A lot of people have been asking me what my skin care routine is. Honestly, it’s not much but here are the products and tips that I use to keep my skin bright and clean:
- Exfoliate – Exfoliation is the removal of dry/dead skin cells on the surface of the skin and is one of the most important aspects of your home skincare routine for face and body. Exfoliation not only helps many skin problems, it also increases blood circulation, which in turn helps you to achieve healthy and glowing skin. Any exfoliator with microbeads or scrub will do. What I use is the Dr. Brandt Microdermabrasion Exfoliant because not only does it get rid of my dead skin cells, it also leaves my skin soft and smooth. Here is the result after I used it for the first time:
2. Face masks – Face masks are the perfect skin care treatment to help you with your skin care concerns. The right face mask can help hydrate skin, remove excess oils and help improve the appearance of your pores. They’re also an excellent way to help pull out impurities. Sometimes I use the face masks from The Face Shop because it’s a korean skin care line and when it’s a korean product, it’s definitely going to help with your skin because they are pretty meticulous when it comes to beauty. But right now I’m using Karuna Hydrating Face Masks. This is what it looks like:
3. Moisturize – Applying a moisturizer to your face can increase the moisture level of the stratum corneum, prevent skin from drying out, and, if the moisturizer contains a sunscreen, also protect against sun damage. My moisturizer isn’t that expensive by the way, I use any moisturizer (Marcelle Moisture Cream) because all that matters is it moisturizes the skin! I use this as a base before I use make up and before I go to sleep at night.
4. Eat fruits and vegetables, and chocolate – Fruit, vegetables and dark chocolate supply antioxidants and vitamins that help protect your skin from free radicals and sun damage, which keeps the skin looking younger and more radiant. I try as much as to eat greens and fruits every day along with my meals. Once a day is enough. I eat a lot of tomatoes and oranges as well because of Vitamin C which helps with making skin brighter.
5. Lastly, HYDRATE – Drinking at least 8 glasses a day will help rid the body and skin of toxins. Everyone will not agree that water consumption will improve skin, but it certainly can’t hurt. Many people often report that by increasing their water intake, their skin has a more radiant glow, including me. So try as much as to drink a lot, not only it will help with your skin, it will also make your body healthy.
And that’s it! My skincare routine. I don’t use toner or primer btw because I think the chemicals that are used in those formulas add to irritation of the skin so I avoid using those. Just remember to hydrate and find the right cleanser and you’ll go a long way. Also, wash your face two times a day, in the morning and at night. If you have time at noon, do so as well. 🙂