HAPPY THURSDAY FROM HONG KONG!
Today I thought I’d share my skincare routine with you guys! Skincare is super important to me and while there are a plethora of products out on the market, the most important things are to: 1) drink water 2) be cognizant of your diet 3) take off all your makeup at the end of each day, and 4) moisturize!
I always wash my face in the morning with plain water. Because I clean my face with a facial brush and cleanser the night before, I never use either of those in the morning as it dries out my skin like crazy! Over washing your face is NOT good for your skin.
Next I put on eye cream. I’m currently finishing up my tube of Cerave eye cream, and will be moving onto a new one since I didn’t find this one to do too much for me.
Then, I put on a moisturizer; I have been switching back and forth between First Aid Beauty’s Ultra repair cream (on days my face feels super dry or needs extra moisturizing) and CORSX Advanced Snail 92 All in One cream. Then, I put on sunscreen with an SPF of 50+ (currently finishing off my bottle of Cetaphil and then trying a new one after)!
I remove all my makeup! Do not be lazy. I repeat, do not be lazy and sleep with your makeup on. Your skin needs to breathe. I remove my makeup with a cleansing oil or plain coconut oil. I then use micellar water or Neutrogena oil free makeup remover to go over my eyes (I use waterproof mascara and that shit clings on for days).
After that, I clean my face with a cleanser and facial brush. My clarisonic has been crapping out on me so I’ve been using my new Wowlily silicon facial brush (link here) with the Philosophy Purity cleanser. Wowlily’s silicon brush is great for my dry, sensitive skin – it definitely feels way less abrasive than my clarisonic. Don’t get me wrong, I love my clarisonic, but the silicon brush is a great option for a more gentle way to cleanse my face!
Next, I tone my face with some apple cider vinegar x distilled water that I make myself, and then I put on eye cream (currently using Garnier Ultra Lift Anti-Fatigue Eye Gel Cream) and slather on First Aid Beauty’s Ultra repair cream.
On the occasion, I will use First Aid Beauty’s exfoliating pads, Freeman’s charcoal sugar scrub, or Skinfood’s sugar scrub to exfoliate my skin. In terms of masks, I use random sheet masks I pick up here and there, but I don’t reach for them as often as I would like!
That’s it! I’m going to be trying out Laneige’s water sleeping mask once I’m back from Asia – if you’re interested in a review, let me know and I’ll be happy to throw one up here! See ya next time!