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Current Skincare RoutineAugust 06, 2016
My skin is still not as clear as I'd want it to be. In fact, as I'm typing this, the...
My skin is still not as clear as I'd want it to be. In fact, as I'm typing this, there is a pimple on either side of my cheeks. It's been a lot better than a few months ago, though.
I've been trying to keep a routine as much as I could because, you know, I'd like to look like I'm 30 when I'm already 40. So far, I've been able to stick to the one I currently have. But I'm bound to change it soon because I'm finally finishing some of the products I've been using.
While my dream is to have the time for a 10-step Korean routine everyday, that's just not possible right now, especially in the morning. I start work early because that's when I'm most productive. So, I can't really wait 10 or 20 minutes between product applications. I keep things to a minimum in the morning. I wash my face with Physiogel Daily Moisture Therapy Dermo Cleanser. Sometimes I even do the non-rinse method. This works the same way as Cetaphil, only this stings a bit when I apply it.
I follow that with the Physiogel Calming Relief Face Cream. I've read a lot of great reviews about this product. I even saw one woman whose pores got visibly smaller after 14 days of using this. My pores are as annoying as they always are even after a month of using this, but I guess that's because I don't use the cleanser from the same line.
Overall, I like these two together. My face feels aptly moisturized after using these. Plus, these haven't broken me out.
I start off with the Burt's Bees Anti-Blemish Solutions cleanser. (I reviewed that product, as well as the toner and the moisturizer here if you care to know my thoughts about them.) Twice a week I would exfoliate with the Celeteque Gentle Exfoliating Wash. I asked my sister to use it when she was still in college, her face filled with acne. It helped calm her skin! I used to use it, too, but just for exfoiating. So I'm putting it to the test now to see whether it would work as well on me. So far, so good.
I follow it with the toner from the Burt's Bees line. And then once a week, I use the Huile Solutions Face Oil Bright. I find that it's too rich for me to use every day, and I don't want any more milia. So there's that.
Every once in a while, when I remember that I have the Quick FX Eyelift Cream, I'll put some under my eyes. (I forgot to take a photo of it because, yes, I forgot about it again.) And then I finish off with the moisturizer from the Burt's Bees line.
I'm not sure how my skin would look like after I shift to another routine, but I'm quite confident that I'll be able to find products that would work just as well. I know, I should just repurchase the ones I've been using when they run out, but variety is the spice of life, right?
Below's a picture of how my face looks like after using Burt's Bees products regularly. My face still looks the same even though I replaced my morning routine with my pseudo-minimalist one and added a few steps to my evening routine. I'll probably do an updated routine once I find one that helps me get rid of all my woes.
If there's one thing I learned about sticking to this routine -- apart from whether a product works for me or not -- is that consistency is really key when you want to achieve results. Okay, there's another one: Something that doesn't work for you on your first week of usage will not magically work for you after some time. Your time is better spent on scouring for new products instead of hoping your skin's just going through a purge.