Friday, July 29, 2016

Grateful things

Hey yo ssup everyone (who am i kidding there's no one here) lol
So, i've been forcing myself to update my blog since a friend of mine is bored and she doesn't know what to do so she told me to update my blog so that she can read it so here i am.
For the past few days, i've been thinking of what have i been doing all my life and things that i'm grateful in my life.
Firstly, i am soooo grateful that i'm still alive today. Cause you know what, i've been in the depression stage a few years ago and it's so serious that i even think of self harm but no i'm still doing good and i am grateful for that. Thanks to that, my arms are still free of any scars.
But honey, if you ever think of doing it, think again. Think about how to change your life, into something better. I know it's hard, but believe me, things will get better if you work for it.
What did i do? I came out of my room, i ate my favourite foods, i listened to songs, i watched motivational videos, i spent time with my siblings, being with my friends, and that somehow changed me into someone better. I'm not that girl who likes to isolate herself from everyone anymore.
In fact, i'm grateful that i'm so friendly right now that i can even talk to strangers. Yes, i talk to strangers like "hey where are you going?" and yeah, i became a brave person.
Another thing i'm grateful for is my sporting parents. I tend to spend time with my friends a lot so yeah, i go out a lot. If you know me, then you might know that i've so many guy friends, and i tend to go out with them most of the times cause most of my girl friends can't really go out like me. How did i get my mom's trust? I let her know every single friends that i have and i don't lie whenever i wanna go out with them. I know some girls may lie to their parents when they're going out with guys and no that's not a good idea. You must tell them the truth.
At least they'll know that you're being honest with them. If they don't give their permissions, then it's okay. It's not like my mom gives me permission to go out every single time. One day they'll realize that you're big enough to go out with guys. Our parents love us in different ways.
All my life, i've been knowing so many different types of people and i'm so thankful for that too. I don't choose my friends, so i've so many friends with different lifestyles. I've a friend who's a dancer, a friend who's a photographer, even a friend with a drug addiction. And by friends, it could be someone who's older than me, same age as me, or someone who's younger than me. I got this phrase a lot, "zu knows everyone" hahaha and i'm actually happy to hear that. It just shows how flexible i am to befriend with many people. And you know what, because of that, i tend to not judge people a lot (i'm not saying i'm a saint by not judging people at all, but i tend to do that less)
Here's another thing that i am truuuuly happy that i've been through which is; travelling alone.
Okay it's not really traveling alone because i've got my cousin in Japan to take care of me, but i rode an airplane to Japan all by myself when i was 14 years old. I can't even believe it myself but yeah, i did it. But before that i am used to go to my hometown by bus alone and everything so it's not really that weird i guess?
You should try it one day, guys. Riding an airplane all by yourself, getting to know strangers and giving yourself some time alone. The person next to my seat was a teacher from Australia, going to Japan to celebrate Christmas. She's so beautiful. It's nice knowing her but i forgot her name. I even got a selfie with her. During my time in Japan, i got to know many friends of my cousin, and they're so cool for treating me good like their own sister.
Something that i think everyone should be thankful for is; knowing every single person in your life. Be it your friends, ex boyfriend, or your enemies. Every each of them taught you something in life.
What is that? You've to figure it out on your own.
Last but not least, i know some people tend to think of me as someone that's wild, aka liar cause i go out with guys, i go out at nights, but dear, i'm still grateful i never step my feet at a club, or drink alcohols and even smoke, cause i won't let my parents disappointed with the freedom that they've given to me.
If you've done it, then you can repent now, it's okay. Better late than never. But that's not an excuse for you to do it more. Cause i know some of you'll be like "Oh better late than never? Then i'll do it next month. No you know that's not what i mean. Change now. You can do this.
I've decided to be more thankful for everything in my life, and appreciate people even more. I really hope i can get rid of my negativity and live a positive life.

