Hey my beauties,
How have you been doing? Yes, this blog is for the super busy girls or super lazy ones who reach for facial wipes than proper face wash before bed or anyone looking for quick skin regime. With arrival of the baby plus job it was very difficult for me to take care of my skin as I had always done, like DIY skin treatments, face masks, etc. etc., and I really needed to find some new methodology to bring everything back on track. My hunt for new products techniques began and trust me these new found products did justice to what they claim. I will explain the products with the steps that I follow. For more DIYs and natural products you can also check out my previous blog on My Everyday Skin Care Routine | Secrets.
My ultimate skin regime starts with the Night Time Skin Regime, after removing off all the dirt, makeup, grime and sweat we carry on face through the day.
Night Time Skin Care Routine
The Face Shop Rice Water Bright Rice Bran All In One Cleanser (Exfoliating Care + Facial Cleanser + Makeup Remover) is a mild cleanser from a Korean brand that removes make-up (except water resistant makeup) and delivers light exfoliation to the skin without having to go through double cleansing. Trust me it leaves the skin squeaky clean, soft and fresh without ripping off the moisture (buy).
How to Use: Take an appropriate amount on clean hands and softly massage on dry face. Take some water in your hands, work up a lather in circular massage motions. Wash off thoroughly with lukewarm water and finish off with cold water.
I’ve usually been afraid of rough scrubs and Innisfree Wine Peeling Jelly Softener (buy) came like a dream. After going through so much hype on wine peeling gels, I was ridiculously excited to try this product. It’s a quick and effective way of working exfoliation into your skin care routine without taking up a lot of time and making a mess in your bathroom.
How to Use: You should really do the exfoliation step once or twice a week and it comes after the double-cleanse and before you tone. After cleansing pat dry your skin, take the dime size of product on your palms and swipe it all over your skin, let it sit for half a minute and start massaging with your fingertips controlling how much pressure you decide to apply. The whole product will start transforming into flakes along with the dead skin. Rinse it off using warm water followed by cold water.
I just love how satisfying it feels and the baby smooth finish you end up.
- Tone the Skin:
Toner is to prep your face to better absorb the next steps in your routine — by hydrating and sloughing off dead skin cells that stand in the way. They can even minimize the appearance of pores, ridding your face of excess sebum and oils, calm sensitive and irritated skin, add a major boost of moisture, courtesy of ingredients like hyaluronic acid and essential oils, and helping your skin maintain a healthy pH balance and my current favourite is The Body Shop Tea Tree Skin Clearing Toner (buy).
How to Use: Shake the bottle to activate the formula and apply a generous amount to a cotton pad or palms and sweep across the face and neck.
- Sheet Masks:
This love is a saviour. I’ve already covered it in my previous blog “The Sheet Masks – My new Favourite” Sheet masks are face-shaped sheet fabrics soaked in nutrition-packed concentrated serum. The sheet is made up of variety of materials including papers, fibers or gel types. These sheets actually create a barrier for the concentrated serum from quick evaporation and extends the time frame for the penetration of all the beneficial ingredients deep into the skin and basically “force feeding” your skin.
How to Use: Start placing it from the top of your forehead and place it downwards. Keep the sheet on your face not exceeding the time mentioned on the cover usually 10-20 min, gently pull off the sheet mask and massage the serum on your face or pat them for better absorption.
*Tip: Don’t miss out moisturising your eyes and lips when you apply mask.
This comes as a final step of the night time routine and for more nourishment I prefer sleep in mask overnight moisturiser. They are easy to use, stay on your face throughout the night repairing, nourishing and soothing the skin taking all its time.
How to Use: Apply it all over my neck and face in the upward followed by outward stroke. Apply a little more than the recommended amount when your skin feels dry.
*Tip: The time gap between applying toner and applying moisturiser should never be more than 3 minutes.
Morning Skincare Routine:
- No Face Wash Morning :
What????? Yes, If you have cleansed your face thoroughly in night there’s no reason to wash in morning other than giving one or two splashes of water to feel fresh. Your skin works hard all night building its own natural barrier against the world (a layer of helpful oils keeps skin soft), so why strip it all away as soon as you wake up with a face wash? Unless, your skin is not acne prone and you are using gentle cleanser, not stripping off the natural oils, you can wash your face .
How to Use: Splash your face with cold water once or twice. Pat it dry. Or use Avene Thermal Water Spray.
Tone down your skin like night routine.
Day time skin care needs to be light yet provide you enough protection to last you through the day protecting you from harsh UV rays, so, in my morning routine I apply moisturiser with SPF content in it, followed by Neutrogena Ultra Sheer Dry Touch Sunblock.
- Hydration Spray:
Last but not the least it’s very important to keep your skin hydrated throughout the day, it’s same as feeding your body water every few hours even your skin needs to be hydrated. To hydrate my skin I apply thermal spring water that comes in a large and travel size can, whenever I feel dryness in my skin at any time of the day. I use Avene Thermal Spring Water Spray. It is absolutely something amazing. It tightens the pores, hydrates, refreshes and a lot more, just like millions of unicorns falling on my skin, I mean it literally gives that kind of feeling. Use it after your moisturiser, during the day, before makeup and whenever you may want.
And you are ready to go. ❤
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