Bonjour mes amours!
Okay so from my title you probably know what I’m going to talk about this post. Unfortunately I have several routines. Depending on my mood and the day I have had it changes. For that reason I’m going to give you guys the summary of my routine. I’m thinking of adding and changing it soon to try some stuff my friends recommended me, but that will be for when I have finished my current face wash. Do not do anything to your skin without consulting a dermatologist first. I’m not a professional and this is just a small tips that suits my face and my skin.
To start off, let me just say that I’m talking about this from my perspective only. I had bad break outs when I was a teenager. pimples, white head, blackhead I got them all. I’m just thankful there was no acne. Knowing me, my face will be filled with scars by now if I did. What I did have already was not so great. I just tried everything to cover up or squish out what kept popping up all over my face. Boy was I wrong. Number 1 rule in taking care of your face? NEVER ever use your fingers. They are covered in bacteria and spread fungus every time you touch your face or squish anything.
If you have to pop anything (specially that pimple) use a cotton pad, or tissue and quickly wipe the area with some disinfectant rubbing liquid, or some special toner. Bleed whatever blood pours out from the area (because the whitehead or pimple has basically clogged that area and now there’s some extra blood there) and cover with some mask for 5 minutes or so.
This is again just from my experience and some tips I got from my dermatologist. So please don’t repeat or do anything to your skin without consulting a dermatologist or you could be left with some serious scaring. My dermatologist, she helped me figure out what was what, and where I was going wrong with my skin routine. She told me that I was getting scars because of what I was doing to my face, and using the wrong products for my skin type and she recommended me the type of food I should eat more or less of, what I should have in my face routine and even what to do if there is a breakout emergency and I had to take care of it (emergency only guys!). You have no idea how much I appreciate her. I still go to her for check ups every other summer. Just because I’m so scared of not going. So that’s over 10 years with the same person. So her tips must have been good right?
Sow what do I do nowadays for my face routing before I sleep? Pretty simple and easy I think.
- I wipe of any and all make up with some micellar water. I don’t wear much make up and I hate not being able to feel the weather on my face so you can pretty much surmise that it’s really light – so a quick wipe like this works just fine.
- Some face foam to wash off any and all residual make up and dirt build up through the day.
- Face scrub to get down to the pores.
- Then some toner after patting my face dry.
- If it has been a few day I try a pore strip mask. I have very thin and sensitive skin so I try to use this as little as possible or I would have baby red skin for days on end. So its a bleh. However if I don’t use this – lots of blackheads. Thinking on this the need to use this has lessened over the years so there are some permanent good effects.
- a. Gently pat some light non oil based moisturiser.
b. Or Gently layer on a mask. Now I circulate between sheet mask, light clay mask and a hydration mask because I have dry skin and some oily T zone area.
Disclaimer: I don’t know if it would work for you but this works for me. It worked, so take what you will from that.
Now if you’re anything like me, your face and skin being super sensitive, trying out new routines can be a pain until you find the right brand or product. For me a mixture of french (Yves Rocher) and Korean brand (Face Shop) products work. Unfortunately I live in Europe so Korean products are hard to get by. Luckily for me I bulk buy shit ton of face products whenever I go home so those products will last me a few months. I know I sound high maintenance but when I tried some of the products by the mall here I had the horrible side effect of breaking out in rashes. So I unloaded them on my sister who unlike me does not have such sensitive skin.
Pro tip: when trying out products like moisturisers try them on the inside of your wrists, like foundations. They are one of the most sensitive part of your skin similar to your face. You don’t want to find out you’re allergic to some ingredient after you’ve put the product on your face. No, thank you!
With that I leave you with my somewhat dry and boring evening routine for my face.
kisses and hugs,