As I find myself cooped up at home in quarantine, I have taken it upon myself to dedicate much needed time for self-care. I have always been a fan of skincare products/facials and finding what works best for my skin. Considering I have oily-combination skin, I believe as though I have been able to control the excess amount of oil my skin produces. I pride myself in taking extra good care of my skin, and highly advise you do the same! After all, skincare is extremely important in preventing future issues, like early wrinkles and build-up. You only have ONE skin, take care of it during your youth is the secret key! Considering I am so fond of trying new skincare brands and products, (its basically a hobby) I have nailed down a routine that really works for me, and has afforded me great results in clearer skin!
I’ve listed the products below, with their benefits, if your skin type is similar to mine, I genuinely believe you’ll come to like these products as well! For those of you who have a dryer, combination skin; some of the products also work for multiple skin types. Also, the brands I’ve listed have amazing products that I recommend you check out!
Happier Skin, Means a Happier YOU!
I’ve been using this guy for almost a year! This gentle cleanser works wonders for unclogging the appearance of large pores, acne, and blemishes. It’s oil-free, and helps to balance oil production! It also gets bonus points for smelling sweet like grapes!
I’ve just recently started using this toner in the evening, it actually works for normal-combination skin types as well. It is an exfoliating toner, that helps even out the skin’s complexion and reduces the look of dullness.
Okay, I’m obsessed with Drunk Elephant, if there is any brand I see almost instant results in, it’s this one here! I use this Serum in the morning, with a jade roller, to help massage the product into my skin. It really works to firm the skin as it is packed with antioxidants, nutrients, and fruit enzymes, that brighten and tighten the skin’s complexion, who doesn’t want that?!
Along with the Vitamin C serum, I use this hydration serum in combination to bring life back to my dehydrated skin (I’m the worst at drinking water). This product also works amazingly on dry skin types!
Eye Cream: THE ORDINARY Caffeine Solution 5% + EGCG
My biggest insecurity/ problem area is 100% my dark under-eye
circles. As a university student, you can imagine I do not get enough sleep, hence the puff dark circles under my eyes. I feel as though I have tried every low-high end eye cream on the market, Recently I discovered The Ordinary Caffeine Solution. Let me tell you, this product is like a shot of caffeine for your under eyes. It comes in a serum form, which is different to the creams I have used in the past. So far so good, I am loving the results!
Moisturizer: THE ORDINARY Natural Moisturizing Factors + HA
As you can tell from my skincare routine so far, The Ordinary has become a fast favourite of mine! The natural moisturizer from their line is no exception from perfect. It leaves my skin feeling smooth, without the greasy feel, that many other moisturizers leave.
Face Mask: SUMMER FRIDAYS Jet Lag Mask
This one is a cult favourite! It not only hydrates the skin, but also prevents dryness, and can be worn overnight! It is definitely a splurge item, however, I am a firm believer in investing on the skin!