Before I start telling you about the products I use, I want you to keep in mind that those products might work well for me but not for you. Each one of us has a different skin type and each skin has different needs. When my obsession began with youtube beauty videos my skin was in a pretty good condition until I decided to believe in the products that were mentioned by beauty gurus. Which was the biggest mistake I’ve ever done. You have to keep in mind that youtubers, bloggers, etc.. make money out of advertising certain products so even if those products weren’t as good they will still be recommended by them to you!
By believing in their recommendations, my skin started acting up and started to get really irritated, I broke out A-LOT. It took me a while to realize that you don’t need ton of products to keep your skin healthy and beautiful. Magazines, celebs, bloggers, youtubers, etc.. will tell you that you need bizlion and trillion of products because this is how they make a living! BUT you really really don’t! All you need is a decent cleanser and everything else is just a treat. Click Here to see the products that have ruined my skin.
My skin type: Oily to Combination
My night skincare Routine:
1- Kanebo Sensai Silky Purifying Gentle Makeup Remover for Eyes and Lips
2- Kanebo Sensai Silky Purifying Cleansing Milk
3 – Kanebo Sensai Silky Purifying mud Soap *
4 – Estee Lauder Adanced Night Repair *
5 – Kanebo Sensai Silk Emulsion (Light)
6 – Dr Sebagh’s For Your Eyes Only Puffy Eye Cream
7- Dr Jackson’s 04 Coconut Melt
8 – Laura Mercier Flawless Skin Face Polish
Items marked with * are essential to me and are the reason my skin got better. Evey thing else isn’t as important.
If I have makeup on I start by removing my eye makeup using Kanebo Sensai Silky Purifying Gentle Makeup Remover for Eyes and Lips. It does the job perfectly but it’s just as good as the L’oreal remover for waterproof eye makeup (You have to make sure it’s the waterproof, the regular one burns the eyes and does not do the job). Unfortunately since they’ve changed the packaging I can no longer find it in Qatar. So I converted to Kanebo.
Then I will start removing the rest of my makeup by using Kanebo Sensai Silky Purifying Cleansing Milk which is a lovely product that doesn’t break me out or harm my skin in anyway. But it does not remove the makeup quite well so I have to follow with Kanebo Sensai Silky Purifying mud Soap which is just the best product in the whole wide world. Whenever I’m using this product my skin will be in a good condition. I believe it helps with preventing breakouts and it does a fantastic job of keeping the oil in my face balanced without drying my skin.
I only do this once a day at night. Cleansing my face twice with the mud soap would be too much for my skin and if I don’t have makeup on I would skip using it as well.
Another fantastic product is Estee Lauder Adanced Night Repair this is the only product that I came across that was REALLY worth every good review and the hype. After I cleanse my face I apply few drops of it and in the morning my skin would be brighter, smoother, hydrated and more radiant. This product really excels with its results. I only apply it once a week and if my skin was tired I fulfill its thirst by using it 3 times a week but that’s a maximum amount of use per week.
I’ve been recently given a sample of Kanebo Sensai Silk Emulsion (Light) which is basically a light moisturizer for oily to combination skin that hydrates without being overly thick. I’ve used it for two weeks now and so far so good it is the kind of moisturizer I’ve always wanted to have. I use it in the morning more then I do at night however when I feel that my skin is overly dried because of the cold weather I apply it after the Advanced Night Repair serum. I believe in less is more so I use a very small amount of the product.
By now you could really see that I hate applying too many products on my skin on daily basis and I believe the reason my skin has been good to me is because I was good to it, by not adding too many chemicals on my face that would just irritate it. However when it is thirsty for moisture, applying a serum or a moisturizer is a must!
I sometimes get puffy eyes in the morning and in order to prevent that I apply Dr Sebagh’s For Your Eyes Only Puffy Eye Cream before I go to bed. I do this step very very rarely(Maybe once a month if I’m really cynical about having puffy eyes) because I believe the undereye area is super sensitive and you shouldn’t over use products on this area! Even the touch of your finger is too much and could cause darkness! ( I know a lot of people might disagree but I’ve noticed that the people who suffer from undereye darkness are the ones who use tons of products underneath their eyes to prevent what their fingertips is causing)
I ordered Dr Jackson’s 04 Coconut Melt because I was in need for a moisturizer but when I opened up the package it wasn’t what I expected it to be! I don’t really know how someone can use it as a face moisturizer so I just ended up using it as a lip balm and it does the job pretty well! But I’d pick Crème de Rose over it with a blink of an eye! If I ever get my hands on it before it gets sold out!
Lastly, I’d like to talk to you about exfoliation. I only exfoliate when I feel that my skin needs it, that is when I get dry patches or dead skin cells that dis-smooth my foundation when I apply it. Therefore exfoliation is the soulation to get rid of any of those unwanted problems to result with an even and toned skin that is prepped for makeup. I’ve been using Laura Mercier Flawless Skin Face Polish recently and once again with exfoliaters, I don’t know how I feel about it. I’ve used different exfoliaters before such as Origins modern friction and Liz Earl gentle face exfoliater. Out of the three I think Liz Earl’s is the least harsh and most gentle. It does get fast results so I like to use it when I have a special occasion and I want to look radiant right away. However it can only help in the short run, the next day I’d wake up and all the problems I’ve had would have returned as well, with the other two exfoliaters my skin would last weeks without any dead cells, etc..
I exfoliate when my skin needs it, so this could either be once a week or once every two weeks. Exfoliation could be really harsh on the skin and I don’t know how some people do it on daily basis! And be careful not to exfoliate where you have a breakout or a pimple this could lead the breakout to spread all over your face.
Most of the days I would only cleanse my face and go straight to bed. This step is definitely a must & Stay tuned for my Morning Skincare Routine xo.