Skincare essentials has always been one of my favourite posts to write. I love sharing the products I use on a daily basis and telling you all about the benefits of using the correct products for your skin. Obviously, I am no skin expert and can only share what suits me skin type in hope that anyone with similar skin type can gain information from the post and also consider trying out new skincare products themselves.
I have oily/combination skin that I love and hate at the same time. I love it because I know my skin actually benefits from the oil and thanks to that, my skin is wrinkle-free to an extent. I hate it because I’m tired of looking like a bowl of chips (not sure if that’s the best way to describe it, but anything goes, haa!) by 9:30am, when I only just put on my make up an hour ago. Either way, it’s my skin and I’ve got to deal with it. Skincare product essentials have and always will be a must and by breaking it down in to five categories, it allows me to keep up with my routine and also keep track of the type of products I’m using. So without further ado, let me talk you through my current go-to products…..
Cleanser – Cleansing gels have always been my favourite formula type as I find them a lot more soothing and always ensures my skin is squeaky clean after. This Dolce & Gabbana Essential Cleansing Gel smells amazing for starters, thought I’d get that out there first. It leaves my skin feeling super soft and clean and isn’t drying at all. A little goes a long way too, so all I need is a small pea sized blob and it gives me a good lather.
Toner – Toner is step that most tend to forget, but it’s definitely an important step in my routine, nothing else closes my pores as good as toner does. Going hand in hand with my cleanser, the Dolce & Gabbana Essential Toner is a must try. It’s purifying and gently exfoliating and perfect for calming the skin especially during the colder months.
Essence/Serum/Oil – To enhance my skincare routine, I always add an extra layer of product, so I’ll either opt for an essence, serum or an oil or sometimes all (not at once), but on different days depending on what my skin needs. My current go-to for an essence is Jurlique’s Activating Water Essence which is great for days when I need a hydration boost. Bioderma’s Hydrabio Serum is for when my skin is feeling a bit sensitive and is in need of something light and the Inika Enriched Rosehip Oil is perfect for calming and soothing my skin as well as giving it a more richer layer of moisture.
Moisturiser – When the temperature dips at this time of the year, I always opt for a thicker and richer moisturiser and I remember using the Clinique Dramatically Different Moisturizing Lotion during my teenage years and it was the best moisturiser ever! The Clinique Dramatically Different Moisturizing Cream is the same formula, but in a cream form, so it’s extra hydrating and perfect for keeping my skin plump and moisturised.
Mask – Every Friday, without a doubt, is mask pamper day and I’m currently using the Masque Bar Luminizing Charcoal Peel Off Masks to ensure all my impurities and dirt is removed from my skin and also leaves it looking radiant and clear. These peel off masks are super easy to apply and peel off making them perfect for those who are in need of quick radiance kick. I sometimes use this, mid-week also, just on my t-zone to soak up extra sebum and soothe pesky blemishes.
What are your skincare essentials? What products are you currently loving?
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