In October, Edward Avila helped me come up with a personalised skincare regime. He personally recommended me the products and explained how I should use them in the morning and at night. Read on to see what my skincare regime consists of and how it has affected me in the last two months.
My Skincare Regime
For my facial cleanser, I’ve been using the Innisfree Calming Gel Cleanser with Dandelion and Green Complex. I wet my face and then squeeze out a nickel-sized amount, and I lather it up. It doesn’t get as foamy as some other brands, but that’s fine. I massage the cleanser onto my face, and then I rinse with warm water.
At night, if I applied sunscreen, I clean my face “twice”. The first is to lather and massage the cleanser with dry hands and then apply on my dry face to help remove the sunscreen. I rinse that off, and then I lather up and massage my face like I would in the morning.
After I pat my face dry with a towel, I then move onto the toner, the Etude House Wonder Pore Freshner. I pump the toner two or three times onto a cotton pad, and then I apply it all over my face, patting it dry afterwards.
Next is the serum/essence, the Skin Food Black Sugar Perfect First Serum 2X Essential. This is pure liquid, so I pour out three or four drops onto my palm and then rub my hands together once and then pat the serum all over my face until dry.
After the serum, it’s time for the Super Berry Multi Eye Cream from Skin Food! I dip the pad of my ring finger to get a little bit and rub the cream onto the other ring finger. Then I dab and pat the eye cream under my eyes and along its sides. I also apply a bit around the corner of my mouth, as well.
For the moisturiser, I use the Super Aqua Max Cream from Nature Republic. I get a quarter-sized amount and then I apply, massage, and pat it on my face.
My last step in my morning regime is to apply the Missha All-Around Safe Block Essence. I squeeze out a nickel-sized amount, and then apply it like I do with the aforementioned moisturiser.
Finally, I exfoliate my face once a week (usually during the weekend) with the Black Sugar Mask Washoff from Skin Food. After I clean my face, I pat my face dry with a towel once, but I do not fully dry it. Then I scoop up about a teaspoon amount and then I rub and massage the scrub all over my face (minus my eyes and lips), and I leave it on for 10-15 minutes. Then I rinse off with warm water!
Oh, and I also dab some tea tree oil on my pimples when they pop up. I find that essential oil to really help with my acne issues!
I will be honest in that I was pretty sceptical about this regime at first. Not to mention, I thought it’d take forever to do it every morning and night. Not so! Once I got the routine down pat, it now takes me about 7 minutes to do everything. Plus, I do feel that my face has gotten a lot better. It feels much softer than before, and while I still do have the occasional pimples, I haven’t broken out as much as before.
I am not certain on the effectiveness of the eye cream. Eddy insists that the lines under my eyes are my laugh lines, but I am not quite convinced about that! Once I finish that monster tub of eye cream, I plan to try something else. I also want to try the Benton Aloe BHA Skin Toner, but we’ll see. I do like the current toner I’m using! I formerly used a Neutrogena astringent, which always stung my face, so the Etude House one’s way better for me! All in all, I’m happy with my current inventory.
One final thing I wanted to mention — I’m surprised that these products have lasted me two months and am still going strong! I thought I’d run out of certain products by the end of November, but that’s not the case at all! It’s great that these things are lasting me a while since that means I don’t have to purchase skincare products so often! That’s definitely friendlier on my bank account!