It took me a while to figure out what my skin really needs, and had to learn how to keep up with it during changing seasons and hormonal breakouts. I started researching more about the Korean skin care, and the number of steps it takes for daytime and night-time routines, was too much for me. After trying it for a while I noticed that I needed to reduce some of the products since my skin was taking none of that layering system, so I decided to create my own spin on the Korean skin care with the amount of products my skin can take.This is my skin care routine.
I don’t normally wear makeup everyday but even if I do, I skip the oil cleansing part and go straight to cleansing my face using the biore charcoal cleanser, which is a favourite of mine and will keep on using it until I find something else. I love the tingly feeling it leaves, just make sure it doesn’t go into your eyes cause that’s painful, for me anyway.
After my cleansing, I usually tone my face using the dickinson witch hazel toner which I just got but was using diluted apple cider vinegar before and that also did the job perfectly.
This is a step from the Korean skincare that I kept and really love, it just adds more moisture to the skin and feels very refreshing, for my essence, I use Missha Time Revolution the First Treatment Essence. I plan to change this once it finishes and try out others out there.
I really love serums and would have ten if I could but am avoiding hoarding products which is easy for me, the one I love now is the Olay anti-wrinkle firm and lift serum. I love its smooth application and has a bit of a shimmer to it which is great too.
Then comes my next step which is to use my Aveeno clear complexion daily moisturiser, I love this one particularly because it has salicylic acid which helps with those breakouts that decide to pop out of nowhere sometimes. I usually decide to stop here or add more depending on daytime or night time.During the day i slap on some sunscreen and am done.
I introduced this to my skincare routine for mostly when my skin needs more moisture or during winter, my current fave is palmers facial oil. This is a keeper for now.
During my night time routine I just add one more layer of the timeless skin collagen elastin moisturiser from St.Ives. It has a very thick consistency and does the job as a final seal and my skin wakes up feeling very soft and plump.