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The Magic of Hyaluronic Acid!!

Hyaluronic acid is a major player in the skincare game because it is a humectant that adds hydration while being very gentle to the skin. It is actually found naturally in our skin that helps to retain moisture, so the skin feels plump and really hydrated. However, we tend to lose it as we get older. I love this ingredient because it has antioxidant properties that are soothing and restorative to the skin. It makes a really good hydrator because it can hold water up to 1000 times its weight. The Eaoron Hyaluronic Acid Collagen Face Mask and Clinique Dramatically Different Hydrating Jelly are two products that I currently enjoy using, which contains hyaluronic acid. Eaoron Hyaluronic Acid Collagen Face Mask $18: I feel that this product is able to really exploit the benefit of hyaluronic acid because my skin becomes hydrated and soft after using it every time. The sheet mask is very thin and hugs my face tightly, without leaving any gap in between, which allows my entire face to absorb nutrients effectively. My face appears plumper and brighter afterward. I enjoy the hydration this face mask provides, but I find the essence on the sheet mask rather thick and sticky. Nevertheless, it is not overly heavy on the skin and my skin feels fine even if I don’t wash it off. I massage the residue into my skin. I would definitely repurchase it. Clinique Dramatically Different Hydrating Jelly $49: This product functions as a lightweight moisturizer. It comes in a very watery, gel texture that feels very refreshing on the face. I find this to be the lightest moisturizer that I have used so far, which is very suitable for oily skin. Despite its thin gel texture, it is quite moisturizing because of the hyaluronic acid. I am impressed by its ability to hydrate the skin, given its texture, and I would use it during summer times. However, its hydration does not last long and I find myself always needing an extra layer of moisturizer to lock in my skin’s moisture. Given its price, I would not repurchase it because there are so many other lightweight moisturizers that do a better job for cheaper.
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My Skincare Routine to Fix Acne-Prone Skin
I have been struggling with breakouts ever since I was a little kid. Throughout the years, I have developed a skincare routine that works well for when I am breaking out. I am sure that even those with perfect skin can sometimes get a pimple or two on their faces, and that requires a change from their usual skincare routine to help reduce the breakouts. I have extremely oily skin, and that causes a lot of sebum buildup on my face. The oils can get mixed up with the dirt and dead skin cells on the surface of my face, clogging my pores and ending up breaking me out. This left me with a lot of acne scars all over the face and uneven skin texture. My breakouts are often triggered by staying up late, hormonal imbalance during my period, or eating unhealthy foods. Skincare Routine Step One: Cleanse well using La Roche-Posay Effaclar Purifying Foaming Gel Anti-Acne Cleanser $20 / 200 ml LA ROCHE-POSAY - Effaclar Purifying Foaming Gel Cleanser for Oily Skin I always come back to this cleanser when I am breaking out because it cleanses well and is very mild. It is in a gel texture that foams up nicely when in contact with water. After using it, my face feels clean and soft, and all the oils and dirt are wiped away without overdrying my skin.  This product contains thermal spring water that softens, soothes, and protects the skin, and Zinc PCA that helps regulate sebum production. I did realize that my skin becomes less oily throughout the day if I use this cleanser consistently for a month. I also noticed fewer blackheads. I am happy with the price because of its effectiveness in reducing breakouts and the amount of product that could last me for weeks. I would definitely recommend it to my friends and family and repurchase this product when I am having breakouts again. Step Two: Tone and soothe the skin using Avene Thermal Spring Water Spray $20 / 300 ml Avène - Thermal Spring Water Spray This face mist is super effective in calming the skin. My face immediately feels refreshed and less red whenever I use it. My skin often feels irritated, itchy, and painful when I am breaking out, so I like to use this face mist after cleansing to tone and soothe my skin. It also contains thermal spring water that soothes and calms sensitive skin. It is very affordable considering its big size. Once again, I would highly recommend people with any skin type to give it a try, and you will notice a big improvement in your skin condition. Step Three: Hydrate using Clinique Dramatically Different Hydrating Jelly Anti-Pollution $70 / 200 ml CLINIQUE - Dramatically Different Hydrating Jelly  I like to use this moisturizer when I am experiencing breakouts because of its incredibly lightweight water jelly textures and its anti-pollution aspect. As I mentioned before, my pimples usually form from the mix of dirt and oils on my face. This moisturizer has clean shield technology that locks in moisture for the skin while filtering out the bad stuff from the environment. The clean shield technology is formulated with a moisture barrier blend of sunflower seed cake, barley extract, and cucumber fruit extract. The product also contains hyaluronic acid which acts as a natural moisture humectant.   I noticed that my skin becomes less irritable and breaks out less when I started using this product despite the bad air quality outside. There is definitely less dirt blocking my pores, and the product’s lightweight texture feels very refreshing on the skin. It did not suffocate my oily skin and gets absorbed into the skin quickly. It claims to strengthen the skin’s moisture barrier and improve resiliency. Its oil-free formula leaves a non-sticky finish on my face, which I really like, and leaves no residue. My skin feels smooth, strong, and healthy with a pure, clean glow. 
Effective Quick 3-Step Morning Routine
Skincare should be fuss-free, effective and simple! We all have those days where we just want to get out of bed, do a quick morning skincare routine and jump straight into the day’s activities. This is my fuss-free and effective skincare routine to prep my combination skin for the day ahead. A cleansed face is the foundation to great skin and I start the routine with Simple Kind to Skin Moisturizing Facial Wash. Readily available in drugstores, the clean and paraben-free cleanser is suitable for daily use to provide a gentle yet thorough cleanse while maintaining skin's natural barrier. I generally lean towards a gentle cleanser in the morning and this is perfect. The creamy formula is infused with Bisabolol, from chamomile, known to soothe and calm skin along with Pro-Vitamin B5 and Vitamin E. It works into a gentle lather which allows my skin to feel clean still. However, do note that the cleanser contains sodium laureth sulfate. Skip it if you tend to get clogged pores or acne breakouts easily. US$4.89 for 5oz Simple - Refreshing Facial Wash Gel Next, I follow-up with a moisturizer to balance my skin. For quick mornings, I use Clinque’s lightweight water-jelly face moisturizer to deliver hydration repair plus pollution protection. Suitable for all skin types, the unique jelly moisturizer is easy to apply all over the skin quickly without leaving a sticky residue. My skin feels smooth, strong and healthy with a pure, clean glow. US$29.50 for 125ml. Pictured here is a 15ml tube. CLINIQUE - Dramatically Different Hydrating Jelly The last step of my quick routine is sunscreen! I cannot start my day without it. It is absolutely vital to apply sunscreen, even if you are staying indoors all day. My pick is Neutrogena’s Ultra Sheer Dry Touch Sunscreen Lotion - SPF 55. The broad spectrum sunscreen lotion goes on easily and absorbs quickly for an invisible, weightless feel. It leaves zero ashy or white cast which I really like. The lightweight formula is oxybenzone-free and made with Helioplex, which provides superior sun protection against UVA/UVB rays. US$15.99 for 8oz Neutrogena - Ultra Sheer Dry Touch Sunscreen SPF 55
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