Hope you are great and everything around is awesome. Autumn here in Lahore is not exactly here yet but the wind has become drier and nights quieter, I love this time of the year and wait for it all summers. But with this time of the year comes a lot of skin issues and one needs to prepare skin for the cold and dry weather coming up. I have added a few things to my routine plus my skin messed up because of some mousse makeup I did not realize has gone bad and, on this Qurbani Eid my entire face was covered in zits because of that mousse so it was also something that needed to be taken care of.
My skin care routine is a combination of masks and serums some of which I recently discovered, and I am also working on going bare face with just my moisturizer and sunblock on for as long as I can manage. Starting with the post, lets looks at the products that are my staple these days (please forgive bad quality photos)
Here is all that I am using, not shown in the picture is my Konjac sponge that I am using every other day, which is from Eco Tools. Which looks like this when dry
It looks quite hard and rough for face, but when you damp it with water it becomes something like this:
it is soft and wobbly after it has been damped. It exfoliates skin and makes it appear healthier, Konjac sponge feels soft and slippery and is weightless. You can also put some cleanser on it if you want, make sure to wash it after use and let it dry.
Moving on to the cleansers:
These two I love for many reasons, they both clean makeup and does not react with my skin and cause issues. They are easily available and can be found in any superstore or ordered online. I’ve been using Nivea Refreshing Cleansing Milk for years now and nothing satisfies me as much as it does. Garnier Naturals Micellar Cleansing Water is perfect for makeup removal and you don’t need to wash face afterwards (I do.)
Moving on to the face washes:
Each face wash here is for a different reason. When I am washing my face I am not exactly looking for something that improves my skin, I am just looking for something that makes my skin squeaky clean because of the humid weather. When it is not humid, these four works perfectly even then. There is no particular reason for picking them other than they really do give my skin a long lasting fresh feeling, they are easily available and they do not cause skin problems, after what the Tea Tree Foaming Cleanser has done to my skin (made my skin dry completely) I try not to use something for a very long period.
After the face was follows masks. I use these two:
I plan on writing reviews for both of these later. The Freeman Facial Brightening Mask in ‘Golden Grain’ has tiny grains in gold color. This is a ‘wash off mask’ it helps in giving my skin an instant glow, when I am not in the mood of messy masks can falls off on your clothes when dry and are difficult to wash off, I go for this, it burns my eyes when applied but I will not discontinue using for that reason along because my eyes are way too sensitive and have similar reaction to every other product. Next is ‘Instant Glow Face Mask’ by Spa in a Bottle’. This mask I sometimes use mixed with cold milk and sometimes with mineral water. Since past week I am using this mask daily before bed time and it is helping me with the zits, and tightens my pores, my zits are disappearing gradually.
Last but not the least are my serums:
These are all by Spa in a Bottle. The 24k Gold serum is supposed to be used underneath makeup in place of a primer, and it is used for day time moisturizing as well. I am not sure how well it is working and I’ll write a review for this once I am ready to give a verdict. Moving on to the tiny bottle, it is the Under eye Serum, I apply it once daily during the day time. The Youthful Glow Serum is used after I remove the mask, before bedtime.
I do neglect my skin before going out but when I am in the mood i do slather on this sun block, it doesn’t feel heavy and I really like the bottle (please don’t judge :P)
So here it is! I will review the new products added to my routine very soon, with prices, quantity and if I will buy those again or not.
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