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Know the right skincare for you

Hello beautiful folks, lets talk about skin. I’m talking my skin, your skin, his skin, her skin. The beautiful stuff that covers your muscles and bones that comes in thousands of shades. Healthy skin is key to a flawless makeup application. Also, taking care of your skin can sometimes be a rewarding task. Looking younger is the goal for all of us. I mean just think, wouldn’t being mistaken for a toddler be the best day of the year. In order to become a diaper dandy that is trying out for the latest Gerber commercial, you must first understand your skin type and what products compliment it the best.

Now I’m normal to combo skin. It’s good to know that as we check a different age boxes on the survey our skin type sometimes can change. Me personally I have gone from super oily/acne prone skin to normal/combo. Also the right products and eating healthy can correct parts of your skin type like less breakouts, less oil, and even less dryness. These are a few items that I have realized are important to know and stick to based on skin type. Products don’t have to be expensive to be of great quality. But, when it comes to beauty products, 1/2 of you budget should go to your skincare.

When it comes to cleaners, not anything will do. Some cleansers may be wonderful for some but not for other. Ya girl Becky, you know the one with the good hair loll, may love a foam cleanser but for your dry skin, it makes your face feel super tight and flaky.  There are things to look for like consistency, color, texture, etc. Like for sensitive skin you don’t want a harsh exfoliate. Instead chose a gentle one that you can use at night. These are some suggestions to check out. Also I strongly believe in the traditional Asian method of a double cleanse. This is when you do a first cleanse to break down makeup and built up oil and then a second cleanse to deep clean pores and get off any dead skin cells off the skin to really give your skin a great surface to absorb the rest of your skincare steps.

CLEANSERS

Oily skin: foam cleansers and  weekly exfoliates

Foam cleansers get really down into pores and lift the excess oils. Exfoliates helps with cleaning blackheads and getting off dead skin that sticks to the oil.

Dry skin: Milky and cream cleansers. Also gentle exfoliates when needed.

Milky and cream cleansers cleans the skin without stripping the skin of the little moisture that it has. If also adds moisture to the skin.

Acne prone skin: Gentle cleanser as not to aggravate skin.

Gentle gel cleansers help clean the skin without aggravating the skin which could cause more breakouts.

TONERS

Oily skin: matifying toner

Normally have a talc powder in the liquid that helps mattify the skin.

Dry skin: hydrating toner

Helps balance the skin and add some moisture to it.

Acne prone skin: toner with acne treatment medication.

Helps manage breakouts. either with some type of acne treatment medication added. I use one with salicylic acid to keep my breakouts at bay and to bring my skin back to PH balance.

MOISTURIZERS

Oily: Gel moisturizers.

Soak into the skin quickly to prevent excess oil production. Your body won’t prevent more oil if there is already enough present.

Dry: cream moisturizer.

Sits on skin surface and skin drinks it in when needed throughout the day.

Acne: treatment moisturizer.

To prevent more breakouts or the feeling of uncomfortable skin. Has a soothing effect to the skin.

When it comes to what your skin prefers, it’s all about trial and error. Be patient with your skin. Give a product a fair shot. It takes about 6 weeks to tell if a product is working. Don’t over do it with switching up too quickly, cause you can forget what works and what doesn’t. If need be, make a list of pros and cons and then compare (this is how I figure out what I like and if I don’t like, who to pass it on to).  The sooner you figure it out, the better for your skin, wallet, and piece of mind. Buying everything your best friend or favorite YouTube beauty guru loves can be pricey. It is however a good way to research products that you wouldn’t know about otherwise. Try samples from Sephora or monthly beauty subscription boxes. Also share with your friends products that didn’t work for you and they will do the same. Like swap parties. We all have that one drawer of products that were a no no. I bet we all could buy a vacation with that drawer alone. Share with someone else. You know what they say one man’s trash….. I’ll say one folks no could be another folks heck yes!!!

I hope this helped guide you all in the right direction because that skincare isle can make you dizzy, dazed, and confused

Thank you all for stopping by. Don’t forget to like, comment, and subscribe.

Smooches,

Kim B

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Current nighttime routine

Hello fabulous folks. Today I will be sharing my night time skincare routine. I tend to switch up my specific products regularly so that my skin doesn’t get use to the same thing and then causing the product to not work as effectively. For my nighttime routine I use the Korean method of a double cleanse. The first cleanse is specifically designed to break down makeup, dirt, grime, etc. from the skin. Then the second cleanse is to get deep down in the pores and remove anything that was left behind during the first cleanse. These are the products that are currently in my routine. Now like I said before, the specific brand changes but the type of product and the skincare steps stay the same.

 

First Cleanse:

Instead of makeup wipes or micellar water, Which I fill causes me to pull on my skin and I don’t like that, I like cleansing oil, balms, or gel to oil. Right now I have been loving the Boscia cool cleansing oil (Sephora $10-$32). It smells so good and doesn’t irritate my eyes when I’m breaking down mascara. It gets even the most stubborn makeup. It doesn’t leave a film on the skin. this can even be used as a single cleanse if you have normal to dry skin.

 

Second cleanse:

With this cleanse I go in with a cleanser that doubles as an exfoliator. I’ve been repurchasing this one for a while because it is so good. It is the Altcheck MD exfoliating cleanser (found at Kohls). I first I didn’t think I would like this cleanser because it is a cream cleanser but I love it. it has a really gentle exfoliator. I doesn’t foam so it wont strip the skin. Leaves the skin soft.

 

Tone: 

I use a toner to bring balance back into my skin, and also to prevent breakouts. I choose a toner with acne medication, which my skin loves salasylic acid. My favorite affordable on is Formula 10.0.6(find at ulta $5.99). It really gets in those pores and help combat any breakouts.

 

Treat: 

I don’t use a treatment everyday. Glycolic pads I will use every night for about 3-4 days in a row and then give my skin restoring time of another 3-4 days. I have the Bliss incredi-peel spa strength glycolic resurfacing pads (Kohls $49.00 for 30 pads). These will make your skin tingle but it goes away once you add your moisturizer.  These help with improving texture on the skin and dark spots.

 

Moisturize: 

For my night time moisturizer I like it light but hefty at the same time. Lightweight on the skin but hefty with the moisture. This is when I like to use face oils combined with a light moisturizer. This gives everything all night to soak into other skin and then I wash off any remainder n the am. Since I don’t have to worry about putting any makeup on top, which could cause some slipping, this allows my skin to get enough moisture to wear my body wont have to produce more causing oily skin My combo as of late has been the Aveda all sensitive moisturizer (thus is a sample and I can’t find a price online)mixed with Sculpt 100% argan oil (TJ Maxx $9.99). This combo sinks right into my skin without any greasy feeling.

 

Eyes: 

I use two products under my eyes because this is the thinnest skin on your body and can getdry very easily. When you under eye gets dry, it will look wrinkled. So I use a serum and a moisturizer. For serum I love the Pur tone up total eye fitness (Kohl’s $37.00). This serum tightens the under eye. Then I top it with Aveda Tulasara wedding masque eye (mine is a sample but the full size is $55 and. Am be found online aveda.com). This is intense moisture that leaves your eyes bright and well rested the next morning.

 

Well folks that is my nighttime skincare routine. Don’t forget to like, comment, and subscribe

Smooches

Kiim B