My lazyyyyyyy day routine
After longggggggg and tiring working day, I just wanna lie back and have a break from complicated skincare products. So I usually will shorten my skincare into two steps as my lazy day routine. Cuz these two products all have pinky colours, I call this as “pink routine”. My Skin type: combo/acne-prone skin For me, toner is the must-have step for skincare. So u can’t really save toner even you are lazy! I chooseDARPHIN - Intral Toner with Chamomile
Easy skincare routine
Skincare routine for acne
Combination skin routine
Jun. 16, 2020
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How I Built an Entire Routine for Under $150
For a long time I was intimated by skincare because it seemed very expensive and overwhelming. How do I know what to buy 🤷🏻♀️ When I started noticing wrinkles that was enough of a push for me to invest in skincare. Here’s some great lessons I’ve learned to build your skincare routine affordably: 1. Research to figure out what you need- here’s where my love of @cheriestarted! I read lots of reviews, advice, so I knew what type of products I should buy and what ingredients I should focus on. 2. Keep it Simple It’s easy to want to buy new products, adding new steps or ingredients to your routine, or try out the hype after reading reviews! Focus on your concerns and add slowly to give your skin time to adjust and see what’s working. It’s better to have a few great products that you love than many products you don’t use. I started with: Cleanse AM antioxidant serum, PM anti-aging serum Moisturizer Sunscreen Toners, eye cream, facial oil, and masks can be extras if you are looking to save money 3. Spend your money on the middle - if you can only splurge on one product make it the serum! This has the most benefit. Drugstore cleansers, moisturizers, and spf are great! 4. Try some great affordable brands such as The Ordinary, The Inkey List, Versed, or CeraVe 5. Buy trial size first, Value Sets or better free rewards before investing in a new product 6. Once you’ve found your Holy Grails keep your eyes open for sales to stock up, join the brands mailing list or reward program, buy value size Here’s my current skincare line-up and how much it cost me: CLINIQUE - Jumbo Liquid Facial Soap Mild Use AM & PM Bought on sale for $27 for 13.5oz CLINIQUE - Take The Day Off Cleansing Balm Use PM Free from Clinique rewards pixi - Glow Tonic pixi - Milky Tonic Rotate PM Bought multi-pack on sale for $22 OLE HENRIKSEN - Banana Bright Eye Crème Use AM and / or PM Bought on sale $25 The Ordinary - Hyaluronic Acid 2% + B5 Use AM $6.80 VERSED - STROKE OF BRILLIANCE Brightening Serum Use AM $26.99 OLAY - Wrinkle Correction Serum with Vitamin B3+ Collagen Peptides Use PM Bought on sale for $32 BIOSSANCE - Squalane + Lactic Acid Resurfacing Night Serum Use PM 1-2 times per week Free from Sephora Rewards Bazaar CLINIQUE - Moisture Surge 72-Hour Auto-Replenishing Hydrator Use AM & PM Free gift with purchase from Clinique CAUDALIE - Vinoperfect Instant Brightening Moisturizer Use PM when not using lactic acid Free offer with purchase from Sephora The Ordinary - 100% Organic Cold Pressed Rose Hip Seed Oil Use PM $9.90 (Not pictured) currently using my kids Banana Boat Kids Simply Protect SPF 50 as my sunscreen
All my lovely moisturizers emptied in 2020
I will get another jar of TATCHA - The Dewy Skin Cream for next winter and fresh - Lotus Anti-Aging Night Moisturizer when everything else Going on is emptied. I can’t live without moisturizers, day or night.
For Combo Skin! You Don't Need To Deal With Each Problem Separately!💯💯
Having combination skin can sometimes feels hard because skin issues feel like a double blow. Half of my face is feels tight and dry like a dessert while the other half (slash T-zone) is oily and prone to breakouts, espcially on the forehead and chin. Instead of using two separate products to tackle both skin concerns, I've broken down my skincare to a simple routine that includes an all-rounder moisturizer to combat both issues. The first moisturizer that I recommend is my favorite, CLINIQUE - Dramatically Different Moisturizing Lotion+. Although I switch between different brands, I find myself going back to this one if I need to fall back on a suitable moisturizer for my skin. This formula is best for oily combination or oily skin types, hence it is perfect for me to use all over the face and neck during warmer months or coupled with a strong serum in winter. I can spread the oil-free lightweight lotion across my face easily without it feeling too greasy (even on my T-zone) and my skin absorbs it really quickly too. Its natural ingredients keep my skin moisturized without feeling oily for the whole day or night. The other moisturizer I recommend may come as a surprise for a few -POND'S - Facial Moisturizers Dry Skin Cream. I originally bought this cream at a drugstore as I desperately needed a cheap and simple cream that day but it has now become a staple on my bathroom counter. The rich creamy formula absorbs into the skin easily, and locks in moisture all day without feeling too oily. I use the Clinique lotion the first time I wash my face in the morning., and then apply Ponds cream after a work-out shower (I work out twice a day). As it is so reasonably priced, I don’t feel bad with using this too much. Using the mix of moisturizers allow my skin to feel fresh, and most importantly, achive the right balance of hydration and oil control.
