Here’s the first beauty tips I am sharing here on the blog. Finally I have the time to share it with you after all the requests! :) Before I share on makeup tips as requested, I will share with you what’s more important first.
Many of you have asked me on what I wear on my skin so finally here I am sharing with you what I’ve been wearing to take care of my skin.
I’ve been wearing Kose’s full range skincare set since I started working 6 years ago. I could only afford to buy them when I started working.
I remember that I did not have to really care for my skin when I was younger or in high school. It was illegal to wear makeup in school so I did not have to take care of it too much. I do have breakouts or pimple at times but usually it was only during that time of the month.
When I was in uni, I did not wear much makeup as well so there was no need for proper skincare, I thought. But I do wear makeup for outings though. I remember at that time I tried almost all the products at the pharmacy at different times. You name it: Ponds, Loreal, Himalaya, Olay, Safi, gosh I can’t remember there must be like 20 different brands? But in the end, I kept on changing products because my skin is very sensitive so if it doesn’t suit my skin, I will discover it very soon and I wouldn’t be able to use the products for long.
One day, I found Kose while walking at a department store by a very persuasive sales lady. I decided to try it out and I was hooked ever since. See, the power of marketing. :)
Although I loved Kose, I did try other brands for a while when I wanted to change as Kose is a bit pricey. I tried a number of times but it turned out I wasted the money I spent on the other brands because it did not work well on my skin. Either my skin would have a stinging pain, it became too dry, I suffered from more breakouts or it just became too oily.
Everyone has different types of skin. Discover what is your skin type and try different skincare till you find the perfect one for you.
I would suggest that you try out products and experiment till you find the perfect one for your skin. There is no harm in trying. That was what I did all those years before I found Kose. Understand that what works on others might not work on you. Some people do not have to wear anything at all and the have the most flawless skin, some have to take care more than others.
It is never too late to care for your skin. DO some research and invest in good products. If it is not suitable for your skin you can always give it away or exchange with friends or sell it to others who might find it suitable for their skin.
If you know any good skincare do share with me at the comment box below. Or probably, just share with me what skincare are you using right now? Probably one day I can give it a try :)
Kose is still a bit too expensive for me but for me it’s worth it because the set can last up to 6 months, and that is when I am using it intensively both in the morning when I wake up and at night before I sleep every single day.
However, I am still looking for a cheaper alternative if there are any.
So on to my tips. To me, there are 3 most important steps for basic skincare:
Cleanse. Tone. Moisturise.
So there are 3 main products from Kose that is a must-have for me which I use every day.
I use the Powder Wash Cleanser, Sekkisei Lotion which is the toner and Sekkisei Emulsion or the moisturizer.
I will put them on my face, massage my face upward and in a circular motion for a few minutes.
I usually only have to wear 3 of the products as I do not wear makeup on a daily basis but on the days that I do wear makeup I will first use Kose’s perfect cleansing oil before I use the Powder Wash Cleanser.
I remember when I first started to use skin care back then I did have cheat days when I did not care for my skin (read: LAZY). Mornings were okay but my problem was usually at night! Especially when I came back late from work (after midnight) and was just too tired to wash my face before I sleep. Those days are long gone! :p It’s very important to instill the whole 3 steps thing to become an everyday habit.
Cleanse. Tone. Moisturise.
In fact, the night time is probably the more important time to use skincare as your body is resting and healing itself, skincare helps to repair your skin too. Never sleep with makeup on! Always get rid of makeup and wash your face before you go to sleep.
My close ones would actually lecture this to me back then but now I am reminding everyone, don’t. It really is not good. I notice that when I sleep with my makeup on I’ll have breakouts. Of course there are times when my skin is super okay but like everyone my skin has its breakout moments too. Mostly when I don’t take care of it properly. Sometimes when I am too stressed out on something major. It’s normal.
Anyway, I hope to be able to share more tips regularly. Hope you find it beneficial. Do share your thoughts on the comment box below. Oh, and if there is anything you would want me to blog about in relation to beauty, skincare and makeup, just holler y’all.
I’ll try to share as best as I can and hope you will find it beneficial insyaAllah.
The peacocks looks familiar right? It's actually the Kimono'ish robe I wore in "A Geisha Sparty Treat". A gift from the husband years ago :)
Next in the Beauty Tips series : I’m going to share with you my favourite scrub, makeup or other good skincare products I’ve tried!
PEACE & LOVE!