Assalamualaikum, zulaikhanurputri ♥

Monday, July 18, 2016

Skincare Routine

A friend of mine asked me what's my skincare daily routine and when i was trying to explain, she told me to update about it on my blog so that she can always refer to it so here i am, trying my best.
I think there's a lot of people know that before this i got a quite terrible acne problem on my face and now they're reducing thanks to extra care and skin specialist. Yup, if you're having a severe acne problem, you must go to skin specialist to get some medicine or even some advices on how to reduce your acne okay? Go, it's never too late. But sure, you can make an effort by your own first if you think it's a waste to meet them. I know it's quite pricey to meet them but i've tried all sorts of things and it's just not working on my face. You can try the natural ways like egg mask and everything. Don't expect for a fast result. Wait till a few months. Okay i talked a lot. So let's start.

First thing first, cleansing.
The point of a face-washing cleanser is to remove dirt, sweat, and makeup without also completely drying out your skin. Therefore, make sure you clean your face at least two times a day and maximum three times a day. Do not over-washing your face as it might irritates your skin. I'm serious.
And here's another thing about cleansing; choose the right cleanser for your skin. Determine whether your face is normal, dry, combination, oily or sensitive.
  • If you have dry skin, look for cream- or milk-based cleansers to keep your oils and prevent further drying. Basically oil-based cleanser.
  • For oily skin, a deep cleansing gel or foaming wash will be okay to gently lift away dirt and oil without stripping your skin which could cause it to kick into overdrive and produce more oil, i'm sure you don't want that to happen, right?
  • As for combination skin, no you don't have to use both dry and oily skin's cleanser. Instead, try an oil-free wash or gel cleanser.
  • People with true skin sensitivity have to use non-lathery, cream cleanser containing mild plant oils. Most importantly, fragrance-free.
  • Normal skin don't have to worry about a thing cause most cleansers work on you.
I'm using Liquid Neutrogena deep clean pure mild cleanser. Guess what type of skin i have.
Secondly, apply facial toner.
After using a cleanser with warm water and a washcloth, splash your face with cold water. Then, use toner on your face to complete the cleansing of the skin, and remove sebum produced during the night and to balance your skin's pH. If you're particularly having breakouts, never wear make up but never leave your toner. I mean, always apply toner on your face.
I'm using Neutrogena alcohol free toner and i'm loving it.
Next is moisturizing your face. 
Just like cleanser, there are several types of moisturizer for your face but don't worry cause most of the times, it is stated on the packaging itself.  Here's one fact about moisturizer. If  you have an oily skin, then you might want to skip the separate moisturizer since sunscreens already add moisture to your skin because of their ingredients. If you have to put both on, apply SPF first and let it settle before you put on your lotion or cream.
I use Neutrogena oil-free moisture for combination skin and yeah i like it. So much. 
After that, protect. Put some sunscreen and protect your skin from the heat. If you have an oily face, avoid using sunscreen with the spf over 50 since it will somehow make your face more oily and thus, again the pimples. 
I use Neutrogena ultra sheer dry-touch sunscreen with the spf 50 cause my face is not that oily and yeah i only use it if my skin is extremely dry.
Last but not least, exfoliate.  
Exfoliation involves the removal of the oldest dead skin cells on the skin's outermost surface. You can do this like for three times a week but you must do this at least once a week. This is so that your pores won't get clogged and thus the pimples. I used to think I'm too sensitive for a scrub. And since i'm acne-prone, a peel just seems insane. But exfoliation can benefit every skin type.
For those with sensitive skin, try lactic acid based cleanser or mask.
Sensitive skin and dry skin tend to be quite similar, so lotions with low strength alpha-hydroxy acids can also be used for mild exfoliation.
As in oily skin, you can use an exfoliating clay mask.
Remember! Never use body scrubs on the face. They're too rough.

Tips for today: which one to put first? Think of your skin as a sponge, and apply the one that will absorb first based on the texture. Goodluck on getting a better skin, girls! Guys you can try this too, you know. It's not wrong to take care of your face. If you want to ask a question, you can ask me on
Assalamualaikum, zulaikhanurputri ♥