CLINIQUE-Dramatically Different Moisturizing Lotion+
Are These Hyped Up Skincare Products Worth It?
You ever get to a point with your skincare stash where you start asking yourself if certain products were worth the hype or not? After a certain point of using them you either see the hype or wonder what everyone is seeing that you’re not. One item I completely found not worth the hype was the Milk MAKEUP - Cooling Water . I had wanted to try this for the longest time and I finally got the chance with the Sephora birthday gift last year. Above I have the mini which is $15 for .21 oz of product (the full size is $26 for 1.2 oz). Milk claims this cooling under eye stick helps reduce the appearance of puffiness and dark circles with caffeine while hydrating with seawater (which sounds weird to me). My issue with this product is the stick doesn’t have enough glide. It skips across the skin and I feel like I have to tug too much at the delicate under eye area. It’s just too much trauma to the under eye. It’s a little cooling but not enough for it to be in the name. I don’t find it hydrates well either. It has no detectable smell. Overall this product is completely not worth the hype. Another product that is super hyped up is the MARIO BADESCU - Mario Badescu Drying Lotion . I bought last year around Christmas after hearing all the buzz about it. It was $17 for 1 oz of product. I will say that for the most part it does work but as I went to esthetician school I realized how bad this is for your skin. Yes, this will dry out a pimple but it also dries out your surrounding skin and can in turn damage it. When I did use it I used to spot treatment by sticking a cue tip in the suspension and grabbing some of the pink solution and applying to the blemish. It has this very STRONG smell of alcohol I didn’t like. I like to spot treat before I go to bed and I found when I was sleeping this would just flake off. It just irritated the skin and made it inflamed. I would not recommend this at all for acne. Like the whole range is really bad. Salicylic acid is a lot better of an option. This definitely was not worth the hype.
Milk MAKEUP-Cooling Water
Drugstore moisturizer for oily skin! 👌
This moisturizer is my absolute fav! I have acne-prone and oily skin, and this really helps to control my oil production. This contains salicylic acid that travels deep into the pores and combats that acne. Also, it’s oil free! Perfect for oily/combo skin types. I have been using this moisturizer since middle, and I haven’t really changed it up since. This is the one product that I can always come back to. It absorbs pretty quickly into the skin and doesn’t leave any sticky or greasy feeling afterwards. Feels just like skin! The consistency is like that of a cream/lotion. The best part is that this can be found at any drugstore. I’m a sucker for quality, drugstore brands and products! This one is definitely a hit.💫
This product is a moisturizer for sensitive skin. It has been allergy tested and has no perfume. The Moisture Surge by Clinique is a thin gel that applies smoothly and dries up with no residue. If you have an oily skin type you may put it on once a day to give your skin that moisture and glow that it needs, if you have combination or dry skin you can put it 2-3 times a day and it’ll give you an amazing beautiful glow. I use this every day once a day as my morning routine, it has helped me calm the appearance of pimples and has helped me regulate my skin from super oily to combination. I love this product since I keep seeing my face change better and better with the use of it. I would recommend this to everyone who needs a moisturizer as it is great for everyone. This product could be a bit expensive but it is completely worth it from how good it is.
CLINIQUE-Moisture Surge 72-Hour Auto-Replenishing Hydrator
Lightweight hydrating moisturizer. ✔️
This is one of my favorite moisturizers. It is great for oily or sensitive skin, It also works well on acne prone skin types because it is oil free and won’t clog pores. I especially enjoy the water gel texture of this moisturizer. and that it contains hyaluronic acid. It glides onto the skin and dries quickly. I frequently use this moisturizer under my makeup. IWhen not wearing makeup my skin looks brighter, smoother and more supple. It is also non-comedogenic. . Hydro Boost is available at most drug stores and even Costco at an affordable price point. I definitely recommend trying this product! Neutrogena - Hydro Boost Water Gel
Neutrogena-Hydro Boost Water Gel
EMPTY! HOLY GRAIL
|| Neutrogena Hydro Boost Water Gel || Targeted for: Dry skin to keep sUpPLe and sOft I LOOOVE this moisturizer and have repurchased this more than 3 times before I decided to venture out into higher end moisturizers. It’s exactly what it says it is - a water gel texture that transforms and sinks in like water into the skin. I have oily/dry combination skin that’s also acne prone and this quickly became one of the moisturizers I knew I could rely on. I’ve recommended this to some of my friends and they’ve also loved this just as much as I have because not only does it get the work done, it gets the work done WELL. This was recommended to me by my dermatologist (via Curology) because it’s non-comedogenic (does not clog your pores) and would react well with the prescription, and it did just that. You can sometimes buy this in bulk at Costco (which is what I did) because it’s kinda? expensive? for a drugstore brand ($21). I think at Costco it comes in a pack of 2 for the same price which is AMAZING!
Neutrogena-Hydro Boost Water Gel
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