[SKIN] My Skin Care Routine

02 April 2010

Skin Type:
Combination - Oily Skin, prone to spots.
Very oily T-Zone and the nose and cheeks can sometimes be dry depending on the weather.

Morning Routine (Used every morning):
Facial Wash:

The Body Shop Tea Tree Skin Clearing Facial Wash
I use this to control my spot breakouts and it actually does the job as it contains tea tree oil which is the key to combating those spots. It removes the excess oil on my face and doesn't over dry my skin. My skin doesn't get as oily.








Toner:

Neutrogena Visibly Clear Triple Action Lotion
It removes the excess dirt and oils and you can see them when you use a cotton bud or wool. It has a slight tingle sensation which I think is quite nice and it closes my pores. It doesn't dry my face out and it does combat spots.








Moisturiser:

Garnier Pure A Daily Treatment Moisturiser
This will clear imperfections as it contains salicylic acid and zinc. This is a great moisturiser, not only it combats the spots, it also moisturises the skin leaving it feeling soft.








Eye Gel:

Boots Essentials Cucumber Eye Gel
The packaging has changed. The picture on the right is the correct packaging. This leaves a cooling sensation which reduces the puffy eyes. It's great at hydrating the sensitive eye area. It contains vitamins as well as cooling cucumber. I use my ring finger to gently apply this.









Night Routine (Used every night except Wednesdays):
Make Up Removers:

Normal facial wipes or I use the Superdrug Tea Tree Sensitive Cleansing Lotion
I use either one depending on my mood. Using facial wipes are quick and easy but it doesn't remove the makeup which maybe stuck in the pores.
The cleansing lotion, not sure if it's still available, contains tea trea oil and aloe vera extracts. This is non greasy and the tea tree oil and aloe vera combination is great! This removes makeup better than the facial wipes in my opinion.

Night Facial Wash:

Neutrogena Visibly Clear Blackhead Eliminating Daily Scrub
This contains microbeads which arn't harsh to the skin. It is creamy and it does unclog my pores, removing trap dirt, oil and makeup. It also controls my spot breakouts. Blackheads are less visible and it doesn't make my skin tight.








Toner:

Same as above.











Moisturiser:

Garnier Pure A Intensive Night Treatment Gel
This is the same as Garnier Pure A Daily Treatment Moisturiser but in a gel texture. It is non greasy.









Spots:

The Body Shop Tea Tree Blemish Gel
I only use this if I have big spots on my face. I apply this after I have moisturised. It is a wand and contains tea tree oil which is great at combating spots. When I use this, the spot does decrease in size but it doesn't fully go away. Simple, easy to use and compact!








Eye Gel:

Garnier Nutritionist Caffine Eye Roll-On
This is great at de-puffing them eyes as the metal ball on it massages the area with the cooling liquid. I can feel the cooling sensation and is great for moisturising. But I never use it in the morning as it emphasises my under eye dark circles and makes them more visible.








Wednesday Night Routine:
I only use this routine every Wednesday night. I do not use any of the products mentioned above.

Exfoliating:

Sea Salt
It is cheap and can be purchased anywhere. It is great at removing the dead skin, leaving the skin soft.
But, DO NOT use this if you have dry or sensitive skin as it is harsh and will dry out your skin a lot more. A great alternative is sugar. I would say this is best for very oily skin. This can still be very drying and tight on your skin.

Directions:
Mix a teaspoon of sea salt/sugar  with a f ew drops of water. Gently use it to exfoliate the skin in circular motions.

Moisturiser:

Bio-Oil
I use this straight after the sea salt exfoliation. This contains natural ingredients and I use this only to deep moisturise my skin. 2-3 drops is enough for the whole face as I use it as a massaging oil. This doesn't break me out which suprises me.
I love using this as it is relaxing to massage with and my face is really hydrated. Usually, when my cheeks and nose are really dry, using make up can emphasis the dryness. After using this, I don't have the dry areas any more and the makeup application is smooth.





Masks:
I use masks every sunday as it's the only time i have mostly free and is really relaxing.

