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 ♥