Wednesday, October 27, 2010
My Basic Skin Care Set
My skin condition is really bad lately. I dun know why. Maybe bcoz of hormones, or maybe sometimes I forgot to take a very good care of my skin. I dun have time to go facial once in a month time as I used to do during my study and working day. And sometimes I just clean up my face and then don't even bother to apply the toner and moisturizer. And no need to mention about the body. I'm totally forgot about it. I always apply body lotion to my baby, why I didn't do it to myself too?? Hurm~ lazy I guess.. Haha
Now, I am going to do everything back as I usually did. I'll start with applying the basic thing to my skin. Cleanser, toner and moisturizer. And maybe add on a bit of essence and sunblock when I want to go out. So, basically these are the things that I use everyday to take care of my skin. Thank GOD, I managed to do it everyday now and my skin is getting better and better. :-)
Cleanser - Clarins Gentle Foaming Cleanser with Cottonseed. Previously, I used Clarins Cleansing Milk for dry skin. I found out it didn't work for my current skin condition, so I switch to this one. I love it as it is very smooth and gentle like the cleansing milk. And, I can see that my blackheads are not that obvious anymore. I just use a small amount of the cleanser and massage to the entire face. And rinse thoroughly using cool water in the morning and warm water in the evening.
Gentle Foaming Cleanser with Cottonseed
Toner - Clarins Toning Lotion with Camomile. I'm still using the same one. It is alcohol free and gently removes the cleanser that still left behind.
Toning Lotion with Camomile
Essence - Clarins White Plus HP Total Whitening Essence. Apply the essence before your daily moisturizer. This essence really help reducing my pores and dark spots. I finished this one already. And still didn't buy a new one coz it is quite expensive. Hurm~ but I've to get this one soon.
White Plus HP Total Whitening Essence
Day moisturizer - Clarins White Plus HP Protective Whitening Day Lotion SPF 20 PA++. It moisturizes and protect your skin against UV rays. Sometimes I don't even bother to apply the sun block as this day lotion already has SPF 20 PA++ to protect my skin under the sun.
White Plus HP Protective Whitening Day Lotion SPF 20 PA++
Night moisturizer - Clarins White Plus HP Repairing Whitening Night Cream. Night cream is very important to repair our skin. It repair the harmful effects of UV rays and daytime stress and slows down the production of melanin during the night. When I woke up in the morning, my skin will be bright and radiant, not oily anymore. I finished this one also. Aaarrgghh~ why everything must finished at the same time??
White Plus HP Repairing Whitening Night Cream
Sun Block - Clarins UV Plus Protective Day Screen SPF 40. I just use this sun block when I wanna go out. But, if the weather is not too hot I just use my day lotion as it already has SPF 20 for my skin protection against UV rays.
UV Plus Protective Day Screen SPF 40
Currently, those are my basic skin care set for my face and neck. For better result, I should use scrub at least once a week. I finished the scrub also. Usually, I did use Clarins White Plus Renewing Gentle Exfoliator. It gently lift off the dead cells and deep-cleanse pores. And of coz, the eye care. I never use any of the Clarins eye care product coz it is too expensive for just a small tube. I just use the sample given by the beautician.
White Plus renewing Gentle Exfoliator
Why did I use the whitening products instead of hydration or firming? Firming is basically for those who are 30 years old and above. And hydration is for those who has a very dry skin problem. Yes my skin is quite dry. But, the whitening products are good for Asian people as the weather is quite hot and it helps to reduce the freckles. When we're getting older, the freckles will appear more and more and it will be very obvious especially on your cheek and nose area. So whitening products will help you to reduce it. And whitening products has the hydration effects too. So, I can get both protection in one product.
What about my lips and body? For my lips, I just use the Vaseline once a day, usually I'll apply it before going to bed. I think the best product for my lips is Vaseline. It really helps when my lips crack and dry.
For my body, I just use my Crabtree & Evelyn body lotion. Need to finish that one first then I'll try the Vaseline body lotion. It works for my lips, maybe it'll work for my skin also. Who knows right?? And before going to bed, I'll apply the Clarins Hand and Nail Treatment Cream. My hand needs an extra care as I always wash the dishes and every now and then I'll wash my hand with the handwash. So it makes my skin very very dry. This cream makes my skin very soft and smooth. I also apply it to my elbow, knee and also heel. Those area doesn't feel dry anymore. Thanks a lot!!
Hand and Nail Treatment Cream
I hope I can make this as a habit. So far, I didn't miss any of it. Owh~ I need to add on one more thing, the masks. I need to get approval from financial advisor to buy the scrub, essence, mask and night cream. Can I, En. Suami tercinta?? hehe..
So, what is your favorite skin care product and routine??