The Body Shop Tea Tree Face Mask
This is great for my skin especially spots. It combats the spots, doesn't get rid of the in the duration of the mask relax time. It stays wet and doesn't dry. Made my skin softer and controls oil. Can be easily washed and it's bright green!





Long post ey? I don't have perfect skin but I do take care of it. Remember, results vary on every person. What works on me may not work on others.

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  5. i think i need to try out these body shop products :)

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  6. I got a bunch of the Body Shop Tea Tree Oil stuff for Christmas, but my skin is dry in the Winter, so I haven't tried it yet. I was just thinking about it yesterday and then I saw your post. I think I'm going to try it out tonight!

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  7. ohh nice post... u love tea tree soo much XD

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  8. Thanks for the sweet comment Nicol :)
    and ooooooo skincare video, i need to update mine too. But i feel like I can't commit to anything...sooner or later they stop working and I have to switch.

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  9. Your laugh after you said "water is important" You looked SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO cute!!!!!!!! xD aaaaaaaaaaaaw! ahaha!

    Damn, I need to get a skin routine thing! O_O As in, I don't even have a skin routine! omdd. Cleanser, moisturizer, toner!! damn all this stuff I gotta get! haha! I hope your stuff you use isn't too expensive! I Must try some of em =]

    Both of our new posts have made us wanna purchase! haha xD

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  10. Nyaa!!! Same products!!
    I must be on the right track than :P

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  11. omg your accent is so cute! i wish i had an UK accent :)

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  12. and ah... that seems like so much work T^T

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  13. heyy nicol, i ended up trying out a new site to buy my new blue contacts. here's the photo of them: http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_1MU4VyArups/S7O82JdAyQI/AAAAAAAAAEc/qvOwLdUeVck/s640/2color4WM.jpg

    i got the g204 blue ones

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  14. niceee nicol^^ I like this post! I also have a combined skin type =/ don't really like it, my T-zone is so oily!

    follow? : http://memorabledays-x3.blogspot.com

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  15. i also love the whole tea tree special care stuff (oil, mask) and bio oil!

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  16. Hey hun! Can't wait to read your review on bio-oil. And lovely post. You're so cute!

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  17. Wow you use a lot of products! I especially read the part about sea salt. Who would have thought of using that as a exfoliate... hehe~ To bad, I can't try it since I have dry skin. Thank you for telling me that or else I would have tried it. :X

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  18. i hear SNSD (:
    btw, your voice is adorablee !

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  19. Thanks, this post is really helpful! I think I might try out that mask from the body shop :)

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  20. i have a nice blog..lovelove..:D

    http://foreistcage.blogspot.com/

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  21. Yay! Someone who has the same skin type as I do! Having combo-oily skin is such a pain =_=

    Reading this, I do like that you've used inexpensive skincare products.

    I've been looking for a new cleanser >o< I'm wondering is The Body Shop one you're using, a gel type cleanser? Or does it foam up as you wash?

    Hope you'll answer this please!
    Thanks in advance~

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  22. Loooove your videos ;))
    I suscribed to you on youtube!
    follow??
    www.jadorecouturee.blogspot.com

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  23. OoOO.. I've actually never tried any of these products. Thanks for sharing!
    It's always nice to know what products others use and to hear reviews about products that work. =]


    <3 Serena.

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  24. You reside in UK? It's cool that all the products you use can be found in my country too. =) And these are pretty affordable. Thanx for sharing.

    Anyway for the salt or sugar scrub, I do it with olive oil. Basically you just have to pour a substantial amount of olive oil onto a dish of salt/sugar (enough for your face) and rub the grains with the oil. The grains would be drying but the olive oil helps in replenishing the moisture. Have a good wash after that. I usually do this regime before my shower and only when I feel that my skin needs a good scrub.

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  25. The products from neutrogena are my favorites.. Best results so far...

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  26. I LOVED this, it was really helpful, I was in a trance watching it and made notes like a bit of a geek hehe. Thank you sooo much xx

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  27. yes yes skincare routine^^
    I love this kinda posts.
    <3 <3

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