Wednesday, October 14, 2015

My Current Skincare Essentials

One of the most common questions I get asked all the time is "What brand of skincare do you use?". Being extremely blessed with good genes aside, I did gather a few tricks up my sleeves over the years of experimenting with different products and trust me, I had my lows too which I've blogged about right here.

My secret to great skin is really no secret at all. (This is not an ad, I swear! I purchased both of the following products with my own money.)

Whenever people ask me for the skincare brands I use for my routine, I never know how to answer because I use a mixture of brands and I switch them up all the time, I guess mainly because I haven't found a product that gave me tremendous results (other than the two products in the picture above). I've tried drugstore brands, high end brands, Japanese, Korean, European, etc etc, but all they do is maintain my skin's condition instead of improve.

Starting with Bio-Oil, I discovered this gem not too long ago but consistent usage for about a week or two was enough to give me visible result of better skin texture and a more even skin tone. I use about 3 to 4 drop as the very last step of my nighttime skincare regimen, right after moisturiser. I believe the multipurpose oil is infused with lots of healing properties that helps regenerate the skin at night, and also acts as a seal to lock in all the goodness of my skincare products.

I've blogged about my Clarisonic and how amazing it is exactly a year ago right here, can't believe time flew by so quickly! Looking back at the pictures in that post, I realised how terrible my skin looked back then. Lots of tiny bumps and dullness, it just didn't look pleasing at all. I've been using my Clarisonic religiously especially on the days I wear makeup, and a year down the road, this is how my skin looks now compared to a year ago (feel free to click and zoom).

Left: 1 week into Clarisonic, with makeup, natural sunlight and no filter (iPhone 5s) - Many tiny bumps around the cheeks, nose, forehead and chin.
Right: 1 year into Clarisonic, 2 weeks into Bio-Oil, with no makeup, natural sunlight and no filter (iPhone 6 Plus) - You can obviously tell the bumps are gone.

Of course, I can't promise the same products can work as great on you as they did on me, but this is what works best for me at the moment and I hope this post satisfied your curiosity or answered some of your skin concerns.

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