my face in the morning
Moisturising I use the same Estee Lauder Day Wear that I use in the evenings
Sun protection This is one thing that I do not go without at all! It can be the cloudiest day and I will still apply sunscreen, it’s a non-negotiable.
Other skin care routines
I drink water religiously – I am that girl who gets an average of 2L per day on most days and I am super proud of that. Drinking water keeps my skin hydrated from the inside and thus it looks plump and fresh at all times.
In my line of work I am out in the sun a lot a lot, I make sure to wear a wide brimmed hat that creates a shade around my face and neck. I love getting my daily dose of Vitamin D, but not on my face thank you very much!
So that’s my current skin care routine… how do you take care of your skin?