hey guys! i’m back with my updated at skincare routine. i’m not born with good skin, so i kind of have to make extra effort to keep it clear. i really want to share this with any of you who’s having troubled skin. so… let’s start! the first step is the most important step in my routine. it’s to remove all my makeup. if i’ve successfully removed all of it, my skincare is already half done. i use bioderma’s h2o micellar water as my makeup remover. it is my holy grail. i’ll wipe till the cotton pad runs clear, and then i’m good to go.
step 2 is to cleanse. i used by bioderma’s sebium gel cleanser together with my foreo luna 2. this cleanser regulates sebum so it’s great for acne prone skin. and i find that the foreo luna 2 really helps in getting all the gunk out. then i rinse my face till it’s soap free. after cleansing i’ll use a clay mask once a week. this is a pink clay mask from alya skin. it’s great for sucking out impurities from your pores. it also contains lots of antioxidants and speeds up the healing of pimples. i’ll apply all over my face, wait for 10 minutes for it to dry, then wash it off with water.
ahh… soft towel… the best way to get rid of clogged pores are with chemical exfoliators. i use cosrx natural bha skin returning a-sol in the day. i just swipe around my face and leave it to work for 5 to 10 minutes. then for night time, i alternate between an aha and a bha exfoliator. for aha, i use wishtrend’s mandelic acid. it’s gentle and effective for acne due to its anti-inflammatory, anti-bacterial properties. and for bha i used cosrx blackhead power liquid.
either one a night, don’t use them together, that’d be too much for your skin. if you’re starting out, use once a week, then once every three days and so on. ease into it. so after i let that work for five to ten minutes, i’ll use the missha treatment essence. this gives my skin of boost of nutrients, repairing and nourishing my overall skin. because i have dry cheeks, this step really helps to maintain moisture throughout the night. and then i lock everything in with a moisturiser. i use pyunkang yul’s moisture cream. this is a gentle moisturiser that has minimal, necessary ingredients, so it’s not gonna trigger anything. i put this all over face and neck. less in the day and more at night.
the final step if need be, are acne patches. these are great for uncontrollable, hormonal pimples that just decide to set up shop overnight. they’re either from my period or stress. i’ll just stick a patch over those, and you’ll heal up really quickly. and that’s my skincare routine! i hope that it helps some of you. don’t forget to use a sunscreen when you go out. you don’t want to lose all your work to the damaging sun rays. details are below, and i’ll see you next time. bye!