So I really love wearing makeup, trying new products and looks and so on, but there are some days when I don’t have time to do my makeup or I just don’t feel like it and I’m pretty sure I’m not the only one, but I think that some people feel obliged to wear makeup everyday because they feel insecure about their skin which I think is really too bad. First, let me tell you that pretty much no one’s skin is flawless, however, the best way to keep your skin as perfect as it can be is, is to use good skincare products and using them regularly. It’s really important to take care of your skin, to me it’s “heal and care for, then cover up”, partly because makeup is not the best thing for your skin, it clogs pores and all that so it’s better to not wear makeup everyday, but nonetheless, keep having fun with makeup! As I said, I find skincare really important so I don’t mind splurging on high end products but for now, my products are all pretty inexpensive but I am still really happy with all of them and my skincare routine has been the same for a while and I have been loving my skin so far!
First, and possibly most important, is removing makeup, I use two products for this, both from the L’Oreal Gentle line, the first is the L’Oreal Gentle lip and eye makeup remover for my eye makeup, it is oil based so great for waterproof makeup but doesn’t leave my skin feeling oily so I like it for now, then the L’Oreal Gentle cleansing milk, I discovered this about 6 months ago and I love it so much, I use it to remove my face makeup, I spread it all over my face then wipe it of with a cotton pad and it smells amazing. The only thing I don’t like so much is that it’s a bit liquid but I’m willing to deal with that because it’s a great makeup remover (and it’s moisturising). Then, I wash my face, either with the Clean and Clear Essentials foaming cleanser or with the Neutrogena Blackhead Eliminating Scrub, I’m not sure how well this works for eliminating blackheads because I have never had any but I like to think it prevents them, but I mostly use this for the scrub aspect of it. Next, on a dry, clean face, I use my Tea Tree Toner Water from Lush, it’s one of their three toners and this one is best for oily, spot prone skin (I think) my skin is more combination skin and have very few spots but it’s nice and refreshing and it reduces oil in my T-zone (especially my nose!). And finally, I use the Olay moisturising lotion all over my face and neck, because moisturising is really important to prevent wrinkles, keep your skin soft and so on! That is what I use every evening, but once a week a use a face mask and I have recently been using the St Ives Mineral Clay Firming Mask with kaolin clay and I like it for now. Although it’s a good mask, I don’t think I’ll be repurchasing it, I just want to try something new! Speaking of, I think I will be trying Lush’s Love Lettuce Fresh Face Mask, but although the Face Masks are around $7 in the US, they cost $25 in Singapore which is quite expensive for 3 uses!
Let me know in the comments below what products you’ve been loving for your skin and especially what your favourite face mask is!
See you in the next post! ♥