September 16, 2019

the skincare edit


but first, skin care



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Skin care - a topic I don't really talk about on here. Why? Well, I have had many different problems with my skin over the last couple of years and while I've been using different products, both drugstore and high end products as well as prescripted ones, I never considered writing about my skin care routine. But during my finals, about 4 months ago, I kinda got my head into skin care and started introducing new products into my routine which I wanna share with you today. 

So, here a couple of my current favourite skin care products.

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Side note: I am not a dermatologist. These products work on me but that doesn't mean that the active ingredients have the same effects on your skin. Please keep that in mind when wanting to buy one of the listed products. Also, I have combination to oily skin and have had acne treatments before.

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Starting of with cleansing, I have been using the Clarisonic Mia 2 for years and years and still use it almost daily. I've tested many different cleaning lotions in combination with this face-cleaning-brush but keep coming back to this one which is the Clarisonic refreshing gel cleanser. I particularly love it because it's a gel formula which works very good with my skin and leaves a refreshed feeling on my face compared to oil based lotions which usually do the opposite.

I love the combination of both and can not recommend you enough to invest into a good face-cleaning-brush, it really makes a difference.

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If I got a little more time in the morning or on Sundays, I like to go all in and do a face exfoliator and/or mask.

Lately, I've loved using the The Body Shop Seaweed pore-cleansing exfoliator. This exfoliator leaves my skin feeling very soft and because of the seaweed it helps to clarify the skin.
In addition, I've been using the argiletz green clay mask which is a natural and organic green clay mask for oily skin. I stumbled up on this mask in a little store in France and let me tell it has very quick founds it's way into my favourites.
Last but not least, I would then apply a moisturizer, my go-to is the La Roche-Posay effaclar duo (+), which has a gel-cream texture and promises to eliminate blemishes and to prevent the reappearance of acne.

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For my night skincare routine, I like to keep things simple. After removing my makeup, I usually only use a toner, a serum and a good moisturizer.

My go-to toner is the Mario Badescu facial spray with aloe, herbs and rosewater. I bought this one after a recommendation and use it quite frequently but I am not sure just yet if I would repurchase it. Don't get me wrong, the products itself does what it's supposed to do, I just don't see any effects on my skin.

A product I've been using daily since the day I got it, is the the Ordinary Niacinamide 10% + Zinc 1 %. If you don't know, The Ordinary is a cruelty free and vegan brand. It's a brand that has a very stripped back approach towards it's contents, design and application. However, it's also a brand you have to get you nose into before purchasing random products. The selection of products is huge and if you take your time, I am sure you'll figure out which one to buy. That aside, I really love the brand and have been loving the the Ordinary Niacinamide 10% + Zinc 1 % serum. It's a serum developed to help clear congested complexions and minimise the appearance of blemishes. And honestly, I have noticed a huge improvement in the general appearance of my skin and feel like this serum works wonders.

Lastly, onto the glow recipe watermelon glow pink juice moisturizer. I never used to wear moisturizer because my skin tends to get greasy very easily and gets spots. But this one is a game changer. The texture is very lightweight and hydrating without blocking my pores. However, the very sweet watermelon smell could be a turn off for some of you, so I recommend buying this one in stores. Also, it's supposed to be applied in the morning but I have been using this moisturizer in the morning and at night, depending on how I feel.

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And that's it, my skincare routine. What's your go-to skin care product?
Love, S.


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