I started taking my skincare seriously last year thanks to a Facebook group. You can read all about this group and how it helped me to create a skincare routine for the first time in my life here.
Ever since making that post I have added some products, probably removed some and most definitely added some really great ones. Below, I will be sharing with you my updated daytime and nighttime skincare routine that have improved my oily skin and cleared my dark spots and links to where you can purchase them.
Laroche-Posay hydrating gentle cleanser. This is for normal to dry sensitive skin. It moisturizes my skin while cleansing. Buy here.
Tony Moly Wonder ceramide mocchi toner. This makes my skin feel hydrated, stronger and healthier. Buy here.
Moving on to treatments
I start with: Hada Labo Gokujyun premium hyluronic lotion. There are different ways to use this product. Some people use it immediately after cleansing, mix it with their serums or dab it on their lips after exfoliation before sealing with a lip balm. Me, I’m very simple. I use it after toning and before essence. This helps with hydration and makes my skin feel plumper. Buy here.
After plumping my skin with hyaluronic solution, I apply Benton snail bee high content essence, which I praised so much here. This product is a game changer. It’s great for sensitive skin and acne-prone skin. Buy here.
Then I apply The Ordinary niacinamide. I just started using this again few days ago. It used to sting my face like hell so I stopped using it but the Benton essence has improved my skin a lot so this doesn’t sting anymore. It helps reduce appearance of blemishes and congestion. Buy here.
Next thing I do is to brighten my skin with The Ordinary Alpha Arbutin. If you have dark spots and hyperpigmentation you should seriously consider adding Alpha Arbutin to your routine. There are expensive ones out there but this one by The Ordinary is cheap and very effective. I’ve gone through so many bottles. Buy here.
After treatment I move on to moisturizer
I’m currently using Origins Ginzing energy-boosting gel moisturizer. It’s lightweight so perfect for warmer weather. Although, NYC weather hasn’t completely warmed up yet but I’m getting ready for it. Buy here.
Next is sunscreen. My favorite is The Saem eco earth power no sebum sun cream spf50+ pa+++. The higher the spf the better. I don’t use anything below 50. I love this sunscreen because it’s made especially for oily skin and doesn’t leave a white cast. Please never step outside without a sunscreen! Buy here.
Final step in my daytime routine is Hyalamide HA blur. This hides pores and gives my skin a retouched finish. Definitely use this if you have oily skin. I talked about its benefits here. Buy here.
You can actually use the daytime routine at nighttime. All you need to do is to remove the sunscreen and HA blur. However, I changed my nighttime routine a bit starting from the serums downwards. So, instead of niacinamide, Alpha Arbutin, gel moisturizer etc. I use…
After applying Benton snail bee essence, I apply my favorite nighttime serum, TO granactive 2% retinoid emulsion. This fights against signs of aging and clears up blemishes. If you have dark spots, this is the serum to use. Buy here.
My final nighttime step is my Origins high potency night-a-mins. This is one of my favorite moisturizers. It deeply hydrates my skin and fights against dullness. Buy here.
I still double cleanse every night. There are nights I exfoliate with a chemical exfoliator, my favorite is TO AHA & BHA peel, and other nights I tone with TO glycolic acid, apply a sleep mask or face oils.
My favorite technique to apply my products is patting. I pat in every product because it helps the products penetrate better into my skin.
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