Hey there, sorry for kept you guys waiting for such a long time. I've been doing a bit of research about skin care and I learnt so much! I will share all of that information with you guys one by one!
Today's topic is my current favorite skincare routine!!
I had never washed my face with face wash in the morning when I was in Japan. I never had felt the need to. But since I moved to Canada, where water is much more different from the one back home, I started to notice my skin slowly become rougher and I was getting pimples easily. So I shifted my old routine to this one i'm going to share with you today!!
In the Morning:
1: I wash my face with Olay foaming face wash. Pat to dry.
2: Wait for 10-15 minutes or more without moisturizing.
3: Moisturize and then, apply sunscreen all over my face, neck and hands.
1: I wash my face with "Yes to Tomatoes" face wash. I recommend not to use this in the morning because it contains "soft peeling agents". Pat to dry.
2: Use the DIY toner. Then wait 10-15 minutes without moisturizing.
3: Apply lotion/serum, and then moisturizer.
Side note: "Yes to Tomatoes" is my current favorite. This product is mostly natural and I don't get pimples that often since I started using this. If you get pimples and blackheads, I recommend you to try it out. There are other brands sells "anti-acne face wash" but they are mostly loaded with chemicals which may cause breakouts, rashes or other skin problems.
That's it!! My skin feels so smooth and soft! My nephews ( 2 and 3 years old) love my cheeks and always push their cheeks against mine and give me kisses <3
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Hi guys! Today I’ll share with you a little secret trick I use, when I happen to get a pimple.
Do you get pimples even though you treat your skin right?? Then it may be the water you’re using at home. The water you use to wash your face or body may actually be giving you other skin problems.
Tap water contains “Chlorine” which keeps the water disinfected as it travels through the water mains. This acidity may actually damage your skin. There’s another reason why this water may cause your skin problems such as dry skin and pimples. The strength of keeping moisture in your skin depends on the how hard the level of water you use.
Tap water in Japan is mostly of “SOFT Water” variety, which is good for your skin. Soft Water also makes a good soap/shampoo lather, as it is easy to rinse off clean, leaving no residue! On the other hand, tap water in Canada is of the, “HARD water” variety which contains lots of minerals. This is good for your body, but NOT for your skin. The mineral minimizes lather from soap/shampoo. Moreover the mineral and soap leaves a Soap residue!!
This leads to more pimples… So when you do wash your face or body, pre-wash for 1-2 minutes and use a more generous amount of soap.
The more your lather the more you minimize the surface contact between your soap and skin. This will reduce the soap residue on your skin.
Do you like plain yogurt (No sugar or fruits added)? Well, I do! You can eat it, cook with it OR treat your skin with it! Yogurt as a facial mask works great! You can feel and see the results right away!
So today I decided to share with you MY YOGURT SKINCARE RECIPES!
Before we move on to the recipes, let me introduce you skin’s best friend, YOGURT!!
*Alpha Hydroxy Acid (AHA) is especially great for mature or sunburnt skin! Note: Please test the products on your wrist before applying directly onto your face, to ensure you will not have an allergic reaction.
- Vitamin A: It helps your skin retain moisture, and keep your skin glowing and anti-dull. Additionally, it helps your skin’s metabolism and also helps repair skin cells.
- Antioxidants (Vitamin B2): Helps to provide COLLAGEN and restrain/repress melanin, which causes spots to appear on your skin.
- Peptide, Amino acid and Alpha Hydroxy Acid*: These acids gently dissolve dead skin cells and fatty deposits on your skin's surface, it tightens ups pores and has whitening properties.
Do you use toners? If you don’t, you might want to start using them.
Toner is used to remove soap residues, dead skin cells and excess oil from your skin. This allows your skin to be CLEAR enough to properly absorb moisturizer and other skincare products.
Today I have 2 different types of toners for you guys:
These acne/ acne scar reducing toners last 2 weeks in a fridge. Keep out of reach of children. Use every time after you wash your face. (AVOID EYE AREA)
Note: Please test the products on your wrist before applying directly onto your face, to ensure you will not have an allergic reaction.
Do you have Blackheads/Whiteheads?? These things seem to come out of nowhere… they appear when your pores are clogged with dirt, oxidized oil ( which leads to blackheads) and bacteria ( which leads to whiteheads)
Please do not squeeze or pop them out with your nails… which is what I used to do… lol
Long story short! Here’s the rescue for you to gradually get rid of blackheads!
You will need Eyeglasses/Sunglasses soft cleaning cloth!!!
It comes with your glasses when you purchase or if you don't have any, ask your family member if they are not using it ;)
This cloth is really soft and also the fiber of the cloth is finer than a towel’s so it reaches the stuffing in your pores.
Here’s a tip: Open up your pores before you use the cloth. You can take shower or put hot towel on your face beforehand.