Hello my lovely ladies,
Welcome back to my blog, todays my post is on skin care. I have been a skin care addict from past 2-3 months and I could really see major difference in my skin texture and glow after adapting a specific skin care routine.
I feel 2-3 months is a good amount of time wherein I can review the products I used and let you all know how it has helped me. Also, I am still testing few more products and I will be updating as and when I feel that I have a genuine review on those product.
To begin with, my main focus of today’s post is on the first step of my skin care routine i.e. cleansing. So let’s begin.
|My Current Skin care products to cleanse my face|
You all have to believe me when I say earlier (say 6-7 years back) I used to use just a soap to wash my face and that was the only cleansing thing I used to do to my face. But now, thanks to World Wide Web which helps us to do research and find answers to many of our questions, I am not using soap on my face. So my first and most important suggestion to you all is never, ever – ever use any soap on your face. Off course there are exceptions – where in now a days we get a whole lot of customised handmade, organic soaps specifically designed for our delicate facial skin. But do not use the regular ones which we use on our body.
Before going into the routine please note, my skin is normal to dry. It is not sensitive as such but sometimes I get pimples or bumps which just goes off without me doing anything. My skin reacts very badly for certain overly scented products – so I choose mildly formulated products.
Coming to my cleansing routine – I follow a double cleansing method – read on to know about it:
Step 1: I use coconut oil to just melt away all my eye makeup. I use it in circular motion only to my eyes and not on my whole face. I just leave it for a minute and wipe off with a cotton pad. I use Patanjali coconut oil.
I have experimented by using coconut oil all over my face but after around 10-15 days I found that coconut oil was clogging my pores and I got to know this when tiny bumps appeared around my nose area. So stopped using it to my full face.
Step 2: After clearing my eye makeup, I smear my whole face with Ponds cold cream. Yes, you read it right – I use ponds cold cream as cleanser on my entire face except eye area. I just massage a dollop of cream on my face and wait for just 1 minute. After that, I dip a cotton pad in warm water and wipe off all the cream. Just by this, all my makeup melts away and I will be left with soft skin.
Step 3: Next, I use micellar water – just take few drops on cotton pad and wipe off even the last trace of makeup residue left. I have been using 2 micellar water one is Dermafique and the other one is Garnier. I will do a separate post about the comparison of these two.
|Dermafique Micellar Water|
|Dermafique Micellar Water|
Step 4 (last step): I wash my face with Biocutis face wash. This was suggested by my dermatologist and it is very mild face wash which does its job decently.
|Biocutis Face Wash|
So these are the steps I follow every night to cleanse my face. In the morning I just use face wash and carry and on with my next part of skin care i.e. is prepping my skin which I will talk in my next post.
This may sound like an elaborate routine but trust me if you do it every day it hardly takes 8-10 minutes and gives you good skin.
Note: The products which I am using are the ones which has suited me from couple of days and none of them are sponsored. Also, if you have not tested or used any of the products mentioned here even a single time then please consult a dermatologist before starting anything new. Understand your skin first and then follow a routine.
Trust me, initially I faced few rashes and bumps during my experimenting phase but now this routine has suited me. Also, I am trying out many new products as well, so will come up with reviews on the same.
|My Skin nowadays|
|Just BB Cream, Concealer and eyeliner|
Please let me know your views on this routine in the comments below and any doubts related to any products please drop in your question – I will be happy to read and respond.